So what’s with the apples? Well, we are located just south of the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, in the county of Somerset, in the UK – Somerset is famous for it’s cider. And this south west of England area it’s fast becoming a bit of a tech centre as well, with a number of bright, up and coming software companies. To make great cider, you need great apples. To make great software, you need great people.
So the team here at Zahara focus primarily on creating great solutions for the accounts payables department. Zahara was written to fulfill a need that we kept finding. Organisations didn’t have control and visibility of their spend. They certainly didn’t have an efficient way to get spend approved – whether before or after an invoice arrives, so we set about making the process better and easier. And that’s what we continue to do each day. We make buying better. We create joined up solutions with Zahara our central platform with OCR invoice recognition and document management as additional modules and options.
What sets us apart from other providers in our space, is we listen. Really simple. We listen to what you have, and what you need. If you need a feature and we don’t have it, we will tell you when it’s coming or when we can do include it. We think of our customers as a community and we want to make Zahara the best it can be for the growing global user base we have.
Daniel has the mercurial touch when it comes to coding. Fueled on
a diet of natural honey and lapsang souchong, he sit’s crossed
legged in front of his multiple screens and crafts new features
and refinements like one of the great composers riffing out a
concerto. He’s a deep thinker is Dan, but he also a dark side –
liking the grubbier end of the Bristol Drum & Bass scene.
When Martin was a child, it’s clear that no body told him “askers don’t get”. In fact it’s like Queen on repeat singing “I want it all, and I want it now”. This relates to features and functionality of course. Martin is a listener though. He listens to what the customers want and then shapes those ideas into defined features the rest of the team have to implement. #MGWMW is a reminder on the dev room wall – Martin Gets what Martin Wants – as the person who designed and championed Zahara several years ago now, he’s watching his baby grow up.
James Godden is the head honcho when it comes to the development team. He’s the one who sanitizes what we are doing, making sure everything works to plan. He’s a joiner of dots. He likes getting data and moving it to the right place. His obsession is the flow of information – making sure stuff happens in the right place at the right time.
Nick is part of the sales and on-boarding team here at Zahara. He will happily take your through a demonstration, and then happily send you an invoice and take your payment. He gets right involved with the feature set as a result of listening carefully to every customer he talks to, understanding their business and how we can configure Zahara to suit them perfectly.