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.
This topic seems to surface on a regular basis, especially when accounting firms start getting comfortable with creating proposals after implementing Practice Ignition, the awesome proposal/client engagement software. So we thought we’d address the reasons why, grouping the entities for a client group, into just one proposal for the entire group, thoroughly screws with your internal “automated” workflow.
Moving to upfront pricing AND upfront payment for your clients, (as opposed to time/cost billing) can be one of the best decisions you make for your business, especially for your cashflow! Utilising our favourite engagement and payment software, Practice Ignition, the new experience for your clients is practically magical!
It doesn’t come without it challenges though, for example, your team need to get their head around scoping work and providing a fee to the client, BEFORE they begin working on the job, which means that their level of accountability to be efficient in completion, just increased a great deal.
Clarity Street attended the ABE2019 conference this week in Sydney. Here are our key take-aways!
When the PDF burst on the scene in the early 1990s, it heralded a new era of information sharing and the promise of lower printing and document storage costs. Although some of those perks are alive and well, many companies now face an unanticipated challenge—a PDF productivity solution that is increasingly expensive and contributes to the same cost overruns that the technology was meant to alleviate.
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