TOP FIRMS TIE TECH ADOPTION TO CLIENT RETENTION

Laguna Hills, Calif. - The accounting profession's largest U.S. firms believe they are perceived by clients as technologically advanced, according to the preliminary results of a new study.

The study, commissioned by Fujitsu and SpeedTax, and conducted by research and consulting firm Bay Street Group, surveyed partners, senior executives and senior staff, and found that 94 percent said that their firms are perceived by clients as technologically savvy when they adopt paperless and cloud-based technologies to speed up productivity.

In addition, the study found that 75 percent of the respondents believe that their firms need to provide multiple document scanners to their staff and adopt new cloud-based systems.

DOC.IT UPGRADES

Las Vegas - Document management software provider Doc.It has released Doc.It Suite 3.4, which features enhancements geared toward tax season.

The latest version puts some order to the tax process by recognizing, naming, sorting and organizing tax slips into logical binders that will facilitate electronic reviews. The suite includes Doc.It Archive, Doc.It Work-in-Process Binder, Doc.It Publisher, Doc.It PDF Editor, Doc.It PDF Composer, Doc.It 2-way Client Web Portal, Doc.It WorkFlow Manager, Doc.It Scan and Forms Recognition, and Doc.It Tax and Accounting Software Integration.

EFILECABINET RELEASES ENHANCED PORTAL

Provo, Utah - Document storage software developer eFileCabinet Inc. has released SecureDrawer Version 2.0, the newest version of its Web-based client portal service, which now focuses on more flexibility when sharing files that are either too large or sensitive to distribute via public e-mail, FTP exchange, or overnight delivery service.

New features include improved user groups and permissions, an interface that allows users to drag and drop files into the portal, custom branding and login features, and the ability to import users via CSV files. In addition, SecureDrawer 2.0 now integrates with eFileCabinet 5.0, eFileCabinet's electronic document management system that was released in September.

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