I’m back with another collection of news and resources for accountants embracing cloud technology to make their jobs more strategic and impactful.
This week I’m most intrigued by reports out of Australia that KPMG has partnered with Microsoft and Commonwealth Bank to create an SEM-focused standalone accounting software solution called Wiise
on Microsoft’s existing Dynamics Business Central platform. Read the story on ZDNet
and the analysis and more interviews on Digital First
Is this the beginning of a trend? Will more of the Big Four and smaller professional services providers jump into building/owning software in addition to reselling it? How will this affect KPMG’s reseller relationships with other developers of ERP software? Hit reply and let me know if you have any insights.
Also, if you happen to be in or near Los Angeles on June 14, do join me for a Cloud Accounting Roundtable for Controllers and CFOs
at The Culver Hotel. I’ll be moderating and we’ve got accountants on the panel discussion from emerging L.A.-based companies Smartlabs, Sugarfina, and Thrive Market.