Last week we left you with a visual teaser of our currently preferred App Stack for an accounting firm, which we hope you found insightful.
Accountech.Live is the new and revamped ATSA with some fresh new ideas and the batten being passed from Smithink to National Media, who have done a terrific job with Australian Business Expo (ABE). Clarity Street focused on two tracks during the event, the round table discussion groups and the apps live track being the most relevant.
First impressions were that Accounttech.Live wasn’t as impressive as ABE. It didn’t seem to have as much foot traffic as its sister event, perhaps the venue was larger or accountants are getting a bit over all the tech conferences???
Our key takeaways from the event are:
Wow, what a fantastic webinar we were part of yesterday with the wonderful Jack Kay of Practice Protect!
We took a deep dive into the secrets of a cloud integrator <insert shameless plug for Clarity Street!> and how they can assist accounting and bookkeeping firms transition to the cloud.
Not only that, there were some fantastic tips presented by Jack, around the real security risks that are out there in this ever changing landscape of technology within business. He talked a lot about how to mitigate those risks with some simple tips around passwords and your downloads folder.
I would say that easily 95% of the calls we receive at Clarity Street from prospective clients begin a little like this: “Hi, I’m having difficulties getting the answers I need out of the software we’ve implemented, I just can’t seem to get clarity on the reports and things just don’t seem to be working as well as they should”....
What’s interesting about this statement is that most of the time, the software element is only a small piece of the issue they are experiencing. Usually the software isn’t working because of the way it’s being used, which is related to the people and processes in your organisation. This either stems from how much research was carried out to begin with about the relevancy of the product or, how it was initially implemented and what training was carried out, that is leading to the software being a problem.
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.