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The Cloud Stories podcast shares the stories behind the people who build or use Cloud Apps that extend the capability of online accounting software. It explores:

How to implement and integrate Cloud Apps with online accounting software to automate processes, improve productivity, and profitability;
How to build a business developing Cloud Apps;
How to adopt Cloud Apps, build your own preferred tech stack, and introduce Cloud Apps to your client base.

Full Stack Mastery – Elevate your Practice with XBert | Cassandra Scott

"XBert has become, over the last two years, a tool for us that has given us the most profound change in how we've worked, more so than anything else except the transition from desktop to cloud-based products. I'm giving XBert the credit for changing how we now operate. Because of that I was more [...]

2024-02-29T09:34:21+10:00February 29th, 2024|0 Comments

Improving Data Quality and Practice Management Through Innovation | Jonathan Gaunt

"I saw this massive opportunity of big businesses and small businesses operating in exactly the same way. There was this instant excitement of being able to have a conversation with someone, see them act on it, and then see the magic results of it. Then, I realised that I had to get out of [...]

2024-02-27T22:30:04+10:00February 22nd, 2024|0 Comments

The Devastating British Post Office’s Point of Sale Scandal | Tom Herbert

In this episode, Tom Herbert, technology editor at AccountingWEB.co.uk, shares his insights on the British Post Office scandal, which has been ongoing for decades, ruining the lives of many subpostmasters.Heather and Tom discussed the problems with the Post Office's Fujitsu Horizon point of sale system implementation, leading to unbalanced reconciliations and accusations of theft against [...]

2024-02-15T22:19:09+10:00February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

Accounting Industry Trends to Watch in 2024 | Tyler Caskey

Explore key accounting industry trends to watch in 2024, including the growing role of storytelling, adoption of AI automation tools, hybrid remote work models, and evolving practice management software in the accounting industry. Bonus: LinkedIn Storytelling Secrets: How to create viral posts from someone who has! This episode is kindly sponsored by Employment [...]

2024-02-17T22:33:46+10:00February 8th, 2024|0 Comments

An Accountant’s Manifesto: David Boyar’s Journey to Transform the Profession

"If you’re going to sell to accountants, and you’re going to position yourself as "I’m an escaped accountant" you’re saying to your customer I got sick of what you're doing. I look down on you. I'm doing something different. I mean, it's ridiculous. It's just ridiculous." – David Boyar, CEO of ChangeGPS. "The data [...]

2024-02-13T05:05:07+10:00February 7th, 2024|0 Comments

Kicking Off 2024: Adventures, Insights, and Changes from Heather Smith

The big news is I’m Rebranding the Cloud Stories podcast to the Accounting Apps podcast In this episode, I talk about . . . Summer adventures with family and Chester the Border Collie in Elanora and Crows Nest Catching up on admin backlog and office makeover Website update with recent photos and videos Rebranding [...]

2024-02-04T09:22:18+10:00February 2nd, 2024|0 Comments

Solving the Multi-Entity Problem: The Story Behind Translucent | Michael Wood

"One way to think of Translucent is a bit like a data warehouse. We’re trying to give our users a single source of truth and break down the walls. They might be using five Xeros or 50 Xeros. It doesn’t matter. They’ve got one set of data, one warehouse of data. Everything in one [...]

2024-04-13T23:58:16+10:00December 14th, 2023|0 Comments

Cloud Stories Live from Sydney Accounting and Business Expo

Today I’m bringing you eight interviews from the floor of the Sydney Accounting and Business Expo held November 2023. I had a brilliant time at the Expo. I delivered four sessions on Apps, AI, ChatGPT and habits and, honestly, was shocked at how packed they all were. Expos gave me an efficient opportunity to [...]

2023-12-23T22:27:35+10:00December 7th, 2023|0 Comments

MediaPhones, Accounting Dashboards & Digital Marketplaces: The Design Journey of Xero’s Co-Founder | Philip Fierlinger

"Accounting software should not be about the purpose of accounting software. It shouldn't be about paying taxes. It should be about running your business. And so if cash is the most important thing you need to understand about your business, you need to have as close to real-time visibility on your cash as possible". [...]

2024-04-14T00:01:24+10:00November 30th, 2023|0 Comments
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