Organizing the World: The Faces of Shoeboxed part IX (featuring the one and only Shoeboxed Australia!)
With Shoeboxed there has never been one “best” way to use our service to stay organized. And after scanning millions of receipts and business cards since 2007, we say that from years of firsthand experience!
Shoeboxed takes enormous pride in serving clients from around the country and across the globe, all of whom use our service in a myriad of ways to fulfill a whole host of organizational needs in both their personal and professional lives.
With that in mind, in this issue of “Organizing the World” we are thrilled to feature our friends from down under. In May 2010, we opened the first Shoeboxed office outside North America in Sydney, Australia, and have been making friends with the locals ever since.
Users from far and wide have discovered how Shoeboxed can help them transform piles of paper receipts unto their favorite accounting, financial and CRM programs to integrate their data. The end result is that individuals and small business owners all over the globe get paperwork done faster, look more professional and spend more time focusing on what they love to do.
The Bright Side of Paperwork: Mark Katz and Southern Sun
This user success story highlights a business focused on skin cancer education, prevention and treatment for Australians. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Statistics have shown that around one in two Australians will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, and up to 1,200 Australians die every year from skin cancer. The overall cost of skin cancer is estimated at over $500 million with many millions more in absenteeism costs.
Southern Sun Healthcare Pty Ltd (Southern Sun) was established by pathologist Dr. Ian Katz as a demonstration of his commitment to providing readily accessible first-rate skin cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and education to all Australians. After graduating from The University of Cape Town Medical School in 1987, he continued his research in Cape Town and Philadelphia for three years before he moved to Sydney in 1991. Dr. Katz obtained his specialization in Pathology with joint qualifications in Histopathology and Chemical Pathology in 1997 after 5 years training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He then went on to receive his Fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists for Australasia in 1997.
For the past eight years, Dr. Katz has focused almost entirely on the clinical and pathological diagnosis and management of skin cancer. Because of his extensive experience and research, Dr. Katz is happy to consult with skin cancer patients as well as perform biopsies and excisions himself!
Starting out as a small business in 2002, Southern Sun has seen great success and has rapidly expanded. The company now has seven clinics throughout the state of New South Wales. Providing early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin cancer, Southern Sun has recently been included in Australia’s BRW Fast 100, a list of the top 100 fastest growing businesses in the country. Rapid growth in business is thrilling, but sustained growth is a constant process. A business that grows too quickly can run into problems if important fundamentals are not managed effectively, and Southern Sun found a great way to do just that by using Shoeboxed.
Mark Katz, Financial Controller of Southern Sun, began using Shoeboxed to help him manage the vast paperwork involved in expanding the business. He actually stumbled across Shoeboxed by a reference from a cousin at a family function! Since then, the healthcare company has been able to successfully grow and effectively manage their accounting logistics. We are thrilled to help the Katzes continue growing their flourishing business and are honored they choose us to help manage their paper clutter!
Until then, stay tuned… and stay organized!
Are you a Shoeboxed user who has a success story and would like to be featured on our blog? Then we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.