Here's a roundup of the best links I clicked on this past week. I've also got two items of my own for you:
- First, I wrote on the Sleeter blog about FloQast, an innovative add-on for Intacct & NetSuite aimed at mid-market internal accounting departments.
- Second, Matt Wilkinson invited me on the BizInk podcast, where we discussed the possibility of an "Uber for Accounting," and the future of the accounting profession in general.
Read these stories, and more, below.
Accountex Report — FloQast & Mid-Market Cloud Accounting Ecosystem
For my first post on Accountex Report, I profiled FloQast, a cloud-based “close management solution” for internal accounting departments. It's also representative of a trend toward a cloud accounting "ecosystem" that started in the small business market and is now expanding into the mid-market. (read)
Trim is a "chatbot" designed to identify and help users rid themselves of unwanted subscriptions. Eventually, the team wants Trim to handle all aspects of your personal finances. (read)
WeWork's new location in the Valley Towers in San Jose brings 75,000 square feet of coworking space to the region. (read)
Just for Fun
Sales & Marketing
Everyone is talking about adding advisory services, but that's not always so easy to do in practice. Check out this excellent guide from Xero with suggestions for getting started. (read)
- Harvest — Schedule partial time off in Forecast — Previously, you could only mark full days off for team members in Forecast, Harvest's project budgeting tool. Now you can record future time off in terms of hours.
- LastPass — Push notifications for two-factor expanded to other apps — Now instead of entering 6-digit codes to log into apps with 2-factor authentication, you can get push notifications and approve a login with a tap.
- Square — Same day deposits — For an additional 1% fee, you can now have your daily sales deposited in your bank account the same day.
That's it. Have a great week!