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Apps are getting the AI treatment

The hot topic of 2018 is undoubtedly AI. Wherever you look there are new takes on how AI is going to impact business and...

MyFirmsApp Introduces New Layered Mobile Platform – OneApp

Positioning accountants at the heart of their clients’ mobile lives

MyFirmsApp, the...

Modern SMSF Administration

How to Embrace Digital Automation & New Service Models

This ebook has been specifically designed to help SMSF accountants, administrators and planners. It provides insights and guidance to help maximise...

Data Analytics for SME Audits: Just Hype, Help or Hindrance?

“The future for data analytics is very bright. It is increasingly becoming a significant tool for auditors to use. Smaller practitioners have an important role to play in educating...

Are You at Risk? New Australian Data Breach Law – February 2018

Does your business hold sensitive data about customers or clients?

On February 22nd 2018, Australia implemented mandatory data breach notification laws. As a business owner you need to know how...

Single Touch Payroll starts in under 80 working days but accountants are dropping the ball

Single Touch Payroll (STP) commences on 1 July for employers with 20 or more staff, yet most are not even aware of what STP is all about. A second...

Challenges and Opportunities for a New Year

It’s still early enough in 2018 for accountants to be identifying challenges that present opportunities for accountancy businesses to exploit by offering innovative services to small/medium enterprise clients over...

Who is providing your technology vision?

The digital transformation threatens to disrupt much of what we thought we knew about firm management and technology, resulting in a sudden crowd of players wanting access to management...

New year, same grim reality for cybercrime in Australia

47,000 cybercrime incidents occurred in Australia during the 2016/17 financial year, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre. This figure begs the question as to how safe Australian businesses...

Data Feeds – The Facts that Matter

There has been a fair bit of commentary across the SMSF industry on data feeds of late – particularly around what the term ‘reliable’ means in relation to data...

Developing Analytics for Audit – What are the Challenges?

With advancements in technology, more and more data is being made available to be shared between applications and more data is now easily available to auditors. With the improvements...

Ransomware Can Destroy Backups in Four Ways

I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with...

The Client Portal: The Next Step In Efficiency

The 2017 Good Bad Ugly Insight report on Technology has revealed that out of all the potential investments an accounting firm could make in the next 12 months, a...

Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I outlined some thoughts in relation to machine learning and big data and the impact on the accounting profession. These are just...

Is that a brain or just a pile of junk? (Part 1)

There seems to be unrelenting discussion about the machines taking over. The accounting profession seems to always be mentioned as one of the professions where there will be significant...

Artificial Intelligence, Accounting and the Rise of the Machines

Robots, automation and artificial intelligence are no longer part of the Hollywood movie special effects kitbag – in 2016 Oxford University released report results which showed 57 percent of...

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