Technology news May 2006

Technology

Fed Long-Distance Tax Repealed

The Justice Department will no longer continue litigation on the issue of the federal excise tax on long-distance telephone service. The Treasury will no longer collect the 3 percent federal excise tax on long-distance calls.
A&A

Automated accounting for small; mid-sized businesses

Accounts payable and receivable will always be important processes in manufacturing. IndustryWeek reports that while accounting management accounting software has been around for 20 years or so, the automation of many companies’ accounting processes is still a continuing process. “On the receivables side, we are trying to automate our outgoing invoices, and we want to get all our receipts electronically,” said Michael Clayback, director of information technology at Sealing Devices.
Technology

Intuit, Sage & Microsoft Lead SMB and ERP Markets

As events continue to shape the accounting and ERP market landscape, the Yankee Group reports that Intuit, Sage and Microsoft are the dominant companies in these small and medium business (SMB) markets.
Technology

New IFAC Handbook Helps Accountants Hone Ethics, Auditing Expertise

A new electronic handbook enables accountants worldwide to hone their ethics skills and auditing expertise, regardless of whether they are connected to the Internet or not. Eurofield Information Solutions Pty. Ltd.
Practice

Mark Your Calendar: Building a High Commitment/Performance Company Webcast

Great chief executive officers (CEOs) strive to build high commitment, high performance companies. Few companies, however, are able to do it and fewer are able to sustain.
Community News

Boston CPA Offers Free Financial Training to 1,000 Entrepreneurs

Carole A. Symonds, CPA, MST is offering small business owners an avenue to learn how to make their businesses more profitable and increase their earnings. The first 1,000 small business owners applying for online training at www.MillionaireManager.com before June 30, 2006, will receive training valued at $3,100 and previously available only at live seminars. A $37.00 registration fee applies.“95 [sic] percent of businesses fail.
Technology

Single Enterprise Electronic Signature Platform Helps Eliminate Paper Not Control

The first enterprise electronic signature platform supporting multiple high-volume processes and document delivery was introduced Monday by Silanis Technology.
Community News

Revamped Site Offers Info on Accounting Standards for Insurers

The Group of North American Insurance Enterprises (GNAIE) has redesigned its website,
Technology

Time Billing Software Timeslips Gets Major Enhancements

Regardless of whether value billing or some other form of pricing becomes more prominent for accountants, the accounting profession will continue billing by the hour and, as such, accountants’ longest-standing tool for tracking billable hours, Sage Software’s Timeslips, has been significantly refined this year to match practitioners’ new needs.Advertisement
Technology

Mark Your Calendar: IRS Practitioner Phone Forum

Need help navigating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) web site?
Technology

The Simple 7-Step Online Success Formula For Professional Service Firms

Fully 95 percent of my CPA firm clients desperately want their web sites to produce high quality business leads, but they simply don't know how to make it happen. Most have tried expensive web designers, graphic artists, "geeks" of every type and Google Adwords. In the end . . .
Technology

Healthcare Audit Resource Center Launched

A multiple-component membership center, the Healthcare audit Resource Center, designed to help auditing and compliance professionals build and maintain an effective auditing process, was launched this week by HCPro, Inc.
Technology

CCH Continues Enhancing <i>Tax Research Consultant</I>

“We’ve added content, made it more accessible than ever and continued to add time-saving tools that speed researchers to their end results – not just theoretical answers, but answers they can immediately use with their clients,” Jane Hoffman, CPA, CCH product manager, said in a prepared statement.Advertisement
Community News

TaxWare's Charles Collins Discusses Internet Sales Tax

Charles Collins manages Taxware’s relationships with taxing authorities and legislative bodies and is a frequent speaker on state and local tax issues. He was employed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue for 32 years before coming to his current post, serving as the Director of the Sales and Use Tax Division for his last ten years there. While there, he also served as the Assistant Director of the Audit and Collection Division. Collins served as Co-Chairman of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP) for two-and-a-half years.
Practice Management

Why Should I Follow You? The Latest Podcast from David Maister

The fifth and latest installment of David Maister’s 15-part podcast series Managing Professionals: Attitudes, Skills and Behaviors explores the characteristics good leaders need in order to inspire others to follow them.
Technology

Strange Bedfellows: Newt Gingrich and XBRL Software Community

At about the same time last week that Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S.
Technology

Creative Solutions Gives XBRL a New Embrace

Creative Solutions, one of the first prominent accounting practice software vendors to embrace XBRL, the Internet-based technology that tags data items in financial reports so they can be immediately retrieved, has expanded its relationship with that evolving technology through an alliance with Rivet Software, a specialist developer of financial reporting systems.Advertisement

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