August Blog Roundup

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of this past month’s top blog posts!

The Future of AI in the Office: Three Reasons why C-3PO Isn't Going to Steal Your Job

This final post in the artificial intelligence blog series discusses why AI (or a robot) will not eliminate the need for human participation within the accounting industry.

This content addresses accountant readers – as the personnel with the capabilities that help analyze and improve accounting situations, they will be in high demand and more likely be better paid for their contributions – the transition from historical bookkeeper to strategic and valuable analyst will begin to deepen.

Find out why you will not be replaced by a robot in the future.

Disappearing Walls – Restaurants Adapt Technology to Feed the Millennial Market

There’s only one constant: change. The integration of the Internet into every aspect of our daily lives has profoundly and permanently changed the public’s buying habits and forced almost every industry to adapt. This revolution has reverberated especially hard in the $70-billion-a-year hospitality and restaurant industries and effected rapid, industry-wide changes.

For years, restaurant owners relied on very little technology: a typical restaurant office desk would be stacked with binders full of notes, stacks of invoices, and piles of receipts that needed to be reconciled. Marketing outreach consisted of local radio and newspaper ads. Technology was expensive and required time for training, two items in short supply in an industry known to have razor-thin margins and high turnover.

This post discusses how restaurants are adopting technology to meet their unique needs.

5 Reasons Cloud Accounting Helps Nonprofit Organizations Run Better

Running a nonprofit finance organization is a tremendous challenge. You’ve got day to day operational issues, including managing cash, providing your management team with financial visibility and helping your organization stick to its budget. But you’ve also got unique challenges — from dealing with strict requirements to accounting for and reporting sources and uses of funds.

Cloud accounting can improve operational efficiency – making nonprofit organizations run better. Here’s 5 reasons how.

The Rise of Revenue Operations Thought Leadership

With the amount of investor capital continuing to come into the market, most spaces are attracting a host of companies; just look at the number of firms in account-based marketing, artificial intelligence, drones, and many others.  That critical time in Series A & B of building a product that solves big customer problems is now followed by the equally tense transition to Series B & C to building a billing model that allows potential clients to try, learn, and expand their usage, by making yourself easier to work with than your competition.

The tension here comes from balancing flexibility with automation.  David Appel discusses how this manifests itself in several ways…

Crucial Data Points CFOs Should Assess for Scalability

Scalability is about more than just managing your organization's ability to grow -- it's about striking the right balance in terms of evolution.

Scalability is so important that it is one of the major reasons why nine out of every ten startups will ultimately fail. Fast growth that is ultimately unsustainable is as devastating as slow growth. It's that sweet spot right in the middle that all businesses should be trying to hit.

Here are crucial data points that CFOs should work to actively assesson a regular basis to help strike that perfect balance in terms of scalability.

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[ Published: August 31, 2017 ]