As you know we love it when our customers are successful, and when they win awards we love to celebrate. So a big congratulations go to Butterfly who are included this year’s BRW Fast 100 and a finalist in the 2012 Melbourne Design Awards.
When we recently got a chance to catch up with John Anderton, Director at Butterfly, he spoke about the part that Saasu has played in improving the productivity of a fast-growing, successful company.
We are a website developer for mid-size organisations. We stand out because of our high levels of design and service. We do all our work in Australia and have 25 staff.
Being based on the cloud means that our bookkeeper in Ballarat can use our Saasu records just as easily as people in our office or staff on the road. The Automated Sale feature with automatic emailing of invoices to clients is what made us switch from Quickbooks. We also like the ability to have unlimited users.
We do all of our accounting through Saasu. We haven’t integrated it with other software yet, but we intend to next year. We have been able to improve our business processes with Sassu in a number of ways.
Firstly, because Saasu is available everywhere and easy to use, a wider range of staff and people not based in our office are now able to use our accounting system in real time. For example, we used to have one staff member do all the invoicing, but with Saasu we have 9 staff who now do invoicing – this speeds up the invoicing process, and removes the need for duplication of effort. We have also been able to outsource bookkeeping tasks such as a daily bank reconciliation and debt collection, with specialised contractors able to work from their offices with the up-to-date accounting information instead of an old copy or print out.
Secondly, we do a lot of recurring billing for hosting and support. Saasu supports that really well with Automated Sales. Previously with Quickbooks it was quite an ordeal every month to process and send out the Memorised Transactions, but now with Saasu it is all automatic. Furthermore, because we can create our own user accounts we have created a special level of access for our technical support staff to review billing information for hosting and support – that would have been cost prohibitive with Quickbooks and problematic from a file management point of view.
I am looking forward to enhanced custom reports being available in Saasu. We are also building a CRM that will interface with Saasu’s API, which will enable us to streamline our business processes even further.