As Saasu touches down in the northern hemisphere, we have been catching up with some of our UK customers – a number of which have been using Saasu since 2007. Recently our UK Managing Director, Daljit Bahia, met with Reload Digital‘s Head of UK/Europe, Cara Whitehouse, to discuss how they use Saasu for their UK business.
Reload Digital is a specialist digital marketing agency, working with a range of clients across the UK and Europe. Alongside Reload Media (our Australian head office) we help businesses grow by improving their online visibility, ensuring their sites and social media platforms are being found by, and resonate positively with, potential customers.
We live and breathe digital. It’s not an add-on, it’s what we do. We’re innovative, ethical, ahead of the curve and driven by a return on investment-focussed approach. We have a team of almost 60 staff around the world that bring decades of combined experience to the table.
Reload Digital is the London office of the Reload Business Group. Reload has rapidly expanding offices in five different countries across the world—and staff across multiple territories interact on a daily basis. This means that we need effective and efficient cloud-based technology so that staff can access and share documents, emails and so on. Our accounts and invoicing is a logical extension of that. Our head office is in Australia, and by using Saasu’s cloud-based accounting application, it means directors and accountants from both sides of the world can instantly see exactly how each business is performing at any one time.
Giving multiple people access to different levels of data has meant managers are more informed and have a better understanding of what’s going on at all levels in the business. It gives us fantastic flexibility and allows us to stay nimble as we grow. It also means that we can access information anywhere and at any time—which is important when we’re travelling between offices.
The obvious and massive bonus for us is the accessibility for all of our key staff. It has allowed us to centralise elements of our day-to-day global accounting, while still giving directors from around the world access and the ability to create or edit details if needs be. What’s more, unlike other systems which only allow a single user access at a time, several people can be in the system at once, from bookkeepers to the accounts team to management, across the three continents in which we operate.
Other great Saasu features include the clean and user-friendly interface, the regular updates and innovations (which roll in practically overnight rather than in annual batches that need to be uploaded) and the bank feeds – which saves a huge amount of time. Multiple currency support and the customisation available within the system has also enabled us to use Saasu as our one accounting hub throughout our international expansion.
Yes, we use the API to integrate with our project management and reporting tool REMAPS. This allows us to clearly see who’s paid their invoices and also alerts our clients when invoices are due. This has been incredibly helpful in assisting with cashflow analysis.
It’s great news that Saasu is now on the ground in the UK. We’ve been able to easily modify its current capabilities to suit UK-specific needs, such as VAT rates (our equivalent of GST). But Saasu’s plans to further integrate UK tax reporting processes that will be compliant with Revenue & Customs requirements will help streamline our processes even further. We’re also in talks with the Saasu team about getting involved with testing for other UK functionality – and look forward to being able to maximise the benefits available from the system!