Software Archive

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...

Accountants in the age of fintechs

The entire financial services industry is going through unprecedented change as the impact of new fintech companies quickly unfolds. While technology is at the core of that change, the...

5 Secrets Of Successful Business Coaches

Many accountants say that they struggle to move from the technical to advisory space in working with business clients. Often, it’s simply lack of confidence that prevents us from...

Crowd Funding Offers Significant Benefits to SMEs and Accountants

A new opportunity for small/medium enterprises, inventors and entrepreneurs has emerged with the passing by the Australian Senate of the Australian government’s Crowd Sourced Funding Amendments to the Corporations...

Wolters Kluwer Finds More Than Half of Future Fit Survey Firm Respondents are Writing off Potential Profit

We recently encouraged Australia’s accounting firms to review their technology choices. This would ensure their practice software is making use of their data and also help them to better...

Improvements to RDR Reporting

With very few entities taking the chance to produce RDR accounts, but taking the special purpose route instead, the AASB has embarked on a program (in conjunction with their...

New Class Consolidated portfolios a powerful tool of collaboration

Class, Australia’s leading provider of cloud SMSF software, has announced the availability of consolidated portfolios, a revolutionary reporting solution for both SMSF and non-SMSF portfolios that allows accountants and...

How To Avoid Being A Sitting Duck To Cybercriminals And Protect Everything You’ve Worked So Hard To Achieve

You, the CEO of a small business, are under attack. Right now, extremely dangerous and well-funded cybercrime rings around the world are using sophisticated software systems to hack into...

Tax incentives for early stage investors

An Early Stage Innovation Company has introduced attractive taxation benefits for investors.

Investors will qualify for two separate tax incentives if they invest in Australian innovation companies, being a tax...

Cloud + ECommerce + Saasu = Australian Manufacturer’s Success

The Wrapping Paper Company are a successful Australian manufacturer that can teach a thing or two about running a successful online business and how to go about choosing the...

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