This week I’m most intrigued by reports out of Australia that KPMG has partnered with Microsoft and Commonwealth Bank to create an SEM-focused standalone accounting software solution called Wiise on Microsoft’s existing Dynamics Business Central platform.
It's not tools, but our ability to automate that makes us unique among animals; blockchain is mostly hype, but money transfer startup Veem is actually using it; why meetings are toxic; Catching Clouds Academy launches on YouTube; what drives workaholism; how digital nomads are hiring and firing their governments; and more
Laura Empson argues that professional services firms (looking at you, public accounting) deliberately recruit overachievers, then exploit their insecurity; new tax rules are speeding up automation; Thomson Reuters catches up... to the Xero and QBO of ten years ago; a terrible client experience caused by hourly billing; and more
Talking accounting tech with David Leary on the podcast, the White House struggles to mute a conference call, 61 ways to get more clients, why client service isn't as important as you think, the road from controller to CFO is becoming less travelled, 50% of accountants have no idea what blockchain is, and more
Cloud Accounting Weekly is now also a podcast, Xero announces strong half-year results, how blockchain solves a problem from antiquity, introducing QuickBooks Projects, Expensify integrates with Xero HQ, Square releases a full-fledged cash register, another look at Clio, welcoming our robot overlords, and more
On value pricing bill pay services, how voice-based AI could become the primary way we interact with computers, the golden rule for accounting firms in a subscription-based economy, the difference between remote work and office based teams, email contact info for every state sales tax department, and more