Cloud Accounting Weekly #4

Here's a roundup of the best links I clicked on this past week.

I've also got a new blog post for you: Expensify is the Slack of Accounting. The post is up to 350 shares but without any comments! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Industry News

Highlights from Xero's 2016 Annual Report

  • XeroXero Limited 2016 Annual Report — Xero posted its 2016 year-end financials, showing that operating revenues rose 67% and subscribers grew 51%. Paid subscribers are now 717,000 globally, an increase of 242,000 over the previous year. North American subscribers rose from 35,000 to 62,000. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Rod Drury said that Xero must achieve faster growth than Intuit in the U.S. before listing here.
  • Expensify#ExpensiCon, in One Chart — David Barrett explains the nifty chart he used at ExpensiCon to describe the growth of Expensify from 2008 to 2016.
  • TaxJarTaxJar is Now a Magento Premier Partner: What that Means for You — TaxJar and Magento are working together to provide all Magento users access to free sales tax calculations, and simplified sales tax reporting and filing.

Software Updates

Control whether or not Harvest payments copy to QBO

Control whether or not Harvest payments copy to QBO

A video showing what's new with QuickBooks form styles

Now you can schedule Square invoices for the future.

TSheets users can now create expenses in Expensify right from the TSheets app.

TSheets users can now create expenses in Expensify right from the TSheets app.

  • Xero:
    • Xero has added report filters to many of the "New Reports" in Xero. For example, you can now filter the Account Transactions report by Tax Rate.
    • Over the next few months, Xero will be migrating to Amazon Web Services. Short outages will start in June and take place on Saturdays between 11a.m. and 1p.m. Pacific Time.
As an example, you can now filter the Aged Receivables report by Contact Group in Xero.

As an example, you can now filter the Aged Receivables report by Contact Group in Xero.

Productivity

  • GoogleMeet Gboard: Search, GIFs, emojis & more. Right from your keyboard. — If you use an iPhone, you can now search Google without leaving the current application, right through Gboard, Google's new custom keyboard for iOS. Also includes animated GIFs. If you don't know how to say it, there's probably a GIF that can do it for you.

Searching and sending stuff on your phone shouldn't be that difficult. Gboard makes it easier: http://goo.gl/gboard

Marketing

Podcasts

Heather Smith interviews Danetha Doe

Heather Smith interviews Danetha Doe

Elizabeth Ü interviews Rod Drury

Elizabeth Ü interviews Rod Drury

  • Cloud StoriesHeather Smith interviews Danetha Doe, one of CPA Practice Advisor's "Top 40 Under 40" accounting professionals in 2015. Among other things, Danetha talks about her journey from NFL cheerleader to celebrity financial strategist.
  • Xero GravityEpisode 47: Tesla paves road for small biz innovation — Rod Drury "joins Elizabeth Ü in studio to discuss the parallels between Tesla’s plan to make the world better, and how small businesses can innovate and grow beyond their community."

Blake Oliver

Los Angeles, California, United States