Digital signature workflow solution SignFlow and accounting software firm Accfin have integrated their respective software platforms, in a move that places the accounting profession securely in a new and exciting world of digitisation.
Accfin, a local software firm leading the way in automation of back-office systems for accounting and auditing companies, grew out of an accounting firm over 20 years ago. The recent tie-up with SignFlow – a locally developed and internationally recognised digital signature solution – essentially automates the entire communication process involved in the accounting practice.
Leon van der Merwe, head of digital at SignFlow parent company PBSA, explains, “By using the SignFlow feature in Accfin software, you eliminate the need for print, courier and e-mailing of sensitive documents to customers – and then having to wait days, even weeks for a response.
“SignFlow is built on a powerful, digital workflow engine that tracks progress and instils accountability and auditability. Apart from the obvious environmental advantages the solution offers, the value of saving time through increased efficiency, is most valuable to accountants, who work under tremendous time pressure.”
Accfin MD Mark Silberman says the integration with SignFlow “changes the state of play” in the accounting market place. “It automates the communication process. Our software allows accounting firms to communicate with their clients. The integration of SignFlow with [Accfin’s] Sky Software allows the customers of the accountant to authorise the filing of tax returns and approve company resolutions.”
Accfin, which strives to provide state-of-the-art back office systems to South African accounting firms, currently provides automation software across the sector – from large international firms, to small sole practitioners.
Van der Merwe says SignFlow is proud to be associated with Accfin Software – a company that is “definitely leading the way in automating back office systems for accounting and auditing firms”.
“SignFlow is fast becoming the most trusted digital signature workflow solution in South Africa, especially within the auditing and financial sectors,” concludes Van der Merwe.