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Accountants choose to invest in IT

A recent Softworld survey revealed that accounting and finance professionals are amongst the first to embrace new technologies such as web services. Of over 200 visitors to the autumn Softworld event, 95% of companies said they are planning to invest in this area within the next year.

A further 64% said they have already integrated their systems with other parts of the business, and in some cases suppliers and customers.

These statistics indicate that the finance function is now firmly established as the first point of call for business critical information, and that many companies are now appreciating the advantages of making this information accessible throughout the organisation. As a result, accounting and finance professionals need to ensure they are familiar with the latest solutions that could impact on their role.

At Softworld you will find the latest technology on show, including integration solutions, such as XML web services accounting suites. Over 100 leading software providers will be exhibiting their solutions on the showfloor, complemented by over 90 free product demonstrations throughout the two-days.

The burning issues affecting accounting and finance professionals will be addressed in the free breakfast briefing and masterclass sessions. Sessions are hosted by speakers from IBM Business Consulting Services, the ICAEW, BASDA, Atos KPMG Consulting, Deloitte & Touche and PA Consulting Group. Topics to be covered include: web services, selecting and implementing a system, financial reporting and planning and integrating the finance function across the enterprise.

This year’s event will also mark the launch of Softworld Online for the accounting and finance community – the first of Imark’s new virtual events which will run 365 days a year as an extension of the main Softworld events.

This means that if you are unable to make it to the main event, or would like to stay in touch with vendors and consultants all year round, you will now have one-stop shop available to you at the click of a button – www.softworld.co.uk/online.

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