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

The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities


Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

Share Price Centre

Track the fortunes of UK-listed companies with our Share Price Centre

PI Insurance

Professional Indemnity insurance tailored to the needs of small- to medium-sized practices

Find Me An Accountant

Locate an accounting practice that meets your particular business needs



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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.