Now known as Interject Data Systems, the business has developed a new way for its clients to more easily and cost-effectively access data. More specifically, Interject uses a spreadsheet-centric platform that compliments software applications provided by companies like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and SAP.
“It’s just a new way of accessing data,” explained CPA Jeff Honsowetz, president of Interject. “Overall, we’re not replacing software – we’re just making software work better.”
Currently, the company concentrates mostly on finance, accounting and budgeting. Within that realm, Interject focuses on software to support the ‘last mile of finance’ – the final series of quality assurance steps involved in preparing a company’s financial results for public release and regulatory filings.
Despite Interject’s apparent niche, Honsowetz said his company’s technology has the potential to benefit many changing industries – such as health care, public utilities, banking and project management – or any business that is looking to put everything online and enter the world of cloud computing.
Interject hopes to eliminate the day-to-day frustrations that accompany dealing with software and data.
“What was once a four-hour copy and paste routine becomes a 15-minute process,” he said.
For Honsowetz and his colleagues, this type of innovation can be quite a thrill.
“It’s for the people like me who get excited about automating things,” he added.
Innovating and implementing a new process doesn’t come without obstacle. For one thing, Honsowetz explained, people naturally tend to fear change, so it isn’t easy getting clients on board with a new system. Also, he said the busyness of today’s work culture makes it hard to find time for something new – even if it’s something that will end up saving us time.
“The challenge for us is letting [a client] realize that they don’t have to replace anything big,” said Honsowetz. “They can actually leverage what they
have to go a lot further with
the right tools.”
Honsowetz said one welcome challenge he sees on the horizon is handling the company’s expected growth, and that ramping up will be necessary to keep up with demand.
Kelly Usselman, who works in market development at Interject, explained that, for now, the company is selectively identifying its flagship customers and marketing there.
While Interject is looking to hire a few people now, Honsowetz said the plan is to bring on at least 100 new employees over the next few years, mainly to accounting and IT positions. Prospective employees should also have accounting and finance backgrounds, Honsowetz added, in order to best understand their clients.
In addition to professionals with finance and technology backgrounds, the company said there is also a current need for database developers for SQL Server and Oracle.
All in all, Honsowetz and Usselman agreed that there seems to be a buzz of excitement around the company’s office as the staff prepares for what is to come.
“We’re passionate about what we do,” Usselman remarked.