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ASB launches software app for SME's

  • Technology
  • October 31, 2017
ASB launches software app for SME's

A new app has been created by ASB which aims to help small retail businesses simplify their online software and save time.

The app is called ‘PLUS by ASB’ and acts primarily as a platform which brings together the most regularly used and most common online business tools – such as Xero, Shopify and Vend.

The new app means business owners don’t have to be switching in-between platforms when running software. Other features of the design include the ability for the app to ‘talk’ to retailers about daily insights and how their business is doing in terms of cash flow, sales and product movement.

The first release of PLUS is aimed at retailers and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that use Xero alongside point of sale software Vend or the Shopify online store.

ASB executive general manager of business Steve Jurkovich says PLUS is a free, open platform, which means anyone can use it regardless of who they bank with.

"We know how busy small business owners are and we're excited to offer this new tool which makes it easier to see what’s going on and to make smart business decisions, on-the-go,” Jurkovich says.

"Businesses using PLUS tell us they feel more in control of the numbers and they are not always on the phone asking their accountant about cash flows and invoices.

“This means they can get on with what they do best, knowing the tools they need admin-wise are easily available on PLUS 24-hours a day.”

The PLUS app is currently available to download. 

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