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PaySpace plugs into Xero

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PaySpace, provider of online payroll and human capital management (HCM) software, has announced its integration with Xero, a global cloud-based accounting software company.

Founded in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing Software as a Service companies worldwide. It has over 700 000 subscribers, works with over 16 000 accounting and bookkeeping firms and employs over 1 400 people across 20 of international offices.

PaySpace currently provides services to more than 4 100 companies in over 37 countries in Africa and 10 countries in Europe. PaySpace’s partnership with Xero will afford users the option to map the chart of accounts data from Xero into PaySpace when configuring their setup. This kind of mapping streamlines the data flow and increases efficiency as users are no longer required to input account numbers manually, thereby eradicating any potential for human error.

Users will also be able to publish general ledgers directly from PaySpace into the corresponding ledger in Xero.  This functionality removes the need for downloading any files, eliminating any security concerns of files lying around on personal laptops and speeds up the publishing of general ledgers with real-time results.

“To be able to integrate with an International organisation like Xero who are not only likeminded thinkers, but are passionate about cloud-based solutions and products, brings significant growth opportunity for ourselves and Xero across the continent and beyond,” says Clyde van Wyk, PaySpace Director and lead on the project.

“With our level of African-based client expansion and benchmark successes in HCM, plus Xero’s intelligent cloud-based accounting solutions, managing and running a company from anywhere in the world, off any device and at any time, will be how we will help shift the way people do business.”

“Having PaySpace join Xero’s Add-On Marketplace will empower and support small business customers who want a seamless experience when it comes to managing payroll,” says Gary Turner, Xero co-founder and managing director for Xero in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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Taxify enters Google Maps

A recent update to Taxify now uses Google Maps which allows users to identify their drivers, find public transport and search for billing options.

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People planning their travel routes using Google Maps will now see a Taxify icon in the app, in addition to the familiar car, public transport, walking and billing options.

Taxify started operating in South Africa in 2016 and as of October 2018 operates in seven South African cities – Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Polokwane.

Once riders have searched for their destination and asked the app for directions, Google Maps shares the proximity of cars on the Taxify platform, as well as an estimated fare for the trip.

If users see that taking the Taxify option is their best bet, they can simply tap on the ‘Open app’ icon, to complete the process of booking the ride. Customers without the app on their device will be prompted to install Taxify first.

This integration makes it possible for users to evaluate which of the private, public or e-hailing modes of transport are most time-efficient and cost-effective.

“This integration with Google Maps makes it so much easier for users to choose the best way to move around their city,” says Gareth Taylor, Taxify’s country manager for South Africa. “They’ll have quick comparisons between estimated arrival times for the different modes of transport, as well as fares they can expect to pay, which will help save both time and money,” he added.

Taxify rides in Google Maps are rolling out globally today and will be available in more than 15 countries, with South Africa being one of the first countries to benefit from this convenient service.

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Samsung unveils the quad-cam smartphone

Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy A9, the world’s first smartphone with a rear quad camera.

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“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”

Samsung provided the following information (including the adjectives):

The Galaxy A9 allows you to capture dynamic and beautiful photos effortlessly. With four lenses, experience even more ways to unleash your creativity and capture, create and share stunning images.

·         Get close without compromise with 2x Optical Zoom for incredible and detailed close-up shots even from far away.

·         Capture the world in its fullest and without limit, with the Ultra Wide Lens, and shoot like a pro with the Scene Optimizer. Thanks to AI Scene Recognition, your camera is now smarter, and able to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the best photo, in an instant.

·         Express your creativity with the Depth Lens, giving you the freedom to manually manage the photos’ depth of field and focus on the subject for stunning, professional looking images.

·         Capture clear and bright images in both bright and low light conditions with Galaxy A9’s 24MP Main Lens, for gorgeous photos at any time of the day.

The reliable 3,800mAh battery life on the Galaxy A9 lets you live without limits and enjoy outstanding long-lasting performance. You can now capture everything, without restriction, store more and delete less with the Galaxy A9’s 128GB storage and up to 512GB of expandable memory.

Designed to make life more convenient, the Galaxy A9 features Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health and you can take advantage of the many multi-tasking benefits the Galaxy A9 offers, including App Pair.

First Class Design

Building on Samsung’s heritage in first-class design, the Galaxy A9 is styled in three unique colors; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink with a sleek and ergonomic design, that fits in one hand with a 3D Glass curved back for a high-quality comfortable feel. The Galaxy A9 will be available in South Africa from December.

Check out the specs on the next page.

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