2022

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How should small businesses balance artificial intelligence, automation and data privacy?

Xero

We recently held our fourth Xero Responsible Data Use Advisory Council meeting via Zoom with seven council members across four time zones to discuss the most important emerging trends around responsible data use for small businesses. How time has flown – we’ve nearly completed our first year of a council. The council includes myself, Samuel Burmeister of Tall Books (advisor), Laura Jackson of Popcorn Shed (business owner), Maribel Lopez of Lopez Research (analyst), Wyndi and Eli Tagi of WE Accou

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Deloitte launches artificial intelligence initiative

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How SaaS Companies Should Prepare for an IPO

Sage Intacct

Wow, an IPO is a massive milestone! It signifies that your company is a clear forerunner in its market and that it’s run and managed effectively. Going public is something a company’s leadership can be incredibly proud of.

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Atlassian stands with Ukraine

Atlassian

To our customers, vendors, partners, and investors: We are appalled by the actions of the Russian Government in its invasion of Ukraine. We condemn the actions of the Russian Government, and we stand with Ukraine and its people in their fight to maintain their freedom and sovereignty. This attack is unprovoked and a clear breach of the Geneva Convention.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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The Top 5 Harness.io Alternatives & Competitors (Updated 2022)

CloudZero

Harness.io is one of the most popular platforms today for automating continuous delivery (CD). The platform enables engineers to rapidly build CD pipelines (Harness Smart Automation), automatically verify code changes to reduce rollbacks (Harness Continuous Verification), and deliver enterprise-grade security (Harness Continuous Security) for teams of all sizes.

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QuickBooks Desktop Price Increase with 2023 Scheduled Release

Insightful Accountant

QuickBooks Desktop Pricing will increase with the scheduled release of the 2023 products.

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Accounting Practice Management Software: The Top 17 Roundup

Future Firm

Looking for the best accounting practice management software for your firm? Good news, because this is the ULTIMATE accounting practice management software round-up post. Key Takeaways. Get to know the top accounting practice management software and why it is essential for your business. Important categories to evaluate when choosing a workflow management software for your CPA firm.

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Post Vendor and Customer Invoices Using PaPM’s Remote Function Adapter Finance Accounts Payable and Receivable

SAP Accounts Payable

It’s time to present the next Remote Function Adapters (RFA) delivered by SAP Profitability and Performance Management (PaPM), namely the RFA Finance Accounts Payable (RFA FI-AP) and RFA Finance Accounts Receivable (RFA FI-AR). These RFAs, along with other functions provided by PaPM, such as allocations, calculations, joins, can facilitate various business processes of calculating values and immediately booking them as for instance Accounts Payable and Receivable.

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Xero App Store apps Australian small businesses should know about this EOFY

Xero

As we look towards the new financial year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what’s needed to make FY23 the best year yet for your business. One element that shouldn’t be underestimated is the tools and technology in your repertoire. Why? Our Xero Small Business Insights report shows embracing digital tools can help small businesses accelerate their growth. .

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Xero announces CEO succession, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy appointed

Xero

I’m pleased to let you know t hat today we announced the appointment of Sukhinder Singh Cassidy as Xero’s new CEO, on 1 February 2023. Sukhinder will succeed Steve Vamos who after serving almost five years as CEO, is retiring from the role and plans t o return to his previous portfolio in business coaching and leadership development as an advisor, director and investor.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Changes to multi-factor authentication are coming for Australian customers

Xero

Over the last few years, our lives – and businesses across the world – have moved online at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have followed and are using new, digital methods to target Australians. At Xero, we are custodians of your data and do all we can to protect the information held in your account. One of the ways we do this is through multi-factor authentication (MFA), a process designed to secure how you log in to Xero and verify it’s really you.

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Your small business tax time questions answered

Xero

This is a guest post by accountant Daniel Hardy of Xero Platinum Partner firm Caveo Partners. Recently, Caveo Partners was named the best boutique firm of the year at the Australian Accounting Awards. . With a new financial year upon us, you might be thinking, what’s next for my small business? In fact, you’ll likely have all kinds of thoughts about where you’re at and where you’re headed next.

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Four processes in Xero to make FY23 your best year yet

Xero

Ringing in the new financial year may come without fireworks or champagne, but it is a great opportunity to reflect on the present and what lies ahead. It can be a moment to pause and take note of where your business currently is and how it operates – as well as where you want to be. It’s also a useful time to make changes or upgrades, especially to systems and processes, so things will be smooth-running well into the future.

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Eight tips to prepare for (and make the most of) Xerocon Sydney

Xero

In just a couple of weeks, accountants and bookkeepers from all over Australia, New Zealand and Asia will descend upon Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) for two days of inspiration, education, connection and fun. You guessed it; we’re talking about the return of Xerocon! After a three-year hiatus, we couldn’t be more excited to bring you – our partner community – together again at the world’s most beautiful and innovative conference for cloud accounting leaders. .

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The Definitive Guide to Spend Management

The status quo for AP in small and mid-market companies is broken. It consists of messy tech stacks of siloed solutions that give rise to manual work, a lack of control, wasted spend, and unnecessary risks. The benefits of shifting to spend management are tangible, measurable, and are felt across the whole organization. Spend management is a different way of thinking and an innovation whose time has come.

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Meet five apps creating new ways to do business in 2022

Xero

Cloud-based apps and tools, like those in the Xero App Store or wider Xero Ecosystem, have given small businesses the ability to use a combination of apps to build their own bespoke business engine. And according to the numbers, the more apps the merrier. Our research has shown that organisations who use five or more apps have seen sales growth of 4.3% , while those who don’t use any at all have experienced a 3.4% decline (year to December 2020).

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It’s time small businesses get the support they need to thrive

Xero

Today, we presented our “ Small business. Big opportunity ” manifesto to the UK Government. In this report, we’ve made some crucial recommendations to deliver meaningful policy support to small businesses – the backbone of our economy. . At Xero, we understand the challenges our small business customers and accounting and bookkeeping partners face. And I’ve met many of you who’ve told me your worries.

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Xerocon Sydney by the numbers

Xero

We’re numbers people here at Xero. And we know you – our partner community – are too. So to celebrate the return of Xerocon Sydney this September, we’ve gone and rounded up some stats to give you a taste of what to expect. Because if our calculations are correct, there are 1,161 reasons (and counting) to get excited about this unmissable event for cloud accounting leaders. . 12 keynote sessions.

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How to nail end of financial year: A guide for Australia’s self-employed

Xero

It’s no secret that end of financial year (EOFY) comes with its challenges for many self-employed Australians. Whether you’re a sole trader, side-hustler or freelancer, understanding deductions to super and taxes – on top of running your own show – is enough to make anyone’s head spin. Thankfully, there’s a way to make sense of it all. How? By talking to your advisor. .

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Navigating Financial Storms: Strategies for Building Resilient Balance Sheets

Speaker: Carolina Aponte - Owner and CEO, Caja Holdings LLC

In today's rapidly changing business environment, building a resilient balance sheet is crucial to the survival of any business. A resilient balance sheet allows a company to withstand financial shocks and adapt to changing market conditions. To achieve this, companies need to focus on key strategies such as maintaining adequate liquidity, managing debt levels, diversifying revenue streams, and prioritizing profitability over growth.

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Introducing an improved Xero status page experience

Xero

When the products and features you use aren’t working as they should, we know it’s really important to be able to access information about what’s happening and why quickly. We’ve recently made some changes to the way Xero’s status page works for that reason, to ensure the information you receive is more consistent, accurate and valuable. Now, when you access Xero’s status page, things will look a little different in both how the information is grouped, as well as the content of the update itself

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Cash flow crunch: Delving deeper into the cash flow challenges affecting small businesses

Xero

I’m so thrilled to be back at Xerocon London connecting with so many of our accounting and bookkeeping partners and app partner community. It’s been such a long time since we were all able to be together in person, and it’s great to be making real-life connections again. . As we all begin to navigate this post-pandemic business environment, it’s clear that many small businesses have faced huge challenges.

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Why AI could be a financial director's best friend during busy season

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Deloitte: Climate change will cost $178T by 2070

Accounting Today

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Putting the ‘Tech’ in Spend Management Techniques

Speaker: Wayne Spivak, President and CFO of SBA * Consulting Ltd., Industry Writer, Public Speaker

If you’re lost in the world of spend management needs and your GAP analysis is lacking perspective on the future state of your business performance, listen up! With the advancement of technology, the implementation of spend management best practices and concrete GAP analyses is more streamlined and accessible than ever before. And while this may sound like great news for you and your clients, it won’t be worthwhile unless you have the latest techniques to back up your ambitions!

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IRS to target abusive ERTC claims

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EY pays $100M SEC fine over CPA ethics exam cheaters

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The keys to driving through change: It’s inevitable

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IRS expands crypto question on draft version of 1040

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Book of Secrets for the Month-End Close

Developing a consistent month-end close doesn’t need to be a mystery. We’re sharing our top 10 secrets (plus one bonus!) for streamlining your close.

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Trends in client documentation that make accounting easier and audits less painful

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Art of Accounting: 10 ways to better manage your time

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Artificial intelligence needs more intelligence

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IRS adds options for electronically amending 1040s

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Best Practices to Ace Your Close

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Whether you’re on a 1-day close or a 10-day close, there are some fundamental commonalities that all strong accounting departments share when it comes to the month-end close. Please join us for an informative webinar where we share best practices that your team can implement today to ace your close! 1 CPE credit will be provided for qualifying participants.