I agree with Dennis Keeling when he says that lack of investment in R&D was to blame for the downturn in accounting software vendors’ fortunes (Software firms stop research, page 9, 20 September). I would also be quick to add that there has been a serious lack of imagination too.
We’re in an era where there’s more technical innovation than ever, and since finance is no longer resigned to the back-office, functions which may once have been too ‘wayward’, should now be freely used.
Surely, it’s not difficult to decide which exciting technologies to incorporate into an accounting package?
Come on, if customers are still willing to invest money, then it’s not hard to see where the imbalance is coming from. But then again, maybe the majority of vendors aren’t listening hard enough to their customers and partners.
Eduardo Loigorri, Exchequer Software.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel