Intuit Kills QuickBooks Desktop

News from the (virtual) QuickBooks Connect conference, Intuit is shutting down QuickBooks Desktop in the UK, Zillow loses billions letting an algorithm buy houses, most firms turning away work because they don't have enough staff, 2 in 5 accountants too drained to work, what is stopping accounting firms from offering CAS, relocation bonuses for remote workers, Botkeeper raises $$$ from Paychex founder, Patriot Software raises $$$ from the Walton family, Microsoft brings JavaScript to Excel, and more!

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Show Notes

1:06 – David reports back from the delightful 2021 QuickBooks Connect virtual conference
2:48 – What did Kristen Bell’s closing remark, “Remain Human” mean?   
3:38 – We’re heading to Sage Transform 2021
4:32 – Blake has received the NASBA seal of approval for Earmark CPE!
7:43 – Building a Best-in-Class A/P Tech Stack Without Breaking the Bank
9:41 – Intuit to Discontinue QuickBooks Desktop in the UK
UK QuickBooks Desktop will cease to be supported outside the UK & Ireland
11:38 – Conversation with John Stokdyk from AccountingWEB on the QuickBooks news!
19:25 – Zillow’s Algorithm-Fueled Buying Spree Doomed Its Home-Flipping Experiment
26:15 – Staffing Shortage Cripples Growth at 40% of Firms
29:43 – Two in five accountants ‘too drained’ to work
32:08 – Stop Derailing CAS
34:29 – Trying to decide where to live now that your job is permanently remote? Maybe $2,000 worth of free coffee will help make up your mind.
38:26 – Remote-working jobs: Disaster looms as managers refuse to listen
39:37 – High Rock Accounting expands in Minnesota
42:42 – Bank increases lending limit to CPA firms seeking mergers
43:25 – Botkeeper Raises $42M in Series C Funding from Paychex Founder
44:51 – Patriot Software Secures Series-A Funding Round
45:53 – Microsoft brings JavaScript to Excel
48:18 – Microsoft Office—Transforming for the hybrid world
53:25 – A2X Is Growing, In More Ways Than One.
51:25 – Stay in the flow of work with new collaborative apps for Microsoft Teams
55:01 – A new look for bank reconciliation in Xero
58:23 – Square – Q3 2021 Shareholder Letter
60:00 – Intuit announces revenue sharing program, new bookkeeping features at QB Connect
64:38 – AICPA opens .cpa web domain in Canada

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