If you think about the benefits of AI in aggregate, that will help improve your staff, your firm as a whole, and your client's business. This is essentially how AI makes your accounting firm better.
When accounting firms are looking for the right AI or artificial intelligence platform, it can be challenging to assess the AI technology that powers the platform. So how does AI incorporate human feedback and learn from you?
When staying local, businesses can find it challenging to recruit talent that’s needed to grow. This is a huge issue many firms face. Some firms have started moving to a virtual model, looking outside their local area, to recruit the right person for the job no matter where they are located.
Automating approvals can be very difficult for small- and medium-sized businesses since there are usually no efficient systems in place for handling approvals. When designing and implementing your AI platform, this has to be taken into account.
What does it mean for accounting firms to add value for their clients? And how does your accounting firm find the right people to support your company's mission?
Companies are all different. Even if your firm specializes in a particular vertical market, it can still take a considerable amount of time for one of your accountants or bookkeepers to learn the general ledger and the cost classifications for dozens of different clients.
What does the future look like for CPA firms and bookkeeping firms that provide outsourced accounting services?
Smaller accounting firms tend to be more forward-leaning than larger accounting firms. Smaller, more nimble accounting firms are adding AI to their businesses now -- which means they can easily outsmart the larger accounting firms if they’re going to be slow at adopting AI into their accounting services.
When thinking about the competitive landscape, what does your accounting firm need to do today to make sure it remains relevant in the future?
Software and technology companies frequently talk about their product roadmap. But this isn’t something we typically hear from accounting firms. However, AI and machine learning impact the types of services an accounting firm can offer.