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ICAEW's Accredited Software Scheme

If you have a software product that you are looking to get accredited, ICAEW's Accredited Software Scheme will enable you to position yourself in a competitive marketplace.

Benefits

  • Use of the ICAEW logo on product packaging, website and promotional materials.
  • Access to the membership database with up to 20,000 records per year free of charge (market value is £5,000). The cost of accreditation over the three years is virtually covered by the value of the data.
  • A description of your accredited software with a downloadable product evaluation report on www.icaew.com/accreditedsoftware - and a link through to your website.
  • Promotion and discounted advertising space in ICAEW publications 'Economia' and 'Chartech News'.
  • Opportunity to sponsor or exhibit at numerous ICAEW events.

Further information

Evaluation

ICAEW has a policy of appointing a top accountancy firm as the scheme's independent assessor. This is currently RSM. The assessor has the final say as to whether a product has passed the accreditation process.

The scheme's independence is very important as it means software companies cannot simply pay to join the Scheme but must meet the required criteria laid out in the questionnaire.

Questionnaires 

The following list provides questionnaires and guidelines for the scheme