By Darren Root

Over the past two decades, accounting software has evolved from stand-alone desktop solutions that didn’t “talk” to one another to the all-in-one suite. For years, the software suite was a vehicle for indoctrinating firms on technology infrastructure. The turnkey approach made sense back then, but not today. A reliance on a single vendor’s innovation to “keep pace” with a rapidly changing digital marketplace doesn’t work anymore — especially in a mobile-focused, on-demand consumer world.

With so many advanced cloud-based solutions available, firms now have choice of the technologies that make up their digital stack. The profession no longer has to rely on a single vendor. They no longer have to accept “good enough” technologies just because they are part of an overall suite. The time has come for firms to be…

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