Released the official version of “ZoooU”, a business management tool that eliminates omissions in the routine work of tax accountants Today we released “ZoooU”, a business management tool that eliminates omissions in the routine work of tax accountants.
Beso Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka, Representative Director: Atsuro Shiraki, hereinafter “Beso”) will launch a business management tool “ The official version of ZoooU has been released today. ZoooU is a service that standardizes tax accounting operations and provides them as SaaS, thereby reducing tax accountant liability risks (hereafter, tax liability risks) that arise from omissions in tasks while streamlining operations. The open beta version was released in June 2022, and the official version will be released this time. * Reference: Open beta version release of “ZoooU”, a communication and business management system dedicated to tax accountant offices that solves “personalization of work”
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“ZoooU”, a business management tool that eliminates omissions in the routine work of tax accountants
■ Current state of the tax accountant industry
The total number of tax accountants in Japan is about 80,000 (*1), but while it is said that “the maximum number of advisory companies per person is about 15 in order to maintain quality,” in reality there are more than 30 companies per person. It’s not uncommon.
In addition, about 50% of the 80,000 tax accountants are in their 60s or older. As a result, there is a serious shortage of successors due to a chronic overload of work and slow progress in business succession. *1.: Certified tax accountant system | National Tax Agency
(https://www.nta.go.jp/taxes/zeirishi/zeirishiseido/seido2.htm) ■ Tax liability risks that increase year by year
In recent years, the tax system has become more complex, and since it is necessary to respond to the tax reform outline, which is updated every year, there are many omissions in routine work.
In fact, there are 189 lawsuits against tax accountants (*1) and 1.7 billion yen (*2) in liability insurance payments each year.
Under these circumstances, the existing business management tools currently used at the tax accountant office were developed based on the idea that “we only need to manage the tasks of the tax accountant office”. Since there is no system for visualizing the overall picture of tax accounting operations, including clients, and jointly managing tasks, it is not possible to prevent omissions in routine tasks. In addition, unique customizations have been made, making software updates more complicated, and creating new issues such as
system-related work at tax accountant offices becoming dependent on individual skills.
In 2019, Beso began development with an active tax accountant from Beso, a tax accountant corporation that is part of the same group. We have released a business management tool “ZoooU” that promotes DX of tax accounting operations and solves the management issues of small and medium-sized enterprises, and continues to improve it.
*1.National Tax Agency Overview of litigation in 2021
(https://www.nta.go.jp/information/release/kokuzeicho/2021/sosho/index.htm) *2.The latest version of “Tax Accountant Occupational Liability Insurance Accident Cases” by Nippon Taxren Insurance Co., Ltd. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 (https://www.zeirishi-hoken.co.jp/
■ ZoooU service functions
On ZoooU’s “Tax event annual schedule” screen, you can visualize the amount of tax accounting work you have on an annual basis. You can check at a glance the “yearly business” and “number of target clients”.
Figure: Screen image that allows you to check tax accounting operations on an “annual basis”
If you select “Specific Event” from the above screen, you can check the progress of each client in a list. An alert will be displayed for the process that has passed the deadline to inform you that it has not been completed within the deadline.
Figure: Screen image that allows you to check the “progress for each client” If you select “Specific Advisor” on the above screen, you can grasp who should do what when, including the adviser’s task, and you can manage progress while being aware of deadlines. . In addition, since the necessary tasks are automatically generated, anyone can proceed with tax accounting work at a certain level without omissions. In addition, since the necessary tasks are automatically generated, anyone can proceed with tax accounting work at a certain level without omissions.
Figure: Screen image that allows you to check “who should do what when” ■ Future development of ZoooU
We will continue to add functions that will ensure the execution of “high-priority tasks that are likely to lead to litigation.” Specifically, the following functions are scheduled to be released in 2022.
・Suggest function to prevent omissions in submission of various notification forms for consumption tax, income tax, and corporate tax ・ Judgment automation function to prevent misrecognition of advantage judgment regarding differences in tax amount
・A function to prevent confirmation errors by leaving legal grounds as a log by linking tasks and customer DBs
Furthermore, we will develop functions that contribute to the profitability of the office and the improvement of the performance of our clients.
The development of ZoooU has been led by a practicing tax accountant at Beso. This is because I feel that there are issues that can only be discovered from the perspective of an active tax accountant. We at Beso believe that tax accountants can create more value for companies. ■ About use
Please fill out the necessary information on the inquiry page below and apply. Official site → https://www.zooou.jp/
Click here for document request → https://www.zooou.jp/document-request Click here for free trial application → https://www.zooou.jp/free-trial *We may refrain from providing and using this material for
applications from companies that appear to be competing services. ■ Operating company: About Beso Co., Ltd.
We are developing a SaaS that specializes in tax accounting
operations. ZoooU is a business management tool that promotes DX in tax accounting operations and solves the management issues of small and medium-sized enterprises. We will create a world where tax accountants who make daily efforts for the growth of companies are rewarded.
Name: Beso Co., Ltd.
Location: Midosuji Frontier 1F, WeWork, 1-13-22 Sonezakishinchi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Representative: Atsuro Shiraki, Representative Director
Founding date: September 2nd, 2019
Business: System development for tax accountants, freee introduction support consulting, freee application development
[Matters that can be interviewed by media personnel]
・Interview about ZoooU
・ Interview on the theme of DX conversion of the tax accounting industry ・Interview with Shiraki, CEO of Beso Inc.
・Director of Beso Co., Ltd. ・Representative employee of Beso Tax Accountant Corporation ・Interview with Nakata himself
[Inquiries regarding this matter]
Shimadzu in charge of Beso Co., Ltd.
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