SaaS accounting vendor SaaSu, rolled out a new update recently with some interesting and useful new features. Some highlights are as follows;
Saasu Catch – That new little box in the top left corner has more power than your realise.
Capture all those snippets of information in one step. No more sticky notes and stray dockets. We call it Catch. Anything you type becomes a To Do activity. Any activity can become a transaction or more. A simple s: in the front will also search google for your term. All your reminders, to dos, research notes, expense claim dockets, names and numbers, notes, time sheets, meeting minutes, project tasks anywhere on web or mobile text message
Type & Tab
Keyboard only functionality (a nod to data entry clerks everywhere)
Google Search, Product Search & Maps Integration
Some really good mash-ups here that provide some really good business intelligence functionality to SMEs
Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn, Bebo, Orkut Integration
Search all the big social networks with just one click. Stay in touch with your contacts and research new employees, prospects, partners, suppliers and more.
Built In Connector for CRM Salesforce.com
The world’s best online customer relationship management system salesforce.com is now automatically connected if you wish. This feature has been available in Beta for some time but is now widely used.
Most SaaS vendors tend to roll stuff out without much warning, users tend not to have any real knowledge of the development roadmap. My belief is that for core business functionality applications (accounting, ERP, CRM, HR etc) giving users and idea of what is coming and when is a really positive, transparent and open thing to do.
It’s a model that more vendors should follow.
I’m stoked to see that SaaSu have announced some coming refinements due for Q2 2008 deployment;
Customer Self Service For Your Customers
Available for all your customers so they can get their own sign-in (free) and reprint their invoices or view, print and save their own customer statement for transactions conducted with you. This feature is switched on by default for all new files, existing Saasu customers should go to settings to enable Self Service.
Customer Self Service For Saasu Customers
Available for all Saasu customers past, present and future. You can sign in and reprint invoices or view, print and save your Saasu customer statement.
UPS/FedEx/Courier Tracking Integration
One click on a PDF invoice and you clients can see where that package is that you were sending them. also available inside saasu for you to use and inside saasu self service for your customers.
Learn Faster & Reduce Training Costs
Extended use of screen shot mini-training videos for self education as your go in each to do 3-5 minute segments, improved online visual cues, icons, help and more.
All in all there some good solid functionality coming through from SaaSu, it’ll also be interesting to see what Xero rolls out in the next few months.