Digitalization in Accounting 2020

The current status quo of digital transformation in finance departments

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This study continues the “Digitalization in Accounting” series. For the fourth year running, it provides insights into the digital tendencies - both present day and developmental - of accounting companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It contains a large scale online survey, empirical case studies and interviews with top decision-makers that offer an insider’s view of the current actions and future strategic plans of accounting companies in reaction to the era of digitalization.

As well as examining the well-known subject of block technologies and systems, this study also covers three further relevant topics, including the conversion of the ERP system to SAP S/4HANA. The central questions here are: Has you company already made this conversion or is it still being planned? What are its aims? Which areas of the company have been or will be affected?
The publication will also deal with other pertinent themes, for example, the extent to which processes have altered due to the influence and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA). As the topic of sustainability is now a growing concern in accounting and reporting, the concluding topics cast an eye over the status of nonfinancial reporting and the system-based mapping of it by companies.