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Alexander Hagerup

Alexander Hagerup
Alexander is a serial tech entrepreneur based in New York with a strong passion for artificial intelligence. Prior to founding Vic.ai, he founded two other technology companies, the last one venture funded by Northzone Ventures and was acquired by NASDAQ-listed J2 Global Inc. in 2014. Alexander has led the development of several software platforms as well as managed integration projects between business systems for 15 years. He has a finance and accounting background and is also a large shareholder and board member of 24SevenOffice.com, a large cloud accounting & ERP system.
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Vic.ai Helps Accounting Firms Prepare for the Future with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Jun 17, 2019 2:00:00 PM

88% Feel Pressure to Automate and Protect Themselves from Disruptive Changes

For Immediate Release

New York City: Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven automation will completely change and disrupt how accounting firms market and deliver their services. At a recent Vic.ai webinar on automating accounts payable, 88% of attendees polled felt that automation would play a “hugely important role” in their firm's future.

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Topics: Company News

How an Outsourced Accounting Firm Plans to Triple Its Business

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Jun 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM

When staying local, businesses can find it challenging to recruit talent that’s needed to grow. This is a huge issue many firms face. Some firms have started moving to a virtual model, looking outside their local area, to recruit the right person for the job no matter where they are located. 

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Topics: Accounting

How Accounting Firms Add Value for Clients

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on May 30, 2019 1:17:08 PM

What does it mean for accounting firms to add value for their clients? And how does your accounting firm find the right people to support your company's mission?

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Topics: Accounting

How AI Learns Your General Ledger Accounts

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on May 22, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Companies are all different. Even if your firm specializes in a particular vertical market, it can still take a considerable amount of time for one of your accountants or bookkeepers to learn the general ledger and the cost classifications for dozens of different clients.

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Topics: Accounting

Ignite Spot Accounting Services [Case Study]

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Apr 25, 2019 8:45:00 AM
  • Industry: Accounting
  • HQ: Kaysville, Utah (Salt Lake City metropolitan area)
  • Employees: 30
  • Accounting / Finance Systems: Bill.com and Intuit QuickBooks Online
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Topics: Case Studies | Outsourced Accounting

How AI Changes an Accountant's Service Offerings

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Apr 24, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Software and technology companies frequently talk about their product roadmap. But this isn’t something we typically hear from accounting firms. However, AI and machine learning impact the types of services an accounting firm can offer.

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Topics: Accounting

Countsy [Case Study]

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Apr 23, 2019 3:29:29 PM

  • Industry: Accounting
  • HQ: San Francisco, California
  • Employees: 100 - 150
  • Accounting / Finance Systems: Bill.com, Expensify, and NetSuite (Countsy is NetSuite’s 2019 BPO Partner of the Year)
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Topics: Case Studies | Outsourced Accounting

Outsourced Accounting and the Mix of Clients

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Apr 10, 2019 8:50:00 AM

A huge part of your success in automating outsourced accounting has to do with the mix of clients. These are the kinds of clients that you work with. Will your accounting practice change the mix of clients it has?

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Topics: Accounting, Artificial Intelligence

Choosing an AI Platform for Your Accounting Firm

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Apr 3, 2019 8:45:00 AM

When you're thinking about how to select the right AI platform, you should first clarify why you're investing in AI. For most accounting, CPA, or outsourced bookkeeping firms, the goal is to find an AI-based accounting platform that will genuinely work for you. It should streamline time-consuming, mundane tasks.

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Topics: Accounting, Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Accounting: Focus on Your Workflow

Posted by Alexander Hagerup on Mar 13, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Accountants ask themselves questions tens, if not hundreds of times each day. What types of questions do they ask themselves? Keep in mind, these are excellent questions for artificial intelligence or AI.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

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