Firms spend over 3,000 hours annually checking bad client data

Accounting platform Dext has found that accountants are losing an hour a day manually checking client data for errors. Taken across a firm of 15 accountants, the figure equates to 3,284 hours in the year or 19.5 weeks.

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The future of accounting: co-habitation with bots

The new breed of techno-colleague is here to stay. We can avoid them at our peril, or we can form a mutually beneficial working relationship.

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How can accountants successfully use their time?

Few can disagree with “What gets measured gets done.” By knowing what you are doing you can evaluate whether your time is being spent wisely

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3 tips to get the customer journey right

In a world where your customers are pressed for time, being easy to deal with is one of the best ways for your small business to set itself apart from the rest. This isn’t just about how slick and pleasant your sales and service are – it’s also about how you remove friction from the customer experience regarding the purchasing, payments and billing process.

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6 emerging workplace trends to watch out for

As South Africa faces a lifting of some restrictions following the country’s move to lockdown Level 2, the impact of Covid on workplaces will remain for some time, and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, regardless of the progress of the pandemic, an expert says.

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Insights from Saiba Practice Management Conference

From Accounting Weekly: Nicolaas van Wyk, CEO of Saiba: Accountants are problem-solvers-in-chief, so we should embrace problems. Part of our CPD is a monthly review of legal and regulatory changes

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Can automated accounting software and platforms help SMEs?

We’ve heard about the potential horrors of automation, and when it comes to automated accounting, it might make some people, especially accountants, nervous.

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Firms spend over 3,000 hours annually checking bad client data

Automating the checking of data across your practice is the equivalent of giving yourself one hour back each day. Knowing the quality of your client’s data before taking them on allows you to price more accurately, not to mention the benefit of detecting tax risks or lost opportunities from miscoding quicker.

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RPA in Finance and Accounting – Redesigning Operational Excellence through Automation

RPA in Finance and Accounting has been lauded as one of the early adoptions of game-changing technology that allows companies in these industries to boost productivity, lower costs and save much-needed time carrying out their profession.

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Here are some cost-effective ways to promote your business

The success of any business depends on making yourself known, and that means advertising yourself. Many companies chose to overlook the importance of advertising and marketing, and hence remain small or even contract.

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