With an astoundingly small staff, Figures UK is the accounting firm for 250 businesses. Clients vary from single operators to enterprise-class organizations.

Founder Jason Cannon has a vision for what accounting should be.

“I think that the days of basic compliance accounting are behind us. Instead, Figures UK wants to calibrate our work with our clients’ business thinking. We ask ‘What creates your sale? What got you that customer?’”

To that end, everything is about data capture. Figures UK strives for paperless process. That is why its office is not the towers of files you find in a typical accountant office.

Cloud Services Innovate Accounting

Cloud services have been a key part of their success. They have standardized on Xero cloud accounting for their clients, enabling a dynamic relationship and data interchange. Technology allows Figures UK and their clients a new kind of accounting.

“Our clients want to innovate their business process. Smart technology can be a part of that. We love the way Xero allows our clients to be free of the traditional accounting pains,” said Mr. Cannon.

Xero offers a great invoicing and accounting solution, but Figures UK and their clients were still saddled with a time-consuming accounts payable process.

Seeking the Right AP System

“Two years ago, we started looking for a better way to process bills. We tried a lot of systems before landing on Entryless.”

Figures UK tried some accounts payable systems that were not very aware of client needs. In particular one prominent platform could not discriminate between out of pocket expenses and bills.

“Entryless is far and away the best solution. After using it ourselves, we rolled it out to our clients,” said Mr. Cannon.

Now, clients can deliver all of their paper bills to Figures UK once monthly. The staff scans the bills and then returns them to the client. The rest of Figures UK work is done with digital information, all without manually typing account entries. The client is not paying for a lot of paper shuffling.

“As accountants, this is where we need to be in the future,” said Mr. Cannon, “Instead of spending my time manually entering columns of numbers, I can consult with my clients and offer insight that helps them improve their business. Entryless is a key part of my strategy.”

Ongoing Innovation

Mr. Cannon did his research before committing to Entryless for all of his clients. While happy with the current implementation, he is excited that he can partner with a company that continues to innovate.

“I have talked with Entryless and I know they are not done. Together, we can continue to innovate accounting for tomorrow’s businesses,” said Mr. Cannon.

“Two years ago, we started looking for a better way to process bills. We tried a lot of systems before landing on Entryless. Entryless is far and away the best solution. After using it ourselves, we rolled it out to our clients”

Jason Cannon

FiguresUK Founder

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