- What's Next For Accounting?
- What's Next For Accounting? - Issue #112
What's Next For Accounting? - Issue #112
💡Why You Should Use Canva
Until a couple months ago I’d never used Canva because:
I don’t do cute little marketing graphics
I use pro tools like Photoshop and am too cool for it 😎
And I suspect most of us fit into one of those two buckets, but I am here to tell you it is so easy to use, and an easy way to dazzle your clients.
Here's a gif of a Wrapped video I made for the QuickBooks sample file, Craig's Design and Landscaping Services:
Grab the template here, it’s as easy as swapping out any text, images or video you want to use.
But what makes Canva helpful to me is how many templates there are, and how well search works. For example, results for Financial Summary:
Or Client Letter Christmas:
Even follow specific creators on Canva if you like their style:
It’s quick & easy to customize the designs on desktop or mobile, and in most cases completely free to use. They even have a growing number of video templates that are just as easy to customize.
🤔 What Would You do?
A long-time client walks in to pick up their tax return
"Card or check?" the person at the front desk asks. "I've been coming here for 20 years... you're going to make me pay to hand over that tax return?" It's the new policy, they explain. The client walks out, never to return.
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📅 This Week
Lovely seeing a bunch of you at Digital CPA this week!
Intuit put a sunset date on QuickBooks Desktop (US)
Rightworks launched Spark: “ChatGPT...purpose-built for accounting”
Google announced Gemini, their much anticipated new LLM. The biggest version Ultra is said to outperform GPT-4 on most tasks. It comes in three flavors:
Nano - A tiny version that can run locally and is now available on some Pixel devices
Pro - Now available for free in Bard, is said to be slightly better than GPT-3.5. I’ll be doing a tax research test tomorrow on LinkedIn & Twitter, as early testing seems to indicate it could be a killer research app due to citations & built-in fact checking
Ultra - The multimodal (not just text) version which is said to be better than GPT-4, but not yet available. Here’s a video of it in action
How to develop a person to come work alongside you as your dream assistant in chief
I contributed to Karbon’s ‘State of AI in Accounting Report’ - here’s a link to grab it
If you ever wondered why birds hang out on powerlines, the answer might be wireless charging
😍From The Community
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