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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.

The Future of Accounting Teams

The Future of Accounting Teams

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.

From Excel to the NHL

From Excel to the NHL

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!

Levi’s automates ripping jeans with lasers

Levi’s automates ripping jeans with lasers

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

Are big firm CPAs “insecure overachievers”?

Are big firm CPAs “insecure overachievers”?

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

Listen to my new podcast 🎧

Listen to my new podcast 🎧

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

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft Ditches Hourly Billing for Legal Services

Microsoft ditches hourly billing for legal services, how to build your tech stack for your accounting firm, how to get the quickest ROI from your marketing, Bill Ackman seeks "transformational change" at ADP, the top 5 reasons accountants don't convert their sales proposals, and more

Cloud Accounting Weekly #30

Cloud Accounting Weekly #30

Takeaways from the CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Symposium, Microsoft signs up for WeWork, 1099 Forms due earlier in 2017, how to improve profitability through pricing, reviews of Entryless & FreshBooks, and more