Future of Accounting

This week we’re racing around the country talking about the Future of Accounting, to accountants.  Yesterday was Wellington, today Christchurch, tomorrow and Friday Auckland. I had another conference to speak at in Taupo this morning so it’s a big travel week.

We’re covering the accountants specific features we’re working on between now and the big changeover period of March/April. It’s cool to be able to show them the new opportunities that arise from them being connected to all of their customers.

Coincidently, last week Ben from CloudAve asked me to write about how I saw the future of online accounting in 3 to 5 years.

I put out 10 predictions.

  1. Online accounting won’t exist as a product category for long
  2. Bookkeeping will go away, slowly
  3. Governments get very interested in online accounting
  4. Business Internet Banks will emerge
  5. The Accountants channel becomes more important
  6. New global leaders will emerge
  7. It really will become software plus services.
  8. The channel changes
  9. API standardization
  10. Microsoft will enter the market

You can read the full article over at CloudAve …

The Future of Accounting


Ben Kepes
November 26, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for the link Rod – it was a thought provoking post for sure

Xero Fan
November 26, 2008 at 3:04 pm

If there are any slides from the Future of Accounting Roadshow, could you possibly upload them to this blog? – Wish I could have made it 🙁


Rod Drury Xero
November 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm

@XeroFan, we’ll put some up next week

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