What’s going on in accounting? Here are five relevant pieces on financial process-improvement software, for better-informed decisions.
Data breach within a European accounting firm
Cloud-based software from Wolters Kluwer, an accounting and financial process improvement firm, was taken offline May 9, after a supposed malware attacks breached its system. With the company’s $4.8 billion brand at stake, the market still lacks clarity on the attack’s long-term impact.
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Spotify introduces new voice-activated ad format
Spotify recently introduced a novel approach to capturing consumer attention using interactive, voice-enabled advertisements. The first companies testing this new ad format are Unilever and Spotify itself. When prompted, users that respond by saying “play now” will be directed to an Axe body spray branded playlist or a Spotify original podcast. While the ads currently only promote content within Spotify’s own platform, there is potential for future expansion that might have the gears in creative marketers’ minds churning.
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Microsoft rolls out Azure updates at Build
Microsoft used the opening keynote of its annual developer conference to share several updates to its Azure product. These include an announcement that IoT Edge integrates with Kubernetes (Google’s open source container orchestration system).
Over half of online reviewers use reviews either as a platform for providing feedback to companies, or to warn other users of a bad experience. Just under 1/3 (31.9%) of the panel asked said that they leave online reviews to thank companies they like or to recommend a product or service to other people.
For small and medium-sized businesses, managing supplier payments can prove to be time consuming, with just over 1/4 saying it can take anywhere between 3 hours per week to 10 hours or more. Just under half of the SMBs surveyed, however, seem to have their supplier payments process under control, as they spend just 1 hour or less per week.