On the Inside Accounting Product News - 1st Quarter 2017
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On the Inside - Accounting Product News
1st Quarter 2017

There is never a dull moment with accounting software products and services and their continued development, so read on to find out the latest news.

It seems the Accounting Business Expo held in Sydney in March 2017 was a huge success and I have shared some comments from my partners below.

Like the Eagles and the Dockers the travel gets a little tedious so I am delighted my partners have acknowledged that there wasn't a lot of WA representation at the conference and they are prepared to share their feedback and 'SPECIAL OFFERS" with my client base.

Also 'WATCH THIS SPACE" for a new partnership that is developing with Inside Accounting, for practices to provide an in-house add-on advisory service.  You will be able to take on software add-on projects with background support from experienced add-on consultants and implementers and have access to a Learning Portal.  

Register your interest here.

See links below to some interesting announcements in Q1:

Reckon announces plans to de merge into 2 companies
MYOB announces full year results to December 2016
Sage announces new aquisition
Perth tech company attracts Silicone Valley investment



HowNow @ Accounting Business Expo

21st - 22nd March 2017.

The inaugral Accounting Business Expo was a huge success so if you didn't attend this year, mark it in your calendar for 2018.

With an upcoming release of HowNow 5 for on premise clients and the rapid development of the HowNow Online Document Management product there was quite a lot of interest in the Business Fitness stand.

You can sign up for trials of HowNow Online and HowNow Smart Workpapers and I can do a quick web demo to get you started.

I'm also on a mission to increase the WA/SA participants in the GBU polls and surveys and have included the latest result for our poll on succession planning for download.

GBU17 Insight Poll Succession

Pictured here:  Sean Devenish, Head of Development-Reportance, Campbell Docherty, Training & Implementation Specialist and in the background Clayton Wright, Business Development Manager.  Check out the team



Bizink launch Marketing Roadmap


Bizink have launched a new service to the industry and can develop strategic and tactical marketing plans for firms with ambitious growth goals.


The Marketing Roadmap requires minimal time investment on your part but the end result is an actionable marketing plan that is unique to your firm but based on our experience of working with 100s of accounting and bookkeeping businesses worldwide.


Click on the link for details and pricing

As an Inside Accounting subscriber you can take advantage of $500 off the cost by using the coupon code BIZINK500.

You may also want to register for the webinar on Thursday 27th April to learn more about how you can create a simple and effective marketing plan.

Register for webinar

If you want to know more about Bizink, book a demo with me at the link below.

Book a Bizink demo


Ron Drost reports on the Accounting Business Expo.

"The great message from ABE was how happy practices were to know that an Australian based company was offering an app. We had over 200 enquiries which was amazing.
I was also pleased to see so many practices that now understand the power of an app in changing the way their clients interact with their practice.
My observations from the ABE Expo were how quickly things are changing and that every practices needs to find a way to stay plugged in. The really risk is if practices don't keep up they will become noncompetitive very quickly."
We offered a free trial of iPracticeApps at ABE and we are happy to extend this to Inside Accounting clients. They get the chance to download "iPracticeApps" which is a fully functional demo app they can evaluate. Just search the app store for "iPracticeApps" and download, register and off they go.

I recently met with Viv Brownrigg and Mark Jenkins of The Gap, providers of leading edge business development products and knowledge.  The Gap is a rapidly growing provider of on-line business advisory content.  Their goal is to help Accountants leverage their time by providing the full system to market, sell and deliver advisory content in a seamless and professional way.  They also provide regular workshops, on-line training, mind-set resources and marketing collateral that you can use to fast track your results.

Mark Jenkins comments on the feedback from the New Member Workshop held recently in Auckland.

Over 86% of Accountants who attended their last workshop in Auckland rated the quality of the day’s content as awesome.  Attendees particularly loved the content on the Complimentary Client Review or CCR as a great way to sell your advisory services without product pushing. Here’s a selection of comments from attendees:
“I’m feeling more confident about selling my value to my clients as opposed to giving it away.”
“Everything was awesome – the amount I have written down that I can use immediately is fantastic.”
“I found the entire day engaging and really motivational – and what’s more, it makes sense!”
If you want to know more visit The Gap or contact me to arrange a one on one demo.

Book a demo

Have you had a chance to have a look at the latest Inside Accounting blogs.  If not take a quick look now.

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