QR codes – those funny-looking black-and-white boxes that you see everywhere you look these days – are finding their way into the accounting profession. To access the information behind a QR code, you need a QR code reader on your smartphone. You focus your mobile device on the code and then you are taken to a Web site. Sometimes the code takes you directly to a company or personal home page. More often, the code leads you to a special promotion or to a place where you can read more information than what would normally fit in a small advertisement or on the back of a business card.
AccountingWEB's contributing writer Kara Haas has spoken with some members of the accounting profession to find out how they are using these boxy codes . You can experiment with QR codes for free – it's another way of using online tools to promote yourself and your products. Mostly, though, it's just fun to point at QR codes, feel your phone buzz when a connection is made, and then see where the code takes you.