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Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

The big news this week is that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision rewriting the rules on sales tax for online retailers. Now states can collect sales tax on orders shipped to their state, even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state. For details and analysis, take a listen to the latest episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

Big Four firm KPMG International has partnered with Google to create solutions, Slack's new Actions update means your team can do more work in one place, Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely, the majority of medium and large accounting firms have moved all their IT infrastructure to the cloud, why introverts are better at networking, and more

KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

KPMG partners with Microsoft to build new accounting software "Wiise"

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.

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

Can't find the app you need? Build it yourself!

My favorite story this week is about an accountant who couldn’t find the budgeting app he wanted for his clients, so he built it himself using developers hired on the freelancing site UpWork.

How to make the case for cloud accounting technology

How to make the case for cloud accounting technology

How to determine the ROI of new accounting technology; Bluewire Strategy Group is my guest on the podcast; Victoria's Secret CEO thinks smartphones are a fad; how the CPA exam is changing; AT&T has built 1,000 software robots to automate tasks; how Gusto is working to hire female engineers; how AI can stop common back office fraud; lessons from selling Girl Scout Cookies; and more

EY introduces EY Interact, a new advanced client portal

EY introduces EY Interact, a new advanced client portal

EY is out with a slick new corporate client portal for the Americas Tax practice; Mike Whitmire is my guest on the new episode the Cloud Accounting Podcast; Intuit launches its first corporate brand campaign with an animated short that's up to 16 million views on YouTube; Intel has developed smart glasses that don't make you look like a complete dork, Rod Drury on Xero's move from the New Zealand to Australian stock exchange; and more

How Bill.com is Taking Over the World of Business Payments

How Bill.com is Taking Over the World of Business Payments

Bill.com raises $100 million, the ethical problems of hourly billing, best practices for managing Millennial accountants, the best social media channels for accountants, a robot that makes salads, the meteoric rise in ICOs, and more

How Not to Get Hacked Like Deloitte

How Not to Get Hacked Like Deloitte

What we know about the Deloitte hack so far, a review of DEAR Inventory, Gusto adds a ton of new features, Xero introduces "Ask in Xero HQ," a lawyer who trashed time sheets and hasn't looked back, and more

Highlights from Accountex USA

Highlights from Accountex USA

Here are the highlights from my experience at Accountex USA 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Featuring Daymond John of Shark Tank fame, Randi Zuckerberg, former spokesperson for Facebook, and the most innovative accountants and bookkeepers in the profession today.

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.