automation

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.

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

Supreme Court sales tax ruling is a windfall for Avalara

The big news this week is that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision rewriting the rules on sales tax for online retailers. Now states can collect sales tax on orders shipped to their state, even if the retailer has no physical presence in that state. For details and analysis, take a listen to the latest episode of the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

KPMG partners with Google, Vermont pays to attract remote workers, & finance leads in RPA adoption

Big Four firm KPMG International has partnered with Google to create solutions, Slack's new Actions update means your team can do more work in one place, Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely, the majority of medium and large accounting firms have moved all their IT infrastructure to the cloud, why introverts are better at networking, and more

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Lessons on Radical Leadership from a Study of Music

Recently I was asked to speak for FloQast at the The CFO Leadership Council annual conference in Boston. The theme was "Radical CFO," so I thought I'd do something radical and share a lesson I learned about leadership as a young cellist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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.

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.

What's New with NetSuite from SuiteWorld 2018

What's New with NetSuite from SuiteWorld 2018

I’m back today from SuiteWorld 2018 in Las Vegas. For those who couldn’t make it to SuiteWorld (or those who skipped the keynote to sleep in), I’ve summarized my key takeaways regarding new NetSuite products and future releases. 

Don't Be the Horse and Buggy

Don't Be the Horse and Buggy

Here's my latest collection of the top links I clicked on this past week, including a fascinating post from Google about how U.S. Hispanics are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology adoption, yet remain largely untapped.

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