New IT solutions promote productivity, collaboration and cost savings for Sharles Chartered Accountants

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More efficient transactions, accelerated workflows and an enhanced client experience have all been realised at chartered accountants and business advisors Sharles Chartered Accounts (Sharles CA), thanks to a suite of new IT solutions provided by leading Scottish technology firm Cloud Cover IT.

The integration of Microsoft SharePoint and Adobe Document Cloud for Microsoft Office 365 has further digitised Sharles CA’s operations, decreasing transaction timeframes and eliminating manual, paper-based processes and their associated printing and postage costs. Adobe Document Cloud is the ideal tool for their requirements, adding powerful PDF and e-signature tools to Office applications in order to improve collaboration and accelerate workflows.

Furthermore, the addition of Adobe Sign has allowed internal and external stakeholders at Sharles CA to complete, e-sign and return documents in an efficient and legal manner, using the device that is most convenient for them. Also, given that Adobe Cloud Solutions are SOC 2 – Type 2 and ISO 27001-compliant, all documents can be securely signed, managed and stored in accordance with industry-specific compliance standards and regional regulations, giving peace of mind to all involved.

The range of solutions provided has led to more automated workflow processes, improving operational efficiency across the business. This has helped Sharles CA to boost productivity by significantly increasing the number of documents that can be signed each month.

"The solution provided by the developers at Cloud Cover IT has provided efficiency gains at every point of our process at Sharles CA: from distribution, to easy editing, storage, security and retrieval,” said Chris Wilson, Senior Partner, Sharles CA. “Before, it was impossible to foresee when documents would be returned signed. The new document status and management capabilities enable us to work smarter, be more responsive and deliver an improved service. The results so far are showing us that the cost saving is projected to be the equivalent of employing a new member of staff.”

Sharles CA specialise in financial performance and growth, offering proven solutions for the challenges that small and medium-sized businesses face during their lifecycle, from start-up through to growth and maturity.

Bridgeton, Glasgow-based Cloud Cover IT offer IT&T infrastructure management, bespoke app development and Cloud services to more than 150 clients worldwide.

For more information, please contact Holly Watson ( or call 0141 280 2882