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Oct 2018

The fourth wave

The Fourth Wave of Industrialisation, and its impact on Australian compliance work.

By: Odyssey Automation
Tags: artificial intelligence, Australian Accountant, Intuit, Xero

If you managed to attend Xerocon at the Brisbane convention centre recently, you might have noticed some pink flamingos in a ball pit, and other interesting goings on. Certainly the new cloud providers are expanding traditional accountants mindset, and challenging the status quo of traditional compliance! So for some it might not seem unusual on Day 1 of Xerocon for …

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Sep 2018

Remote workers outperform office workers

The 5 top reasons why “Outsourced” Remote staff are outperforming local office workers

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Outsourcing, Remote staff

In a recent Harvard Business Review report the number of people who say they can’t concentrate at their desk has increased by 16% since 2008, and the number of those who don’t have access to quiet places to do focused work is up by 13%. Office space design today seems to come with noises and other distractions that break concentration or …

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Aug 2018

Outsourcing is all about Trust

Outsourcing is all about Trust

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Odyssey, Trust

For Australian accounting business owners, sending out a critical part of their compliance business to an overseas outsourcing services provider is pretty hard. It’s not only hard, but it’s soul wrenching, gut wrenching, and stressful. There are concerns about whether the quality is ok, whether the data is safe, whether the provider can be trusted to provide consistent quality, … …

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Jun 2018

Australian compliance outsourcing: a level playing field

Australian compliance outsourcing: a level playing field

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Ad hoc jobs, Australian Accountant, Full time resources

We’ve often predicated that Australian compliance outsourcing levels the playing field for Australian firms small and large. Odyssey has over 1,000 Australian accounting firms utilizing our services on an ad-hoc basis, which means as long as we receive one job during the year, then we’ll keep your account open. After a year with no jobs, we do like to make …

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May 2018

What Australian accounting directors fear most about Outsourcing...

What Australian accounting directors fear most about Outsourcing…

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Accounting Directors, Australian Accountant, Outsourcing Fears

We recently had a group of Australian accounting directors confide in us their top 12 outsourcing fears. As conveyed to Odyssey, here are the top 12: 1. Ethical issues. Is there going to be a lack of support from other directors, staff, and customers. Are any of these parties worried about jobs moving offshore. Will this lead to motivational issues, …

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Apr 2018

What Australian accountants are really thinking about Outsourcing

What Australian accountants are really thinking about Outsourcing

By: Odyssey Outsourcing
Tags: Australian Accountant, Outsourcing

Outsourcing has been in the news recently, and online comments on what Australian accountants are thinking about outsourcing are quite enlightening. So what are they actually thinking? Trolling through some Australian online sites, we’ve found some interesting comments. Australian accountants are: concerned about the impact of outsourcing have seen poor work quality Have concerns that the foreign worker does not …