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S3 E4 - Will Farnell & The Human Firm, Damon Anderson on data security & a bucket load of the latest app news
October 19, 2023

S3 E4 - Will Farnell & The Human Firm, Damon Anderson on data security & a bucket load of the latest app news

In this episode we’re joining Damon Anderson to talk data security in payroll tech. Followed by a flashback interview with Will Farnell post the launch of his book The Human Firm earlier this year - we talk tribalism, kindness and commercialising accounting.  App News this week has run a little off schedule but in this week we cover a range of topics from the 40 minute mark: TOD – Copilot launches - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/tech-pulse/tod-copilot-aims-to-reduce-ai-risks-for-tax-firms Firmcheck launches in UK - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/practice-software/firmcheck-launches-into-the-aml-software-market Mayday new features - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/accounting-software/mayday-adds-bank-reconciliation-and-loan-balance-functions QBO Intuit assist – firs tlook - https://intuitiveaccountant.com/accounting-tech/general-ledger/qbo-monday-minute-quickbooks-online-intuit-assist/ QuickBooks money launched - Intuit Launches Subscription-Free Quickbooks Money (financemagnates.com) QuickBooks PM live - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/practice-software/quickbooks-practice-manager-tool-goes-live End of Pay with Wise in Xero https://central.xero.com/s/article/Set-up-Pay-with-Wise Modulr integration to Xero Modulr makes paying bills simple, secure and automated with Xero - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com Xero AI driven support starts to roll out in the UK – answers rather than links Xero API – bulk connections - https://devblog.xero.com/streamline-your-onboarding-with-xero-bulk-connections-d39c1a65ee8?source=rss----ed4d3abf1c21---4 Xero support now calls you Swoop partner sage  Apron feature – remtance advice - New feature: remittance advice | AccountingWEB Apron lands £12m funding - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/tech-pulse/apron-lands-ps12m-funding-and-launches-client-hub Visma acquires silverfin - https://www.visma.com/news/visma-strengthens-position-as-europes-cloud-accounting-champion-with-acquisition-of-silverfin Iwoca live on shopify - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/iwoca_iwocapay-is-now-live-on-shopify-now-you-activity-7110578426335371265-jKaI?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android Capitalise credit risk tool - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/tech-pulse/capitalise-boosts-functionality-with-credit-risk-tool Plan A carbon accounting app raises $27m https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/19/plan-a-carbon-accounting/ MTD agent authorisation is changing – had to add can no longer copy- Agent VAT authorisation is changing | AccountingWEB

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S3 Episode 3 - Heather Smith Disrupts! App News Latest
September 26, 2023

S3 Episode 3 - Heather Smith Disrupts! App News Latest

Seems only fitting Heather Smith joins us for the introduction of our new network, the Digital Disruptors, to talk about the value of networks, introverts and peer learning opportunities. What networks are you part of? Do you have a unique perspective to share? Come and join our Digital Disruptors network. In this week’s app news: Intuit posts great results - https://intuitiveaccountant.com/in-the-news/people-and-business/intuit-reports-strong-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-results/ Xero publishes its industry performance report Stuart Hurst’s 4 day working week success – Accounts and Legal - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stuart-hurst-cloud_friday-work-staff-activity-7100846229986717696-i_lz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios Phoenix from the ashes - Reducer is back Snap! Waddle rises again too - https://thepaypers.com/online-mobile-banking/cbas-acquisition-of-waddle-strengthens-[…]=email&utm_campaign=Daily+2023-09-07+Daily-Newsletter-Banking FYIs largest ever release - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/cameronrobert_exciting-news-fyi-is-launching-a-new-activity-7102110524343013377-Rp1U?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android Syft – multiple releases  GoProposal in AML - https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/practice-software/goproposal-enters-the-aml-arena Intuit launches AI powered assistant - https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/06/intuit-assist-generative-ai-assistant/ & https://intuitiveaccountant.com/in-the-news/people-and-business/meet-intuit-assist/ Dextension - https://info.dext.com/dextension Restore signs £140 deal with HMRC for digital comms - https://www.accountancydaily.co/restore-signs-ps140m-digital-communication-deal-hmrc Freshpay in Xero app store - https://x.com/xeroapi/status/1700026367226622417?s=12&t=P8Y4JmhL4HglZr3bauCj4Q Wunderbuild in app store - https://x.com/xeroapi/status/1699965915968720896?s=12&t=P8Y4JmhL4HglZr3bauCj4Q Setyl on Appstore - https://x.com/xeroapi/status/1700992688550809761?s=12&t=P8Y4JmhL4HglZr3bauCj4Q Advancetrack win battle with GI Outsourcing - E-Accounting Solutions Ltd t/as AdvanceTrack v Global Infosys Ltd t/as GI Outsourcing

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Season 3 Episode 2: Throwback to John taking the piste, latest app news, what will Jonny Gaunt do next?
September 5, 2023

Season 3 Episode 2: Throwback to John taking the piste, latest app news, what will Jonny Gaunt do next?

We are rolling on with episode 2. In this episode we throw back to the time where John was incapacitated and locked in a Flinder chalet - left to his own devices he pondered life’s big questions... and mainly what John Gaunt would do next post his exit from Dext. Joined by some friendly faces, Alex Bond Burnett, Pamela Phillips, Luke Streeter and Dave Sellick. Damon from Employment Hero gives us another 5 minute dose of the benefits of integrated HR, payroll and AI. We also cover in app news: Xero launch beautiful business fund – financial awards for small businesses - deadline in a month - Xero unveils new AI tools, $690,000 Beautiful Business Fund (smartcompany.com.au) , https://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/accounting-tech/vendor-news/xero-beautiful-business-fund-submissions-now-open/ Xero product announcements Sydney 2023 - Product wrap from Xerocon Sydney 2023 | Xero Blog Xero sneak peek at inventory upgrade from US roadshow - US Roadshow Accelerate: Xero brings the product announcements (and the noise) | Xero Blog QBO fixed asset module (US) - Whats New in QBO: Fixed Asset Management in QBO Advanced - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) Apron raises $5.5m in funding round,  available for charities and launches confirmation of payee Say hello to Apron: the powerful payment platform that’s raised $5.5M in funding | AccountingWEB New feature: charities are now welcome on Apron | AccountingWEB It’s a match! New feature: Confirmation of Payee | AccountingWEB Silverfin goes live AI assistant - Silverfin boots up AI assistant | AccountingWEB FreeAgent using AI - How FreeAgent uses AI | AccountingWEB Firmcheck (formerly connectworks) hire Kevin Lord – Head of Sales at Freeagent and Chaser Translucent accounting raises £5m seed round - Translucent Accounting Platform Raises £5M Seed-round - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) Reflow added to Xero app store – field management for construction, highway management etc – now over 1,500 apps on the xero app store worldwide and over 20,000 that connect via the API (thanks to heather smith for that insight)- XeroAPI on X: ”Welcome to the UK @Xero App Store, @reflow247! Re-flow’s field management software for construction, highway management, civil engineering, rail and landscaping helps firms & industry heavyweights M.V. Kelly, Colas & BMI, reach the next level. Details: https://t.co/BlWLcvOdOd https://t.co/gijCpcp2Hl” / X (twitter.com) Empowered by cloud – Laura Taylor construction focussed accountancy firm trial 4 day working week, reverted after 4 weeks(2) Post | LinkedIn Incompetent accountant - Incompetent accountant showed no grasp of CGT | AccountingWEB IRS set to go paperless by 2025 - IRS Set to Go Paperless by 2025 - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) ICAEW launch enquiry into gaps in HMRC digital journey - Gaps persist in HMRC’s digital service journey | AccountingWEB

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Back for good! Rolling with Season 3
August 22, 2023

Back for good! Rolling with Season 3

It’s Season 3 and we’re all set for another season with our new editor in tow, thanks to Leigh at Nomad Video. In this episode we cover app news, the big pricing debate and an intro to Damon from Employment Hero. In app news this week: Xero and Dext price increases (also Sage) - Dext pricing change from today | AccountingWEB Fathom – budget release – Adding Budgets for Divisions | Fathom Help Centre (fathomhq.com) ApprovalMax or Cin7 Core - (1) New Messages! (approvalmax.com) QBO aligned navigation - QuickBooks Online Navigation Revisions Coming Soon - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) Intuit pulls QuickBooks from France - Intuit is ’Turning Out the Lights’ in France - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) QuickBooks workforce App - New QuickBooks Workforce App Goes International - insightfulaccountant.com (intuitiveaccountant.com) Bright launches proposal software (Bright Propose) - Bright launches new proposal software tool | AccountingWEB FYI sharepoint integration - FYI Software brings greater collaboration with SharePoint integration | AccountingWEB UK government considers open banking through gov.co.uk Pay Interested in joining us for an episode? Or joining our network? Get in touch.

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Episode 3 - App News, Top Networks & Introducing Allica
February 8, 2023

Episode 3 - App News, Top Networks & Introducing Allica

Switching things up in this episode with the introduction of a rant of the week, top tips in the form of networks we think are worth joining. Also a mini intro to Conrad Ford, ex Founder of Funding Options and now CPO/CSO of Allica Bank who is looking to shake the accounting tech market back up. As always leave us some feedback, a review or share this with someone you think may benefit. App news this week covers: Company insolvencies rise in Dec - https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2023/01/17/company-insolvencies-rise-32-in-december/ HMRC can’t blame pandemic - https://www.accountancyage.com/2023/01/11/hmrc-cant-blame-the-pandemic-for-all-its-customer-service-failings-says-mp/ Xero new marketing push - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/adam-keal-63195b_xero-misconceptions-lets-clear-it-up-shall-ugcPost-7019339684807901184--_vf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios Ignition 10% staff cut - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-7020865045949534208-BYRD?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tech/practice-software/tech-slump-spreads-to-practice-software Treasury considers UK digital pound https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-64224950 Microsoft GPT latest - https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/9/23546144/microsoft-openai-word-powerpoint-outlook-gpt-integration-rumor Mayday BRAG - https://www.getmayday.com/brag Intuit business network - https://investors.intuit.com/news/news-details/2023/Intuit-QuickBooks-Business-Network-to-Accelerate-and-Automate-B2B-Payments-for-Millions-of-U.S.-Businesses/default.aspx Quickbooks banking enhancements - https://www.intuitiveaccountant.com/accounting-tech/general-ledger/january-brings-banking-enhancements-to-quickbooks/ Mailchimp launches campaign manager and webhooks - https://investors.intuit.com/news/news-details/2023/Intuit-Mailchimp-Launches-Campaign-Manager-and-Webhooks/default.aspx Ecologi joins Xero Appstore - https://www.xero.com/blog/2022/11/small-businesses-net-zero-ecologi/?utm_source=DSMN8&utm_medium=LinkedIn Sortscape – law and garden maintenance tool for xero appstore https://twitter.com/xeroapi/status/1615832497266335766?s=12&t=89e7mKU6pX-Pop_Lj5u6Cg

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And so we begin - app news, Silverfin spotlight & Chat GPT
January 16, 2023

And so we begin - app news, Silverfin spotlight & Chat GPT

It’s an hour of gold with markers in tow - or just scrub to the below times to get the juice you want. First 4 minutes - Banter & Intro App News: 04:25 Tax Sheets - 1st MTD ITSA casualty 07:30 Sage strong arm tactics & Sage Earth 13:44 IE11 to be disabled 16:29 Capium, UniPaaS and embedded payments 20:39 Excuse the bants - spread it like PB & J 24:42 QBO Updates 25:46 Jonathan Gaunt leaves Dext 27:01 Silverfin - who are they? 30:47 Three raises - Chat GPT, Intuit & Allica 36:16 Chat GPT spotlight & use cases - takeaways for use 46:01 Interview with Cameron Ford from Silverfin 59:29 Rant of the week & Close Out

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New Years Special 2023
January 4, 2023

New Years Special 2023

For those of you easing back into the 9 to 5 - join us for this pod where we go back over the big news for 2022 and cover some predictions for accounting tech in 2023. Excuse the banter - it’s clearly been a while since we spoke. Leave us a review and tell us what episode took your fancy from our catalogue!

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Episode 29 - Final App News Of S1
September 6, 2022

Episode 29 - Final App News Of S1

MyWorkpapers improves Excel integration with Excel Connect  HMRC to tender £4.5bn contract for software services to remove legacy tech Digital promissory notes first from Lloyds (modernising 4000 year old transactions!)  Comma updates – hiding payroll payments from users who didn’t set them up, SVB notice of how long it will take to validate payments, Bankline reminder to login to confirm payments Crezco launch an integration with WooCommerce so you can take payments. Just need to download a plugin. Also announced a new Pay feature, FoC for now, with a premium feature expected at the end of September which will feature the ability to create pay runs and bulk pay Fathom acquired by The Access Group Capium raise £3m Pleo – can now pay invoices on behalf of clients (enabled by client admin) Xerocon US announcements regarding use of Locate Inventory tech launching into Xero product

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Episode 28 - The day after the night before
August 31, 2022

Episode 28 - The day after the night before

OK so not quite the day after, in keeping with holidays this episode is a pick ’n’ mix for those who have managed to get through all the kids films in the cinema this summer.  John, Ryan and Indi interview Alex Von Schirmeister, EMEA MD of Xero, to talk about the latest releases - XeroGo and Xero Instant Pay - as well as the plan for European expansion.  Followed by a quick update from Johann Goree, our QuickBooks Expert, to get the inside view on QuickBooks Online Advanced. Is it the same as the US version? Seems like a cheaper price than the US - what’s the catch? And finally John and Ryan are joined by the charismatic and charming Amy Cotton to evaluate the feedback post Xerocon. Are the releases appealing enough? Was Xerocon worth the visit in the heatwave? Why are teacups not fixed to the saucers?! Find out all in this episode.

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