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HR start-up Employment Hero lands third Series A investor and sees funding balloon to $4.5m

HR start-up Employment Hero lands third Series A investor and sees funding balloon to $4.5m

Cloud-based HR automation platform Employment Hero has added AirTree Ventures to team of Series A investors, bringing its total funding to $4.5 million.  The Series A round was already over-subscribed after the freemium Service attracted $3 million from OneVentures and AMP New Ventures in June to finance growth, including an expansion into the UK market. The additional […]

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How finance teams can fuel SMB innovation while safely navigating disruptive change

How finance teams can fuel SMB innovation while safely navigating disruptive change

Disruption has become ‘business as usual’ in many markets and, as such, it is necessary for entrepreneurs to adopt a disruptive mindset. Disruption is forcing business leaders to act quickly and decisively to remain relevant in their industry or to leverage new market opportunities. All change, regardless of what level it occurs at, is fundamentally disruptive to an […]

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Moving to the cloud – Benefits for the accountant/small business client relationship

Moving to the cloud – Benefits for the accountant/small business client relationship

Cloud migration is a growing trend among small to medium sized businesses in Australia. Accounting practices are also embracing cloud technology – The May 2015 Cloud Readiness Survey from Digital First demonstrates that the shift to the cloud is happening. Nearly half of the respondents (43%) see a major shift to cloud software likely to […]

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Xero announces strategic partnerships to benefit small business

Xero announces strategic partnerships to benefit small business

Xero has announced a number of strategic partnerships today at Australia’s largest accounting technology conference in Melbourne, Xerocon Australia. In a keynote speech to over 1600 attendees at Xerocon Australia today, Xero Australia Managing Director, Chris Ridd, also announced that this week Xero expects to reach more than 250,000 paying subscribers using the global accounting platform in […]

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Accounting practices ‘warm’ to cloud solutions

Accounting practices ‘warm’ to cloud solutions

A survey involving more than 400 practices across Australia shows that accounting firms are embracing cloud technology for themselves and clients. According to The Cloud Readiness Survey from Digital First, 43 per cent of accounting practices are anticipating a shift to cloud software in the next 12 months. The survey revealed that accounting firms understood how cloud […]

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Collect the breadcrumbs, connect the dots and serve up success: The importance of customer experience consistency

Collect the breadcrumbs, connect the dots and serve up success: The importance of customer experience consistency

Today’s customer journey is increasingly fragmented and complex as consumers interact with brands offline and online across multiple channels. We might have a quick browse online during our lunch breaks, skim through Facebook on the commute home and have a casual glance at our iPads while watching TV. To add to this, customer expectations are […]

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Sage One hits the cloud accounting market with a focus on SMEs and Accountants

Sage One hits the cloud accounting market with a focus on SMEs and Accountants

Sage One is aiming to disrupt the cloud accounting market with a competitive solution aimed at Australia’s small businesses and accountants. Officially launched last week, Sage One was soft-launched to the 7,500-strong accountants using Sage HandiSoft over the months prior. It was a move that marked the focus on the accountant stream that Sage One […]

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Why would anyone opt for desktop accounting over cloud?

Why would anyone opt for desktop accounting over cloud?

The debate may seem won, but desktop accounting software is hanging around longer than many cloud-converts would have thought. So why would any business opt for the desktop option, when the advantages of cloud are shouted loud and clear from the likes of Xero, MYOB, Intuit and Reckon, and more? Brad Paterson, Intuit Vice President and Managing […]

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