Will the Integration of Accounting & Artificial intelligence Fruitful?

Artificial Intelligence has made a remarkable entry in the accounts management stream. Besides affecting every aspect of our personal professional life.

October 21, 2017
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Artificial Intelligence is no more a luxury but a necessity for all types of organization, no matter big or small. It has gracefully covered every vertical of operations and made life way to easier for the businesses. Those who were once scared of implementing Artificial Intelligence in their life today rely on it for most of their daily life chores.

Artificial intelligence caters us everywhere, from an “OOO” automatic replies to accounting management, there is nothing that has left bereft of artificial intelligence intervention. From large to medium to small-scale industries, organizations of every scale are looking forward to adapting artificial intelligence in their mainstream business operations.

Besides affecting every aspect of our personal & professional life, Artificial Intelligence has made a remarkable entry in the accounts management stream. Sadly, not many of the businesses have understood its advantages on accounts management and thus still rely on the manual methods of account keeping. As per a report- over 70% businesses still operate on pen & paper techniques to manage their accounts.

AI a benefactor of the Accountants

Now the main problem that hinders the amalgamation of accounting and artificial intelligence is the lack of knowledge and the fear of losing the precious financial data to an unknown risk. But, the reality is far from the imagination.

For instance, let us review the cloud accounting system. It offers clear integration of receipt generation & scanning tools and banks feed and creates a live ledger for your perusal within seconds minimizing the efforts as well as the time required to do the same manually.

Though Cloud computing isn’t artificial intelligence it does offer some idea as for how far technology can hit accounting professionally. A report by  Xero’s South African State of Accounts state that over 80% of accountants except that technology is a critical part of their job.

However, only 15% of the accountants are aware of the latest technological developments whereas 22% consider it as intriguing 18% are ready to explore the possibilities in machine learning.

How will Artificial intelligence affect accounting

Many professionals reveal that AI has made a considerable impact on the daily accounting operations. However, those who have already utilized the system are keen to use it efficiently and there are many others who are all set to explore the opportunities. The experts identify AI as a critical factor to boost the Internal buy-in.

Internal Buy-in & Artificial intelligence

Once the organizations have automated accounting systems it is going to favor the organization in carrying out efficient purchasing procedure. Through this, the involved party would not only be able to prove the cost but also analyze the changes offered will help the organizations to make everybody embrace the technology at a smoother pace.

However, the minor risk involved will let some haters raise eyebrows. The risk isn’t actually what is expected but it is just the extra effort and labor required to technology, resources, user adoption and, most importantly, supplier enablement.

Choosing the right Artificial intelligence

However, to gain the best benefits of Artificial intelligence, one has to understand what type of AI is the best for the organization. Only if you have the most adapt AI, you will be able to reap the desired benefits.

Asking to advise & consultation from experts is an easy way to ensure you get hold of an efficient AI. Also, the adequacy of the AI implementation team also decides the effectiveness of AI and its beneficial outcomes.

The future

Unlike the larger firms, smaller firms do not have sufficient resources to make their own AI products. However, the ray of hope is still ablaze as the experts claim that in coming years there will be the huge availability of AI products in the market.