Autobooks raises $10 million funding round

(Source: Crain’s Detroit Business) Detroit-based Autobooks LLC, a financial technology company that provides online invoicing, payment and accounting software for the business customers of … CEO Steve Robert said the company will use the funding to improve the software to meet the needs of larger banks, double its headcount over the next 12-18 …

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The Vermont Tech and Taps Tour—Final Edition

(Source: Machine Design) By far, the greatest growth has been in solar—with net metering at homes, farms, businesses, and throughout communities accounting for nearly 90 MW alone. All this while keeping the cost of electricity at or below the rate of inflation and securing electric bill reductions in three of the last four years for a vast majority of …

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Trivago Surpasses Billion-Euro Mark as Tech Investment and Advertising Pay Off

(Source: Finance News) In 2017, Trivago brought in more than a billion euros, as the hotel search engine invested in the advertising and the development of its technology. The company released its full-year results today. The company stated that it had observed revenue increase by 37 percent to €1.04bn (£920m). The net loss for the year …

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UHY Advisors acquires Bright Point Consulting

(Source: Compliance Week) UHY Advisors, a tax and business consulting firm, has expanded the size and capabilities of its accounting automation team and service offerings with the acquisition of the practice of Bright Point Consulting, a finance and accounting software implementation firm. “UHY Advisors acquisition of Bright Point Consulting’s …

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KashFlow extends SME options with Global Payments integration

(Source: Finextra) And with £26 billion owed to UK small businesses, as many as 50,000 are forced out of business as a result.” “As one of the UK’s leading Accounting Software providers, we see it as our responsibility to protect our customers from the impact of late payers – and working with Global Payments provides a fantastic opportunity …

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Accelerating Digital Transformation in the High-Tech Industry

The high-tech industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before.For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the […]

Accelerating Digital Transformation in the Consumer Products Industry

The consumer products industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described […]

Variants, Attributes, and SKUs—Oh My! Simple Instructions for Reaching the Emerald City of Ecommerce Inventory

In ecommerce, a variant is a product that has attributes, and each attribute is represented with a different identifier, or SKU. For example, if you have a small, orange shirt and a large, gray shirt, each of these products is a variant and each has a different SKU. Unfortunately, most online marketplaces and stores organize variants differently, which makes selling […]

7 Keys to Ecommerce Success —And a Few of the Costly Tripwires to Avoid Along the Way

The world of online selling is full of folks who thought it would be the easier, softer way to run a business. The unspoken fantasy sounds something like “I’ll work in my pajamas at home, click a few buttons, get a PayPal account, build a website in five minutes, and the money will start rolling in.” And it’s true, it’s […]

A Blueprint for Digital Transformation: Readiness, Risk, and Resilience

Enterprises who don’t embrace digital transformation risk losing out to their more advanced market competitors however, undertaking such an initiative is not always straight forward. Such efforts often involve changing IT infrastructure and service delivery as well as overhauling business models and adapting them to fit the needs of these emerging technologies. The potential for problems shouldn’t be underestimated but […]