Digital Identification Solutions
Hasan Omran Ali is the director of Integral System Solutions, a digital identification solution provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Here, Hasan shares his experience on how using Zoho Books has helped him streamline his accounting.
In the year 2006, several companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain wanted to digitize their identity system by adopting the latest identification technologies. This was the main purpose behind starting Integral System Services (ISS), a digital ID service provider. Soon, ISS collaborated with HW Engineering, a leading ID card printing solution provider in Germany. This partnership helped ISS provide their clients with better quality products at the most competitive prices. ISS started with just a few contracts and is now the biggest ID card service provider in Bahrain.
The small team at ISS manages everything right from the initial system study, through identifying the right products and solutions, to the delivery of the system. The finances and accounts for the organisation come under Hasan’s supervision.
In the beginning, Hasan was using Excel sheets for ISS along with a simple software. Once VAT was introduced in Bahrain, Hasan started looking for an alternative. He wanted an accounting solution which had automated features like invoice approval and expense management, along with VAT compliance.
Hasan says, "Excel sheets are definitely not something you will want to use for a growing business. We knew Integral Systems Services was bound for growth and we didn't want to stay behind in the game."
While exploring online, Hasan came across several accounting solutions. He made trial accounts in a couple of major accounting software products. Hasan recalls finding them a bit complicated, and the support wasn't as helpful as he would have liked. Then he came across Zoho Books, and it transformed his business for the better.
"Simple software which is compatible with the VAT in Bahrain was all I was looking for. Zoho Books had it all and a lot more to offer like recurring invoices, automated banking, reconciliation, which I didn't realize software could accomplish", says Hasan.
Hasan made a trial account with Zoho Books and tried out all its features. Being from a non-accounting background, he wasn't quite sure about handling the software at first.
"The support provided by Zoho Books made the implementation process a smooth sail. That's what made me want to use the software even more. I knew that if I came across any issue, they were just a call away", adds Hasan.
In no time, Hasan subscribed to Zoho Books. Zoho Books has helped Hasan track his inventory and manage his expenses. Previously he had to recheck every transaction that went in and out. But with Zoho Books, he finds accounting way simpler, and can clearly see where his company stands all the time with just a simple click!
"I love the dashboard which Zoho Books provides. It has everything under one roof. The built-in reports are so intuitive and helps us make decisions on the spot. Also, the mobile application makes tasks just a swipe away. I wish I had known about Zoho Books earlier. It could have saved us time and made our business more productive."
Simple software which is compatible with the VAT in Bahrain was all I was looking for. Zoho Books had it all and a lot more to offer like recurring invoices, automated banking, reconciliation, which I didn't realize software could accomplish.
Hasan recommends Zoho Books to many of his friends and is sure that it is going to make their lives easier just like it did for him. With Zoho Books, he can feel confident that the future ahead for ISS is secure.