Technology news for Kiwi CFOs and financial decision-makers
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Why finance and IT must work together to implement RPA
In the accounting department, robotic process automation sees automation software running on a workstation perform many of the tasks formerly carried out by accountants.
Business management proving a struggle for Kiwi SMEs
"Money management and cash flow are always one of the biggest concerns for small business owners. When you're working up to seven days a week managing sales, people, marketing and regulations, then fast, simple access to finance is crucial."
Businesses remain unprepared despite cybersecurity risk
"The quantification of cyber risk is not easy, but this is an area where financial professionals must take the lead given cyber attacks are a constant and success almost a given."
BlackLine moves on NZ with first country manager
The cloud-based finance and accounting solution provider is aiming to expand its local presence with the appointment of a dedicated NZ executive.
MYOB launches new compliance workflow beta
Users are invited to trial the new program, that promises to halve the amount of time spent on the compliance process.
Xero celebrates 1m subscriber milestone
“Our growth is an indication of the strength of the small business economy across Australia and New Zealand,” says Xero’s managing director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes.
MYOB signs up 205,000 subscribers in 12 months
MYOB claims that it is now the fastest growing cloud accounting business across Australia and New Zealand, after taking on 205,000 new subscriptions in just 12 months.
CA ANZ prepares accounting industry for disruption
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) has called on some of Australasia’s notable innovation communities to help future-proof the accounting industry.
Accredo schedules latest software release
Version 5 enhances system security and gives customers the ability to electronically file GST returns.
Uni students' cashflow solution scoops MYOB IT Challenge award
Four students from the University of Auckland scooped the top award at MYOB’s IT Challenge finals for their simple and intuitive cashflow calendar designed for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Xero celebrates partner achievements at annual awards
The Awards were held last night on the eve of Xerocon Brisbane, and this year they were even bigger than ever.
Xero pays NZ$103m to acquire Canada-based cloud bookkeeping firm
Xero will pay US$70 million (NZ$ 103 million) to acquire Canadian-based cloud bookkeeping firm Hubdoc.
Reckon shakes up leadership team in new plan for growth
CEO Clive Rabie will step down as CEO, to be replaced by current MD Sam Allert.
Three things to consider before moving to the cloud – Xero
Making the most of cloud solutions is about more than a lift-and-shift of your processes.
Xero hits one billion AI account suggestions milestone
“At the heart of Xero’s automation vision is to augment humans, not replace them.”
Service providers must go big, go boutique or go broke – Xero
As practices digitise, streamline, scale and specialise, those who hold onto the traditional approach risk being left behind.
This April: IRD makes changes to online portal and provisional tax reporting
The changes include the implementation of the new Pay Day PAYE process, the accounting income method (AIM) for provisional tax, and a revamp of myIR.
MYOB pilots AI advisory feature for accountants
The new technology aims to let accountants and bookkeepers provide in-depth business insights to clients.
MYOB sees record online subscriber growth and migration rates
“We are seeing more and more accountants and SMEs embrace their digital future and migrate online,” - CEO Tim Reed.
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
Automation and the changing role of accountants - Highlights from MYOB Incite
Paralympian-turned-artificial intelligence-advocate Liam Malone featured as the keynote speaker.
New AIM reporting rules will remove tax uncertainty for SMBs
For a business with less than $5 million revenue, every three months its cloud accounting software will calculate the tax obligations owed.
Reckon Group FY17 results shows investment for future growth
Reckon Group’s Document Management Business has demerged and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
SMBs struggle to set up shop due to slow internet speeds
Small businesses may be the engine room of the Aus economy, but it appears support doesn’t go both ways.