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In the News - August 11, 2022

Cathy Roth
Posted by Cathy Roth on Aug 19, 2022 8:32:02 AM

Do you follow the news and developments about solutions, software and services that you need as a bookkeeper or accountant? Here are some recent updates.

Avalara has entered an agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. Avalara was founded in 2004, became public in 2018, and has continued its growth as more businesses are relying on software to automate their tax needs. The $8.4 billion deal is expected to close later this year.

AvidXchange has a new offering, this one for the construction industry. “Construction professionals often use outdated and disconnected products in an attempt to manage their AP processes and as a result, they are stuck in their offices, reliant on their filing cabinets, buried in manual work, and constantly chasing and shuffling paper around,” said AvidXchange Vice President of Construction Jim Campbell. 

The new solution, AvidSuite for Construction, is an end-to-end purchase-to-pay solution that eliminates manual processing. AvidSuite for Construction integrates dozens of accounting systems, including QuickBooks and Sage. You can learn more and arrange for a demo here. 

Gusto and Reach Reporting have announced a partnership. Gusto serves more than 200,000 businesses nationwide with its full-service payroll, HR, and benefits platform, and the company is committed to making it possible for accounting partners to offer brand-new, high-value customer services. Gusto helps accountants elevate their payroll services with robust partner training and the company's People Advisory certification.

Reach Reporting is an adaptable reporting solution for accountants and has seen significant growth. The partnership combines automation with people-focused data, leading to powerful management reports. Justin Hatch, CEO of Reach Reporting, said, “With Gusto’s new People Advisory tools, we’re excited to develop a deeper partnership with Gusto to help their clients take the next step in delivering more insight to those tasked with making strategic decisions. These People Advisory report templates give professionals the resources and tools to advise on a level that’s never been available to small businesses before.”

Sage has announced that Sage Field Operations is now available with Sage Intacct Construction. Sage Intacct Construction is a native cloud solution that promotes proactive control of crucial operational and financial KPIs, improved cash flow, and increased efficiency. Sage Field Operations streamlines field-to-office communications. To learn more, sign up for Sage's daily demo held at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 AM PT).

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