From the first computer to the latest smartphone, it’s no secret that the world and our nation have made significant advancements in the world of technology. With each new invention or mobile advancement, we have made ourselves extremely reliant on the world wide web as our go-to resource for a plethora of things. However, with this dependency, we also have made ourselves very vulnerable to cyber security threats. Whether it’s a virus, bug, or a skilled hacker, security threats can come from all over the web. From paying our bills to signing up for the next greatest product, we are constantly putting our personal online–risking the chance of identity theft, and more. Big businesses with an online presence face the same threats every day as well.
Unfortunately, with each major advancement in technology we make, internet hackers will find ways to advance their hacking techniques. Although there’s a multitude of security softwares that will help fight against unwarranted cyber hacks, there’s always the chance that cyber-criminals will find new ways to adapt their techniques and change the way they go about their exploitations. With that being said, it’s very important to keep in mind that getting ‘hacked’ is NOT an inevitability. With the right practices, you can secure your business and your website from modern security threats. Continue reading
Written by Jim Walsh, Chief Information Officer, Right Networks
As reviewed through time, this is likely to be a fascinating milestone in the evolution of accounting technology and its impact on business. Many working professionals can still remember when technology was burgeoning. From the perspective of accountancy, paper ledgers gave way to spreadsheet applications. CPAs and accounting professionals passed files back and forth from shared drives or emailed them to peers and clients. Then those spreadsheets got more advanced – they were shared in content management systems or stored in the cloud and worked on by multiple people simultaneously. And now applications are becoming transformative in their ability to draw conclusions and anticipate trends based on the information that was once handwritten in books that wouldn’t even fit inside a backpack.
The accounting industry isn’t exempt or unique in the fact that it’s being impacted by a rush of technology advances. Thinking about all of the different ways that technology could impact any industry is as dizzying as it is speculative. It’s likely that we haven’t fully anticipated the ways that conditions and processes will merge to allow for new things. So how can a CPA firm or accounting professional prepare for a future where technology presents an unknown? Continue reading
Yes, it’s true—Webgility’s hitting the road again as a Kickoff Exhibitor at Xerocon 2017 in Austin, Texas, on December 6-7. In fact, we’re so excited about this trip, we’re inviting all Xerocon attendees to stop by the Webgility lounge for a demo of Unify and to share the secret phrase “make selling easier” for a chance to win an Amazon Echo. Continue your Wednesday evening with Webgility and trusted partner, ShipStation, for cocktails, apps and more fun raffle prizes at Revelry Kitchen + Bar from 5-8pm on December 6. Register in advance here.
At Xerocon, we look forward to revealing how our enhanced integration enables accountants and online sellers to
- quickly track revenue across sales channels like Shopify and BigCommerce;
- simply and accurately record expenses and fees from marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay;
- better utilize Xero’s powerful inventory capabilities by syncing price and quantity with online sales channels, automatically building their inventory list in Xero from their sales channel data; and
- sync data between Xero and shipping apps such as ShipStation and ShippingEasy.
As you know, our Unify software features a powerful integration with Xero that makes the tracking and syncing of financial data and inventory easier than ever. We’re so inspired by the creativity and innovation of Webgility’s Xero users, we’ve added more functionality to Unify to make selling easier for this special community. We stand by our mission to make it possible for online sellers to focus on their passion and growing their business rather than wasting their time on operational logistics.
If you’re in Austin next week, please stop by to discuss how—by integrating with powerful cloud computing partners like Xero—Unify brings efficiency, order, and scale to otherwise chaotic workflows and business operations.
To RSVP for the Webgility/ShipStation cocktail party, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shipstation-webgility-networking-happy-hour-tickets-39658236854
Another seasoned pro joins our executive team as Vice President of Marketing.
The excitement keeps on coming! Today we announced another valuable new member of our executive team—innovative and results-oriented marketing executive Anastasia Pavlova is our new vice president of marketing. Anastasia will expand our B2B reach in the ecommerce market and further develop the Webgility brand throughout the rapidly evolving SaaS industry. Anastasia is passionate about ecommerce and the creative use of technology in delivering highly personalized and delightful experiences for customers to help them grow their businesses. That’s right up our alley.
We’re excited to have Anastasia join the team to help us build the brand, accelerate sales, and solidify our position as a leader in ecommerce software for SMBs. Her expertise in modern data-driven marketing, passion for our customers and ecommerce industry experience are essential as we expand our product offerings and accelerate growth. Continue reading
Stop by Booth B1 for a chance to win big!
It’s that time of year again. It’s no surprise, we’re so excited to attend QuickBooks Connect 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center on November 15-17. And we’re crossing our fingers that we’ll run into a few familiar faces. As you know, this important show presents an ideal opportunity for accountants, bookkeepers, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and SMBs to connect with our experts, whose mission is to make business easier for all online sellers. At Booth B1, our newly expanded Webgility team will reveal the latest features of our Unify software and demonstrate how Unify eliminates the need for manual data entry and back-office busywork, ultimately giving SMBs the focus and insight they need to grow strategically.
We invite all QuickBooks Connect attendees to stop by Booth B1 to
- Guess how many LEGOs are in the box for a chance to win an Amazon Echo;
- watch a demo of Webgility’s Unify and instantly earn $50;
- earn even more for every client referred for a demo;
- take our Trusted Advisor survey—to give input on program direction and be part of its new program—for a chance to win an Oculus Rift;
- get your Avalara passport stamped—Webgility’s B1 is an official stop!
Every year we look forward to QuickBooks Connect, because it brings together two of our favorite groups—QuickBooks ProAdvisors and SMBs. We’ve recently added some amazing capabilities to help online sellers make it easier to run their back-office and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the QuickBooks community.
See you at the show!