This newsletter has a new name — Own Your Close.
I hope you like it. It’s a more fitting title now that the newsletter and I have a home at FloQast, where we make close management software
Here’s what else is changing:
I’ll be focusing more on news and resources of particular interest to accounting managers, controllers, and CPAs providing outsourced accounting services to their clients.
That of course includes cloud accounting technology. But tech is just one piece of the puzzle for management accountants — and I want to help with the whole puzzle.
Fellow cloud accounting nerds — don’t worry! I’ll still be talking plenty of accounting technology on the Cloud Accounting Podcast
with my co-host, David Leary. Listen and subscribe on iTunes
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With that out of the way, on to the news!
The big story since I last wrote is that Stephen Kelly is out as CEO of Sage Group
. Sage is the world’s third-largest supplier of ERP software (behind Oracle and SAP) and a leading supplier of accounting software to small businesses.
Sage has struggled under Kelly’s leadership to create a market for its own cloud products. Meanwhile, the company is feeling major pressure from competitors such as Xero
, who are aggressively moving onto its turf at the lower end of the UK accounting software spectrum.
It’s clear that cloud is the future when it comes to accounting and ERP!
For this and more news and resources for accountants, keep on scrolling.