Andrew Forte is an entrepreneur and coach from South Africa. When he first started his business, Andrew had to do everything manually and it drained him of his time. As Andrew’s client base grew, he needed to make more and more reports. He started looking for a solution to streamline this process and stumbled across G-Accon. This is the story of Andrew’s journey with our company. We hope that it will inspire you to take your first steps with us, as well.
"The math is evident: every one of my clients has 10 to 15 of their own clients. Concurrently, each of those clients has multiple different report formats. The problem is that business owners want to see the same report formats, regardless of the way their data was initially collected. G-Accon is crucial in streamlining this and can connect every client’s cloud accounting profile to Google Sheets. This allows me to easily transfer data from Xero or Quickbooks to Google Sheets. I can even use pre-set templates to create aesthetically pleasing and informative reports and dashboards."
Recently at G-Accon headquarters, we had the opportunity to chat with Clay Sandoz.
Clay is the founder and owner of Wellstead Solutions, a consulting company for people who want to create their own non-profit foundations. Wellstead primarily works with mid-size nonprofits which require full-service financial operations.
This is where G-Accon has been able to help Clay! Using our business solutions, Clay has been able to streamline logistics and provide more efficient services to his clients. In our Q&A below, we chat about his work and how G-Accon has helped Clay in his day-to-day business operations.
"I don’t remember where I learned about G-Accon, but it didn’t take long for me to become a big fan! Before G-Accon, I was using a service that allowed me to upload .csv files as journals. That was groundbreaking at the time, but it was one-directional. I think I began searching for “Quickbooks Google Sheets Integration” when a prospective client expressed interest in getting more detailed reporting. That led me to G-Accon, where I discovered that I could pull reports and upload data!"
Yes, the heading is correct, particularly according to London accountant Dave Sellick. Dave doesn’t just use tech and apps for the fun of it. The tech and apps he uses offer efficiencies that traditional accountants aren’t yet matching.
As Dave demonstrates how G-Accon connects with his key programs and produces a kaleidoscope of colourful graphs and charts, the quickness of the actions blows me away, almost as much as his bells and whistles console, reminiscent of a Star Trek set. He tells me it’s a console typically designed for gamers, but there’s not one gaming button on it.
“My month-end workflow is predominately Excel-based, with a lot of Google Sheets, and I was using a DataDear add-on to pull data from Xero,” explained Dave. “With DataDear no longer available from October 2022 , I needed a replacement. A friend told me about G-Accon. I’ve been using it for nine months now, and personally, G-Accon is a far better day-to-day solution for me. I wish I’d been using it all along. It’s much more flexible and allows me to push data between my programs while still working in the Cloud. G-Accon is intuitive, more contemporary, and much quicker and easier to use. I was surprised at how clean the transition was too.”
"The most valuable, the most effective, the highest ROI we have on any of our tech platforms is G-Accon.
G-Accon automates the process of pulling data out of the accounting software and updating it in our customized CFO reports that live inside of Google Sheets. As you might imagine this is very time-consuming process and we used to do it manually. But once we found G-Accon and we’ve set up a few templates that process has become fully automated!"...