Dirk De Meirsman
I co-founded Nubera in 2011 with the intention of providing cloud solutions to medium and large businesses. Having worked with some of the top software companies, like VMware for over 10 years, I had a passion for the cloud early on. Modern businesses are looking for solutions that reduce costs and shift the focus to delivering services to customers and employees that they can access anywhere at any time, using the applications they need, on devices they prefer. Our vision is to be the leading technology integrator in the cloud computing era.
Nubera primarily offers architecture consulting and integration services for infrastructure technologies. We sit down with our clients, understand their needs, look at their architecture and provide integration services to build cloud platforms that shift focus from operate to innovate. We also provide organizational consulting and strategic IT advice as moving to these new models impact the people and processes within an organization. Currently, we are focusing on businesses primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg.
How has expense reporting changed after you started using Zoho Expense?
We had a need for expense reporting and we were not willing to waste time doing it on spreadsheets. Before we chose Zoho Expense, we experimented a bit with other expense reporting software. We also use Zoho Books in our company and loved that. Zoho Expense integrates seamlessly with Zoho Books and automates our expense accounting process.
What feature do you use the most in Zoho Expense?
I don't know if this counts as a feature, but we love the Zoho Expense iOS app. Almost all our employees exclusively use the iOS app and very rarely, the web interface. They regularly use the app to scan and upload their receipts, put them in an expense report and send them for approval from their phones. Two more reasons we love Zoho Expense are:
1) It saves us time.
Zoho Expense has certainly reduced a LOT of manual work when it comes to expense reporting. It takes my colleagues less than five minutes to upload the receipts, create expense reports and submit them for approval. With Zoho Expense, we are able to manage expense reports easily.
2) It's integrated.
Like I said, we experimented with other expense reporting software earlier, and what made us go with Zoho Expense is the fact that it comes integrated with Zoho Books. Our finance team doesn't have to re-enter the expenses in Zoho Books. All approved expense reports automatically appear in Zoho Books without a single click.
Do you have any advice for budding entrepreneurs?
Growing a business is all about trial and error. Do not slow down when you face adversity or failure. Recognize it quickly, you're not a failure, you just failed this time and need to have another go with what you've learned.