Active Research Projects


Active Research Projects

Listed below are the currently funded research projects. We welcome additional participants to any of these projects. Participation requirements vary depending on the type of research being conducted and can include: completing surveys, participating in focus groups, being interviewed, helping with software trial testing, or being a part of a leading practices user acceptance group.

  • Wrapping up (research reports available soon)
    • Definition and Framework Development
      • How Non-Techies Can Understand Their Cybersecurity Risks & Mitigation Options
      • How Emerging Technologies are Enhancing the Accounting Profession
    • Vendor Options
      • Phishing Testing & Training Vendors
      • Workstation and Mobile Device Management Vendors
    • Started May 2021
      • Definition and Framework Development:
        • Remote Work Readiness
        • Budgeting & Planning Post-Covid
    • Starting June 2021
      • Definition and Framework Development:
      • Definition and Framework Update:
        • Tax Automation & Outsourcing Adoption
      • Standardized Processes and Leading Practices Development
        • Tax Return Preparation Workflow for Small Firms
      • Vendor Options
        • Accounting Outsourcing Vendors
        • Client Portal Software for Tax
        • Tax Trial Balance Software
        • Tax Workflow Management Software
      • Vendor Comparison
        • Client Portal Software for Tax
        • Tax Workflow Management Software

We are still accepting contributions to the funding for these projects. Additional contributions are usually used to help expand the reach of our research (e.g. obtaining broader reach for surveys, doing additional focus groups, conducting additional interviews) or to do additional research analyses (e.g. analysis by industry, organization size, or other deeper demographic or functional analyses). Contact us at insights@improvetheworld.net to see how your additional contributions may help us improve the impact of our research.

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