It was an action packed two days at the 2017 Sage Summit in London’s ExCeL. The AutoEntry team were in full swing, catching up with customers and demonstrating the software to new prospects – from independent bookkeepers, to accountants and SMEs, all keen to understand how automation can impact their business and drive change.
With a full schedule of debates, breakout sessions and workshops, the agenda also featured celebrated business leaders Martha Lane Fox and Deborah Meaden as keynote speakers, imparting learnings to brimming auditoriums on unlocking new opportunities and driving innovation in the workplace. In line with this theme, it was great to see the sheer volume of businesses looking to cast off ‘old ways’ of working and capitalise on the lucrative and practical efficiencies that can be afforded by software. Indeed, recent research by Sage reveals that whilst almost a third of accountants are still using manual methods as part of client based record keeping – a significant 86% would be happy for technology to reduce the burden of these administrative processes so they can focus more on managing client relationships and building their practice.
We see this appetite for change reflected in our own customer base. Our clients chose AutoEntry as they were looking for an all-in-one cloud-based solution to eliminate bookkeeping data entry, and in so doing, help them reduce costs, drive productivity and enhance customer experiences. AutoEntry delivers on these goals and more by capturing and analysing scanned and photographed invoices, receipts, bank and card statements, inputting the data directly into a user’s bookkeeping software. As well as being the most cost effective service provider of our kind, our customers stay with us for the long term due to the quality of our features which sets us apart from competitors. For instance, the capture of full line item details and matching invoices to purchase orders where applicable. Compatible with all major accounting solutions, AutoEntry integrates with Sage One as well as desktop application Sage 50, and is in fact the only solutions provider in our space which does.
Sage continues to be a market leader within innovative business software, and we’re delighted to be one of their accredited add on partners – serving the needs of our shared customers as they seek to transform their back office operations with smart solutions. This year’s Sage Summit brought business leaders together to share insights and to learn from each other in a truly collaborative environment. We look forward to the next one!