A new partnership with MyFirmsApp can help accountants provide useful information and tools to clients.
Don't be surprised if your accountant or bookkeeper offers you a custom app. While cloud accounting systems give businesses and their accountants and bookkeepers continuous access to the same set of books, there are still other documents and information that need to be exchanged.
We've previously described how MYOB Portal can make life easier for small businesses, and the way Xero and Saasu both allow arbitrary files to be uploaded and linked to transactions. We’ve also looked at how MyWorkpapers Connect integrates accounting practice software with MYOB, QuickBooks, Xero and the like.
Now Reckon's Virtual Cabinet document management system for professional firms is being integrated with MyFirmsApp – a system that provides branded mobile apps to accountants and bookkeepers to help improve their communications with clients and provide tools such as calculators, GPS mileage tracking and receipt management.
The integration will allow clients to use their smartphones to view documents provided by their accountants, potentially reducing approval times.
“As the global workforce becomes increasingly mobile, the technology we use must continue to adapt. We're no longer tied to our desks but are increasingly attached to our mobile. The Reckon and MyFirms App reflects this change to ensure our tools are as mobile as we are,” said Reckon ANZ managing director Sam Allert.
MyFirmsApp expanded its operations to Australia last year, and already integrates with MYOB, QuickBooks, ReceiptBank, Xero and other software and services.