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Technology Trends in Accounting Research Report

Discover the progress accountancy firms have made in their business and client service transformation, and what impact the pandemic has had on their use of technology.

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Silverfin appoints Domien Claeys General Manager for Belgium


Today we announced the appointment of long-time Silverfin leader, Domien Claeys as our first General Manager for Belgium.

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Technology Trends in Accounting - Research Report


Discover the progress firms have made in their business and digital transformations, and see what impact the pandemic has had on their use of technology.

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eGuide - Hindsight


Access to data is the foundation of future accounting success. Discover why getting Fullsight of your client data is essential and how to achieve it with Silverfin.

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eGuide - insight


See how leading firms use Silverfin to analyse financial data, identify changes in performance, uncover the reasons why and benchmark performance. Unlock Insight, the key to...

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eGuide - Fullsight


Access to data is the foundation of future accounting success. Discover why getting Fullsight of your client data is essential and how to achieve it with Silverfin.

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eGuide - Foresight


Discover how connected accountants use predictive analytics, real-time activation and automated alerts to transform their advisory services.

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Advising clients in a economic downturn


It is time for accountancy firms to step up to the plate as advisors. They have a crucial role in helping their clients thrive—not just survive

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Top Tips for Accountants: Become a trusted advisor in the connected era


On Silverfin’s authority blog experts in the field of accounting and technology share their thoughts and opinions, and our partners also contribute their expertise. This following...

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When Accounting Becomes Human


In case the title of this post rings a bell… it’s intentional. Recently I was lucky enough to hear Steven Van Belleghem talk about ‘When Digital Becomes Human’. Steven is an...

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The demise of Advisory and the rise of conversations


Are we seeing the death of advisory - and the associated role of the accountant as strategic business advisor? No but we are seeing a change in what advisory is and how it is...

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Leading a Successful Change Strategy: Ensuring Tech Delivers


I hosted a panel discussion at The Digital Accountancy Show exploring how companies can ensure technology delivers while enacting large-scale change or digital transformation...

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Begin your digital transformation journey today


Technology has changed bookkeeping forever by automating and simplifying financial tasks for clients and their accountants. Now it’s time for accounting to experience the same...

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Introducing the Silverfin Assistant


We’re excited to announce how we're putting AI at the heart of Silverfin.

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Connected accounting done right


We spoke with Alastair Barlow, co-founder of flinder, about how they’ve transformed their clients’ businesses by becoming trusted advisors.

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Accounting firms' top 5 priorities for 2022


We met with some leading firms at the end of 2021. Read what they had to say was occupying their minds most as a new year gets underway.

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Three simple steps to unlock the potential of automation


Accounting compliance and workflow automation has the power to transform the profession just as it has in bookkeeping. Follow these three steps to harness the true power of...

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The two ‘A’s underpinning advisory


Very few firms cite advisory services as their biggest revenue earner today. Why does this gap exist and how can firms use the two ‘A’s to close it?

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Product strategy, recent developments and what’s coming up


Our product priorities, how these have shaped our recent developments and what we are working on for the future.

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Accountancy, data, oil and silver linings


How much of an impact did the pandemic have in changing fundamentally how the profession works? What progress has been made in digital transformation and which areas still need...

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Why is benchmarking failing to make its mark


The insights that firms gain from benchmarking are invaluable, both internally and externally. All too often, however, they’re simply invisible or it is just too hard to do.

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Helping make the switch to paperless painless


For accountancy firms, going paperless means lower costs and greater efficiency. But moving away from traditional ways of working can be hard.  

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It’s official we're winners: Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Belgium 2021 most sustainable growth


We’ve won 2021's Deloitte Technology Fast 50 most sustainable growth category in Belgium.

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How to project manage a successful tech deployment


Change might be a constant but that doesn't make it easy. This blog explores the challenges firms face with change and tech deployments, and gives top tips how to overcome them.

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We’re bringing the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to accounting


We just announced our acquisition of an exciting Belgian machine learning and artificial intelligence company - Boltzmann. They have been a Silverfin partner for a while now and...

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The key takeaways from Silverfin’s Technology Trends in Accounting 2021 research


What progress have firms made in transforming their business and client services, and how has the pandemic impacted their efforts?

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Was 2021 a year when strategic plans were put on hold?


Discover what progress firms are making in their business and digital transformation plans, and the impact the pandemic had on their initiatives.

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Silverfin charting turns data into advisory conversations


“A picture paints a thousand words.” We hear this all the time don’t we. It is just as true in accounting and for data, particularly management reporting. 

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We’re making corporation tax returns easy and fast to create and file


Accountants are struggling with challenges that our technology can fix. Corporation tax is one. 

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How technology is impacting the accountancy industry


During Fast Forward we spoke to leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on the fourth session of the event where...

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Being number 1 is great but there is always much more work to do


It was exciting to find out this week we’ve been ranked number 1 in Deloitte Belgium’s annual ranking of the country’s fastest growing fintech companies - the Technology Fast 50.

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Critical role of data in the development of advisory services


As Geoffrey Moore, consultant and author of Crossing the Chasm, once said: "Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf and wandering out onto the web like deer on a...

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Accounting is transforming and Silverfin is at the heart of it


Natalie Lamb has recently joined Silverfin as CCO. Born and bred in South Africa, she attended the University of Cape Town where she completed an undergraduate degree in Politics...

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5 lessons from digital transformation of leading accountancy firms


During Fast Forward Studio we spoke with a broad panel of leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we’re focusing on our session...

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The time for digital transformation is now


During Fast Forward Studio we spoke to a broad panel of leading experts within technology, financial services and accounting. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on what Joris Van Der...

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Silverfin joins forces with accounting tech specialist IBGraf group in Luxembourg


Silverfin is a leading cloud platform for accounting firms and today it announced an expansion of its international reach to include the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a new...

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What can accountants learn from the financial services sector about technology and innovation


During Fast Forward we spoke to a broad panel of leading voices within technology, financial services and accounting. In this week’s blog, we are focusing on the first session of...

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Expert observations about the future of accounting and the role of technology


What we learnt from our experts at Fast Forward Studio On 17 September we had our yearly Fast Forward event for accountants. A live event as usual in Belgium was not an option for...

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Interview with Nathan Keeley, a Partner at MHA Carpenter Box


We talked to Nathan Keeley, a Partner at MHA Carpenter Box based in Sussex about their leadership challenges and why they shifted their business to ‘digital first’. 

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Jorgen Broothaers


As the countdown to Fast Forward Studio continues, we sat down with Jorgen Broothaers from PwC Belgium to discuss his experience in the accounting profession and what he believes...

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Martin De Bie


Martin de Bie is an innovation advisor at 216, an organisation where data-driven systems form the basis for in-depth financial advice for SMEs. As chair of the digital working...

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How to support your clients with emergency cash flow planning as they respond to pressures of Covid


How to support your clients with emergency cash flow planning as they respond to pressures of Covid

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Speaker spotlight: Q&A with Brian Murphy


Brian Murphy is Engagement Lead in Deloitte Ireland’s Consumer & Technology Business Audit department. He works with the firm’s largest family and privately-owned clients but also...

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A closer look at our live show schedule


At Fast Forward Studio, we want you to get all the tools you need to use technology to achieve your business transformation. We have carefully designed this event to inspire and...

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3 reasons to attend our online event Fast Forward Studio


Fast Forward is an annual event that Silverfin has run for 4 years and this year we’re slightly changing how we do things so that you can learn and be inspired from wherever you...

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Join our online event: Fast Forward Studio


Join us this year for a fast-paced 2.5 hour live online show exploring the future of accounting, business and technology with expert speakers. Register and you'll get access to a...

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Turning historical financial data into proactive business insights


How to use financial data to deliver valuable advisory services and transform your client relationships.

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Why developing foresight is essential to become a connected accountant


How foresight powers sophisticated advisory services and unlocks new revenue streams for digitally mature accountants.

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Bofidi uses technology to enable employees and support customers


For entrepreneurs and business managers, no two days are the same. Day in, day out they are challenged by the complex issues facing their company, fluctuations in the economic...

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How data analytics is a core tool for the modern accountant


Reaching beyond the numbers to the why.

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Why benchmarking is good for your clients – and your bottom line


How to become your client’s most trusted advisor

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Silverfin raises significant Series B investment from Hg


Hg has a long history of partnering with businesses in tax and accounting software. 

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Why accounting automation needs data standardisation


How accounting firms and their clients benefit from compliance and reporting automation, and the business opportunities it presents for accountants.

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The five views of your business you need for future success in accounting


How Silverfin gives accountants, partners, and their clients a comprehensive overview of all financial data, status updates, and communications.

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Introducing the maturity curve


Accounting is undergoing a digital transformation. See the steps you need to take for success in Silverfin's technology maturity curve in this quick-read guide.

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4 steps to take for a successful digital transformation of your accounting firm


Digital and cloud technology has changed bookkeeping forever by automating and simplifying financial tasks. Accounting is undergoing the same transformation through technology.

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Grant Thornton transforms its client service with technology


Grant Thornton Belgium told us how their use of technology, and Silverfin in particular, was transforming client service and how they work as a firm.

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Why Fintrax tools on the Silverfin platform have made complying with the new Belgian company legislation easier


In recent research the professional body for accountants in Belgium the “Koninklijke Vereniging voor Accountants en Boekhouders van België” (KVABB) said new legislation for...

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Key takeaways from transformation trends in accounting research


How close are today’s firms to fulfilling the potential of connected accounting according to the results of our recent research?

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Technology transformation trends in accounting research: a summary


We’re becoming connected accountants but are not there yet.

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Technology trends in accounting


Discover how your peers are using technology to meet changing client demands and broaden their offering into advisory services.

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Why being better connected is better for business


Technology holds the key to delivering the advisory services your clients really want. Joining the dots

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The connected accountant


How technology is transforming post-bookkeeping and creating new advisory service revenue.

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The four sights of connected accounting


Introducing the sights you need to acquire for future success. Technology has already changed bookkeeping, making it easy for small businesses to digitally manage their finances...

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How to use technology to create new value-added advisory services


Why connected accounting helps you open up new revenue streams. Most of us have a general grasp of the theory of evolution, even if we’re not experts in evolutionary biology:...

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The new rules of accounting


How to build the accountancy firm of the future and develop new value-added advisory services with technology.

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The power of connected accounting


How to build the accountancy firm of the future and develop new value-added advisory services with technology.

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We're a Deloitte 2018 Fast 500 company


We just heard the exciting news that we are in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life...

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Seven steps to embrace connected accounting


Our how-to guide to transforming the services you provide your clients. Shifting your firm from a heavy focus on compliance to a broader range of advisory services is not an easy...

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Accountancy Age 50+50 Ranking


The Accountancy Age 50+50 Ranking is a prestigious annual report on the profession and showcases the progress our biggest firms have made. Everyone is always interested in where...

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How the digital age is changing accountancy


As our personal and working lives continue to move online, what do accountants and their firms need to do to remain relevant and competitive?

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We help KPMG to streamline financial reporting


KPMG to use Silverfin to streamline financial reporting and create a central client data hub to support their team and the delivery of client advisory services.  

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The changing accountancy landscape - moving with trends


To build the right strategy for your service transformation, it’s important to understand the current accounting environment, and how the landscape has changed over the past...

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Vandelanotte will build their centralised data hub on Silverfin


We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Vandelanotte Accountants. Providing forward thinking accountants with the latest technology and creating a...

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Silverfin wins the Deloitte fast 50 Fintech award


November 16 2018 - Silverfin has won Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 50 award for the Fintech sector. The award was given based on the company’s percentage of growth in turnover...

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Silverfin Named one of the Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups By CB Insights


New York, NY, October 22, 2018 -- CB Insights today named Silverfin to the second annual Fintech 250 list, a prestigious group of emerging private companies working on...

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Achieving the right work/life balance


Many accountants are still working 70-hour weeks in order to cope with the sheer level of client work, administration and practice duties that are experienced by their firm.

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Create your practice workflow for the digital age


Create your Accounting Practice Workflow for the Digital Age.  

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Getting your firm ready for digital accounts and MTD


Adoption of cloud accounting systems by practitioners grew by 50% last year, according to research by AccountingWEB. As an industry, accounting has gradually gone digital over the...

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How Accountancy Firms are Taking More Meetings Online


Your Practical Guide To Client Better Engagement.

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5 ways to deliver better management accounts


Having access to detailed management accounts gives your business clients the ability to truly understand their financial position. On a regular basis, you can provide the key...

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Drowning in data? The challenge of multiple data sources


51 % of EU businesses use cloud-based software applications for their financial and accounting tasks, customer relationship management and other business applications. And this...

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The virtual FD: the future of your accounting firm


Modern business owners want more than just the accounting basics from their accountant. In the digital world, where businesses can manage much of the financial workload...

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The ultimate guide to building a sustainable & profitable management accounts service


Many accountants complain that their clients just are not interested in taking a management accounts service from their firm. In this article, Heather Townsend, founder of ‘The...

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The four challenges to an efficient workflow


Having a good workflow is what makes your practice efficient, productive and profitable. Over the years, there hasn’t been much change in this area. Compliance work still rules...

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What can accounting data do for you?


If an IBM report is to be believed, about 90% of all data has been created within the last two years, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of it generated around the world every day. You...

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What’s your plan for when robots take over compliance work?


With technological advancement comes disruption. Traditional employment opportunities will evolve. Jobs that we think are safe and secure might just be automated out of existence...

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Will finance professionals be automated out of existence?


It was around late last year that we witnessed another body blow to finance professionals: of the businesses surveyed for Xero’s ‘State of Accounts’ report, 59% said they did not...

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The State of Play In UK Accounting


At the recent Accountex conference, Receipt Bank’s director Michael Wood raised an excellent point about how technology’s relentless advance can creep up on us.

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The Importance of Real-time Client Services for UK Accountants


Mark Lee frames the modern accountant’s dilemma with a simple question: Are you an accountant or a magician?

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Accountants are embracing cloud computing


It’s hard to believe but it wasn’t that long ago that there was still a raging debate around cloud accounting. “Should you put your small business accounts in the cloud?”, asked a...

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Solving the Talent Challenge for Established Firms


5 Steps for Hiring, Retaining and Training the Right People.

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What If SME Accountants Can’t Be Saved from Extinction?


Silverfin ceo Joris Van Der Gucht asked me to write a blog post for their Connected Accounting Authority blog. Considering my role as New Technology & Innovation Advisor for 216...

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The Smartest Accountants Keep it Simple


It was in 1960 when the famed US Navy aircraft engineer Kelly Johnson first noted the design principle KISS, an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid”. 

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