Tech File News briefs 9/1/97

Management Tech File News briefs 9/1/97

25y michael laydon

Tech File News briefs 9/1/97

Sage plc, the PC accounting software vendor, reported a 34% increase in pre-tax profits on a turnover of #136.2m to the year ended 30 September 1996. ...

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UK managers fail to respond to 2000 threat

Management UK managers fail to respond to 2000 threat

25y michael laydon

UK managers fail to respond to 2000 threat

British IT directors and managers are less well prepared to cope with the advent of the year 2000 than their European counterparts, even though they c...

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Learning to live with the euro

Management Learning to live with the euro

25y michael laydon

Learning to live with the euro

Two things are going to happen with the euro during 1997. First, the accounting software industry will get a better handle on all the IT implications ...

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Software company in AIM float mix-up

Management Software company in AIM float mix-up

25y michael laydon

Software company in AIM float mix-up

The planned flotation last week of a US accounting software company on the Alternative Investment Market has been delayed until at least Christmas ami...

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Andersens looks to India as E&Y tax staff leave London

Management Andersens looks to India as E&Y tax staff leave London

25y michael laydon

Andersens looks to India as E&Y tax staff leav...

Arthur Andersen is considering moving its tax processing function out to India as part of radical set of proposals under study by a team of its tax pa...

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Accountants split over self-assessment filing

Management Accountants split over self-assessment filing

25y michael laydon

Accountants split over self-assessment filing

Accountants are this week divided over the future of the Inland Revenue’s proposed system for the electronic filing of tax returns under self-as...

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REVIEW OF THE YEAR - The best of 1996

Management REVIEW OF THE YEAR - The best of 1996

25y michael laydon

REVIEW OF THE YEAR - The best of 1996

When the Queen addresses the nation about what a lovely year it hasbeen, which events will stick out in accountants' minds? We rewind to findout Read ...

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Budget Analysis - Tax experts turn on Clarke

Management Budget Analysis - Tax experts turn on Clarke

25y michael laydon

Budget Analysis - Tax experts turn on Clarke

The Chancellor has provoked a furious response from so-called'ingenious' accountants. Read More...

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47% believe Budget was not a bribe for voters

Management 47% believe Budget was not a bribe for voters

25y michael laydon

47% believe Budget was not a bribe for voters

The Budget was a genuine attempt to aid the economy, according to a survey of finance directors. Almost half of the 200 FDs polled for The Big Questio...

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Acquisitions offer answer for Coda

Management Acquisitions offer answer for Coda

25y michael laydon

Acquisitions offer answer for Coda

Corporate accountancy software group Coda has announced two strategic tie-ups that go some way to answering City critics of the company, which has iss...

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Profile - The dream regulator

Management Profile - The dream regulator

25y michael laydon

Profile - The dream regulator

Oflot director general Peter Davis regulates the most successfullottery in the world, but as Leon Hopkins reports, his achievement has notshielded him...

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OSH flotation targets mid-range IT rivals

Management OSH flotation targets mid-range IT rivals

25y michael laydon

OSH flotation targets mid-range IT rivals

Guy Dresser looks at the AIM launch of Open Systems Holdings in the UKand its implications for the market. Read More...

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D&B fails to put forward clear strategy

Management D&B fails to put forward clear strategy

25y michael laydon

D&B fails to put forward clear strategy

Dun & Bradstreet Software has changed its name to Geac, following itsacquisition by the Canadian software group. Despite the deal, no clearlong-te...

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English ICA threatens Revenue tax return system

Management English ICA threatens Revenue tax return system

25y michael laydon

English ICA threatens Revenue tax return system

The English ICA’s tax faculty is set to boycott the Inland Revenue’s proposed system for electronic filing of tax returns. The move, which...

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News briefs

Management News briefs

25y michael laydon

News briefs

Almost two-thirds of UK organisations have scrapped applications software estimated to be worth u290m as a result of mergers and acquisitions over the...

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LETTERS

Management LETTERS

25y michael laydon

LETTERS

Small firms beware EU audit thresholds Mark Spofforth’s Opinion piece last week about the challenge of the millennium was thoughtful and may be ...

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Coopers to advise Open Systems Holdings in AIM float

Management Coopers to advise Open Systems Holdings in AIM float

25y michael laydon

Coopers to advise Open Systems Holdings in AIM flo...

Coopers & Lybrand is advising US accountancy software group Open Systems Holdings for its AIM flotation next week. The company will be capitalise...

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UK company starts ball rolling at Euro exchange

Management UK company starts ball rolling at Euro exchange

25y Angela Annesley

UK company starts ball rolling at Euro exchange

Shares in three companies are expected to start trading this week on Easdaq, the pan-European stock market that models itself on the US Nasdaq exchang...

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Spending plans may cost public sector jobs

Management Spending plans may cost public sector jobs

25y Angela Annesley

Spending plans may cost public sector jobs

The public sector will need to shed 100,000 jobs to keep within the Chancellor’s spending plans, according to CIPFA chief economist Chris Trinde...

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Taxsoft may quit ICA scheme

Management Taxsoft may quit ICA scheme

25y Angela Annesley

Taxsoft may quit ICA scheme

One of the original members of the English ICA’s accreditation scheme for business and accounting software is set to pull out amid concern over ...

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Revenue rejects EDS cost claims

Management Revenue rejects EDS cost claims

25y Angela Annesley

Revenue rejects EDS cost claims

A massive 60% increase in the forecast contract cost of running the nation’s tax systems has been brushed aside as a ‘fuss over nothing...

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The best form of De fence

Management The best form of De fence

25y Angela Annesley

The best form of De fence

In theory, it would be a far more sensible solution to see theEuropean industry rationalised with a bout of takeovers, mergers andprivatisations. Read...

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The Scots are coming

Management The Scots are coming

25y michael laydon

The Scots are coming

Ten years after three friends began RMD in an Edinburgh basement, thefirm has taken on the Big Six and become one of the country's topcorporate financ...

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Charity begins with sound accounts

Management Charity begins with sound accounts

25y michael laydon

Charity begins with sound accounts

The need for accountants to produce accurate and transparent reportsfor charities is greater now than ever before. John Hancock takes a look atthree o...

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ABC made simple

Management ABC made simple

25y michael laydon

ABC made simple

Activity-based costing has traditionally been used to give a snapshotview of business performance. New systems mean that an ongoing review ispossible,...

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Software industry gears up for EMU

Management Software industry gears up for EMU

25y michael laydon

Software industry gears up for EMU

The business and accounting software industry has held its first formal meeting with Bank of England officials to discuss progress on how to tailor pr...

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PROFILE - A clear account

Management PROFILE - A clear account

25y michael laydon

PROFILE - A clear account

Waterford Wedgwood's group FD Richard Barnes always wanted to be afireman, sadly vertigo put pay to his plans. But, as he tells Harriot LaneFox, he's ...

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