Rachael Singh, Accountancy Age, Wednesday 28 July 2010 at 15:11:00

Accountancy firm Goodman Jones labelled traditional software as "highmaintenance", after signing a deal with online IT suppliers Twinfield

Top 80 accountancy firmGoodman Jones saidit is "not possible" to work easily with international clients or keep staffconnected without the use of online accountancy software.

The firm announced it is signing up with Twinfield online accountancysoftware suppliers, to "enhance" its services to clients.

Larry Phillips, managing partner at Goodman Jones, said: "We have a number ofinternational clients, as well as staff who are based remotely, and we can nowconnect our people and our clients at anytime, from anywhere. The ease withwhich this can be done is simply not possible with traditional accountingsystems.?

Phillips said traditional accounting systems were "high maintenance" whileonline systems require no installation from clients or the firm.

Online software significantly reduced time spent on IT maintenance and clientbook-keeping management while also giving real time information, he added.

Goodman Jones, which ranked 76 on theTop50 + 50 tables this year, has 14 partners and more than 70 staff.

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