The Accountancy Partnership (TAP) is an online accountancy firm that specialises in managing the tax affairs of small-to-medium sized businesses throughout the UK.
TAP discovered that some of the simplest of bookkeeping tasks were being made highly complex and time-consuming, rife with mistakes brought about by onerous accounting software.
Dealing with smaller businesses, TAP found that the financial records submitted by their clients were of a basic format – typically a whole list of figures stored on a disorganised spreadsheet or notepad. This often resulted in exhausting periods of administration, subsequently costing their clients a lot of money.
Their business users often couldn’t justify huge investment in comprehensive bookkeeping products like Sage Line 50, nor did they have the in-house expertise to use them.
As a result, Yozu was approached by TAP to build a redesigned bookkeeping product that was geared solely towards small business owners who were typically inexperienced bookkeepers.
Prior to this project, Yozu’s main body of work focused on Logistics, CRM, E-Commerce, and Payment Portals, however, drawing on our decades of experience and following a two-week consultation, we gathered detailed requirements and drafted a high-level specification that outlined our proposed solution.
The deliverables requested were challenging; they required a clean yet innovative application that made bookkeeping simple, which has made Pandle the go-to application for any SMB with little to no accounting experience.
The final product would be a web-based application hosted in the cloud, and a firm emphasis would be placed on maintaining a clear and concise interface (less is more!).
The application would be developed using the Ruby on Rails tech stack and be both scalable and portable across different cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Rackspace.
The entire product was designed, developed, and tested in less than a year and is now deployed and marketed online as Pandle. With over 1000 users subscribed within the first three months, the feedback from customers has been the motivation to build bigger and better features within the product.
Stepping up to the challenge, our team managed to deliver:
TAP now benefits from having a unique selling point when offering their accountancy services – their very own cloud-based bookkeeping package. All of TAP’s clients are encouraged to use the software for free, annually saving hundreds of hours of work processing client records.
Whilst the product was intended to be solely for use by their own clients, thanks to the modular and flexible approach we took to development we were able to add in multi-company support in a matter of days.
“Although they had not developed software for our industry before, the team at Yozu very quickly understood what it was that we were looking for and the end result produced far exceeded our expectations. The software that Yozu developed for us has had a huge impact on both our company and our clients, and we’re now busy marketing it to the general public.”
Lee Murphy, Managing Director at The Accountancy Partnership
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