Microsoft waved its magic wand again. At last week’s Inspire partner conference in Washington, DC, the heads of Bill Gates’ brainchild unveiled three new additions to the Microsoft Office 365 Business suite – including a new invoicing app. (more…)
It’s starting to seem like no industry is safe from robots. An oft-cited Oxford University study warned that 47 percent of all jobs in the U.S. are “at risk” of being automated within the next 20 years. Even if you’re not worried about your own job being on the chopping block, automation isn’t an abstract idea. It already impacts industries like sales, eCommerce, marketing, and more. And accounting automation is next. (more…)
You can’t avoid the term “Agile” if you try. From CIO to HBR, some of management’s most influential websites are teaching readers how to build the basics. The BBC even called Agile “the new boardroom buzzword” earlier this year.
It’s true that Agile is getting more mainstream. Today’s digital projects move and change so quickly that businesses have no choice but to take the ride. But Agile is far from a new concept: project managers have used it for years. (more…)
We talk to robots several times per day. If you have Amazon’s Alexa, talk to Siri on your iPhone, or chat with friends on Facebook Messenger, then you use chatbots – computer programs designed to talk to you as if you’re speaking to a human. While these products won the first chatbot battle, research shows that they might lose the war to small businesses. (more…)
The black hole of buying accounting software for small business is big enough to scare even the biggest math wonk. With so many products on the market, it can seem like there’s no simple starting point.
And accounting itself is anything but simple – it’s a precise task that must get done correctly. This means that choosing the right accounting software to guide you through your country’s unique tax forms and filing deadlines is essential. (more…)