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New accounting software heads to the cloud

By Sholto Macpherson Cloud computing looks likely to trigger a generational shift in practice software. For a textbook example of technological disruption, look no further than accounting software. In the early 2000s, MYOB and Reckon had comfortably divided the world of business accounting software between them. They had largely done the same for practice software… Read More New accounting software heads to the cloud

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How tech can streamline your accountancy business

By Anthony Harrington If used correctly, massive advances in smartphone and app technology allow accountancy firms to become more streamlined, finds Anthony Harrington. If you remove all the technical skills and compliance issues, running an accountancy practice has a lot in common with any service-oriented operation. It all boils down to two major goals: making… Read More How tech can streamline your accountancy business

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Plastic wins the payout war

As the Big 4 banks roll out the New Payments Platform (NPP), it seems no rivals can seriously challenge the dominance of the big banks and card companies in the payments space. Consider the miracle that is modern card payments. You pick out a bottle of milk at your corner store, walk up to the… Read More Plastic wins the payout war

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IP audit: a ‘how-to’ guide

When it comes to liquidations, there are a number of factors to consider when conducting an intellectual property audit. Some of the most important and valuable assets a business has are its intellectual property rights (IPRs). IPRs encompass a wide range of intangible assets including technical processes, innovations, brands, designs and software. There is no… Read More IP audit: a ‘how-to’ guide

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Sky’s the limit

Some small- and medium-sized accounting firms around the world have accelerated their move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation. They tell Nicky Burridge about the new services they offer and how the cloud is a crucial tool when making the transition to advisory. A Sydney pub company employed a full-time bookkeeper who spent… Read More Sky’s the limit

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Creating the business case for cloud computing

Theo Lynn and Pierangelo Rosati explain the important role Chartered Accountants can play in helping organisations build the business case for the cloud. We are in the throes of a major transition. Social media, big data, mobile and connected devices are driving business and society to an internet-of-everything where everyone and everything is increasingly connected.… Read More Creating the business case for cloud computing