Technology
RPA still not delivering high value to finance executives

Despite years of ongoing investments in robotic process automation (RPA), CFOs are struggling to capture a high level of value from the technology, according to the results of a new Gartner survey. CFOs increasingly realize they need to utilize a broad suite of efficiency technologies to meet their objectives of a fully automated finance department […]

SAIBA looks to metaverse for job creation

The South African Institute for Business Accountants (SAIBA) has developed a strategy to build a financial reporting supply chain metaverse, to upskill unemployed accounting graduates. As part of the initial phase of the project, SAIBA says it has created blueprints and manuals outlining its metaverse strategy. This will see the creation of virtual SMEs and accounting firms […]

The Modern CFO: At the forefront of business transformation 

By Jordaan Burger, Vice President Finance, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific at Sage  In recent years, Chief Financial Officers have seen their role evolve like never before. From their beginnings as historians of financial data and past performance, they evolved to real-time analysts, and onto visionaries with predictive technologies at their fingertips.  Having looked at the […]

Migration to the cloud clears the way for finance leaders to harness the power of AI

By Mohammed Mosam, Director: Product Marketing at Sage Africa and Middle East Migration to the cloud is well underway in South Africa’s finance and accounting world. Financial leaders recognise the benefits of cloud-based business solutions, which enable them to become more agile and flexible. These solutions enhance responsiveness and provide accurate, real-time data needed to stay […]

Five tips for building a tech-savvy accounting practice 

By Viresh Harduth, Vice President, Small Business, Sage Africa & Middle East  We have entered the age of the digital accountancy practice. Organisations embracing digitalisation and becoming tech-savvy will gain a valuable competitive edge by improving their productivity, enhancing how they collaborate with their customers, embracing more flexible ways of working and even unlocking new revenue […]

SARS is using a new high-tech system to target taxpayers in South Africa 

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is using computer algorithms, machine learning and other advanced technologies to ensure taxpayer compliance.

Data Protection Day 2022: Remember the 3-2-1-1-0 backup rule

Data Protection Day is an annual opportunity to remind and educate businesses on the most-effective approaches to preparing for the multitude of threats to business continuity that exist in the global digital landscape. From strengthening defences against ransomware to training employees in regulatory compliance, a vital part of any Modern Data Protection strategy is the […]

Outlook of IT in 2022: A Q&A with Lisa Strydom, Senior Manager at Veeam Software

As South Africa battles a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, all eyes are on how businesses will steady the ship and continue to prepare themselves for future shocks and disruptions. This, coupled with a global surge in cyber-attacks, means that digital transformation and acceleration remain as relevant and important, if not more so than ever.  […]

Automation makes space for efficiency – Embrace AI

Technology advancement has taken the front seat in the past decade. From medicine to processing and now accounting and finance. Cloud technology was the biggest leap that introduced the possibility of huge advancement in future. The start of the Covid-19 pandemic fast-tracked the adaptation of technology and remote working. Which meant that there was very […]

Creating a Better Client Experience Through AI

Clients want a better billing experience. With AI-powered billing, you have the ability to make that billing experience delightful rather than dreadful – yes, delightful. In the process, you’ll measurably improve your practice’s financial health. Read more here.