New accounting standards means big data problem for Canadian banks

New regulations meant to prevent the type of toxic loans seen in the aggregated mortgage products that triggered the 2008 recession will require Canadian banks to get a masterful grip on their data,

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

FreshBooks announces new accounting platform

Toronto-based FreshBooks has been working on an updated version of its signature cloud accounting software for small businesses that uses a brand-new platform and will likely be released this summer, the company's CEO

Published on: February 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Expensify founder declares the expense report dead

Since its 2008 founding, San Francisco-based Expensify's slogan has been "Expense Reports that Don't Suck!" But  with the recent release of the company's RTER (Realtime Expense Reports) feature, users might think a better

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify and QuickBooks join forces with new integration

A pair of technology companies focused on supporting the small business sector will now be doing so together. Ottawa-based ecommerce platform Shopify and Mountain View, Calif.-based Intuit have announced plans to integrate Shopify,

Published on: December 9th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Accounting platform QuickBooks Online automatically imports Square payments

Aimed at entrepreneurs and business owners wanting to spend less time manually entering data into spreadsheets, accounting software QuickBooks Online can now automatically import all payments processed with Square. The new service is known as

Published on: November 16th, 2015 David Hamilton

Method’s QuickBooks CRM software is now mobile-friendly

Method Integration Inc. has just updated its customer relationship management (CRM) software, now making it a better tool when businesses use it on mobile devices. Based in Toronto, Method’s CRM is integrated with

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Candice So

27% of Canadian SMBs undervaluing themselves: Survey

“Don’t sell yourself short.” That’s a piece of advice we hear all the time - and for Canadian entrepreneurs, it’s one they may want to take to heart more often. In a new

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Candice So

FreshBooks adds payment processing to services

Cloud-based accounting service FreshBooks has added payment processing functionality to its solution, addressing what it calls the No. 1 problem facing small- and mid-sized services businesses: cash flow. FreshBooks integrates the WePay payment

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

Square’s partnerships to help businesses with their accounting

Square customers in Canada are now going to get access to three new accounting services, thanks to Square Inc.’s latest integrations. This week, Square announced integrations with Intuit's QuickBooks Online, Xero, and Stitch

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

Sage partners with Moneris, Canada Post, MasterCard Canada

Sage North America has struck up a number of partnerships with Canadian organizations, including Moneris Solutions Inc., a payment processor, Canada Post, and MasterCard Canada. The company has also announced it’s working with

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

81% of Canadian SMBs doing their own accounting, survey finds

For small businesses keeping track of their expenses, it may seem like it’d be easier to outsource accounting and bookkeeping. Yet in a new survey from Intuit, 81 per cent of Canadian small

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Candice So

FreshBooks raises $30M in first funding round

Cloud accounting software provider FreshBooks has raised $30 million U.S. in a funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, a U.S.-based venture capital (VC) firm. The other investors in the round were Atlas

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Sage brings in new marketing executive

Sage North America has brought David Rumer, a former executive at Oracle Corp., SAP AG, and TopSystems Inc., on board as its vice president of market development for Canada. While Rumer's LinkedIn profile

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Candice So

Eliminate business bottlenecks by going digital everywhere

Anthony Raso's Toronto-based car maintenance garage isn't a digital business – customers drive their cars into his shop, they get hoisted on a lift, and he fixes them – but that didn't stop

Published on: October 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson