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APS adds FuseSign electronic signature integration to its Practice Management arsenal, strengthening partnership with their first ‘Gold Partner’ FuseWorks

  • APS Practice Management integration with FuseSign adds electronic signature capability for APS users.
  • The integration between FuseSign and APS will streamline and improve communication between accountant and client.
  • All future data changes in APS will automatically sync with FuseSign’s electronic signature tool, strengthening APS Practice Management as a single source of truth and reducing manual data entry.

 

SYDNEY, 28 October 2021 – Leading accounting software provider APS, a division of Reckon (ASX:RKN), has strengthened its partnership with FuseWorks, adding FuseSign’s electronic signature capabilities to APS Practice Management’s arsenal of integrations.

Accounting firms across Australia and New Zealand use APS as their core practice management solution to act as the “source of truth” for storing all their client contact records. Many of those clients already use the FuseSign application to electronically sign documents.

By integrating FuseSign directly with APS Practice Management, firms will no longer need to manually enter a client’s email address and mobile number into FuseSign. Instead, this new integration automatically syncs the client’s details between APS’s Practice Management solution and FuseSign, eliminating the need for manual data entry.

Brisbane’s FuseWorks, who created FuseSign, are a longstanding partner of APS having previously integrated FuseDocs into their Practice Management solution.  FuseDocs has been so popular with APS clients that FuseWorks were recently named the first APS ‘Gold Partner’.

“After being long-term integration partners of APS with our FuseDocs product, we are excited to be expanding our integration to APS clients by providing digital signing through FuseSign,” says Melissa Voss, FuseWork’s Head of Clients and Partners.

“APS clients are loving using the Fuse Products to complement their technology stack and as an APS ‘Gold Partner’ it’s a quick win to leverage a signing platform that’s been built for the accounting industry.”

General Manager of APS David Francis says the innovation provided by FuseSign was a key factor in choosing to integrate with them.

“A lot of our clients send out document packs that need to be signed by different parties,” says David Francis.

“While an individual might need to sign their own tax return, they may also need to sign off on their company accounts along with the other directors.”

“FuseSign allows our clients to choose who sees and signs which document across a pack of documents, and of course the contact details for the signing system come across from APS.”

“If a client’s contact details are entered or changed in APS, those details will flow through to FuseSign, making our clients’ lives easier.”

David Francis says that APS’s longstanding partnership with FuseWorks means the integration will be a fluid addition to APS’s current Practice Management users.

“FuseWorks are all about making time for work that matters and creating smart software for smart accountants,” says David Francis. “That’s why APS is a proud partner of FuseWorks because we focus on helping accountants deliver high value services that improve the client experience and support business success.”

“There is no better way for us to help accountants than by improving client communication and eliminating risk, which the APS Practice Management integration with FuseSign’s electronic signage solution will do for our existing and future mutual clients.”

“Our current APS Practice Management users are already very familiar with FuseWorks and their incredible capabilities of making practices more efficient and effective.”

Sally Black, Office Manager for McCulloch & Partners accounting firm, says the FuseWorks integrations are easy and simple to use.

“The integration with FuseDocs and FuseSign is completely seamless. It makes it so easy and simple for the accountant to send to clients, and clients have adapted the platform really quickly and easily,” says Sally Black.

“Implementing FuseDocs and FuseSign has literally shaved days off the finalisation of that process and produced less back and forth between teams.”

For APS clients using FuseSign or wanting to integrate with it, the process for connecting them both is simple and easy, says David Francis.

“All the accounting practice client needs to do is authorise the integration on both sides,” says David Francis.

With a huge shift globally to cloud solutions and digital ways of working in the past 18 months, David Francis says the integration with FuseSign is an important step for all accounting firms.

“Electr­­­onic signatures are now a very standard part of the tools an accounting practice needs to operate,” says David Francis. “The entire market can benefit from this integration.”

 

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Note to editors – the following is available on request:
Interview with Reckon GM of Sales, David Francis

For further information, please contact: 
Brad Stevens | Reckon GM of Marketing | brad.stevens@reckon.com

 

About APS
APS is a division of Reckon, a publicly listed ASX company with strong financials employing over 300 people in our operations across the world. APS delivers market leading practice software and business management solutions designed specifically for accounting firms to meet business requirements. Along with their integrated strategic partners and active customer base, their singular mission is to keep moving forward and challenging the accounting space and create brave new progressive accounting firms. Find out more at www.aps-software.com

 

About FuseWorks
Brisbane-based FuseWorks creates tools that help your accounting firms work smarter so they can focus on work that matters. Their flagship solution, FuseDocs, completely automates annual report package collations (amongst a host of other processes) so you can compile, format, and send client ready documents at the click of a button.

FuseWorks help organisations implement smart automation technology solutions (like FuseDocs and FuseSign) to help create time for team members to focus on what’s most important: developing quality client relationships, identifying and implementing new service lines and revenue opportunities, and investing in personal and professional development. Find out more at FuseWorks