Will tax consulting soon be paperless?
The average tax firm in Germany is rather at the beginning when it comes to digitalization. As a modern consulting firm, we are already working intensively on digital collaboration with our clients. This applies to communication, digital data exchange, digital filing and document storage. We also offer digital products, such as a client portal, into which additional software can be integrated. In the traditional consulting business, digitization supports our motto, which applies both online and offline, and that is: personally well advised.
There are still some hurdles here. On the one hand, we do not yet know conclusively what auditor practice will reveal with regard to the exclusively digital storage of receipts. We are currently gathering initial experience in this area. And of course, digitization is a sensitive topic, because our business always involves confidential data that must be kept secure. No one can afford to make mistakes here. For us as tax consultants, auditors, lawyers and management consultants, data protection and data security have top priority.
You won’t believe it now, but it’s already there. Ecovis acts as an incubator here with its own startup within the group. All processes run completely online. The knowledge we gather in the process will later benefit everyone.
The consulting firm Ecovis supports medium-sized companies. In Germany, it ranks among the top 10 in the industry. Approximately 5,000 employees work in the more than 100 German offices and in partner law firms in over 60 countries worldwide. Ecovis supports and advises family businesses and owner-managed companies as well as freelancers and private individuals. In order to sustainably secure and promote the economic activities of its clients, Ecovis bundles the national and international professional and industry expertise of all tax advisors, auditors, lawyers and management consultants. Every Ecovis law firm can draw on this pool of knowledge. In addition, the Ecovis Academy stands for sound training as well as continuous and up-to-date further education. All this ensures that the consultants provide good personal advice to their clients on site. www.ecovis.com