Patti Scharf

It’s not a bot — the truth about Botkeeper, the Google-funded, AI-powered “bookkeeper replacement”

It’s not a bot — the truth about Botkeeper, the Google-funded, AI-powered “bookkeeper replacement”

Botkeeper represents itself as an AI-powered automated bookkeeping and accounting solution, but in reality it’s offshore labor in the Philippines doing most of the work.

The Human is the Beast that Automates

The Human is the Beast that Automates

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

How FreshBooks Successfully Replatformed

How FreshBooks Successfully Replatformed

How FreshBooks successfully replatformed, the biggest threat to the CPA profession, keys to starting a bookkeeping practice, QuickBooks hacks, Xero partners with Capital One, and more

CAS on the Rise

CAS on the Rise

Client accounting services emerges as significant revenue source, Xero revamps its partner program, how to cheat your way to the highest levels of professional ethics, an essential tool for e-commerce accountants, and more

Highlights from Xerocon San Francisco

Highlights from Xerocon San Francisco

Wow. That was a blur! Xerocon was August 15 to 17 at Pier 27 in sunny San Francisco this year. Over 500 accountants and bookkeepers were in attendance. Here are the highlights.