If you attended the 31st Annual Users' Conference for
Professional Tax & Accounting Firms (UC) in November, you
already know about the huge impact that mobile computing is having
on the tax and accounting profession. It's well known that new
technologies tend to take on a life of their own once they're
unleashed on the market. But we've never seen anything like
Nobody, myself included, predicted just how fast mobile would
take hold, or the sheer number of possibilities it would have for
business. We'll soon be introducing new mobile applications that
will allow your clients to access their portals on mobile devices,
enable your clients' employees to enter time and view check stubs
on their smartphones, and much more. And it's just the beginning.
There's no doubt that mobile will change the way you and your
Still, while I was at the Users' Conference, I felt a certain
irony talking about the anytime-anywhere mobile office with
attendees who had flown thousands of miles in order to be
physically together in the same room. Gatherings like UC are just
about the oldest social network there is, and new technologies like
mobile and cloud computing haven't diminished their appeal one bit.
on the contrary, the 2011 Users' Conference was one of our biggest
ever. Its continuing popularity proves a simple truth: It's about
It has always been about people, and about one simple question:
What can you do for me? That question is becoming more and more
important as tax and accounting professionals stake out their
changing role, less computational and more advisory. ultimately,
our role is to help you provide new and better answers.
If you attended the 2011 Users' Conference, I hope you came away
with some new answers as well as some new questions. I'd like to
thank this year's attendees and everyone else who uses our
technology to do more, to build stronger client relationships and
more profitable firms, and to turn challenges into opportunities.
There are exciting times ahead and I'm pleased to have you with