Technology news July 2011

Technology

CCH announces acquisition of SpeedTax

CCH has announced its acquisition of SpeedTax, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sales and use tax solutions. The addition of SpeedTax bolsters the expansive offering of SaaS tax preparation, document management, portal, practice, and workstream found in the CCH ProSystemfx suite of products.
Education & Careers

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: Secret agent accountant

Howard G. Telson, AccountingWEB student scholarship winner from The College of New Jersey, shares a clever story about the possible use of smartphone applications.
Technology

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: Want to see the future of the accounting profession? There's an app for that

Lucas Taylor, AccountingWEB student scholarship winner, shares his ideas on how recent advances in smartphone technology have transformed mobile phones from simple communication devices into complex media centers with capabilities unheard of just a decade ago.
Technology

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: There's an app for that

AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship winner Steven Garner addresses the potential of app technology for handheld devices.
Technology

Everything you need to know about Excel range names

Are you familiar with the range names feature in Excel? It is one of the most powerful tools that even the most basic Excel user can easily master. Name a cell or a block of cells and then work with those cells in formulae and searches throughout the workbook.
A&A

Sage North America announces end of product brand names

"We will be dropping the use of product brand names," said Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon. Leading Sage brands include Peachtree, Timberline, Accpac and MAS, Simply Accounting, and ACT!.