The Pleo Digest – January 2020

Welcome to the 2020s!

We’re not entirely sure where Pleo will be by the end of this decade – but it is exciting to imagine.

Hopefully, you’re having some fun making plans and predictions for the future too. Notice we didn’t mention resolutions… but if you’re currently on your 99th sit-up, good luck!

Right now though, we want to kick off the year in style. This is how we’re doing it.

Product Updates

Handling cash payments

A while back, we asked some of our users to fill out a short survey about handling cash payments in Pleo.

We were overwhelmed by the number of you who got back to us.

This told us that there was a need to have a solution for the occasional out-of-pocket expense built into Pleo.

We’re now inching closer and closer to a final solution and can’t wait to have it live in the product.

Visma eEkonomi

Over the past few months, we’ve made a promise to our customers that we would double-down on accounting integrations.

They make the work of admins and accountants easier and much more streamlined.

Last month, we stuck to that promise and delivered a long awaited accounting integration to our Swedish customers: Visma eEkonomi.

Much like our Fortnox integration, this one lets admins and external bookkeepers connect Visma eEkonomi to Pleo and sync the two systems.

This means that once the integration is enabled, expenses and all their respective data (including receipts) are sent to Visma eEkonomi directly, in one click.

Hurray for integrations!

Balance statement email

We’re always looking for ways to make your workflows easier and smoother.

Sometimes, it comes in the form of a big, shiny feature like Assurance or the new export process (… or the soon-to-come Fetch!).

Other times, though, a small tweak to the product can make a world of difference.

This is what we had in mind when adding the option to email a balance statement from within the product.

From now on, the process of sending auditors an external confirmation of bank and cash balances is as easy as ever – you can read more about how to access the latest feature here.

Company Updates

We’re about to hit awards season in Hollywood. And sure, the glitz and glamour of movie stars is exciting.

But even those A-listers would struggle to match the highs of our own recent award moments, which left our team positively beaming with pride.

Just check out the photo below for proof.

Nordic Startup of the Year

Just a month after being crowned Danish Startup of the Year, we were awarded with an (arguably) even more prestigious title: Nordic Startup of the Year.

There was some incredible competition that we squared off against, which might explain just how shocked and delighted we were to win.

Pleo now advances to the Global Startup Awards, being held in China in 2020.

EY Entrepreneur of the Year

But wait, there’s more!

Back in our home country of Denmark, we picked up an EY Entrepreneur of the Year gong for Start-Up of the Year.

This competition saw even more top competition – a whopping 1623 companies were eligible for the prize, 373 in Copenhagen alone.

We want to thank the event organisers and judges, as well as all the customers who’ve helped us build Pleo and spread the word.

Pleo Hero of the Month

For the first time, our Pleo Hero hails from Sweden. Jätte bra!

Jonas Linné is CFO at Forza Football. Their app brings you soccer scores and data faster than anybody else – but they’re also deeply invested in making the football world a better place.

Check out his interview to see how they’re doing that.