Digital Future

The Future of Business is Digital

Written by: Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Why going digital is more important than ever!
With the current focus across the Bookkeeping community on a change in tax record-keeping obligations to encompass all things digital plus the need to businesses to adapt to a new era in the way they operate, going digital for businesses is more important than ever.
The virtual world that we’re currently living in doesn’t allow for the same face-to-face interaction that many of us have become accustomed to and there is a concern for many businesses that this inadvertent transformation in the way business has traditionally operated will mean they have already fallen behind.
It is not too late to get started! The future of business is digital and small business needs to pivot away from traditional practices and realise success is now dependant on operating via digital channels.

The first step
The first step to going digital is to understand how it can benefit a business. Explaining to Clients/Business Owners why they need to go digital can be an overwhelming task. To help your businesses recognise the need to digitise here are some tips to making the first step.

The benefits of digital mainly come from the following sources:

  • Tools you access through the internet such as cloud programs mean you can collaborate anywhere and anytime using the internet.
  • Systems that communicate.
  • An online presence – your business window to the world.

Systems that communicate

For Bookkeepers and BAS Agents, systems that communicate is the benefit of most focus in our industry.

Implementing systems such as the way staff are paid and rostered, customer relationship management programs, product inventory systems and financial management systems that can be integrated for streamlined processing means less processing errors and empowers Clients/Business Owners to track and reduce expenses.

Embracing new digital technologies can save time, help find new customers and assist businesses to become more efficient

How to prepare a business to be digitally ready

There are several tools you can use to convince a small business to convert to a digital platform. Business.gov.au have developed a digital transformation guide to understand the benefits of going digital and what that means for small business.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASFBEO) have also developed advice on helping small business to digitise.

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