The Sleeter Group Announces The 2016 Awesome App Winners

November 17, 2015   Technology News
(PRLEAP.COM) November 17, 2015 - The Sleeter Group announced the 2016 winners of the Awesome App Awards at SleeterCon 2015. This year a new category for Savvy Startups was added to expand on the annual awards ceremony. This new class is for software companies four years and younger looking to acquire International recognition for excellence.

This is the 10th year of the coveted awards, and has paved the way for app developers to showcase their product within the accounting software marketplace. The Sleeter Group's Awesome Application Program recognizes the highest quality software solutions available in the SMB accounting software space. Each year, a panel of experts research solutions to identify the companies and products who deliver an "awesome app" to the community. The results from the panel of technical and marketing experts are combined with online voting to determine the top solutions awarded.

The program is beneficial for emerging companies who wish to accelerate their marketing efforts in the SMB marketplace as well as for established companies who are launching a new feature or product. Damien Greathead, Vice President at Receipt Bank, responded to news of receiving the award: "It's a great honor to be recognized by our industry for making an awesome contribution. It's been one year since we opened our North American office and the community's warm welcome has been overwhelming. Our team here in the US and around the world is committed to helping bookkeepers and accountants do more with less, and 2016 is shaping up to be a stellar year as we continue to work hard towards effortless bookkeeping."

The 2016 Awesome App winners are:
  • Bill.com Mobile App: Bill.com solves the end-to-end AP and AR automation issues that nearly every business needs. This cloud-based solution has previously thrice been recognized with an Awesome Application award. But this year, Bill.com revamped their mobile app with a native iOS solution that impressed both the voting audience and the committee. Bill.com for iPhone provides a simple and secure way to review, approve or deny, and pay bills.
  • Expensify: Travel and Expense tracking is a headache for companies of all sizes. Expensify solves this problem with a mobile app that provides digital receipt capture, automated expense report creation, routing for approvals, and electronic reimbursement to employees as well as contractors. Expensify received the second most votes from the community and also got high marks from several committee members.
  • Handifox: HandiFox is a QuickBooks add-on that automates inventory, sales, and supply chain management. This app hits a home run by allowing mobile devices to manage nearly all of the inventory, warehousing, and fulfillment functions that streamline product-based business processes. HandiFox handles Purchase Orders, Sales Orders, Invoices, and Stock Transfers. In the warehouse, users can receive items, perform physical inventory counts, and manage the pick/pack/ship functions, all from a mobile device. In the field, users can create sales orders, deliver items, capture signatures, and print invoices.
  • Receipt Bank: Receipt Bank blew the expert committee away this year. By capturing documents in digital form and storing those documents with accounting transactions, Receipt Bank automates a big piece of the process that is crucial to streamlining accounting solutions. Receipt Bank provides multiple document submission methods including smart phone app, dedicated email addresses and scan and upload. Receipt Bank then extracts key data from all source documents associated with the payables function - supplier bills, corporate and individual receipts, credit notes - and converts that data into transactions. It then sends the transaction data and an image of the source document directly to the accounting software.
  • Red Team: Red Team connects directly to QuickBooks Online, and offers construction accounting features for Contractors, including management of Prime Contracts, Change Orders, AIA-style Progress Billing, Timekeeping, Field Expense Reporting, Company Credit Cards, Subcontracts, Purchase Orders, Open Commitments, Job Cost Reporting, Estimated Cost at Complete, Revenue, Cash Flow and Work in Progress.
  • TSheets Time Tracker: The depth of integrations and top notch support combined to make TSheets an Awesome winner for the 2nd year in a row. TSheets Time Tracking is a cloud-based, mobile timesheet management solution that directly integrates with QuickBooks as well as Square POS, Gusto, Scalus, Results CRM, and more. It includes rich features for employee time entry, zero-entry time entries using start and stop timers. Once timesheets are captured, TSheets routes them to management for review/approval and submission to payroll.
  • Workato: Workato, a stand-out Awesome Application winner, provides powerful yet simple integration platforms for integrating QuickBooks Online, Xero, FreshBooks, TSheets, NetSuite, Intacct, and Bill.com with 70+ other cloud applications to automate businesses. On the Workato platform, you can build robust yet flexible integration flows, also known as recipes. Recipes are a set of steps that describe how your apps work with each other. When a recipe is active, data is moved automatically whenever the trigger event is detected.

  • Winners of the 2016 Savvy Startup Awards include:
  • 17 Hats: 17 hats is a new startup with an impressive vision of how businesses should be managed. This app automates contacts, emails, projects, calendars, timesheets, invoices, and workflows to provide a unified business management solution for virtually any business.
  • AccountingSuite: AccountingSuite is an all-in-one business application that combines Accounting, Cloud Banking, Order Management, Advanced Inventory, Project and Time Tracking into one cloud-driven platform. This application provides a deep and broad set of modules not found in many cloud accounting products, which makes it best suited for the growing product-based business that expects to need more core features now or in the near future.
  • Fundbox: Fundbox is a cash flow optimization tool that leverages Big Data analytics, engineering and predictive modeling that is transforming a massive pain point for small businesses. Fundbox provides small business owners with Credit-as-a-Service, embedded directly into their accounting software. Fundbox has created a new type of solution for small businesses, one that offers a way to streamline cash flow without burdening a business with bloated loans that are irrelevant to their actual financial needs.
  • HubDoc: Hubdoc helps automate bookkeeping in a truly innovative way. They do this by getting your clients' key financial docs in one place, automatically. Say goodbye to chasing documents and data entry and say hello to increased productivity and automation. Every time a document is uploaded or fetched, Hubdoc seamlessly creates transactions in your accounting with key data inputted and source documents attached. Hubdoc integrates with QuickBooks Online, Xero, Bill.com and other leading accounting software.

  • The awards ceremony will be held at SleeterCon Tuesday, November 17th at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The panel of marketing and technology experts who evaluated the nominees will present the awards in conjunction with Doug Sleeter and includes: Donny Shimamoto, Stacey Byrne, Charlie Russell, Debra Kilsheimer and Kacee Johnson. Community votes accounted for 40% of the selection process while the expert panel accounted for 60% of the total score.

    Jamie Shulman, Co-Founder and CEO of HubDoc, commented on their Savvy Startup award: "We're thrilled to be recognized by accounting experts for delivering true bookkeeping automation. It would also be hard to accept this award without a big thank you to the community of innovative accountants and bookkeepers we work with everyday. It's our pleasure to help advisors transform their practices, increase profitability and improve their client relationships. Here's to an Automated 2016!"

    About The Sleeter Group
    The Sleeter Group, Inc. operates a membership community that provides professional training and development through networking forums, webinars, books, exams, newsletters, blogs and research services. The Sleeter Group's members provide bookkeeping and consulting services to over 300,000 SME's. The Sleeter Group joined Diversified Communications in 2015, an international media company with a 65 year history in providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional events, digital products, publications and television stations. Visit http://www.sleeter.com for more information.

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