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Considerations when buying a SaaS solution

Tim Deluca-Smith Following years of many SaaS vendors pricing for growth (essentially buying business), buyers have been conditioned into assuming SaaS will always be cheaper than on-premise, and that vendors should be evaluated on price alone.

Document management: More than just knowledge at risk

Organizational knowledge is the key to success for professional services firms; however as firms grow they are at increased risk of mismanaging this information. Flooded by an ever-increasing volume of documents, it’s becoming harder for organizations to manage, protect and leverage their core knowledge assets.

iOS Update: New ways to upload to Huddle

Susana Lopes Whether you’re adding the final touches to a presentation, writing up the minutes from a recent meeting, or capturing images for a research project, being able to review, edit and share documents while you’re on the move can unlock previously untapped productivity for you and your team. That’s why, in our latest Huddle for iOS release, we’ve added new ways to upload your documents and files directly to Huddle.

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.

Need to prevent others from editing your work? Lock your document.

Martin Saberton 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

Rosana Castaño 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

Michelle Dailey 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?

Tim Deluca-Smith 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’.”
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