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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.

Sage Advice Podcast: The Changing Nature of Teams in the Workplace

Sage Advice Podcast: The Changing Nature of Teams in the Workplace

Read my interview with Ed Kless on the Sage Advice Podcast. We talk about how my first career as a classical cellist was disrupted by automation, what drew me to accounting technology, and how teams in the accounting profession are increasingly becoming a mix of full-time employees, part-time employees, contractors, and outsourcing firms.

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

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

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

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