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Highlights from Accountex USA and Xerocon Melbourne

Cloud Accounting Weekly is now Own Your Close, a newsletter for management accountants, controllers,
Own Your Close
Highlights from Accountex USA and Xerocon Melbourne
By Blake Oliver • Issue #57 • View online
Cloud Accounting Weekly is now Own Your Close, a newsletter for management accountants, controllers, and providers of outsourced accounting services. For more accounting technology updates, tune in to the Cloud Accounting Podcast.

I almost didn’t go to Accountex USA this year. With everything going on at work and home, it would have been easy to say no.
But I’m really glad I did!
Click here to read the highlights from my Accountex USA 2017 experience, including Ed Kless’ assertion that “time sheets are immoral and unethical.”
On the other side of the world, accountants and bookkeepers gathered for Xerocon Melbourne, described as “Coachella for accountants,” where Xero released new features, including Xero Projects and Xero HQ integrations.
For this and more of the best links I clicked on recently, keep on scrolling.
Accountex USA
Highlights from Accountex USA
Xerocon Melbourne
Xerocon is Coachella for accountants
Upcoming Events
QuickBooks Connect: First Main Stage Speakers Announced
Tips & Tricks
The tip of the week comes from Mathew Heggem of SUM Innovation
The tip of the week comes from Mathew Heggem of SUM Innovation
App Updates
Insights in Abacus - YouTube
Insights in Abacus - YouTube
Abacus — Report and drill down on company expense data with Insights
Hubdoc — Integration with Xero HQ
TaxJar — August 2017 Updates
A look at the new Xero Projects, now available in Xero
A look at the new Xero Projects, now available in Xero
Xero HQ initially is integrating with 9 applications
Xero HQ initially is integrating with 9 applications
Xero — Managing staff in Xero HQ
Industry News
Xero won't go into small business lending
Security
Dealing With the Cloud9 Realtime Ransomware Attack
Value Pricing
Value Pricing: Mastering the After Action Review [Playbook]
Practice Management
Remote Work
How Our Remote Team of 15 Runs Daily Video Meetings in Under 10 Minutes
Automation
I Tried Shoplifting in a Store without Cashiers and Here’s What Happened
FinTech
JPMorgan's Dimon says bitcoin 'is a fraud'
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