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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.

How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

How will the Supreme Court sales tax ruling affect accountants?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding nexus to out-of-state online retailers continued to dominate the accounting news this week; analytics company Domo went public as watchdog warns 'stay away from this IPO'; LeaseAccelerator raised $30M in funding for lease accounting software; how Walmart is leading an effort to track its grocery supply chain using blockchain technology; and more

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.

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 #16

Cloud Accounting Weekly #16

FloQast innovates in the mid-market cloud accounting ecosystem, a finance bot saves users $6M, Thriveal reviews Karbon, WeWork expands to San Jose, Gene Marks says golf sucks, Xero advises on advisory services, and more