Digita breaks new ground with paperless web portal
To accompany its new FileCabinet paperless system, tax and practice developer Digita is rolling out a web portal to let accountants and their clients share documents online.
Now part of the international Thomson Reuters Group, Digita introduced the US-developed FileCabinet module at its user conference in Coventry last week. The paperless program imports and stores documents in a structured archive of client files. As well as taking scanned document images and client emails, FileCabinet integrates with Digita’s tax, accounts production and time & feels modules.
In his new role as managing director for Thomson Reuters’ UK tax and accounting division, Digita founder Jerry Rihll has a licence to explore and adapt technologies developed in other markets. FileCabinet, which already has 17,000 users in north America was an obvious candidate, he said.
“We already had document management on our roadmap because we felt the big systems weren’t appropriate for small accountancy firms,” Rihll explained. “FileCabinet was spot on for our needs and easy to localise.”
With pricing still to be finalised, Rihll said FileCabinet would be available in packs of four desktop licences priced at around £100 per user per year.