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2019 Innovation Awards Focus on AI and Automation for Financial Pros

The Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards honor new technologies that help accounting firms and their small business clients operate more efficiently and profitably through improved workflow, increased accessibility, or enhanced collaboration.

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The top technologies for tax and accounting professionals were honored on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 16th annual Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards were presented by CPA Practice Advisor during a special ceremony at the Accounting & Business Show – LA. The event, held July 23-24, gathered more than 2,500 financial professionals from across the country for more than 130 accounting and tax education sessions, 150 speakers, and keynote speakers.

The Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards honor new technologies that help accounting firms and their small business clients operate more efficiently and profitably through improved workflow, increased accessibility, or enhanced collaboration. Award winners are selected by CPA Practice Advisor’s editorial advisory board, which includes more than two dozen thought leaders in the profession.

“These awards recognize new technologies that dramatically enhance the ability of accounting professionals to provide services to their clients and run their own firms,” said CPA Practice Advisor Editor-in-Chief Gail Perry, CPA. “As the tax and accounting profession continues to evolve, these new technologies and workflows are a key element to firm productivity, efficiency, and their ability to increase profitability.” Perry also manages a tax practice and is the author of more than 30 books, including Mint.com for Dummies, and Idiot’s Guide to Introductory Accounting.

CPA Practice Advisor provides a variety of independent digital and print resources for accounting professionals, including practice resources, technology reviews, interactive tools and content that helps firms achieve greater productivity. Learn more about the Innovation Award winners and finalists in the August issue of CPA Practice Advisor.





2019 Innovation Award Winners:

  • Biller Genie, a full-time automated accounting assistant that helps small and mid-sized businesses work smarter and improve cash flow by standardizing and automating invoice procedures and follow-up initiatives. This reduces administrative expenses and creates a better customer user-experience. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088362 
  • BQE Software for BQE Core Intelligence AI, which centralizes and streamlines the way organizations enter and use information for business intelligence, time and expenses, billing, project management, and accounting. The Core Intelligence AI system includes the first voice-enabled AI for accounting and business management. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088357
  • Chata.ai, an artificial intelligence app for financial professionals that uses natural language understanding to find insights in their financial data by performing a simple search across a business’ financial software and payment platforms, much like typing a query into Google. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088356
  • Checkpoint Edge, from Thomson Reuters, which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing technologies to search Checkpoint, IRS.gov, AICPA, EY and Deloitte and other sources simultaneously, and gets more intelligent with every search based on interactions from over 200,000 unique users. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088358
  • Jirav, for its Financial Planning and Analysis in the Cloud service, which connects financial and operational data to help accounting firms and finance professionals create tailored budgets, plans and models quickly in a highly intuitive, point-and-click interface. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088360
  • XCManalytics as a Service, which allows firms to measure real-time productivity to make business critical decisions and improve performance, by using and aggregating real-time firm data into standard benchmarks, charts, and, graphs. Learn more: http://cpapracticeadvisor.com/21088363
  • 2019 Innovation Award Finalists:

    In addition to this year’s winners and finalists, 20 other products were nominated for the 2019 Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards:

    2019 Nominees: