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Coming Soon: New Digital Readiness Assessment Tool For PAO’s

Sun Oct 18 2020

PAO Digital Readiness Assessment Tool & Resource Series

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that Digital Transformation is vital to both the sustainability and effectiveness of modern PAO’s (Professional Accountancy Organisations).

Whilst ongoing Digital Transformation has always been a long-term plan for almost all PAO’s, the coronavirus pandemic has massively accelerated the need for digital maturity in firms across the globe; adopting new technologies, modifying existing technologies for remote working or in some cases completely changing how the organisation is run.


That’s why cloudThing is so proud to have partnered with IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) to develop a PAO Digital Readiness Assessment Tool and Resources Series.


Trying to answer the question of where your organisations digital maturity sits amongst the wider PAO sector can be hard if you’re not even sure what questions need asking in the first place.

That’s why IFAC and cloudThing are so uniquely positioned to collaborate and offer impartial scoring, resources, and expertise to all of IFAC’s membership organisations on making the most out of the cutting edge tech that’s available on the market today.


And the best bit?


With IFAC’s support all their member PAO’s will be able to benefit without having to commit to an external vendor.

The PAO Digital Readiness Resources Series

As well as the Digital Readiness Assessment Tool, in the coming months IFAC and cloudThing will be releasing a series of resources directly to the IFAC website that will empower PAO’s to accelerate their own Digital Transformations pain free.

IFAC and cloudThing will also be offering workshops to it’s members after they’ve used the POA Digital Readiness Assessment Tool to help them understand, interpret and prioritise their next steps.

There’ll also be topic specific webinars on key pain-points, such as examinations and continuing professional development… specifically identified by IFAC’s member organisations.

Digital Support Structures

Cutting edge is only one side of the coin though.

True Digital Transformation and the implementation of real collaborative tools can only take place with organisational leadership support and buy-in… buy-in that needs to trickle down throughout the organisation, allowing staff to work in new ways.

The IFAC/cloudThing partnership will offer PAO’s impartial scoring, resources and expertise to help make the most out of what’s possible with tech on a continuing basis.

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Digital transformation requires continuous improvement. You are not alone in this journey. We support your sustainability and resiliency. Let’s collaborate and progress this agenda together.

Manuel Arias – IFAC, Senior Technical Manager

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PAO Digital Readiness Assessment Tool

Launching this November, the PAO Digital Readiness self-assessment Tool will be available to complete online to enable PAO’s to determine where they currently sit on their Digital journey.

The tool will feature eleven pillars and 120 aspects of Digital Transformation to score your organisation and will be available in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.

It’ll be rolled out in November with both tutorials and material to best help PAO’s get the most from it. After completion, you’ll receive an in-depth results report with recommendations on where and how for your next steps.


cloudThing is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the UK and is proud to have led the digital transformation programs for both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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