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Business systems and software selection

News, opinion pieces, legislations and best practices aimed at helping members make better use of their IT in their businesses and those of their clients.

Robotic Process Automation in Finance

Outcomes from a meeting of finance professionals from large organisations, discussing the potential of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to benefit organisations.

Smoothly does it

FRS 102 has caused plenty of waves for bigger firms using accounting software lately. Now it's the turn of smaller practices to take on board the changes.

Accounts Production Software - 2017 edition

This guide looks at the benefits of using accounts production software, explains the key concepts involved and the choices available and considers the risks and rewards from using such software. It includes reviews or a range of accounts production packages, ranging from standalone systems aimed at smaller firms to fully-featured systems from the market-leading suppliers which integrate with practice-wide tax and other applications.

Choosing payroll software and services 2014 - Chartech software product guide

Choosing payroll software and services can be as complex as payroll itself. However, with the support of this guide, you should be able to make an informed choice, whether you are in business or practice, looking for a solution you can use in-house, considering a bureau service, or seeking a solution you can use to provide bureau services.

The business of apps

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As the app economy continues to expand, businesses that want to remain relevant to their customers are using apps not only to deliver key services but also as a new channel of engagement. Accountancy firms in particular can leverage an app to deepen the relationship they have with their clients.

Planning and managing voice over IP

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Voice over IP (VoIP) is a technology finding increasing use in business. It enables voice communication to run over computer networks including the internet and so can reduce costs. This helpsheet explains what VoIP is and how it can help your business.

IT for the small accounting practice

This guide is aimed mainly at the very small accountancy firm (one to five people) though you may still benefit from the ideas and explanations if your firm is larger.

Visualise IT - using dashboard software in business

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Throughout the guide we include comments from dashboard users that give an insight into their experiences, focusing on both benefits and cautionary notes. There are also a number of examples of dashboard images intended to demonstrate why good design and clarity are so important in the successful use of dashboards.

Document Management Software Product Guide

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Paper has long been the method of distribution of information across the world, but there are continuing issues with the use of paper. Whilst it is quick and easy to pick up a pen and scribble a note, what happens to that document afterwards? If put in the post, it is slow to arrive at its destination – or may never arrive at all; if stored, it has to be filed and possibly needs to be available for retrieval and reference at some stage in the future.

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