If we stop to analyze what the reality of accounting offices was like 15 or 20 years ago, in which the income tax was delivered to the Federal Revenue in person through floppy disks or paper forms, in relation to how the sector is today nowadays, it is possible to have an idea of ​​how much technology has brought innovation to the accounting field.

Whether due to the standardizations established by the Government's requirements, or due to measures to make the accountant's daily life more productive, the fact is that accounting offices can count on a series of new technologies capable of making work much more agile. , safe and efficient, such as ERP systems and tools, data storage and processing in Cloud Computing and task automation software.

An accounting office integrated with the innovative technologies of the digital age is able to produce more in less time, ensure the company's growth and remain competitive even in times of economic recession, providing the best and safest services to its clients.

What are the impacts that technology and innovation have on accounting firms?

Regardless of the segment in which the market operates, the fact is that technology has transformed the business world. Accounting firms, in particular, have undergone major changes since Cloud Computing technologies began to be integrated into the sector through platforms, software and systems. Professionals in the accounting sector began to play a more significant role for companies, adding value to their services, which are increasingly important for entrepreneurs to keep their businesses up to date with their tax obligations.

digitized solutions

Since SPED was implemented in the accounting context, the need to organize spaces in the company to store tax documents for long periods and to make notes on printed paper has been completely replaced by digital storage solutions. Accounting books, balance sheets and invoices no longer occupy folders, files and entire rooms, giving way to backups and servers in the cloud to store large volumes of data and software processing in a much faster, safer and more efficient way.

Sustainability and cost reduction

One of the great advantages that the Cloud and new technologies have brought to accounting offices is, without a doubt, the reduction of operating costs. The first fact that stands out is the exponential reduction in costs with office supplies such as paper, ink and even the acquisition of equipment and maintenance.

The fact that all processes can be carried out and accessed through mobile devices and computers, in addition to being stored on digital servers, makes the entire accounting office production chain much more economical and, of course, sustainable since it does not consume resources. non-renewables such as electricity.

Agility and security

In the past, if the Tax Authorities required the presentation of a certain document to a client, the accountant would have to demand the time and work of an employee just to look for that document amidst a voluminous pile of papers, running the risk of not finding it. because the document was lost.

Nowadays, thanks to task automation and digital storage technologies, the same situation would be resolved in seconds with just a few taps on the smartphone screen. The document would be located in a modern location system, as it would be organized by name, model, issue date, or any other relevant characteristic. In addition, the document would be completely safe against loss or damage caused by time, as it would be digitally stored on a server integrated into the cloud.

Is that you? Do you believe that the accounting sector is going through a stage of transformation with technological advances? Do you have any experience or tips you want to share? Then leave your comment!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.