The UpLink team has a vision to make work more enjoyable for the millions of accountants and auditors around the world.
After building software for large companies for many years, they each saw the transformational impact great software can have on the day-to-day operations of an engagement team. They came together to create UpLink as the first step toward that vision. Here’s the story:
Alex Maher and Alex Grant each worked at PwC for nearly a decade. After starting out as CPAs in the IT Audit practice, they both transitioned to software development. They met on the team building Halo, PwC’s big data analytics platform and bonded over their shared passion for developing high quality software that solves real world problems and a good Old Fashioned.
In their early days of IT auditing, they both experienced the daily tedium of manually reconciling the list of items that must be provided by the client (aka the "PBC"), with the dozens of email attachments that arrived every few hours at the outset of a new engagement. It’s a time consuming but important task because delays in documents provided by the client can have a major impact delivering the project on time.
Alex and Alex teamed up with the best developers they have ever worked with, Nick and Brady, to build UpLink, allowing businesses of all sizes to have access to software that was custom built for managing the client document request process—created by people who know and have experienced the problem firsthand.