We spoke to David Tuck, Founder and CEO of Chaser about their 3rd winning year in a row.
How does it feel to win Best Cloud App (Non-Accounting Product) of the Year?
Of course, it feels amazing to win ‘Best Cloud App of the Year’ 2019. This accomplishment is made even more special for us because we’ve won the award for the third time in a row! It’s yet to fully sink in that we have achieved the hat-trick! Winning this year was a real pinch-me moment.
However, this award is perhaps more significant because of the way its outcome was determined. It feels incredible to have won an award which is a result of the number and net promoter score quality of votes from our users. Our users, whether old or new to the Chaser journey, are the reason for our success. And we are delighted that so many took the time to vote for us. This award to us is a humbling recognition from our users.
We recognise the Accounting Excellence awards as one of the highlights in the industry calendar. It’s an opportunity for people to come together and to celebrate the excellence of others. For us, Accounting Excellence means, just that, celebrating the achievements of others within the industry!
And as a business, Accounting Excellence provides us with an amazing marker. The awards provide us with the opportunity to recognise and reflect on our own progress while driving us to plan and accomplish even more. Accounting excellence means so much to us, it symbolises recognition from our users and provides an opportunity to see the amazing and ever-changing accounting landscape as it stands.
How will winning the 2019 Accounting Excellence Award for Best Cloud App (Non-Accounting Product) of the Year impact your firm?
This award will motivate us to continue to deliver the world’s best cloud credit control software. Our users and partners are at the core of what we do. From leaving reviews which help us to develop our software to voting for us in the awards, we develop our product with their help, to help them, This award will motivate us to continue to deliver a product that is worth taking the time to vote for.
What advice would you give to anyone entering the awards, or thinking of entering the awards next year?
The best advice we could give is to really focus on making it as easy as possible for people to nominate you for an award! Especially for the awards that are based on user experience and votes, it’s all about making the ask. We have a huge focus on product feedback here at Chaser, and we take this as another opportunity to ask our users to nominate us for the award if they feel we deserve it!
What does accounting excellence mean to you?
Accounting excellence is about utilising tools to make the everyday lives of businesses better. This extends from compliance work which is of course extremely valuable and important to other more operational areas of their business like streamlining their expenses procedure, offering Virtual Credit Control, or giving them increased visibility with a forecasting tool. Anything that frees up clients time and enables them to operate their business more efficiently is accounting excellence. We are so excited to be at the forefront of this, empowering Accountants and Bookkeepers to deliver this level of service to their clients!