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Accountex 2017: It's a wrap

May 13, 2017

The AutoEntry team was back in full force at Accountex this year and it was a jam packed two days for all involved. Accountex is a date not to be missed in the accountancy calendar, with industry professionals from far and wide gathering at London’s ExCeL to share news, network over coffee and attend insightful presentations from the likes of Microsoft and ICAEW.

Having attended Accountex over the years, we’ve seen the increasing interest of those wishing to adopt digital solutions in their respective firms. Once an industry which favoured the more ‘traditional’ way – accountants and bookkeepers are well and truly keeping pace with today’s digital revolution, eager to take advantage of the valuable operating efficiencies granted by innovative digital tools, and rightly so.

This objective was certainly reflected in the volume of traffic we received over the course of the event at our stand, and following the presentations we made on incorporating digital and cloud-based technology in business. With more ‘digital-first’ market entrants, online or on the high street, and increasingly technologically savvy clients – we chose to present on these topics as we believe that using software is now fundamental in order for accountants and bookkeepers to remain competitive and relevant. And we’re not alone in this view – research from Xero found that a significant 86% of accountants think that understanding technology is now as important as knowledge of the trade.

So why were we at Accountex? Businesses come to us in order to leverage an all encompassing solution which eliminates manual data entry. They want a cloud-based platform which captures and analyses scanned and photographed paper documents – seamlessly automating data entry into a user’s accounts software, be it Xero, QuickBooks or Sage. They want an intelligent solution which offers them enhanced functionality such as full line item capture and PO matching. And they want it at a fair price. Offering all of that and more, AutoEntry is rapidly becoming one of the most popular add-ons for invoice capture in the Xero marketplace – just one year since its release.     

As computing develops at pace, advances in this field will continue to push boundaries of what we think is possible, both at home and in the office. Accountex will remain a valuable opportunity for businesses to keep up to speed with these marketplace changes, and specifically the development of business applications within financial services. Applying targeted solutions such as AutoEntry must continue to be a top priority for accounting practices, in order to help them work smarter and make better use of every working day. As ever, we had a terrific time at this year’s Accountex, soaking up the atmosphere and meeting many new prospects who will be eliminating manual data entry by deploying AutoEntry in their organisation in the forthcoming weeks. We’re already looking forward to what the conference next year has in store. Here’s to next time!  

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