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KPMG taps Xero for UK market growth

March 30, 2014 | KPMG and Xero announce a strategic partnership that sees KPMG attack the SME market.  Does it makes sense? Yes, but only if KPMG can get the math right. Read more [...]

Xero: looks matter but they’re not enough

March 28, 2014 | | 6 Comments Lawyerist takes a hard look at Xero and comes up wondering if it is worth the switch from QuickBooks. It's hard to disagree and there are lessons ofr Xero along the way. Read more [...]

ClearBooks opens the kimono – a bit

March 17, 2014 | ClearBooks is reporting progress in the current financial year following a successful funding round. It makes for interesting reading Read more [...]

Edinburgh City Council goes from outsourcing to co-designing with citizens

March 14, 2014 | CIO Claudette Jones is helping the organisation transition out of a 16 year outsourcing deal Read more [...]

£1bn cuts forcing DWP to consider radical outsourcing and digital measures

March 11, 2014 | According to a leaked document, however, Universal Credit will be protected (phew!) Read more [...]

IRIS disrupts itself with KashFlow changes

March 7, 2014 | A responsive design, more connectivity and three new versions sees IRIS up its game with KashFlow Read more [...]

Peter Karpas, newly minted US CEO Xero talks aggressive growth

March 3, 2014 | Peter Karpas brings a wealth of expertise to the Xero table. Can he deliver? Xero is pouring money into the US at a critical time in its growth cycle. Much depends on Karpas ability to convincingly amplify Xero's message. Read more [...]

Cloud player Twinfield teams with on-prem CRM SalesManager

January 29, 2014 | | 2 Comments Why would they do it? Twinfield and SalesManager for the UK. It makes little sense to mix technologies in this way. Read more [...]

Why independent advisors matter to enterprise projects – Brian Sommer

January 14, 2014 | | 8 Comments Independent advisers aren't superheroes who can parachute into troubled locales and set everything right. But they are a vital resource for the empowered enterprise customer. Read more [...]

ICAEW rings alarm bell over new GAAP – how wrong can you be?

January 13, 2014 | | One Comment Will the introduction of new reporting requirements represent an upheaval of the kind ICAEW believes? No. Treasury departments can be tapped into for this kind of thing. Read more [...]

Keytime snaps up Arithmo, UK cloud accounting consolidation continues

December 8, 2013 | In acquiring Arithmo, Keytime is setting itself a number of difficult problems. Will it work out what has to happen in a fast moving cloud based accounting software market? Read more [...]

UK surveys suggest a cloud accounting tipping point

November 27, 2013 | Are we close to a tipping point where accounting moves to the cloud? Results from different surveys suggest that may be true. But are professionals well aligned? Judge for yourself. Read more [...]

Xero’s half year report – firing on all cylinders

November 26, 2013 | | 2 Comments Xero has understood the value of building a platform for growth and not just another software. This is helping it bring new functionality while instilling confidence to expand aggressively. Read more [...] acquires Less Software and Vana – sets up suite play

November 18, 2013 |'s acquisition of vendors in the HR and supply chain spaces sets up an interesting scenario around becoming a platform play of its own. Here's why. Read more [...]

Welcome to Robotistan – the antidote to zombieism

November 10, 2013 | | One Comment What is robotic automation and what impact might it have on the BPO industry and its clients? There's a lot to learn and the clock is ticking. Read more [...]

Keller Williams on their move to the Google Cloud

November 6, 2013 | I recently talked with Cary Sylvester, Executive Director of Technology, about how Keller Williams overcame IT challenges with a move to the Google Cloud Platform. Read more [...]