Uku & Integrations (And why they matter)

30th Nov 2020
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Each day we begin our work routines, only to be sidetracked by a plethora of small tasks and distractions. 

Most accountants and practice managers can relate.

Time at work is our most valuable commodity.

It should be better spent on more profit-making work, rather than monotonous, repetitive and resource-heavy tasks. 

Fortunately, with modern-day integrations tools like Zapier, you can automate in a low-cost and straightforward way.  

 

Accounting software integrations

 

Current Uku integrations

Zapier integrations bring huge tangible advantages to businesses of all sizes. 

That's because each individual business has varying requirements to achieve success, so depend on other software to fulfil their workflows.

Naturally, a full integration is always more beneficial, as this can be better tailored to each customer. It's why Uku is engineering full integrations with all the leading marketing accounting software like Xero, Sage, Quickbooks and several other niche ones.

The team at Uku are still focussing our primary resources on full integrations with these main players. However, we will use Zapier for the reminder to cover every accounting practices' needs.

Whilst we build the Zapier integration, we do wish to learn from our users which integrations should be fully integrated. Hence we urge you to be part of this discussion to ensure your choices are heard as a valid partner of ours.

It’s why we understand that to continually support our customers, we’ve decided to build a Zapier integration with Uku.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an online automation tool that connects users’ favourite apps, including Xero, QuickBooks, Sage and thousands more (even non-accounting related apps like Outlook or Gmail). 

Zapier can connect two more apps to automate repetitive tasks without relying on developers to perform any coding or build the integration. 

Accountants that use Zapier to automate time-consuming tasks experience better workflow management, increased time to work on other clients, and invest in their own people.

Why is Uku building a Zapier integration?

Uku is the most comprehensive accounting practice management software for accountants and accounting practice managers.

As discussed above you can already use Uku with your favourite accounting software like Xero, FreshBooks, Sage, QuickBooks and Zoho Books to automate the most monotonous tasks in your workflows, all achieved through a browser-based plugin.

Mini-Uku (our smart digital assistant) makes managing your tasks and time more efficiently.

Plus, Uku integrates with Companies House, when the Zapier integration is complete, you’ll be able to add even more tech tools to work smarter.

What does this mean for accounting professionals?

The Uku Zapier integration will empower Uku customers to connect with over 2000+ other apps connected to Zapier, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Slack and many email marketing apps. 

Zapier will mean you’ll be able to exchange and synchronise data between Uku and these apps in real-time. 

Using these ‘zaps’ will mean Uku customers can benefit by:

  • reducing their duplicate data entry
  • decreasing errors between multiple systems and apps
  • syncing all apps, so they contain the same data
  • automating the most tedious tasks thus saving more time

Why workflow automation matters

Automating tedious processes saves time, reduces errors, and raises productivity and profit in your accounting practice.

Introducing automation is invaluable in today’s modern digital businesses: from recording new clients to contract templates sales, filtering client information and ticking off routine tasks.

 

Workflow automation benefits include:

  • A clearer picture of business processes
  • More operational efficiency
  • Resource reallocation (to train new staff or obtain more clients)
  • improved client experience and engagement
  • Lower operational costs
  • Improved collaboration and communication
  • Quicker response times

To learn more about making your workflow management better, you can read our team’s approach to solving it here.

Because of our commitment to making workflow's more efficient using automation and integrations, we have created an integrations updates page on our website.

Of course, if you're part of our newsletter list, you'll be the first to learn about new integrations and features. If you prefer not to be on this list, don't worry, merely check out the integrations page regularly and see if the software platform you use has been added to Uku's growing repertoire of integrations. 

Don't be surprised if you see some new names there - we integrate globally with all the latest accounting software players. 

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