An unexpected theme from this year’s Autumn conference season has been accountant frustration at a lack of integration between the different software tools they use.
‘Why can’t they just work together?’ has been a familiar refrain on conference floors this year, but is it unrealistic to expect different vendors to cooperate in this software dog-eat-dog world?
‘Integration’ is a term that covers a broad range of functions, from new APIs through to a CSV download/upload situation, but we’ve been sold the dream of data flowing efficiently around firms that doesn’t seem to match the reality of those I’ve spoken with.
As always, I’m interested to hear your thoughts on how your various software tools integrate with each other and where things could be improved.
Thanks as always,
Your friendly technology editor
*edited to correct typo in the summary and to change XLS to CSV.