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Practice

How to Use the Right Tools: The Rise of the Online Accountant

As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look at the technology tools and trends that will shape the new year.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Business Mileage Rate Goes Up for 2015

The menu features specials on KPMG global revenue up 6%, review site G2 Crowd ranks payroll software, and more.
Practice

Sometimes You Just Have to Pick Up the Phone and Call a Client

In this texting world, we tend to forget just how important a human voice can be, as this humorous anecdote shows.
Technology

How You Can Determine the First Sunday in a Month in Excel

To determine the first Sunday, it’s a simple matter of using the WEEKDAY and CHOOSE functions together.
Practice

The Three Essential Steps to Auditing Your Accounting Firm's Website

Don't get caught with a broken site when you need it most. Consider conducting periodic website audits.
Practice

Predictive Accounting: What Is It and Should You Being Doing It?

One firm has figured out how to help clients without them even knowing. Consider taking a page from their book.
Practice

Five Reasons Why Your Firm Should Invest in Document Management Software

The right DMS can improve a firm’s bottom line and help it more easily meet regulatory requirements.
Practice

If You Want to Work with Millennials, Go Green to Save Green

To many millennials, the internet is as important as air, water, food, and shelter. You can help them and help yourself by become more environmentally friends and reducing your carbon footprint.
A&A

Technology In Accounting: Banks Should Mind the Gap

As accounting standards and regulations continue to increase in complexity, modern technological solutions will become increasingly vital not just to satisfy new challenges, but to enable financial institutions to thrive in spite of them.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Tax Breaks Lure High-Tech Data Centers to Iowa

The menu for Nov. 18 features specials on foreign filers and XBRL reporting data, Orrin Hatch says dynamic scoring no magic elixir to fix tax code, EY finds tech M&A deals soared in 3Q of 2014, and more.
Practice

Expert Gives Us the Inside Scoop on the Cloud and Document Management

It's about security, speed, and reliability—and all your systems working together. In this exclusive interview, a cloud expert explains what the problems are, and what you should be looking for.
A&A

Grid(un)locked: The Leading Accounting Software Based on G2 Crowd User Reviews

The first-ever accounting software report from G2 Crowd, which was released on Oct. 30, ranked nine software products based on more than 300 reviews and ratings from business professionals.
Technology

Sage View wows Solutions 14 with multi-client, multi-product KPI dashboard

Sage stole the limelight at Solutions 14 in Las Vegas this week with an innovative cloud KPI reporting tool that can pull in client data from both desktop and cloud applications.
Technology

Ringstrom: Microsoft gets its act together on Excel - 'It's their game to lose'

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is having a noticeable impact on Excel, says technology editor-at-large David H. Ringstrom. Meanwhile, despite reports to the contrary, Excel is alive and well.
Technology

This Grid Plots User Reviews for Products Featured at The Sleeter Group's Solutions14 Conference in Real Time

If you’ve ever been to the Sleeter Accounting Solutions Conference, you know that many technology companies attend, sharing their ideas for helping accountants and small business people improve their processes.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO USA Grows Larger in the Midwest by Adding SS&G

The menu for Nov. 6 features specials on better internal controls have resulted in less restatements, Thomson Reuters exec tells accountants to embrace technology, goodwill impairment in Europe dropped 25% in 2013, and more.
A&A

Tired of Hounding Clients for Documents? FileThis Has Just the Solution for CPAs

FileThis Pro, a cloud document-gathering service that launched in September, gives accountants access to any shared client document – such as credit card statements or W-2 forms – via an administrative web console.
Technology

Freezing a Middle Row in Excel While Scrolling Above/Below

Would you like to freeze a row in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet but have the rows above it and below it scroll together? It's possible—as we show in this reader-requested article.
Practice

Advanced Cloud Connections: Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

What is a virtual desktop infrastructure? It's worth knowing about. Your staff can access their desktops when, where, and however they want; across the globe.
Practice

Expert Offers Seven Steps to the Cloud

Accounting technology consultants Joe Woodard and Doug Sleeter perform a double act to explain to several hundred accountants why and how they should migrate to cloud applications.

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