A year ago there was great excitement among small software suppliers
providing niche applications.
The ICAEW’s Practice Software Suppliers Forum had just agreed to the
extensible practice standard (xPS), which would allow practitioners to swap
software suppliers without concerns over their own data.
But things have gone very quiet on the xPS front.
Rumours have circulated that the larger software suppliers were not
implementing xPS as enthusiastically as they could, for fear of opening up
Despite the concerns in the industry, others have argued that so far
everything seems to have gone smoothly.
Paul Booth, technical manager at the ICAEW, said he had ‘no reason not to be
And Simon Crompton, general manager of MYOB, said that his company was happy
to apply xPS to its products as generally customers preferred buying software
suites over specialised applications.
But the progress that has been made on xPS does not mean that there are no
clouds building on the horizon.
Drastically fewer offices for HMRC in the hope to reduce their running costs
A CIO has been appointed at BDO from law firm Olswang
Global revenues have risen 8% to $7.6bn (£6bn) for BDO in 2016
The accounting and legal giants have partnered to create DataCheckPoint, an eight-stage data and cyber security audit offering