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How to reduce the cost of new business

In professional services a steady stream of new business is not only important, it’s essential to grow. However, new business pursuits do not come cheaply. Bidding on new business takes up employee time and quickly eats up billable hours. Reliant on new business, yet strapped for resources, firms are often left in a quandary.

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When it comes to collaborating on documents, most people resort to email. Chances are you’ve experienced the frustrations of trying to find the correct version of the document in your inbox, or, because email doesn’t maintain a single version of a document for everyone to access, you discover that a colleague has been working on a separate copy of the document and you end up with two conflicting versions.

Create new Microsoft Office documents from Huddle

When you’re starting a new engagement, organizing your documents can really help to get things off to the right start. Creating a structure using a tried and trusted layout, with document names that the team are familiar with, means that colleagues and clients will know where to go to find what they need right from the start of the project. That’s why we’ve made it really simple for you to create new Microsoft Office documents right from Huddle: 

INAA looks to Huddle for a more efficient organization

INAA, international association of independent accounting firms, assists businesses with cross-border accounting and taxation issues. Governed by an elected board, consisting of executive-level accountants and auditors from across the world the INAA is responsible for ensuring all services carried out by members adhere to the code of conduct. As you can imagine this requires paperwork; lots of paperwork.

Great expectations: Are your technology investments helping or hindering client engagements

With all the technology available at our fingertips, we should be more efficient than ever. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Our 2016 survey of 200 U.S. and UK accounting, advisory and management consulting firms found that whether managing tasks across dispersed teams or waiting on approvals, poor collaboration can make meeting a client's expectations as frustrating as it is challenging.

Is poor collaboration costing you new business?

We recently released the findings of our 2016 survey of 200 U.S. and UK accounting, advisory and management consulting firms, and what we discovered was that despite heavy investment in technology and training, many are struggling to strike a balance between security and usability. Often, this struggle manifests itself in unintended issues, such as data breaches which can have major implications to the success of the business.

3 trends driving change in accounting

The accounting sector has arguably been slow to adopt new technology, eschewing new, and often unproven, technology for older, tried and true tools. However, in the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin’.”

Why collaboration is crucial for blue light services reform

In March this year the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group from techUK met for the first time, to discuss the potential technologies necessary for blue light services across the UK to deliver against a key piece of recent legislation.

Why inadequate technology is risky business for professional services firms

As one of the highest performing, under-pressure sectors, the professional services industry increasingly faces a number of unique challenges. Threatened by commoditization, increased global competition and even automation, the ability to maximize billable utilization, exhibit expertise and deliver a great client experience has become paramount.

Why we’re supporting the City Techcelerator program

This week is London Technology Week, for which I am an ambassador, and I thought this would be a good time to reflect on Huddle’s own journey as a London-based tech start-up. London’s tech scene has flourished in recent years and today ranks first for supporting start-ups and scale-ups in the European Digital City Index.
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