This week’s Tech insights include the results of a GPDR survey, a CPD webinar and new releases from Pandle and BTCSoftware.
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GDPR survey: Are accountants ready?
Wolters Kluwer has conducted research to find out how prepared accountants are for GDPR, which comes into force in less than six months.
The key findings indicate that 64% of accountants have only researched the basic changes GDPR brings. Additionally, 22% know what GDPR stands for but have little broader understanding of the potential consequences of these changes. Only 14% would classify themselves as “knowledgeable” about GDPR. Full findings and commentary about the results can be found here.
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BTCSoftware: Solution Suite 10
BTCSoftware has launched a new version of its Solution Suite, especially designed for start-ups and micro accountancy practices. The solution is GDPR and MTD compliant and supports integrations with other packages such as Xero, QuickBooks, FreeAgent and Reckon One.
Solution Suite 10 enables micro firms to submit up to ten self assessment returns, ten corporation tax returns and ten company accounts returns and is available for £20 per month or £225 annually.
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Pandle: New feature timeline
Pandle has released a new timeline feature on its website, which details feature releases since the software provider's 2015 launch. The timeline also includes upcoming updates such as a new receipt uploading feature for Pandle Pro.
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Brightpay: CPD webinar on auto enrolment
On 16th January, BrightPay will host a free CPD webinar for payroll bureaus. The webinar will cover the future of auto enrolment, including automation, increasing minimum contributions, integration between payroll and pension providers and an introduction to BrightPay Connect. The webinar is free of charge to attend but places are limited.