What is Jirav?
Jirav is an app for financial planning and analysis. We asked them 8 questions, as a part of our “What Is” article series, to learn more about their app and their company.
What is Jirav, what do you do, & when did you get published on Intuit’s Apps.com?
We’re Jirav — sounds a lot like “giraffe.” 🦒👋 Our goal is to give accountants and bookkeepers financial superpowers. We do that by helping you understand where your business has been, and most importantly, predict where it’s going.
Jirav connects your cloud-based accounting, HR, CRM, and billing systems together to automatically update shareable online dashboards, monthly reporting packages, and sophisticated financial plans and budgets in real-time. If you’re using Excel for reporting and forecasting, you’ll save hours every month with Jirav.
What was the main problem you were trying to solve when you first developed Jirav?
As a career finance & accounting professional specializing in high-growth tech companies, Martin Zych helped raise $200 million of funding for over a dozen startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. While he had plenty of great options for cloud-based transactional accounting, there wasn’t anything both affordable and flexible enough on the reporting and planning side that could replace his spreadsheets. Martin founded Jirav to build the tool he wished he’d had available to him during his whole career as a controller/finance director.
What companies (or users) are the best fit for your App?
Jirav is a great fit for accounting firms, finance leaders, and CEOs who are using spreadsheets for financial reporting, planning, and analysis. Customers of cloud-based accounting software who want to automate tedious FP&A tasks can save at least half their time with Jirav.
Tell us about your users’ top 3 favorite features or benefits.
- CPAs providing outsourced accounting services love that they can standardize reporting and dashboarding on a single solution, regardless of whether their clients are on QBO, Xero, or even NetSuite.
- CFOs rave about how much time they save building and updating financial models with Jirav’s driver-based planning tools compared to Excel. Unlike spreadsheet formulas, Jirav’s drivers won’t break if you modify your chart of accounts, and rolling forward forecasts is a piece of cake.
- CEOs love how easy it is to finally get real-time insight into the direction of their business that incorporates both financial and non-financial data. These business leaders can then share and collaborate on dashboards, reports, and “what if” scenarios in real-time with an unlimited number of users.
Tell us about your company’s culture and leadership.
We named the company “Jirav” for a reason — the giraffe is the tallest animal in the world! We’d like to be your giraffe, looking out for you in all directions.
Our seasoned leadership team has decades of domain expertise across finance, accounting, and technology, and is laser-focused on bringing innovative solutions to accounting and finance professionals.
We encourage pushing the limits, intellectual curiosity, vigorous debate, and moving beyond the status quo. Our decision making is data-driven. We also aim to bring bits of whimsy and fun into the workplace — and our product. We’re doing hard, complex work (financial modeling ain’t easy) but we aim to make it as fun as it can be, both for our employees and our customers.
How is Jirav different from your competitors?
While there are many dashboarding and reporting apps out there, few of them have the advanced driver-based planning and forecasting of Jirav, which enables our customers to finally take Excel out of the equation. Additionally, our dashboards and reports have been designed by accountants to have the full flexibility you require for reporting to your clients and/or stakeholders — not just what a developer thinks you need.
What is the pricing?
Does your App have any programs for Quickbooks ProAdvisors?
Accounting firms get a free account for their firm when they sign up their first client. They also enjoy wholesale pricing for volume. You also get access guides and playbooks for KPIs and metrics as well as financial planning and forecasting. For more info, sign up for our partner program.