Over the past year Fujitsu ScanSnap has teamed up with SpeedTax, a provider of SaaS, fully-automated sales tax management solutions, in a strategic alliance aimed at educating and informing CPAs and accounting professionals about paperless, document management, cloud and SaaS solutions. Last June, Jim Bourke of WithumSmith+Brown authored a white paper titled “3 Key Tech Strategies of Successful 21st Century Accounting Firms”, underwritten by Fujitsu and SpeedTax, discussing how these technologies are making firms more successful.
Recently the alliance expanded to include XCM Solutions, a pioneer in delivering paperless workflow solutions to the accounting profession, and has dubbed itself The CloudSolutions Alliance. The main goal of The CloudSolutions Alliance is to provide firms of all sizes with solutions that not only integrate and form an end-to-end solution for clients, but also are simple and easy to implement regardless of firm size.
Our most recent strategic initiative and the first as The CloudSolutions Alliance is a new study conducted by Bay Street Group. Managing partners, partners, senior executives and senior staff from Top 100 accounting firms participated in the survey, which shows that the best-managed, most successful firms are aggressively adopting Cloud, SaaS and document management solutions. The survey results show that firms are adopting these technologies in order to become more competitive, provider better client service, and improve client retention.
Bay Street Group’s top-line survey results show that:
We feel that small and mid-sized firms are really looking to the Top 100 firms to see what is and isn’t working. They’re also taking notice of the early technology adopters, and everywhere they turn they’re seeing and hearing about the Cloud, document management and “SaaS”. Over the past several months we’ve seen firms of all sizes benefit from adopting these new technologies – and their clients are receiving better service as a result of doing business with forward thinking firms.
Check back soon for more information on the latest from ScanSnap and The CloudSolutions Alliance in the accounting world!
Business Development Manager, ScanSnap Sales
Fujitsu Computer Products of America