While there, I was fortunate to listen to a panel discussion at QuickBooks Connect which revolved around app consulting. The discussion moved through: client needs, selection, recommending, implementing and supporting apps. Admittedly, app consulting is not what most accountants thought they would be spending a great deal of time doing. But the reality is our clients are reaching out for help in the apps market and who better to guide them than their accountant.
App consulting is another good example of “who moved my cheese.” If we are truly steering our clients into more profit and a better understanding of their books, than we must acknowledge apps are a way to increase efficiency and transparency. By utilizing apps, we create an opportunity for better management decisions.
Read the rest of my article on Insightful Accountant to meet the panelists and read more about the discussion that took place.