AJP Group Saves $49,200 a Year with DOKKA’s Accounting Automation Suite
AJP Group has been fueling growth and prosperity for local communities in South Africa for over 20 years. The Group’s core business consists of franchised businesses, retail property development & management sectors, and a growing food division.
Their portfolio also includes the AJP Property division that manages shopping centers and malls, AJP Retail with Pick n Pay franchise stores like supermarkets, liquor, pharmacies and clothing stores, and the AJP Advance digital marketing agency and creative studio.
The company operates in Gauteng province, at a wider Johannesburg area. As a big market leader, AJP values its customers and gives back to the community through various sponsorships and charity contributions.
12 shopping malls in company’s portfolio
10 Pick n Pay Supermarkets
9 Pick n Pay Liquor Stores
7 Pick n Pay Clothing Stores
3 Pick n Pay Pharmacies
2 Pick n Pay Stores at BP Gas stations
AJP Group is a large franchiser with a lot of subsidiaries, especially in their retail and consumer goods divisions. The amount of merchandise that the company manages daily, and the number of PO’s and invoices that are coming in through their system, has created a huge challenge for the Group’s finance team. As their operations grew, so has the need for a more efficient capturing of data.
Operating the business on such a big scale has created time-management and resource issues for their finance department, mostly because the sheer volume of work required for manual data entry naturally resulted in lots of mistakes.
They have quickly recognized the need for a more accurate and efficient solution to optimize their resources, minimize errors and become more efficient with their accounts payable processes.
AJP ultimately wanted to increase their finance team’s productivity without increasing headcount. After spending hours researching various accounting automation solutions, they identified DOKKA as a potential partner that could help them fulfill their goals.
What tipped them in the right direction is the fact that DOKKA is easy to use and was quickly integrated with their existing system. This proved to be critical in getting buy-in from the team members, who initially weren’t aware that the management tried to actually make their job easier by eliminating manual and redundant processes. Needless to say, they have grown to love DOKKA and all of its benefits.
To be specific, DOKKA’s AI-powered automation made the process of data capturing fast and accurate, and completely removed the element of human error.
In turn, this helped AJP Group save upwards of USD $49,000 a year while ensuring the company can keep growing. This number comes from their estimate that, in order to get the same benefits they are getting with DOKKA, they would have to spend upwards of R60,000 per month (USD $4,100) on human and technical resources.
“With DOKKA being available for mobile devices and integrating seamlessly with other accounting software, the employees within the group have made the most of it and found the shift to DOKKA to be an overall and resoundingly positive one. Support is available and never an issue, the users appreciate the system and have grown to enjoy working with it. A huge thank you to DOKKA for this incredible system, it most certainly is a game-changer.”
- Jaydene Potgieter, CFO at AJP Group
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