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Will digital tax accounts see the end of the annual compliance headache?

written by Editor, 6 May 2016

Guest blog by, Mark  Purdue, Product Manager – Tax products

Annual compliance headache

Busy season – How was it for you?

We teamed up with AccountingWeb recently to survey over 500 UK accountants to see how busy season 2016 had gone for them and their practices. The survey revealed the mood was sombre…

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How Can Your Practice Connect with Millennials in the Accountancy Profession?

written by Editor, 14 April 2016

Guest blog by, Chris Taylor, Digita Marketing Assistant

connect with millennials

In recent years the millennial generation has become more prevalent in the UK labor market. The number of millennialls in the UK is currently estimated to be 13.8 million with this figure rising on a daily basis. These figures are reflected on a global scale with some industry experts predicting that millennials will make up 75% of the labor market by 2025.

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IT tips – Optimising your PC/Server

written by Digita Support, 11 March 2016

By Jamie Capron, IT support.

As the tax filing deadline has passed, now is a good time to take a look at your server or standalone PC to see if your Digita software is running as smoothly as possible. more »


Is consumer use of technology overtaking their accountants?

written by Editor, 26 November 2015

Guest blog by, Ian Cooper, Digita Business Development Manager

technology

Mobile devices, the cloud and social media have created huge behavioural changes in consumers and has led to a change in their expectations. There is no question that easy to use solutions such as Amazon® same-day delivery, Apple Pay and Uber are helping the constantly connected consumer get what they want when they want it. Consumers are now socially-oriented, design-conscious and impatient. These consumer behaviours describe our clients, prospective clients and they also describe us. All of us have helped change the demands of services in a very short amount of time, ask yourselves that as accountants, are you keeping pace?

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RONI – have you considered it?

written by Editor, 12 November 2015

Guest blog by, Ian Cooper, Digita Business Development Manager

RONI

We are all aware of the term Return on Investment. This is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

However, a term you might not be so familiar with is RONI, the RISK OF NOT INVESTING.

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Familiarity with existing technology is the biggest barrier to change

written by Editor, 5 October 2015

Our Survey said – Part 1

changes in technology

Earlier this year we carried out a survey among UK accountants which revealed they may be paying a high price for failing to switch to improved technology solutions which can help them grow their practice.

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Tips for start ups – How to Build a Practice Technology Plan

written by Editor, 10 July 2015

Guest Blog by Andrew Flanagan, Digita Managing Director
technology

If you’re starting your own accountancy practice, it’s vital to ensure that the technology you choose is fit for purpose, will help you stand out from the competition and will support you in the long run as your practice grows, in attracting and retaining those all important clients. Here, Andrew Flanagan, managing director at Digita, offers some advice on how to plan to achieve this.

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How to get the right type of client – Sales and marketing techniques for accountancy practice owners

written by Editor, 1 April 2015

Guest Blog by Rudi Jansen Founder of Accoa
Sales and Marketing Techniques

Sometimes the thought of developing new sales and marketing techniques for your practice can bring to mind over-expensive advertising campaigns and unsuccessful prospect meetings that feel like a waste of your precious time.
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In a World of Change, Creating the Firm and the Life You Want Remains a Matter of Choice

written by Editor, 23 March 2015

Guest blog by Darren Root, CEO of RootWorks

World of Change

The world has changed dramatically since I began my career 30 years ago. Life is more complex, more demanding and more stressful. The competition in our now global marketplace is greater than ever. Client and employee expectations have also changed radically by virtue of the Internet, social media, e-commerce and other technologies. It is easy to see why many accounting firms – businesses that have typically thrived on stability and tradition, the flipsides of change – are struggling to keep up.

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Putting IT in Practice: Advice for Accountants

written by Editor, 4 March 2015

Blog by Ashley Leeds, Digita Business Development Manager
IT in Practice

Having worked for Thomson Reuters for nearly eight years, i’ve met many accountants around the UK and I have built up quite an understanding of the key issues faced by accountants in practice. I love that I get to meet a complete mix of people with very diverse businesses and needs, but they all face common problems.

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Here’s a question for you: Does it seem logical or valid to compare accountants to Olympic gymnasts? (Answer: No, probably not.)

written by Editor, 19 June 2014

Blog by Andrew Flanagan, Digita Managing Director
The purpose of referencing gymnasts/accountants in my address at our London and Leeds User Conferences was merely to draw attention to the concept of “Agility”; agility in a business sense.
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