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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.

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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.

The business of apps

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

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.

Office software

Beyond the basics

Template for success part 3 - Simon Hurst looks at setting up and getting the most out of templates beyond Excel, in Microsoft Word.

Software product guide

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.