Canadian financial technology entrepreneurs Bill Murphy, Rob Boynes, and Richard Landzaat have cofounded a startup in Halifax.
The trio this week launched huumans.com, a bookkeeping-as-a-service platform.
Huumans integrates with self-service bookkeeping platforms Xero and Quickbooks (which recently reinforced its presence in Canada); it connects small business owners with bookkeepers who provide reconciliation, payroll, and dedicated support.
“As an entrepreneur, I know running a business is tough,” says Murphy, CEO. “Business owners need reliable and cost-effective services, along with advice from a trusted source.”
According to Murphy, SMBs make up about half of the Canadian GDP, yet support for them is lacking and often based on inaccurate data or is downright predatory.
“A human touch is crucial when running a business,” he says, “and many solutions in the market lack this.”
The Nova Scotian startup says it is scaling its customer base across Canada and will expand its services to Quebec in the next year.
As part of a fixed-price subscription services, huumans says it will roll out further bespoke business features, “including financial services and finance management tools, as well as data-driven products that support financial decision making.”
“We’re working hard to demystify business numbers so they’re actionable on day one of being a customer,” says cofounder Boynes. “We provide our business owners with services they need to run their business including self-serve, AI-powered dashboards, which provide access to real-time data around profit margins, cash flow reports and tax exposure”.
Huumans was founded in Nova Scotia in September 2021 by some of the same people who founded Wagepoint in Kitchener in 2012. Wagepoint recently acquired Chicago-based KinHR.
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