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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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6 responses to “Some Things Are Best Shoved Into a (Shoe)Box – FreshBooks, Outright and Shoeboxed”

  1. gre98

    This is SO cool for small businesses. Shoeboxed integrates with Freshbooks and Outright. Outright integrates with Shoeboxed and Freshbooks. Freshbooks integrates with Shoeboxed and Outright. Small businesses, you go!

  2. Ben Kepes

    For sure it’s a good thing. Although as Dennis points out over on AccMan, it’s a great thing for US customers – those of us in different physical and taxation jurisdiction locales are less well served by the mash up.

    Still I don’t blame them – North America is plenty big enough of a market to crack initially

  3. Alaoula

    Great idea – now I finally have a way to get rid of this giant stack of receipts and business cards.

  4. From Shoebox to Paperless, 22nd Century (?) Expense Management | CloudAve

    [..] And it gets better: yesterday Ben reported that the popular Web-based invoicing solution,FreshBooks is now integrated with ShoeBoxed.  So now you can have your paper expense receipts show up in an invoicing app directly.  Voila! [..]

  5. Finding a Babel Fish for Data | CloudAve

    [..] This relationship is depicted in the following diagram from Martin’s post – rather than concentrating on integration between accounting applications, Martin sees OAccounts helping cross integration between accounting applications and the rest of the business software ecosystem. What applications are integrated with is limitless – we’ve already seen a nice piece ofworkbetween [..]

  6. Jennifer Simmons

    So let me get this straight, I am supposed to benefit (as a freelancer – that is ‘FreshBooks target audience)with having to wait 7-10 days for Shoeboxed to get my receipts, scan them and put them in so that I can get them into my FreshBooks account and invoice them to the clients (considering I bill weekly)?

    Then I am to benefit from getting all of these details into Outright who will give me what? a Profit & Loss statement that has less detail than anything I have ever seen? Or the estimated tax feature which has me actually over paying my tax calculations because of their poor estimates?

    Freshbooks is depressing me.