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Solutions leveraging Artificial Intelligence in the Marketing Industry – including 2 gamechangers for me!

Within the Accounting Industry we’re constantly bombarded with news about AI, or Artificial Intelligence; are we optimally using it, or will the robots take over our jobs? To get some balance and perspective on the topic, I scan how AI is weaving its way into other industries, such as the Marketing Industry. Are Marketing people [...]

2019-09-12T12:33:51+10:00September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Deliver & Scale POWER BI as a Service in your Accounting Firm – MEETUP

Learn how to provide Power BI interactive visualisations and business intelligence reporting with a dynamic interface that accounting staff can use to create their own reports and dashboards. Host Heather Smith introduces speakers Cameron Lynch & Kevin Weigand, who will discuss the lessons they have learnt and demonstrate how to scale Power BI in your [...]

2019-06-24T13:37:01+10:00June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Automation in Practice Management workshops across Australia and New Zealand

This is a project I've been working on for some time now, and I'm excited to launch it to the public. Words can't describe how elated I am to be able to work with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand on this project as part of their #CACatalyst initiative. I'm an Ambassador for their [...]

2019-06-17T11:32:07+10:00June 12th, 2019|1 Comment

Listening, Learning and Talking tour of the USA

During May 2019 I am travelling across the USA, on a Listening, Learning and Talking tour of the USA. Don’t worry I’m not planning to embellish my LinkedIn profile to read “International Speaker”. I’m tickled pink to be here and soak in everything I possibly can, develop some deep connections of the landscape and in [...]

2019-07-31T09:55:35+10:00May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

What are cloud-based app solutions? My interview on the Tax Wrap podcast.

I was interviewed about Accounting Technology on the Tax Wrap podcast. Steve Burnham and I talked about: What are cloud-based app solutions? Can you compare traditional accounting software and cloud-based software? What are some business intelligence tools that a practice can make use of? With the cloud-based solutions, are there some SMSF or compliance tools [...]

2018-12-25T10:47:44+10:00December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Addressing clients’ fear of the cloud

Accountants frequently ask me: “How can I encourage my own client base to adopt cloud accounting solutions”. When they do I share with them a story about a meticulously maintained historical museum in Landsborough, Queensland with the largest collection of hand-cranked wash boards and vintage washing machines I’ve ever seen. If there’s a chance your [...]

2018-12-19T16:08:05+10:00December 19th, 2018|0 Comments

PayVu simplifies payments from within Xero

I'm at #WCOA2018, and here with Dean Martin National Business Development Manager from PayVu. Dean, can you tell us a bit about what PayVu does? Dean Martin:              What we do is automate and securitize the payment process bookkeepers and accountants to make all payments for their clients. Heather Smith:          Mm-hmm (affirmative). And ... How do [...]

2018-11-22T08:37:53+10:00November 22nd, 2018|0 Comments