Last week I was fortunate enough to be exhibiting our freshly released Checkmybooks at Accountex to a warm and receptive crowd. Standing in front of an 8ft tall print out of the most useful screen of our product definitely made my week. As our founder himself is a chartered accountant, we've always known that the product is useful and fills a very real purpose and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to be able to see what people thought of it in person.
It was exciting to be able to demonstrate what we've been hard at work on for the past few years and to see the look on people's faces as they worked out how much time it would save them for every client they had. All of the accountants we talked with not only understood but had first-hand experience of the three main problems that we're solving with Checkmybooks:
- The pain of handling backups of accounting files from clients
- Spending lots of time looking for errors, mis-postings and inconsistencies
- Ensuring that the adjustments they make are processed back into the client's records
What was even more valuable for us though, was the feedback we were getting as we were talking with accountants. The majority of the suggestions (we're pleased to say) were already on our to-do list, but there were a handful that we'd not thought of that are going to make their way into Checkmybooks very soon.
This is the first of many milestones for Checkmybooks, as we continue to evolve and improve our product. This past week has confirmed that we're definitely heading in the right direction.