Why Your Outdated Phone System is Costing You Money and Business — Moving to the Cloud is the Way Forward

2020-05-05T22:52:44+01:00April 21st, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

If you weren’t already considering updating your phone system, we bet you are now! Amid all the uncertainty of the current coronavirus situation, one thing is sure: businesses all around the country are starting to realise the limitations of their ageing, out-of-date systems. As you’re probably well aware of by now, the main issue with [...]

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Why Working from Home Could Take Down Your Business – Beware These Security Threats

2020-05-05T22:53:13+01:00April 19th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Compliance, Cyber Security, Financial Services, GDPR, Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

Most business IT systems weren’t designed for everyone to be working from home at the same time — yet that is exactly what is happening right now across the country. In the rush to keep businesses operational, systems have been hastily scaled up to get people working remotely, without a second thought given to [...]

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Is Your Email REALLY Secure?

2020-03-31T18:14:30+01:00March 31st, 2020|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Security and Threats|

Businesses that provide professional services are terrified about the consequences of confidential information falling into the hands of the wrong people. Particularly when it is client data and especially when it is personal data. The subsequent reputational damage could mean losing a client at best — or worse, losing the entire business. This is why [...]

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Business by Numbers: The Importance of KPIs

2020-03-10T17:00:54+01:00March 10th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

We all know that business is a numbers game. Without knowing precise figures, you’ve got no chance of maintaining focus and complete visibility over what is going on in your company. If you’re a finance director or an accountant, you’ll be used to crunching numbers every day for your firm. But how well do you [...]

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PCaaS: Subscribe, Don’t Buy

2020-02-13T10:10:02+01:00February 13th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Productivity, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Buying computers has always been the traditional way of securing tech for your business. But sometimes traditions are made to be broken, right? High upfront costs, crippling cash flows, lagging equipment and a disgruntled, unproductive workforce mean this way of purchasing PCs is now severely outdated. Especially when you consider how we buy so many other things… [...]

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How Will a No-Deal Brexit Affect Your Data?

2020-03-02T12:26:45+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

On the 31st of October 2019, the UK will finally bid adieu to the EU. Or that’s the plan, at least. Since the result of the 2016 EU referendum, businesses across the country have been following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations, waiting nervously for the outcome. Whilst all of this has been [...]

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Data Breaches: How Pro Drive Can Help Your Accountancy Practice

2020-07-03T10:16:06+01:00October 4th, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

By now, we are all well aware that data breaches pose a serious risk to accountancy practices (so much so that a breach could put your firm out of business). We have also explored some practical actions you can take to reduce the risks — some of which you may already be doing. But what if you don't [...]

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Accountants – help your clients manage their mileage

2019-08-19T14:55:13+01:00July 30th, 2019|Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

If you are an accountant providing bookkeeping services, dealing with your client’s travelling expenses can be a frustrating task.  Especially trawling through their (probably incomplete) mileage records? And worse: don’t you resent the time it takes to try and translate these records into coherent figures so that tax deductions and reimbursements can be claimed? In [...]

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Accountants – Have You Embraced Automation Yet?

2019-08-19T15:38:59+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

Compared to most other industries, accounting hasn’t seen much in the way of innovation over the years. But this could all change soon with the adoption of automated technologies. Previously confined to the likes of the manufacturing sector, I’m now seeing automation start to benefit many other industries by aiding repetitive and rules-based functions – [...]

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Biometrics Generation: Got a Chip on Your Shoulder?

2020-02-04T14:52:28+01:00May 7th, 2019|Biometrics, Financial Services|

Can you imagine a world where identity security solutions are so personalised, they are impossible to mimic or hack? There are currently three common ways to prove a person’s identity. Firstly, by means of something they possess such as a key and secondly, by means of something they know; for example, a password. More recently, [...]

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