Low-code Apps: Changing the Way Accountants Work

The personal computing revolution brought about one of the biggest changes to the daily routine of white-collar workers everywhere. The pen and paper was consigned to the desk drawer, and email came to replace the noisy fax machines now gathering dust.

Fast-forward a few years and we have apps for just about everything. Timekeeping, productivity, finance, and accounting; all of these disciplines – and many more – have come on leaps and bounds thanks to what are known as “low-code applications”.

These are simply software solutions that are exceptionally easy to setup and use, requiring very little technical know-how. They minimize IT involvement, hence the ‘low-code’ part of the name.

Fine Tuning Finance & Accounting

In contrast to more complex applications – many of which require programming skills to tweak the core functionality to better fit certain business requirements – low-code apps have made it easy for accountants and bookkeepers in particular to create streamlined digital processes.

Cloud-based platforms are now commonplace in most small and medium-sized businesses, and it’s easy to see why. They’re widely available and easy to replace if they’re not quite the right fit for the business, meaning there’s a minimal level of commitment required when implementing.

This is why platforms such as Xero have been so successful. There’s a low barrier to entry thanks to the free trial, and the focus is firmly on ease of use.

We’re Low-code Too

As a Xero pre-integrated app, ApprovalMax is completely onboard with the low-code concept.

We understand how important it is for new users to be able to set up and start using an application with little to no technical know-how. Afterall, a steep learning curve does not typically lend itself to the desire to keep using a platform!

That’s why ApprovalMax is focused on making an occasionally complicated process – financial approvals – uncomplicated. Users can login and create approval workflows without needing a computer science degree or an IT professional peering over their shoulder.

These workflows can then be accessed via our web and mobile apps, while updating and amending them is easy too. This ensures our platform fully complies with a company’s current business requirements.

Low-code Applications Have Changed the Game

The shift to low-code applications isn’t just good news for larger, enterprise-level organizations. Small and medium-sized businesses can now access incredibly nuanced and effective software solutions that would have once been out of reach, both technically and financially.

From automated approval workflows, to Optical Character Recognition and in-depth reporting, these tools are not only easy to use, but affordable too thanks to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model.

And with no need to involve expensive IT experts in their setup and ongoing use, there’s no real reluctance to give it a go when there’s a business problem to solve. Speaking of which …

Streamline Your Approvals with ApprovalMax

When your approval process consists of unwieldy paperwork and overwhelming email chains, you might be wondering if there’s a better way. Well, there is.

ApprovalMax simplifies even the most complex approval workflows, helping you avoid costly bottlenecks and keep everything moving smoothly.

If you’d like to find out more about ApprovalMax and its features, click here. And if you’d like to try it, sign up for your no-risk 30 day free trial here.

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ApprovalMax Team