60% of consultancies consider that digitization is key to guaranteeing their competitiveness. In addition, the technological evolution of the firm requires trained professionals and excellent talent management. This is how it is presented in the Consulting Barometer 2022 of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting in Spain. The barometer makes an X-ray of the current situation of the sector that aims to become a benchmark for the analysis of future trends. “The Barometer offers key considerations that reflect the concerns of the sector and that can be summarized in three concepts: technology, services and talent. At Wolters Kluwer we want to contribute with this publication to continue working directly with our clients”, comments Tomàs Font, General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting.
Digitization of talent
The Barometer reveals that of the companies surveyed, only 45.2% use cloud solutions, while 77.1% use software installed in the office. For their part, 74.4% of professional firms have increased their number of clients compared to the previous year and 58% have increased their turnover during the last year. The latter is due in part to the personalized treatment, trust and proximity to its customers, which constitutes a differentiation strategy against the competition.
Wolters Kluwer has also presented a decalogue of trends that will mark the business model for the coming years: digital transformation, which has gone from being an option to becoming a necessity, innovation and technology as levers for change, the transition to Cloud as a present and future requirement Adaptation to the requirements of the Public Administration Adaptation to customer needs
Transition to the cloud and digital development of talent, the great challenges of the professional office
improve the relationship with the agents with whom the advisor interacts (clients, public bodies, financial entities…) through the collaborative model offer new services to remain competitive guarantee better talent management through training, recruitment and retention adapt to the requirements of the company of the 21st century to lead the competitiveness of the sector evolve the figure of the specialized advisor to become a global business consultant
The results of the Consultancy Barometer 2022 are complemented by the opinion of leading experts who thoroughly analyze the context and challenges of the sector. Among the specialists who have collaborated on the report are Carmen Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, and directors of the CEOE, the General Council of Social Graduate Schools, the General Council of Economists and AMETIC.