Cloud Computing

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Align for growth - technology is the key to long-term growth

Competing on price is a short-cut to nowhere. It's time to optimise technology and align for growth, writes Barbara Kroll

17 Feb 2014

Cara Miller

Miller's Tale: Use tech to serve

If automation will kill off traditional accountants, surely it's a boon for modern advisers? Asks Cara Miller

16 Jan 2014

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SMEs want accountancy services on the cloud

New surveys reveal active thinking about the cloud from both accountants and their clients

27 Nov 2013

Baker Tilly hires Twinfield for enhanced online services

Top Ten firm looks to enhance its online accounting service with Twinfield contract

05 Nov 2013

Accountants being urged to adopt sector specialisms

Firms believe specialising in vertical markets is important to their SME clients, but feel unable to support the strategy

26 Sep 2013

Intuit launches QuickBooks Online for SMEs and accountants

Intuit begins global roll-out of QuickBooks Online for accountants and SMEs

25 Sep 2013

Talentia Software launches in UK

Talentia Software launches CPM solution for consolidation, budgeting and reporting in the UK

24 Sep 2013

Sage launches "Collaborate" for online accounting

Update allows accountants to send files securely

20 Sep 2013

Living off the high from winning a British Accountancy Award

FinancialForce.com chief Jeremy Roche

18 Sep 2013

Xero goes on the hunt for tech start-ups

Xero actively searching for new UK add-on technology partners

12 Aug 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

HMRC is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ explains CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills

12 Aug 2013

Xero incorporate artificial intelligence into their systems

Xero continues drive to market to accountants by incorporating AI software from Celaton into its products

05 Jul 2013

Client portal sector "a market reaching maturity" - Wolters Kluwer

Having previously been considered too "exotic", accountancy firms are increasingly using client portals, Wolters Kluwer finds

27 Jun 2013

CheapAccounting and ClearBooks announce partnership

CheapAccounting and Clearbooks strike deal which sees ClearBooks entry-level software offered to CheapAccounting clients

25 Jun 2013

Don’t let the firm’s relationships fall apart

Accountants need to be more proactive in nurturing existing clients and hunting down new ones explains John Paterson

30 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Better, faster, stronger - accountancy's future

Accountancy firms should act now and embrace technological change, says Reeves partner Michael O'Brien

01 May 2013

Younger SME owners want cloud accounting services

Next generation of SMEs want online accounting services, according to CCH survey

18 Apr 2013

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

08 Apr 2013

Become a virtual FD or face retirement

Accountancy practices can exploit real-time information combined with business expertise to provide a virtual FD service to clients, explains Barbara Kroll

12 Mar 2013

IRIS acquires accountancy website designer

Accountancy software provider acquires Websmiths to build on its online offerings

13 Feb 2013

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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

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

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Briefings

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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.

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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.