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What to Expect at Accountex 2018

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Whether you’re working for a CPA firm or you’re a team member in your company’s finance department, Accountex has something to offer.

It’s the dog days of August and the northeast has been getting soaked. Accountex 2018, the leading independent account technology expo, is providing you with an opportunity to escape the heat and humidity, listen to engaging speakers, and walk away with new skills and strategies for managing the challenges of accounting.

The two-day event takes place August 22-23 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, and will include innovative keynotes, 50+ breakout sessions, and over 100 exhibitors from all areas of accounting technology.

Whether you’re working for a CPA firm or you’re a team member in your company’s finance department, Accountex has something to offer. Three things you can expect to take away from the conference include:

1. Building security strategies into everyday accounting practices

With 78% of companies impacted by payments fraud in 2017, this topic is as relevant as ever. Keynote speaker Dave Kennedy of TrustedSec will present “The Hacking Age,” and discuss the demographics of hackers, common methods for breaching security walls, and the best ways to defend yourself and your company.

2. Getting the most out of the latest wave of accounting technology

Although it’s been a gradual process, the newest wave of accounting technology is here and ready to lift teams out of the clouds of inefficiency that have been plaguing teams with paper-based processes. Sessions that are relevant to this topic include “Emerging Technologies,” “State of Accounting Technology,” and the panel discussion “Outside-in Innovation: transforming the Accounting Profession with Fintech and EdTech Startups.”

3. Transitioning to the cloud

Cloud-based technologies provide advantages, but successfully transitioning your process to the cloud requires foresight and can be a challenge. “When Is the Right Time to Move Our Accounting to ‘The Cloud’?” is a session that addresses this exact topic.

As mentioned in a previous article, if you are considering automating accounts payable, it is also a good idea to implement an AP automation solution alongside a cloud-based ERP. When you transition your ERP to the cloud, there will inevitably be changes to how your accounts payable process is run. So why re-learn your AP process with your new ERP, and then re-learn it again after deciding to automate?

MineralTree, a leading provider of AP Automation software, will be at Accountex 2018 in booth #720. Whether you are considering a transition to the cloud or not, MineralTree can help you streamline your accounts payable process and increase efficiency by more than 50%. Be sure to stop and say hello!

Curious to see what your accounts payable process can look like with automation? Contact MineralTree for a personalized demo.  

We're transforming accounting by automating Accounts Payable and B2B Payments for mid-sized companies. Our award-winning solution has helped over one thousand businesses transform accounts payable from a source of inefficiency and fraud risk to a secure and strategic profit center that provides visibility into key cost drivers.

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