Helping an Award-Winning FinTech Firm Boost its Long-term Software Development Capabilities

AccountsIQ’s award-winning financial management platform simplifies the way finance companies capture, process and report their financial information across multiple locations. Built for the cloud, AccountsIQ makes advanced financial analysis affordable for mid-sized organisations worldwide.

AccountsIQ provides accounting, consolidation and business intelligence in one powerful solution. The online accounting platform is delivered as a fully hosted software-as-a-service solution which cuts costs, informs better decision-making and boosts productivity.

Launched in 2008, AccountsIQ is used by 4,000 businesses across 85 countries. AccountsIQ was awarded Enterprise Accounting Software of the Year in 2018 and 2019 by Accounting Excellence’s panel of judges. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, AccountsIQ’s main commercial office is in London with a services team spanning Europe, the Americas and Australia.

The company has been ranked in the top half of the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 high growth index for the past 6 years.

Key Takeaways

Launched in 2008 by Tony Connolly
Used by 4,000 businesses across 85 countries
Enterprise Accounting Software of the Year in 2019 and 2018, and was a finalist in 2020
AI and API Strategy
The platform uses AI and an open API strategy to automatically synchronise bank accounts, generate electronic payments and auto-post electronic invoices
Cloud-based accounting platform
Clients include PwC, Linesight Global Construction Group, Asavie Technologies, GP Bullhound, and Throgmorton.

Utilising Keeper’s Fixed Price Managed Service

AccountsIQ was the first client to engage Keeper Solutions on the Fixed Price Managed Service offering. This is an ongoing engagement model best suited for companies with a consistent stream of work over an extended period. We had designed this offering specifically with the likes of AccountsIQ in mind. The service seeks to find a pragmatic balance of risk between the provider and the client. The offering allows companies to scale up development capacity in a low risk manner. (Learn more about our engagement models.)

Based in Dublin, AccountsIQ found it very difficult to find developers locally. They had prior experience in engaging with development service providers with mixed results. When AccountsIQ approached Keeper in 2015, they were looking for a software development partner that could provide access to a high-quality outfit for an extended period of time. This unit would work alongside, and complement, their own Dublin-based team.

Keeper quickly built up a highly skilled core team of C# developers and QA from their newly established based in Varazdin, Croatia. Keeper Solutions initially put together a team of 8 developers.

At the beginning, the work packets were relatively simple and this proved a valuable way for both parties to establish trust and to get tasks completed. Over time as trust, knowledge and capability has grown, AccountsIQ has allocated increasingly more complex tasks. This has enhanced the value of the partnership significantly.

Keeper’s developers are now heavily embedded into the overall development division and made to feel like part of the team.

About the Project

 The engagement commenced in 2015
Fixed Price Managed Service
AccountsIQ uses a long-term engagement model with a fixed price
Tech Stack
C#, MVP, Angular, Azure, Xamarin, Selenium, UX

Perfectly Placed for Global Expansion

Keeper has worked across many different components of the wide-ranging AccountsIQ product. This runs from the general ledger to the onboarding modules and mobile authorisation app.

AccountsIQ has benefited hugely from having Keeper’s skilled team on board. The innovative fintech firm wanted a software development partner that could provide a highly responsive service long-term. Having this has allowed AccountsIQ to focus on achieving its future objectives.

In February 2021, AccountsIQ announced that it had raised €5.8M to facilitate further international expansion. As AccountsIQ prepares for the next stage of its journey, their management team is given incredible peace of mind.

With Keeper on board, they know they are well equipped to achieve their most ambitious targets.

“What sets Keeper Solutions apart is the quality of its people. That goes for both their own in-house team and the quality of the developers they supply. It’s the perfect solution for us.”

Gavin McGahey
Chief Technology Officer

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