This week the pod analyses KPMG's decision to close its small business accounting unit, asks if 'total flexibility' can solve accountancy's always-on crisis, and our software trendspotter brings you his spring buying tips.
Following on from last episode's self assessment extravaganza, this edition is a more mixed bag. The news that KPMG has decided to shutter its small business offering after five years in the market brought down a tidal wave of practice schadenfreude from high street accountants, but why did it fail? The pod pick over the bones and ask what the Big Four firm could have done differently.
We also profile the company hoping to shake forecasting tools out of their current malaise using CRM data and ask if applying the 'total flexibility' method could solve accountancy's talent recruitment and retention crisis.
Finally, ahead of the spring software buying season, we talk through the opportunities and potential hurdles faced by accountants looking to upgrade their tools.
Joining host Tom Herbert are podcast regulars Francois Badenhorst and Richard Hattersley, and in a rare guest appearance at AccountingWEB towers John Stokdyk joins the fray.
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