Direct Debi had the opportunity to sponsor ATSA17 and invite two special guests from First Class Accounts – franchisees Didier Jacquin and Louise Keir.

The event which has been running for 11 years brings together the best of what is on offer in this vibrant industry.   For the first time the event had a bookkeeping stream.

Here is a little bit of what we learnt about New Payments Platform, Cyber Attacks and what technology you should beware of this financial year.

500 delegates descended on the Hyatt Regency in Sydney to learn more about what is happening in the Australian accountant and bookkeeping industry.

Here is a snapshot:

  • New Payment Platform – also known as the NPP will allow funds from bank account to be transferred instantly from the end of January 2018. Credit cards won’t be a part of the launch.
  • Electronic invoices with a pay now button is expected by customers. Direct Debi launched Simple Invoices at the conference which allows every business to offer this solution.
  • KPMG believes end to end tax automation is already here – its just not evenly distributed.
  • Cyber attacks was also a hot topic. Ensuring your employees are aware of the risks online and to ensure they are educated on how to spot a fake email or phishing threat needs to be a number priority.

Overall there is an openness between vendors with many working alongside each other to ensure the customers can have the solutions that suits their business. The availability of shared information through open APIs has certainly made the solutions centred around the end user.

 

 

 

 

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