Rod Drury

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.

Time To Get Creative With Accounting Team Compensation

Time To Get Creative With Accounting Team Compensation

Why middle-aged accountants are suing PwC; KPMG offers new AI accounting tools powered by IBM's Watson; Why it's time to get creative with accounting team compensation; Xero's CEO Rod Drury steps down; Amazon to offer checking accounts; 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

We Interrupt Your PTO for This Important Cloud Accounting Message

We Interrupt Your PTO for This Important Cloud Accounting Message

Ah, July.  I’ve been enjoying some time off, and I hope you have been, too. Actually, I don’t have to hope. I know you have based on the number of autoresponder messages I received after sending last week’s issue. As usual, here are the best cloud accounting related links I clicked on this past week.

The Network Effect

The Network Effect

Accountex coverage, Six Degrees of Xero, how GAAP fails tech, app updates for TSheets and Deputy, spice up your B2B blog, comparing Xero and QBO, and more

Zenefits Reboots

Zenefits Reboots

Zenefits announces major updates & a new integration platform, Xero adds practice-wide report templates, TSheets joins the list of Recommended Apps, there's a shortage of future CPAs, an inside look at a small CPA startup, a new podcast from Xero's CEO Rod Drury, 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.

Cloud Accounting Weekly #4

Cloud Accounting Weekly #4

Xero revenue rises 67%, David Barrett explains his ExpensiCon chart, TSheets integrates with Expensify, Geni Whitehouse says be quirky, Rod Drury talks Tesla, and more