Partners – Technology Archive

New Year, new opportunities | Our thoughts on what to watch out for in 2020

With the year quickly coming to a close, we’ve been turning our mind to what’s going to have the biggest impact on your business and your clients in 2020....

Running a modern day tax practice

Running a modern day tax practice is no challenge for the light-hearted. In this episode of Tax Yak, Robyn yaks with Planet Consulting Founder and Principal Consultant, Rob Pillans,...

3 tips and tools to improve productivity across your practice

When was the last time you stepped back and looked at all of the different tech tools and software solutions you’re using to run your practice? Are they still...

How Successful Accountants are Solving the Communication Challenge

How many times a week do you hear the words: ‘I didn’t get your email’? Email was once the most effective way of communicating with clients but now, they...

Automation in (Public) Practice: How to identify and implement automated technology to boost your practice’s productivity.

This year’s Good Bad Ugly technology report revealed a concerning insight – fully utilising existing systems and technology was ranked as the number 1 biggest technology challenge facing accounting...

Hybrid IT – A Game Changer for Medium and Large Business Clients

For the past decade, cloud IT was suggested by many as the solution to everything. But most medium and large businesses have not been keen to commit totally to...

7 Ways Social Media Can Help Future Proof Communication Strategy

The increasing take-up of faster fixed and mobile data services is extending people’s choice over how, where and when they communicate with others, watch or listen to content services,...

The 7 things your SMSF clients are judging you on

Ever increasing complexity means most individuals can’t run their SMSFs without professional support. As the industry matures, it’s worth asking whether practices are adequately meeting the needs of SMSF...

Being a Connected Accountant is an Essential Part of of Today’s Always on World

A term first coined by the Bay Street Group[1], the ‘Connected Accountant’ is defined as an individual who can deliver an increased level of responsiveness, client service...

5 ways to market your firm on a shoestring

Attracting clients is the bread and butter of any business. Yet, it’s easier said than done – especially when strapped for time and money. We talk to Glenn Redler,...

Will Accountants Cross the Digital Bridge in 2019?

According to a report by the independent research firm Forrester, 2019 will be the year that aspirations for digital transformation translate into “pragmatic” actions – here are...

It’s happening! Single Touch Payroll reporting for small employers

On 1 July 2018, STP reporting was introduced for substantial employers (20 or more employees as at 1 April 2018). Under STP reporting, an employer reports information on their...

Medium business clients – ATO targets 20 or more employees

A year ago the ATO issued ‘Single Touch Payroll Deferral Notices’ for clients with 20 or more employees. The new start date of 31/5/19 was described as a reasonable...

State of Social Annual report 2019 – 10 Top Line Facts for the Accountant

Based on the responses of over 1800 businesses in the new State of Social Report 2019, paid for social media advertising is shown to be gaining traction...

State of Mobile Report 2019 – 10 Need to Know Facts for the Accountant

The top-level findings in the industry’s leading annual mobile insights report ‘State of Mobile 2019’ suggest that there is no longer any industry or company that can afford to...

Are Your Company’s Digital Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web?

Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this — and that’s why...

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