About 75% of accounting firms and 95% of large firms are using time and billing software to improve efficiency, according to the PCPS/TSCPA National MAP Survey. Other popular tools include multiple computer screens, websites and remote access. About 85% of large firms have a paperless office, compared with 35% of small firms. Using technology to manage documents can speed up review and boost profit, said Jim Metzler, AICPA vice president of small-firm interests.

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