It’s fair to say that a room full of auditors, accountants and finance people is about as far away from excitement as…a room full of auditors, accountants and finance people!

That being said, we recently visited the Accountex exhibition at the ExCel London.

Billed as Europe’s no.1 accountancy and finance expo, and the place to meet, ‘meet big global brands and cutting-edge start-ups to source technology and solutions that will take your business to the next level…discover everything you need to succeed in the fast-changing world of accounting and finance’, how could we say no?

Seeing as we work closely with consultants and accountants, the main reason for going was for you (our partners at Runagood®). With a particular focus on business consultancy software solutions, we wanted to scope the competition and see who was offering what to the profession.

So, what are our thoughts on the competition?

Well, there were many exhibitors – the hall was packed. However, all the offerings were either: outsourcing accountancy practice services, or specialist advice e.g. taxation, or services to improve the profitability.

Some even offered business advisory services diversification but none stood up to scrutiny as they were all finance/accountancy based.

In conclusion, we’re glad we went to see what people in the accountancy and consultancy space are up to. But take it from us, you’re in safe hands with Runagood® - the world’s first AI-driven business advisor® - we are still the only ‘whole business’ advisory software.

As for Accountex…here’s to the next one.