Technology

Today's cloud-based accounting software connects to a vast multitude of apps that collect information and perform other specialised functions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory.

5 accounting software providers for SMEs


Artificial intelligence has potential impacts similar to other forms of technology-based disruption, but also has additional characteristics that need to be considered separately.

How AI is changing the role of accounting and finance professionals


Chata.ai’s forecasting tool and a Chata.ai dashboard.

5 simple and affordable AI tools for business


For accountants, business and the wider community to realise artificial intelligence's significant potential benefits, it is vital to be able to have trust in AI applications.

Checks and balances in AI ethics


Payment methods are changing in business, led by a boom in fintech companies and government digitisation projects.

New payment technologies: challenging business as usual


The notion of tethered self relates to the fact that, because of technology, devices and social media, we’re always on and we’re always available.

New social media: 8 do's and don'ts


Over the next five years, data analytics and AI are expected to have a growing impact on public practices.

How technology for accountants is transforming modern practices


Airtable turns spreadsheets into highly flexible databases. With Airtable, you can create dashboards with visual data summaries and it lets you view data in a range of ways, such as via a calendar.

6 productivity apps for work


9 brilliant business ideas for 2020


When routine tasks are performed by automation, many people will not have to perform repetitive entry-level tasks, but they will be challenged to do higher-value work.

The accountants' guide to understanding RPA and AI


A customer uses an Apple watch to make a payment.

Top technology trends for the 2020s


With planning and some attention to detail, a teleconference can be efficient and truly beneficial.

7 ways to run a teleconference – and 6 ways not to


In just a few years, the Google Analytics tool has gone from being “just another toolbox” for businesses to an integral part of understanding customers and industry trends.

How well do you know your digital analytics?


Don't get caught out by ASIC


Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2.

Best must-have tech gifts for 2019


RPA will minimise the drudgery of many manual tasks that are done today and improve the quality of work, while also finding efficiencies and value for the business.

What RPA really means for management accounting


As the world increasingly favours card, online and contactless payments, society is grappling with the implications, good and bad, of a possible cashless society in the near future.

The backlash against contactless payment has arrived


Cybersecurity experts now emphasise that changing people’s security behaviours is as much a psychological challenge as anything else.

Password protection in the cloud accounting era


The cost of not taking cyberthreats seriously can be significant. The average cost of a data breach to an organisation has increased by 12 per cent over the past five years.

Top 5 internet security software packages of 2019


"We didn’t disrupt anything. We just expanded the possibilities,” says Jim McKelvey from payment company Square.

Using technology innovation to fight complexity


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