Compleat Coffee Session Episode 1

New way of working: how are businesses adapting to the change


In this session James Vear (General Manager APAC, Compleat Software) has a chat with long time accounting tech industry veteran Rory Forbes (Chief Growth Officer, Compleat Software) about the shifts seen in the market when it comes to businesses and accounting practices needing to fully function while suddenly having to work completely remotely.

Thought leadership
On-demand webinar

About the on-demand webinar

The sudden change from interacting face to face with employees and suppliers to working remotely has forced everyone – even the most sceptical and conservative – to reconsider which parts of the business can be digitised. James and Rory explore current trends and share experience in managing remote finance, marketing and sales teams in different parts of the world.

About the speakers

Compleat’s James Vear invites Rory Forbes, who has extensive experience in taking customers through their digital journeys internationally, to share both insights about managing his team as well as experience in digitising customers’ accounting processes in the trying months of 2020.

What will I learn from this?

James and Rory chat t about the challenges of suddenly needing to change the way companies work and share thoughts on how to get ready.

Topics you can expect to hear:

  • Was anyone ready for a global pandemic and how are companies responding to the situation
  • Key areas to look at when starting a digital transformation in your business or accounting practice
  • Decision-making. Who decides: the CEO, CTO or Covid-19?
  • Tips on managing a company and teams remotely

Access the on-demand webinar:


James Vear

James Vear, General Manager APAC

James is an expert in accounting automation and has been leading Compleat Software’s expansion in APAC. He loves sports and catching up with the news on Twitter. You can chat with him there @jamesvear


Rory Forbes

Rory Forbes, Chief Growth Officer

Rory has 35+ years' experience in the design, development, sales, deployment and support of multiple accounting and ERP software solutions including Infor SunSystems, AGRESSO, IBM Concorde XAL, Exact and going way back in time, Omicron one of the earliest micro-computer based accounting software suites. Rory has lived through transitions from micro to mini to client/server to best of breed and now to cloud adoption with automation and machine learning and AI.