Making the most of technology
DFK International member firms can now access free specialist help to make technology work for their business.
They are able to take advantage of time-capped support with no fee as part of a new agreement between DFK and independent IT consultancy Jeremy Hyman Associates (JHA).
JHA is the leading provider of IT consulting services to accountants in the UK, with in-depth technical knowledge and sector expertise, and over the last year has shared its insight at DFK conferences in Prague and Singapore.
It has now been appointed as a global IT consultancy provider to DFK and as part of its new status, will provide up to five hours of services to member firms each month, on a fair usage basis and capped at one hour per firm per month.
Any subsequent services required by member firms will be charged, and negotiated on a recurring or project basis.
Martin Sharp, executive director of DFK International, said: “It is very clear that many firms in the profession are either struggling with or trying to make sure they get the best from technology, particularly new systems, in order to stay on the front foot.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this expertise through our new alliance with JHA and expect that demand will exceed supply from our member firms anywhere in the world.”
JHA will also provide an hour a month to DFK International for work overseen by the executive office, and will be invited to participate in IT workshops and presentations at conferences as well as contribute to articles.
Jeremy Hyman, Principal at JHA, said: “Our focus is helping firms, whether novice or experienced IT users, to bridge the commercial and technical gap to enable them to make the most of technology.
“For years, IT has been about improving efficiency and productivity but now it’s moving to the heart of how a firm talks to and engages with its clients. I think DFK International has recognised that renewed importance by creating this partnership with us.
“DFK is a very well-established and respected association and we are delighted to now be its preferred global IT consultancy provider through this agreement. In addition to the services we provide, we look forward to it helping to build our exposure in the international market.”
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