Use of mobile practice management apps created by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has increased among tax and accounting professionals according to new data released by the company.
Thomson Reuters’ Mobile CS allows users to access content from Practice CS, the company’s practice management software. The mobile app currently has over 1,000 active user accounts, growing at an average rate of 15 percent per month. The company estimates that approximately 3,000 active user accounts will exist by the end of 2012.
Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Thomson Reuters, Scott Fleszar, believes that majority of the growth in users is due to the company releasing an Android version of its app late last year. The latest version also featured new capabilities such as real-time mileage tracking and mobile time entry. Mobile CS allows users to access client data, staff availability, project status and other key firm data from a mobile device. Future versions will be able to access additional CS Professional Suite functions and data.
“It’s exciting to see our user base growing so quickly, but what’s really great is seeing how often users are accessing Mobile CS,” said Fleszar. “I think that shows a real shift in mobile technology, from an ‘extra’ to an integral part of a business environment where the limitations of working on desktop PCs no longer exist.”
Professionals can download a free trial version of Mobile CS from the Apple App Store or the Android Market. The free version allows users to test the app’s full functions, using sample data. A paid license is needed to sync Practice CS firm data to Mobile CS.