About us

We’re a software development company based in Essex

Kira Developments Ltd was started in 1997 providing unique and inovative software to dealerships in the UK, Ireland and North America. Cutol 7 is the most sophisticated Microsoft© Excel© automation software in the world. With over 500 dealerships using our software we remain at the forefront of the production of Management Accounts, Budgets, Daily Operating Controls and Financial & Vehicle Stock Dashboards. With our latest software release, Cutol Cube, we continue to bring new inspirational software to the market.

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Between us all, we have your needs covered

Amongst our team we have experts in many areas of software development, accountancy, dealer management systems and a deep understanding and knowledge of what is required to run a profitable dealership. Using our experience in our individual fields, we have consistenly evolved our software around our ideas and suggestions from our existing client base to bring you the highest level of products and services.

Steve Stretch
Steve Stretch
Software Developer

I've been programming Microsoft Excel since 1998. It's such a powerful tool to create custom applications. I have seen Cutol grow from a very basic concept of importing a Trial Balance into a spreadsheet automatically (originally in Lotus 123) into the sophisticated software that it is today. Even though I have spent countless hours, days and years with my head buried in Microsoft Excel's development platform I am still finding new ways of doing things and constantly learning.

I'm very exited about our latest developments which enable our clients to create dynamic custom financial reports and dashboards using the Cutol Cube.

[email protected]
+44(0)1277 204090
Simon Lightowler
Simon Lightowler

I have been with Cutol from the start, all those years ago! I'm a petrolhead mainly, but also a reasonably good motor trade accountant. I have spent lots of time with BMW and other franchises, both as a consultant and also as director of both car and bike dealerships. I enjoy the challenge of designing a user friendly, “fits all”, multi company, multi franchise solution in Cutol. I'm pretty good with ADP/CDK/Autoline, but also adaptable to other systems.

Love the trade, Cutol and the people within both.

[email protected]
+44(0)1277 204090
Trevor Leaman
Trevor Leaman
Server Specialist and Software Developer

I've been working with the guys at Cutol since 2011. I provide the software development framework used by the Cutol Server utilities. I have been a IT specialist all my life, working with a huge variety of technologies in many industries including computer forensics and fraud analysis with Scotland Yard to computer systems integration and reporting in the Music and Publishing sectors.

I'm a married man with 3 young children and spend most of my down time playing Princes and Princesses, Superheroes or Sleeping Lions.

[email protected]
+44(0)1277 204090
Bailey Payne
Bailey Payne
Support Consultant

I have been on the team since 2017 having completed my A levels and my AAT qualifications. Helping Dealers accomplish their goals and overcoming challenges provides me with a great deal of pride in my work. Building a set of accounts from a Trial Balance for new clients is very rewarding. This is the start of the relationship building which continues as support is provided as our clients businesses grow.

Outside of work, is all about fishing...

[email protected]
+44(0)1277 204090
Claire Thompson
Claire Thompson

I've been working for Kira Developments for a number of years now and deal with all aspects of the administration of the business. I have no programming skills what-so-ever and have no idea how any of the Cutol software products work. My skills lie in ensuring the administration of the business runs as smooth as possible and if you have any queries with regarding invoices or wish for statements to be issued then I am your contact.

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+44(0)1277 204090


We have an eye for detail and a passion for achieving top quality products that are affordable for all dealers

All our products can either be purcahsed via a One-off Licence & Set-up fee with a minimal annual support subscription ensuring that over the lifetime of a product the running costs are kept to a minimum. Or we can offer the software on a monthly subscription if that suits your business model better. All our products will be hosted on our servers and will be able to be accessed at any white-listed IP address.

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Top reasons to work with us

When choosing a company to provide vital software, you need to ensure you are making the right decision. Here a couple of points to help you make that decision.

High quality

All our software is developed to a high standard and tested thoroughly before release.


We have been doing this since 1999 and already know where you want to be.

growing community

There are over 2K individual users of our software. Welcome aboard, you're in safe hands.

Friendly support

You can call us anytime and within 60 seconds we could be on your screen providing help.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few typical questions that other clients has asked over the years. If you have any additional questions, then please, drop us an email or give us a ring.

How long would it take to install Cutol and be up and running?
A typical installation would take a couple of days for a single site. Additional sites would probably take no more than a half day each if the Nominal Ledger structure is the same.
What is involved in an installation?
We would basically ask you for 3 things:

  1. A Trial Balance / Chart of Accounts
  2. An existing Management Accounts layout (if you have one)
  3. An existing Budget (if you have one)
We can then work from this and map all your NL codes to the relevent lines, create Budget Input Sheets and configure everything that is needed for you to be up and running
How much of my time do you need? I'm extremely busy and don't think I can implement the software at this time
In order to get up and running we famously ask no more than 10 questions and could need you as little as an hour during the installation time frame. We've been installing Cutol at Dealerships just like yours for over 20 years and have fine-tuned our methods. The longest period of time that we'll need from you is for the training at the end of install which would be no more than a couple of hours.
Do I need any specific software or hardware to run Cutol?
No. All of our software products are hosted on our servers, all that is needed is an Internet Connection!
Do I need to pay a deposit or anything up front?
No. We will only invoice you once the installation has been completed and that you are up and running and completely satisfied with the software.


We love our clients and are ready to help

We see ourselves as part of your workforce, a loyal employee. Because of the nature of the products we offer, we tend to get involved in any changes that occur within a business as a result of growth or restructuring, ensuring we are continually briefed and ready to accommodate.

Below is the tiniest selection of some of our clients from single dealerships to groups, the financial reporting needs are the same. Do not feel left out! EVERYONE is important to us.

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We’re always ready to bring new clients on board

We get a great buzz from bringing our products into the businesses of new clients. We take on all the hard work and responsibility from migrating your existing spreadsheets or software to the simplyfied methods offered by Cutol. There really is very little time we need to take out of your normal day to day tasks in order to get any of the Cutol software up and running.

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Jubilee House, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR, UK


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