The Macpherson Report

The digital revolution has caught up to accountants with a vengeance. From SBR to automated tax returns to new software vendors, the way accountants work is changing faster than ever.

Which technologies are worth trying? What will make the biggest impact to your practice? How can you improve  productivity and keep costs down? 

The Macpherson Report is an independently researched white paper that gives accountants unbiased advice on the best way to run their business.  

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The Rise of the Practice Management Challengers

Is it a good time to switch your practice management suite?


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The ATO's Technology Roadmap

Analysing the impact of the ATO's plans on accountants. 


Sholto Macpherson is an independent analyst in online accounting software based in Sydney, Australia. He has covered the rise of online accounting software since June 2011 on, a blog about the latest accounting technologies for accounting firms and small business. Sholto has worked as a business technology journalist for magazines, newspapers and websites since 2000.

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How to Run a Highly Automated Xero Firm

Two top Xero firms share their secrets to high productivity.


The Big Four and the Cloud

Analysis of cloud accounting services targeting SMEs at two Big Four firms.  


How to Run a Highly Efficient QuickBooks Online Firm

Two tech-savvy QBO firms reveal the apps and workflows for maximum productivity.

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