Podcast

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.

Paul Murray – Playing the cloud game: how a computer game designer turned accountant built an app to transition his practice to the cloud

Xero have been the first to say we're going to create a ecosystem and we're going to have an open API and you're going to be able to do all this cool stuff. But historically, that was never the case. Everyone lived in their silos. So for us now to all start talking together [...]

2020-03-27T10:49:11+10:00March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Lance Rubin – Decision making the art and science of finding value

We're going to run out of cash in five months time. So what do we do to avoid that situation? Because if we have to go into liquidation and start up again, that's a lot of pain. Staff are going to lose our jobs. We're going to lose our company. It's not going to [...]

2020-03-21T19:00:16+10:00March 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Natalie Lennon – Starting and running a 100% cloud-based practice

When a client comes in. We'll say, look what apps are you using? What's the workflow? What's happening there? Can we automate? And we either try and do it ourselves, I'm encouraging the team to research and be able to help. Or, if it's too much, let's say for example, we've got someone who's [...]

2020-03-15T16:46:40+10:00March 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Michael Ly – A serial entrepreneur, building businesses, navigating cultural differences, and always learning

As an entrepreneur, you have to get really good at selling what you envision you want to provide and what you envision your ideal clients are going to be and your services are going to be, and not what you think you as the accountant or the founder can do. And I think that's [...]

2020-03-07T16:29:20+10:00March 7th, 2020|0 Comments

David Cristello – Building a practice workflow solution to solve the problem of client work falling through the cracks

Jetpack Workflow was really built to solve the problem of client work falling through the cracks. When I was talking with people, firm owners, they said, well, we have hundreds or thousands of recurring deadlines and due dates, payroll schedules and bookkeeping schedules, tax schedules, CFO schedules, and even with a small firm, that becomes [...]

2020-03-04T14:06:15+10:00March 3rd, 2020|2 Comments

People, Processes, Technology, Data – essential elements of a sustainable business

We've got some clients that have been going with us for over six years now and their team members are equally as good as any manager in Australia because they've been working for six years. One of our clients moved their Philippines team member who was doing SMSF work to Australia to be the [...]

2020-03-04T08:27:55+10:00February 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

An Inventory Nerd Solving Complex Problems with Simple Solutions

Jeri Wambeek co-founder of Which Add On - An inventory nerd solving complex problems with simple solutions.     Heather Smith:             Jeri, let's start with a fun question. What TV show would you like a guest role on and why? Jeri Wambeek:              Okay. Does it have to be a TV show, or can it be [...]

2019-11-22T13:01:16+10:00November 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Building a better world at work

Interview with Ben Thompson CEO Employment Hero  Heather Smith:                  Thank you so much for joining us, Ben, on the Cloud Stories Podcast. Can I start by asking you, who is a historical figure you'd like to have coffee with? Ben Thompson:                Well, I'm about two-thirds of the way through a biography on James Cook. [...]

2019-10-22T10:41:57+10:00October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Reducing fraud and improving supplier relationships through digital approval workflows

 Today I am speaking with Martin Peirce from Zahara Software. Heather:        Martin, you're based in Bath. Can you share with our listeners, who may visit your beautiful, historic city as a tourist, where do you recommend they go for a drink? Martin:           That's a really good question. I always start the evening in a [...]

2019-04-24T05:16:18+10:00April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments