I am currently conducting some market research of accountants and accounting firms, and welcome all opinions & thoughts on this one.
Im an accountant turned software developer, particularly with regard to management accounts reporting software.
For my time in the industry, there seems to be large levels of reliance on basic Excel systems or other inflexible reporting, that requires a reasonably high level of technical / software knowledge.
Although some of these systems have good reporting built in, i.e. Xero / QBO, this only works if a) the complete client base is on that one system, or b) there is more than one reporting system being used.
I am working on creating a cloud based management reporting solution that would initially work from manual csv import of data, but could eventually import directly from other systems, and extend far and wide, beyond monthly/ quarterly reporting.
Would this fulfil a need in the industry, or have I missed a trick on overlooking some software, or is this a niche issue for a few practises?
Look forward to your comments...