The labour market, technology and responsible business are the key challenges for SMEs in 2023
Thousands of Exact customers and partners gathered at the Rotterdam Ahoy venue yesterday for the business event of the year: Exact Live. The theme of the anniversary edition was 'Foresight starts with insight', so many of insights were shared throughout the day both during the event's many knowledge and inspiration sessions and on the interactive exhibition floor.
The business challenges of 2023 increase the need for automation
Paul explained how Exact approaches responsible business. He continued: "We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019. We are therefore travelling far less and we had solar panels installed on our office roofs. However, in our view, responsible business goes beyond sustainability: we also want to contribute to the society we operate in. That’s why all our colleagues are allowed to spend three working days a year doing voluntary work of their choice." As far as technological innovations are concerned, Paul can be very clear: "With the current inflation levels and tight labour market, working more efficiently is an absolute must. Digitalisation and automation can be very helpful, and Exact is fully committed to these. Every day, more than 700 colleagues develop existing and new software products that allow us to offer solutions to further optimise the business operations of entrepreneurs and accountants."