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.
Want to hear a crazy stat? Jeff Phillips, CEO of the recruiting site Accountingfly, says that these days a remote or hybrid (combination of remote and local) job will get seven times the number of applicants that a traditional in-office job gets. For this and more of the top links I clicked on this past week, read the latest issue of Cloud Accounting Weekly.
Here's my collection of the top links I clicked on this past week, including an article on Forbes by Aaron Harris of Sage Intacct, Inc. about how the future role of the CFO resembles that of a data scientist more so than an accountant. And also that accountant who who got the chance of a lifetime to play in an NFL game with the Chicago Blackhawks!
Tyson foods shifts away from custom to standard business apps; Microsoft case tests the reach of law enforcement into the cloud; airlines working on broadband internet speeds in the sky; Google adds team chat with Hangouts Chat; how to set cloud reports to open automatically in Excel; the best business laptops; 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
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