Pegg

Messenger & Slack bot for tracking your income and expenses

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Kriti Sharma
Maker
Director, Mobile Products, Sage
Hi all, Very excited to get your feedback on Pegg. At Sage, we have been working with freelancers, small business and start ups for a while. Managing business admin, expenses, income and chasing payments has been their biggest pain point. Pegg is aimed at making financial processes as easy as texting for the masses. Sage is a global accounting software provider serving 6 million businesses, in 23 countries. We hope to make accounting easy by giving every entrepreneur their own financial assistant.
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Nandini Jammi
B2B Copywriter + Consultant
@sharma_kriti Interesting concept! How did you come up with the bot idea?
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Kriti Sharma
Maker
Director, Mobile Products, Sage
@nandoodles millions of freelancers and small businesses / startups are currently sending boxes of receipts to their accountants and tax consultants, or using pen / paper or excel spreadsheets to manage their business. So we experimented with a jargon-free bot assistant and got great results. We do hear sometimes that our bot has British Accounting Humour...
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João Antunes
co partner, Survs
@sharma_kriti @nandoodles Indeed, but you should not leave out that you got it from a hackathon..
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Kriti Sharma
Maker
Director, Mobile Products, Sage
@joantune @nandoodles hey Joao - which hackathon are you referring to? we launched our first beta tester group in March / April @tomhewitson
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Tom Hewitson
Maker
CEO of voice games studio labworks.io
@joantune @sharma_kriti @nandoodles Hi @joantune Pegg didn't come from a hackathon. It was originally conceived by @sharma_kriti at Sage and worked on by the Pegg team.
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João Antunes
co partner, Survs
Very good idea, I actually thought seriously about implementing something like this due to my recent flirting with OCRing receipts and inspiration from the HiJiffy team, and personal need. Well done!
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Kriti Sharma
Maker
Director, Mobile Products, Sage
@joantune OCR could be an interesting feature to test for future iterations. what sort of accuracy rates did you see?
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João Antunes
co partner, Survs
@sharma_kriti The keyword there is thought.. :) But I'll let you know when and if I have those numbers :)
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Elizabeth S Hunker
elizabeth.ai
I don't hate this.
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