Revolutionizing Tripletex: A Comprehensive UX Redesign for Enhanced Usability and Business Growth

Tripletex, a leading cloud-based accounting software provider for small to medium-sized enterprises, recognized the need to enhance their user experience to stand out in a competitive market.

Problem Statement

In the competitive accounting software landscape, Tripletex faced challenges in providing an intuitive and user-friendly experience for its small and medium-sized enterprise clients. Users encountered difficulties navigating the software, leading to confusion, frustration, and reduced productivity. This poor user experience not only hindered businesses from effectively managing their finances but also resulted in decreased customer retention for Tripletex.

Introduction to Tripletex

Tripletex is a cloud-based accounting software company established in 2002, catering to small and medium-sized enterprises. They offer smart solutions, convenient APIs, and automation for businesses in need of affordable financial management tools. Tripletex's modules are designed specifically for different industries, making it a versatile and essential tool for businesses to manage their finances from anywhere

Project Objectives


Enhancing User Experience

Identify and address key pain points in the existing user experience to improve usability and overall user satisfaction.

Improving Interface 
and Navigation

Simplify the interface and streamline navigation paths to make the software more intuitive and easier to use for new and existing users.

Collaborative Design Approach

Implement a new design system and process that fosters better collaboration among team members, aligning their efforts with user needs and company goals.

Effective User Feedback Loop

Establish an effective user feedback loop, enabling continuous improvement of the product based on user experiences and fostering an iterative approach to product development.

Importance of User Experience in Accounting Software

In the competitive world of accounting software, user experience plays a crucial role in determining the success of a product. A seamless and intuitive UX can make the difference between a product that is adopted by businesses and one that is overlooked. With so many people using accounting software daily, it was crucial for Tripletex to create an intuitive user interface to make their product stand out from its competitors in the industry.

Issues Faced by Tripletex Users

Many small to medium-sized enterprises struggle with accounting software that is too complex and difficult to use. Tripletex users expressed confusion and frustration due to the software's lack of intuitiveness. This resulted in higher costs, more time spent on administrative tasks, and reduced productivity for businesses relying on Tripletex for their financial management needs.

Impact of Poor User Experience on Productivity and Customer Retention

The main issue users faced was difficulty navigating the product. Unclear call-to-actions, too many buttons, and dropdown menus that led nowhere contributed to a confusing design that left users feeling overwhelmed and unconfident in their ability to use the software. This not only made it harder for users to find what they needed but also led to frustrated customers who churned out quickly.

Users and Audience

The Tripletex software caters to a diverse audience of small and medium-sized enterprises with varying financial management needs. The target market includes both professional accountants who require advanced features and customization, as well as casual business users who seek simplicity for managing basic financial tasks. Understanding and addressing the unique requirements of these distinct user profiles was essential in creating a versatile and user-friendly design that would improve the experience for all Tripletex users.

Target Market for Tripletex

Tripletex's target market consists of small and medium-sized enterprises that require an accessible and affordable financial management tool. With modules tailored for different industries, Tripletex aims to provide a versatile solution for businesses to manage their finances effectively.

User Profiles and Their Needs

Tripletex users come from various industries, each with unique financial management requirements. Understanding their needs and expectations from the software was crucial in identifying the areas for improvement and developing a more user-friendly design.

Catering to Accountants and Casual Business Users

One of the key user groups for Tripletex is accountants, who manage their clients' finances using the software. These professionals require a more advanced set of features and a higher degree of customization to efficiently carry out their tasks. On the other hand, casual business users, such as entrepreneurs or small business owners, focus primarily on archiving their expenses and managing basic financial tasks.

These diverse user groups presented a unique challenge in creating a UI/UX that could cater to both the advanced needs of professional accountants and the simplicity required by casual business users. Balancing the requirements of these two distinct user profiles was crucial in developing a versatile and user-friendly design that would work well for all Tripletex users.

Roles and Responsibilities

Tripletex's diverse user base presented unique challenges in designing a user experience that caters to the needs of various industries and user profiles. A critical aspect of the project was ensuring seamless collaboration and open communication between different team members and stakeholders, including developers, product owners, sales, and support teams.

By working closely with stakeholders, I was able to gather valuable insights into specific user requirements, pain points, and expectations. This allowed for a more targeted approach in identifying areas of improvement in the software and proposing relevant design changes. Additionally, fostering a collaborative environment enabled the joint development of solutions closely aligned with users' needs and company's overall goals.
Closing the loop of communication between different teams was crucial to the success of the project. Engaging key stakeholders earlier in product R&D ensured that all team members had a clear understanding of the reasoning behind design choices, leading to better-informed decision-making and a more cohesive product development process.

Furthermore, maintaining open channels of communication allowed continuous feedback and input from all parties involved, ensuring that the proposed design changes were effectively implemented and any potential issues were promptly addressed. This collaborative approach not only improved user experience for Tripletex users, but also strengthened the team's connection to the customer, ultimately leading to the successful redesign of the software.

My Role in the Project

As a senior UX designer and CRO expert, my role in the project was to identify areas of improvement in the user experience, recommend design changes, and collaborate with the Tripletex team to implement these changes.

Collaborating with the Tripletex Team

Working closely with the Tripletex team allowed me to gain insights into the current design system and align the new design process with both the developers and the product owners. This collaborative approach ensured that all team members felt part of the process and connected to the customer's needs.



Scope and Constraints

The Tripletex project's scope and constraints were primarily influenced by the limited project timeline and budget limitations. These factors required a strategic approach to prioritize the most impactful improvements and efficiently allocate resources to achieve a comprehensive redesign without compromising the user experience or exceeding available resources.

Project Timeline

The project timeline was a significant factor in determining the scope of the redesign. With a limited time frame, it was essential to focus on the most significant areas of improvement and prioritize changes based on their potential impact on the user experience.

Budget Limitation

Budget constraints also played a role in the scope of the project. Balancing the need for a comprehensive redesign with the available resources required careful planning and efficient use of resources.

Balancing User Needs with Company Goals

Understanding and addressing user needs while aligning with company goals was a challenging aspect of the project. Ensuring that the redesign met both the users' expectations and Tripletex's business objectives required careful consideration and collaboration between all team members.
Frida Aamot
Frida Aamot
Product Owner and Team Lead
"Alexander and I worked together in Tripletex where I work as a team leader. Alexander was truly an inspiring soul. He took responsibility from day one, and did much more than what was expected in his position. Alexander is someone who takes the initiative and really cares about the product he is working on. And not least, extremely skilled in their subject! Very impressive!"

Process and What I Did

In the Tripletex project, I employed a systematic and user-centric approach to enhance the software's user experience. This involved conducting research and user interviews to identify key areas for improvement, simplifying the interface, rethinking navigation paths, and introducing a new design system and process. Additionally, I implemented a user feedback loop for continuous product improvement and trained the Tripletex team to adopt the new design approach. This comprehensive process ensured a successful redesign that met both user needs and project objectives.

Research and User Interviews

I conducted research and user interviews to identify the key areas for improvement in Tripletex's user experience. These insights provided valuable information on user pain points, enabling me to focus on the most significant issues and develop targeted solutions.

To execute the research and user interviews effectively, I first identified a diverse group of Tripletex users from various industries and backgrounds. I prepared a set of open-ended questions to gain insights into their experiences, pain points, and expectations from the software. These interviews were conducted through video calls, phone calls, or in-person meetings, depending on user preferences. The gathered data was then analyzed to identify common themes and areas of improvement.

Identifying Key Areas for Improvement

Based on the research and user interviews, I identified several areas where Tripletex's user experience could be improved, including simplifying the interface, rethinking navigation paths, and introducing a new design system and process.

After analyzing the research and user interview data, I created a list of potential areas for improvement. This involved comparing the insights gathered from users with the existing software design and features. I then prioritized the areas based on their potential impact on the user experience and alignment with the project's objectives and constraints.

Simplifying the Interface

The first step in improving Tripletex's user experience was simplifying the interface by removing unnecessary options and decluttering each screen. This made it easier for new users to learn how to use Tripletex's services without prior experience.

To simplify the interface, I first reviewed each screen of the software and identified unnecessary options, redundant information, and visual clutter. I then iteratively redesigned the interface, removing or reorganizing elements to create a cleaner and more intuitive layout. This process involved multiple iterations and feedback sessions with the Tripletex team to ensure the new design met user needs and expectations.

Rethinking Navigation Paths

Next, I rethought navigation paths to make it more intuitive for users to find what they needed within the software. This involved reorganizing menus and introducing clearer call-to-actions to guide users through each process.

In rethinking navigation paths, I mapped out the existing navigation structure and identified areas where users faced difficulties. I then developed new navigation paths, grouped related features and functionalities together, and created clear and consistent call-to-actions. This new navigation structure was tested with users and refined based on their feedback.

Implementation of New Design Thinking

Design thinking introduced at Tripletex

Introducing a New Design System and Process

I introduced a new design system and process that helped the Tripletex team feel more involved in the product development process and better connected to the customer. This included the creation and maintenance of a design manual and design system using tools like Adobe XD, Sketch, InVision, and Lingo App.

To introduce a new design system and process, I first audited the existing design assets and documentation. I then developed a comprehensive design manual and design system that provided guidelines on typography, colors, components, and layouts. I used tools like Adobe XD, Sketch, InVision, and Lingo App to create and maintain the design system. I also facilitated workshops and meetings with the Tripletex team to ensure everyone was familiar with the new system and process.

Implementing User Feedback Loop

A critical aspect of the project was implementing a user feedback loop, allowing for continuous improvement of the product based on user experiences. This involved introducing an iterative way of working on products, listening to users, and making necessary adjustments.

To implement a user feedback loop, I introduced an iterative development process, wherein each design iteration was tested with users and refined based on their feedback. This involved setting up regular user testing sessions, gathering user feedback through surveys and interviews, and analyzing the results to identify areas for improvement. The Tripletex team was encouraged to actively participate in this process and make data-driven decisions based on user feedback.

Training and Supporting the Team

To ensure the success of the new design system and process, I trained and supported the Tripletex team, including teaching product managers the basics of wireframing to move faster in the idea phase of projects.

To train and support the Tripletex team in the new design system and process, I organized workshops and training sessions focused on specific topics, such as wireframing, the use of design tools, and the principles of user-centered design. I also provided one-on-one support to team members when needed, helping them apply the new design system and processes to their projects. This ensured a smooth transition and adoption of the new design approach across the team.



Methods used on the Tripletex project


User Interviews

I conducted in-depth user interviews with diverse Tripletex users to understand their pain points, needs, and expectations. This provided valuable insights into their experiences, identified common challenges, and uncovered areas for improvement.

Research and Data Analysis

I researched industry practices and analyzed user data to identify trends. Reviewing feedback and analytics, I pinpointed major Tripletex user issues. Combining data types helped me make informed decisions on impactful design changes.

Wireframes and Prototypes

Using user insights, I created wireframes and prototypes for design changes. This iterative process involved sketching, refining, and testing with the Tripletex team, ensuring stakeholder alignment and understanding of proposed improvements.

Iterative Design 

I adopted an iterative design process with multiple refinement and testing rounds based on user feedback and team input. This allowed for continuous evaluation and adjustment of the design, enabling a fine-tuned user experience. Incorporating user feedback and data-driven insights resulted in a final design that met user needs and Tripletex's objectives.

Team Training and Support

I provided training and support to the Tripletex team for a successful design system implementation. This involved teaching wireframing basics, introducing new design tools and processes, and offering ongoing guidance for a smooth transition. This equipped the team with skills and knowledge for continued improvement and innovation in Tripletex's user experience.

Outcomes and Lessons

The scope and constraints of the Tripletex project involved striking a balance between addressing user needs, company goals, and available resources within a limited time frame. Careful planning, prioritization, and efficient resource allocation were essential in ensuring the project's success while navigating the challenges posed by budget limitations and the need to align the redesign with both user expectations and Tripletex's business objectives.
  • Ine Smith Guttormsen
    Ine Smith Guttormsen
    Product Owner
    "Alexander and I worked together in Tripletex where I work as a team leader. Alexander was truly an inspiring soul. He took responsibility from day one, and did much more than what was expected in his position. Alexander is someone who takes the initiative and really cares about the product he is working on. And not least, extremely skilled in their subject! Very impressive!"

The project successfully enhanced Tripletex's user experience and conversion rates, receiving positive feedback and setting the stage for continued growth in the market.


Improved User Experience

The redesign of Tripletex's user experience resulted in significant improvements in usability, conversion rates, and user satisfaction. Users now find it easier to navigate the product and complete their tasks efficiently.

Improved Feedback

Tripletex has received positive feedback from clients and team members on the improved user experience, highlighting the success of the redesign and the collaborative approach taken throughout the project

Imrpoved Team Collaboration

The Tripletex project provided valuable lessons in UX design and team collaboration. Ensuring that all team members were involved in the process, understanding user needs, and balancing those needs with company goals were crucial factors in the project's success.

Increased Efficiency and Productivity

The redesigned Tripletex user experience has led to increased efficiency and productivity for its clients, as tasks are now easier to complete and processes are streamlined. This contributes to overall customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Greater Competitive Advantage

The improved user experience of Tripletex gives it a greater competitive advantage in the accounting software market. The enhancements in usability, navigation, and overall satisfaction make Tripletex a more attractive choice for potential clients, setting it apart from competitors.

Enhanced Process and Adaptability

The Tripletex project allowed the team to refine their design process and thinking, fostering adaptability and a better understanding of users' needs. This experience will enable the team to tackle future projects more effectively, creating user-centric solutions that continuously improve and evolve. logo
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