The Fourth Wave of Industrialisation, and its impact on Australian compliance work.

David CarterAutomation

The fourth wave

If you managed to attend Xerocon at the Brisbane convention centre recently, you might have noticed some pink flamingos in a ball pit, and other interesting goings on. Certainly the new cloud providers are expanding traditional accountants mindset, and challenging the status quo of traditional compliance! So for some it might not seem unusual on Day 1 of Xerocon for … Read More

Accounting’s brave new digital world

David CarterIn the Press

Accountancy’s digital revolution means that your firm’s toughest competition might be a switched-on firm on the other side of the continent.. In this article Brad Howarth revisits the “Firm of the Future” 2007 CPA report and visits on what has changed since then. The impact of the cloud is the big game-changer going on right now, and its transformative powers … Read More

Should resellers outsource or offshore migrations?

David CarterOdyssey in the Press

“Do you use offshore support to run your business? If not you should consider it, if only to help with implementations. A trend among software companies to provide free or subsidised data conversion services from competitors’ products hints at the potential for offshoring in IT resellers.” In this article, published on CRN Australia, Sholto Macpherson explains why Accounting software firms use … Read More

Intuit Extends $5/month QuickBooks Online Deal

David CarterOdyssey in the Press

“Intuit announced last week that it would extend its $5/month deal for QuickBooks Online for at least another three months to 30 September.” After Intuit’s deal extension, Sholto Macpherson has wisely noticed that on top of this deal, one of the most effective ways for Intuit to gain new customers has been to reduce barriers for new customers with the recent launch … Read More