Digitalisation in Accounting 2020

The current status quo of digital transformation in finance departments


This study continues the series "Digitalisation in Accounting". For the fourth year in a row, it provides insights into the digital trends - both current and developing - of accounting firms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It includes a large-scale online survey, empirical case studies and interviews with top decision-makers that provide insight into the current actions and future strategic plans of accounting firms in response to the age of digitalisation.

In addition to the familiar topic of block technologies and systems, the study covers three other relevant topics, including the conversion of the ERP system to SAP S/4HANA. The central questions here are: Has your company already completed this conversion or is it still in the planning stage? What goals are being pursued with it? Which areas of the company are or will be affected?
In addition, the publication addresses other relevant topics, for example, to what extent processes have changed due to the influence and use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). As the topic of sustainability is becoming increasingly important in accounting and reporting, the concluding topics take a look at the state of non-financial reporting and its systemic mapping by companies.