CPA2Biz Helps Deliver New Mobile Capabilities to AICPA Members
When the American Institute of CPAs decided to give its members new tools to make them more productive on the go, it turned to its technology subsidiary, CPA2Biz.
The AICPA this week launched two new mobile apps–The Journal of Accountancy News App for iPad™, and the CPA Exam Aid for iPhone™ and Android™ devices– and also announced a mobile-friendly version of its online store, cpa2biz.com. All three projects were spearheaded by CPA2Biz’s development team based in Santa Clara, Calif.
“Mobile technology is changing the way CPAs consume information and interact with clients,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz. “Our aim is to put the best professional resources literally in the hands of AICPA members, so the information is always available no matter where they are or what time it might be.”
With smartphone and tablet use soaring in the profession, CPA2Biz spent the past year expanding its capabilities in app development and mobile design for both Android™ and iOS. Expertise was added in enhanced user interface design, user experience and app distribution, ensuring a smoother rollout to market.
“We’re in the business of delivering products and services to the accounting profession, and the medium is absolutely changing,” said Michael Ham, CPA2Biz’s vice president of operations and leader of its app development efforts. “In the U.S., it took 17 years for cellphones to reach greater than 50 percent market share of telephones. In comparison, it only took five years for smartphones to penetrate 50 percent of the cellphone market. Tablets are showing even more rapid growth in the PC market.”