Accelerator Websites for Accountants now makes websites in Spanish
Accelerator Websites for Accountants will now create websites in Spanish. With more than 41 million native speakers and 12 million bilinguals, the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, ahead of Colombia and Spain. Accelerator Websites offers four different packages to choose from, including both a starter and premium option. English-to-Spanish translations are also available for any custom content you may require. To learn more, click here.
Chargify expands into revenue management for SaaS-model businesses
Chargify, which makes subscription billing software for businesses, has expanded into revenue management with the release of the Sales Commission Calculator and Revenue Alerts. The expanded platform now give merchants a solution to fully manage their revenue with key features and capabilities in three main areas: elastic billing, revenue operations (RevOps) and SaaS insights. The expanded capabilities could be of interest to accountants who use value billing instead of an hourly billing model. Learn more here.
Avii adds new practice management features
Avii, which makes accounting automation solutions, has released new tools and updated others to address what it calls "traditional bottlenecks" in accounting. The company’s practice management platform, Avii Workspace, has new components that automate the exchange of documents and data communication. These functions were designed with new client intake in mind, but can also be used in any other area of tax accounting.
Also new in Avii Workspace, client information and communications are now handled through a single portal that uses prompts and automates the entire process. The software will alert users if one piece of information is missing or conflicts with another.
MineralTree, which makes accounts payable and payment automation software, has named Elizabeth Kowal as its new chief product officer. Most recently, Kowal served as head of product management and delivery for the billing and payments group at Fiserv. Prior to her time at Fiserv, Kowal held various senior product leadership roles within the payments and cash management functions at both Webster Bank and First National Bank of Litchfield. MineralTree hopes to harness her experience managing billing and payment products internally for financial institutions as it grows its AP and B2B payment automation solution offered through financial institutions.
Grant Thornton has prevailed in an appeal by a former tax client who had sued after the firm failed to advise him of a tax strategy that potentially could have saved him over a million dollars and then allegedly tried to cover up the error.
The leaders of Congress’s main tax-writing committee are wondering if the Internal Revenue Service will be ready to handle next tax season as it’s still processing millions of pieces of correspondence that went unopened for months during the COVID-19 pandemic.