Accounting software

Is business intelligence working

Business Intelligence isn't working

It’s hailed as an essential management information tool offering a single dashboard of key business metrics for better-informed decision making – so why is business intelligence software failing to meet user expectations? Michael Dean sheds some light on the issue

15 Jun 2011

Henri van Engelen

CCH acquires Twinfield

Accountancy technology giant Wolters Kluwer acquires online rival Twinfield

14 Jun 2011

Cloud computing

From in-house to accounting in the cloud

The first of two articles by Glover Stanbury & Co partner Kevin Salter covering the practicalities of moving a practice's systems offsite to a hosted server

07 Jun 2011

Electronic Companies House should get new remit

08 Mar 2011

iXBRL decision criticised by tax bodies

Tax bodies disappointment at government decision to push ahead with 1 April iXBRL deadline

10 Feb 2011

Barbican Insurance chooses Infor finance software

SunSystems package chosen to help Barbican close its books more quickly

09 Feb 2011

Council outsourcers sign £600,000 finance IT deal

Agiliysis awards UNIT4 with finance software contract

18 Jan 2011

85-strong practice network signs software deal with Iris

Abacus Accountancy Network signs-three year deal with Iris for practice software

18 Jan 2011

Thomson Reuters on acquisition trail in Europe

Technology company Thomson Reuters is hoping to branch out in Europe with acquisitions and product launches next year

24 Dec 2010

Security a concern over bank account software

New software connects accountants with their clients' bank transactions in real time. But what are the security risks?

13 Dec 2010

Is Xero's real-time banking technology revolutionary for practices?

01 Dec 2010

Unit4 creates hybrid division

Financial software provider Unit4 has created a hybrid division which will offer customers a combination of online software and traditional in-house technology

19 Nov 2010

KPMG signs deal with Thomson Reuters

KPMG is the sixth accountancy firm to become a consultant for Thomson Reuters' tax and compliance software Onesource

17 Nov 2010

HMRC allows small charities to continue PDF tax filing

Small charities will not have to submit tax returns in a new technology format in April 2011 as software is not yet available for them.

16 Nov 2010

BDO signs deal with Thomson Reuters

BDO is now certified to offer training and support on Thomson Reuters tax and compliance software Onesource.

12 Nov 2010

iXBRL takes off for Iris customers

Accounting software provider Iris has seen a surge in its customers filing in iXBRL

19 Oct 2010

Museum of London exhibits liking for new expenses system

Museum of London chooses WebExpenses to process its credit card expenses

20 Sep 2010

Sage lose Mint Velvet to Pegasus software

Fashion retailer Mint Velvet implements accounting software Pegasus, upgrading from Sage

20 Sep 2010

Rank Group signs deal with CODA

FTSE 250 business Rank Group has signed a deal with financial software providers CODA

14 Sep 2010

NetSuite sets up accountants' service

Clients can allow accountants access to their accounts through Netsuite - for free

02 Sep 2010

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse


Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.


iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.