It's been a long time coming but finally there is an Australian, (well technically South African), cloud based solution for multidisciplinary firms and firms who are too large to appropriately use Xero’s Practice Manager (XPM). GreatSoft is used by over 1000 medium and large accounting firms in 19 countries, including three of the ‘Big Four’ in Africa, and has been playing in this space for over 20 years.
If creating capacity and having a global team is in your strategic plan, (you have one of them right?), then The Outsourced Accountant (TOA) will fit in like the last piece of the compliance puzzle! While technically not an app, (we will talk about this later), it does create capacity within your firm. Let’s make this clear from the outset, TOA is not just an outsourcing company, it provides you with a global team that is YOURS and not THEIRS. This is a critical distinction to make. Your new team member is yours, just like an internal employee, and you will only get out of this relationship what you put in. If you just want cheap labour and don’t care about the team member that is doing the work, then please stop reading as this blog is not for you. You may enjoy this more...
How did TOA make it onto on our app stack you ask? Read more below.
There's been a bit of confusion in the industry about Clarity Street and if we have pivoted to being an advisory app and changed our name... Short answer is no, but we do LOVE Clarity HQ, not just for their awesome choice in name (secretly we’re pitching for cobranding as Clarity2!!), but because the application actually solves a massive problem right now in the industry.
Clarity HQ are the new kids on the block–chain when it comes to advisory services, or should I say “pre advisory” services providing advisors with real time information, around 7 key metrics of a client's business, creating trackable action plans, storing client internal business documents and most importantly providing education to the advisor about what business advisory actually is, in the context of their 7 key metrics.
With the acquisition of Now Infinity by Class Super announced today, here’s our thoughts on the topic, as they both feature on our recommended Cloud App Stack.
October and November have seen some of our partners make some very notable changes and improvements to their applications. We’ll take you through some of the highlights below.
Accountech.Live promises to be “the non-vendor specific tech conference of the year”, aimed to provide accountants and their clients with access to app vendors, speakers and round table discussions to help grow, nurture or expedite speed of growth. This year they were expecting in excess of 3,400 attendees registered and over 50 app vendors. In addition to the app vendors, there was a plethora of content for the attendees to fill their CPD hours. With all these app vendors and speakers, it was inevitable that there would be information paralysis for the attendees, this is where Clarity Street came to the rescue!
Another year, another extravaganza!
The overarching theme of this year's Xerocon was wellness and looking after yourself, both mentally and physically. There were plenty of activities to promote self wellness, from riding a bike to make a smoothie, to table tennis, totem tennis, hair cuts, a nail bar and a huge sweet bar. A big hit was the line up of speakers who brought tears to the eyes of attendees (both happy and emotional tears) in almost every keynote speech.
Do you wear a white collar to work? Are you part of the corporate gig? Have you ever sat at a seminar hosted by a group of middle aged guys that were ear wiggling, toe curlingly, mind numbingly boring? Yeah, I have as well. Why do we put ourselves through this? Possibly from a sense of duty or a sense of escapism that stems from the same part of the brain that thinks.. “No, I can catch a 6am flight.. That’s not too early”. One we regret immediately the alarm on our phone rings.
The accounting world is a world in which all too frequently the same old cookie cutter guys are brought out to bore us to death about something that is often actually quite interesting but, due to the soporific presentation, we are too comatosed to take any of it in. I wonder how a woman would do it differently?
Clarity Street is delighted to share with you, a little project that we have launched in collaboration with Lisa Hennessey from Teach It Forward (www.teachitforward.com.au)
The Accounting Support Superstar’s is a group for accounting administration and support superstars who are looking to connect with other like-minded ASS’s.
Account Kit, as previously mentioned in our blog series “our app stack explained”, is the sand between the cracks for Accounting and Bookkeeping firms. Account Kit is built by accountants for accountants and provides accountants with tools that no one else is building in the cloud.
Clarity Street was conceived from years of engaging with Accounting firms on a daily basis and a constant desire to make Accounting firms & SME’s more efficient and profitable.