A messy toolkit makes any job longer, more difficult and more annoying – if not impossible. This applies to your software toolkit as well. Your tools should be well chosen, able to automate routine tasks and work with other tools to minimise compatibility issues. They should also enable customised solutions for your accounting needs.
By selecting apps and integrations that automate tasks and connect with Xero, you acquire a streamlined toolkit to untangle accounting processes and enhance efficiencies, in turn boosting productivity and success.
A recent Forbes magazine article noted, “One of the major barriers to adopting automation is the tool sprawl that burdens countless organisations.”
If that’s your organisation trying to work with a “sprawl” of tools that lack compatibility and common purpose, it is most likely falling behind.
The array of accounting software tools to power the modern office is so extensive that its size can be a drawback to non-experts. Discernment is the foundation of a really effective toolkit, especially for accounting departments with limited time, funds and expertise.
The Next Dimension Accounting team has the expertise and experience to recommend digital tools that automatically integrate with accounting software. We can also develop bespoke solutions that bring insight and efficiency to new levels.
The benefits of digital tools that enhance efficiency
In accountancy key goals are: straightforward transactions, thorough checks, timely oversight, sound compliance, robust data security and smooth communications between personnel. The select range of apps and integrations that connect to Xero accounting software can help you achieve these goals.
A consistent benefit of Xero-compatible tools and integrations is that they enable the accounts department to automate tasks. And because the tools are integrated, the automation functions more effectively.
Automation delivers critical benefits to the accounting departments of businesses and NFPs, such as:
- It reduces the time spent on tasks, reducing many hours of personnel time with associated savings in costs and staff deployment.
- By taking on the mundane tasks that often swamp managers, it frees them up for more creative and strategic work that will increase business
- Automated tasks can take place around the clock, which is especially crucial for cyber security and to combat human error.
- A new level of oversight is achieved for management and board reporting in real-time.
At a recent community transport conference, Next Dimension Accounting Founder and Managing Director highlighted some of our team’s recommended tools of the trade.
ApprovalMax is a key tool for managing invoices and jobs. It alleviates the need for streams of approval emails by automating approvals for accounts payable and accounts receivable.
BoardPro is highly productive governance and management software that cuts through the workload and provides an easy-to-access portal.
Deputy is a great payroll and time tracking tool for managing staff rostering that is paperwork-free. It resolves communication problems by sharing rosters and shift swaps. It also simplifies timesheets and improves their compliance.
Dext is a bills and e-commerce tool that revolutionises paperwork storage and data entry by electronically capturing receipts, invoices and supporting documents. Less tedious manual entry, substantial time savings and secure storage are a winning combination, whether your accounting operations are small or large.
Eftsure is software that mitigates the risk of payment error, fraud and cyber-crime. It provides automation and security for accounts payable and receivable.
Payrix integrated payment solutions provide an all-in-one payment platform that supports a trouble-free payment experience.
XBert is an AI Audit and Practice Management tool that connects with Xero’s cloud accounting software and transforms bookkeeping. It delivers precision and efficiency 24/7, with alerts for errors, inconsistencies or behavioural patterns. It also manages your reporting in one place, providing Workflow templates and BI reports.
Contact Next Dimension accounts team today if you would like to learn more about how we support our clients with compatible tools and integrations for automated accounting solutions.