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Xerocon Brisbane

An Accountant, a Barber, and a Skateboarder Walk into a Bar*

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With little more than a warning of “what happens in ‘BrisVegas’…” Hailey and I took to the skies and headed Down Under, ready to proudly rep chata.ai on the expo floor at the notorious (and aptly nicknamed), Coachella of Conferences.    Much…

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High 5: Our top 5 takeaways from Xerocon 2019

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Last week, chata.ai’s very own trio of Xerocon rookies — Erica, Phil and Robyn — arrived in California for a whirlwind week of conferencing, networking, and scootering (if you know,...
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chata.ai launches conversational business intelligence for Stripe, making a first move into payment data

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December 19, 2018 (Calgary, Alberta, Canada): Calgary-based, artificial intelligence start-up, chata.ai has entered the payment processing market, launching an integration with online payment giant, Stripe. Stripe users now have the...
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Love your clients, not their paper

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Picture 1: photo courtesy of Jennie MoorePicture 2: photo courtesy of Xero

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chata.ai Software Update 5

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Customizable Dashboards We are excited to introduce Customizable Dashboards to chata.ai. This feature is available to paid users. Dashboards were designed to give you a beautiful snapshot of what is...
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The trusty financial sidekick

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Freelance writer Cherine Hlady interviews local CPA and owner of cloud bookkeeping firm TenjaGo, Jason Hastie, on how he works as a trusted advisor to help his clients become growth-focused businesses….

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Local AI company selected by Intuit to compete for $100K in Silicon Valley

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October 1, 2018 (Calgary, Canada): Intuit announced today that Calgary-based AI company chata.ai has been selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the Intuit $100k Small Business App...
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chata.ai Software Update 4

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This update includes: Dashboards Notifications 1. Dashboards  “Pardon me, but your dashboard is showing…” said every chata.ai partner when showing off our latest feature to their clients. Our latest dashboard...
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chata.ai Software Update 3

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This update includes: DIY one-click reporting Reconciliation Status 1. DIY one-click reporting With this new feature, you can now build your customized reporting templates in just a few clicks. Step...
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The house the hammer built: selling the dream, not the tool

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Freelance writer Cherine Hlady interviews one of Intuit's top business development managers on how he coaches his clients into trusted advisors to their clients. Jeremy Burke has one bookkeeping client, but right...

A business owner overcomes his fear of delegation

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“Delegate. Delegate. Delegate.” What business owner hasn’t been told this over and over again? We all have, and I’m certain we all have similar fears about delegating. Like that recurring...
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chata.ai Software Update 2

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This update includes: In app help Query Interpretations Query Builder SMS Reporting 1. In-app help is now available Sometimes we all need a little help. Now, a friendly face from...
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Wit + Wisdom

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Chris Wanchulak, President, HydrEra Energy Services In the Wit + Wisdom series we're connecting directly with business owners to get the dirt on accounting, financial decisions and what keeps them...
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The value of information

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Freelance writer Cherine Hlady interviews QuickBooks Online guru, Brad Celmainis on how he’s become a trusted advisor, empowering his clients with tailored technology and tools. Brad Celmainis, a Calgary-based chartered...
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Why business data just became the hottest thing in bed.

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June 27, 2018 – Calgary, AB, Canada chata.ai, the AI app that is rapidly rolling out across the accounting software eco-system, announced today that it has gone mobile. ...entrepreneurs often...
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Wit + Wisdom

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Derek Deacon-Rogers, Founder + CEO, GenerousTickets In the Wit + Wisdom series we're connecting directly with business owners to get the dirt on accounting, financial decisions and what keeps them...
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chata.ai Software Update: Drill-downs + Collaborative Reporting Features

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Our team has been hard at work with some powerful updates. These new features give you the ability to get deeper insights and collaborate on reports and templates. 1. Drill...

Beautiful AI meets beautiful accounting software as chata.ai releases its Xero beta

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June 6, 2018 (Calgary, AB, Canada) -- Continuing its rapid roll out across the accounting software ecosystem, chata.ai announced its Xero Innovator’s release, a beta version of the company’s connection...

Wit + Wisdom

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Geoff Hughes, Founder, Park Digital In the Wit + Wisdom series we're connecting directly with business owners to get the dirt on accounting, financial decisions and what keeps them up...

Wit + Wisdom

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Christel Havre, Owner, The Dressage Boutique and Equestrian Wear In the Wit + Wisdom series we're connecting directly with business owners to get the dirt on accounting, financial decisions and...

For the love of growth

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There are two types of clients Cheryl Carlson works with in her busy boutique bookkeeping practice in Calgary: those who are looking for simple bookkeeping help (straight data entry /…

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Helping people help themselves

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Jan Jackson, Director of DKNA Business Solutions in Calgary, had a problem. She was quickly realizing the biggest pain point in her busy accounting practice was managing workflow. How to…

chata.ai launches with QuickBooks Online, taking on the ‘dirty work’ of data query and analysis

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March 27, 2018 (Calgary, AB, Canada) – Business is about to get more transparent and decisions easier for 3.4 million QuickBooks Online subscribers as a powerful new AI app starts…

Leadership Profile: Reg Ouellette

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How did a small town northern Alberta farm boy wind up in a leadership role at one of Calgary’s up-and-coming tech companies? For Reg Ouellette, the path from chasing chickens…

Three simple resolutions you can make in 2018 to combat information overload

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Information overload has become a fact of life in the business world.  You know, that feeling of being inundated with so much information that filtering through it seems impossible, making...

chata.ai CEO Kelly Cherniwchan wants to see more worth and less waste in the workplace

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Calgary tech entrepreneur passionate about how AI can help small business boost productivity. It’s an unseasonably warm fall afternoon and chata.ai CEO Kelly Cherniwchan is dressed in only a Star...
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Break free of productivity zappers!

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You’re checking items off your to do list like crazy, but are you getting anything significant done? It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and you’ve already cleared your email inbox,...

AI start-up chata.ai raises $2.5 million seed round to debut data analytics assistant for accounting industry

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November 14, 2017 (CALGARY, AB) – chata.ai, a Calgary, Canada-based artificial intelligence start-up, announced they have completed a raise of $2.5 million in seed funding exclusively from local investors. The…

Calgary’s tech scene expands as chata.ai sets up shop

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Artificial intelligence company aims to shift the way users interact with data; moves into The Edison

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