Brian Saunders, CEO of BigTime Software, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based practice management tools and a market leader in QuickBooks integration, will present on the impact that next-generation mobile applications is having on the accounting industry at the 10th Annual Sleeter Accounting Solutions Conference next month.
Saunders’ 75-minute session, called “Moving to Mobile: The Future of Time & Billing is Now”, will focus on how the ability to access pro-level practice management tools across mobile devices has become essential to operating effectively in today’s environment. Intuit president and CEO Brad Smith will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s conference.
“With the advent of more sophisticated technology, your smartphone is now a whole lot smarter,” says Saunders, who will be presenting Tuesday, November 5, at 2 p.m. “Mobile isn’t just about staying in touch while you’re out of the office anymore. The next wave of mobile time and billing apps, including BigTime Mobile, are so powerful they can virtually replace the desktop for many functions and forever change the way accountants work. This is no less than a transformation of practice management, one that will only accelerate in the new year.”
In 2014, mobile applications are forecast to be among the biggest software spending increases by decision-makers, according to Forrester Research’s annual report on IT spending. The pro-level BigTime Mobile app, launched in 2013, is part of the mobile solution revolution currently underway in the industry— and was hailed as a “game changer” in the press because of features that allow users to work online or offline and seamlessly integrate with phone and email.
Saunders, who has spent almost a decade consulting with small and mid-sized professional services firms to build the highest-rated time & billing system on the Intuit Marketplace, created BigTime Software to work hand-in-hand with QuickBooks. BigTime is the only time tracking app embedded within Intuit’s own practice management system. The company previously announced an OEM licensing agreement with Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU).