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A&A

Governments and Private Companies Exploring Benefits of XBRL

Congress is beginning to mandate the use of XBRL to track spending and improve transparency in government reports. Bills that contain language calling for the implementation of data standards, such as XBRL, have not yet passed into law, but the requirement could become part of the final payroll tax cut bill.
Technology

SaaS Products Can Boost Your Firm's Success

Some accountants hesitate to adopt SaaS-based solutions. While they offer a variety of reasons for their hesitation, uncertainty seems to be the underlying one. However, accountants who adopted SaaS solutions over the last year have found increased success in their respective practices.
Technology

Deloitte Buys Boutique Mobile App Firm

Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte started the new year by purchasing Seattle-based Ubermind. The 200-person firm develops mobile apps, e-commerce, and content management solutions for such companies as Apple, Target, Alaska Airlines, TruTV, Amtrak, and REI.
Practice

Results of SocialCPAs 2011 Social Media Survey

SocialCPAs published its Social Media Survey in December. The survey was developed to gain an understanding of how the accounting profession is adopting or avoiding social media. Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, of SocialCPAs surveyed hundreds of accounting professionals and received responses from eighteen countries.
Practice Development

Paychex Introduces Website to Spur Small Business Development

In the more than forty years Rochester, New York–based Paychex, Inc. has been in business, its mission has been to provide excellent payroll, human resources, and benefits outsourcing solutions to the backbone of the American economy – small and medium-sized businesses.
AccountingWEB Life

Five Techniques for Corralling Your E-mail Inbox

Like it or not, your e-mail inbox is likely the place where you spend the majority of your time at work. That means it's time to take some practical steps to improve your handling of e-mail; i.e., spend less time in your inbox and more time on productive, value-added activities.
Tax

Web Sites Designed for Accountants by Thomson Reuters & Emochila Team

On December 9, Thomson Reuters announced it had acquired Emochila, a leading Web site design company that works specifically with accounting and tax firms. Thomson Reuters and Emochila will now work in collaboration to assist accounting professionals in creating and maintaining their Web sites.
A&A

QuickBooks 2012: What’s New and Improved

If you or your clients use QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Enterprise, you'll find that QuickBooks 2012's new features will help you gain new insights into financials, get more organized, and save time and steps.
Technology

Three Irreverent Time Management Strategies for the Digital Era

Getting through your to-do list faster isn't what time management is about – at least not anymore. After all, this is the digital era! Rather than managing our existing time as if it was finite, we need to find ways to multiply it and make our lives better.
Technology

Reznick's Interactive Map Finds Locations Eligible for NMTC Financing

Reznick Group, a Top 20 accounting firm, has created a new online tool that makes it easier to determine when investors can qualify for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program.
Technology

Gone Phishing: Dealing with Internet Thugs

Members of the legal and financial community have received a phishing message in the past week purportedly from AccountingWEB. As with the other phishing schemes, this message is not a legitimate message, it should be deleted, and any attachments should be ignored.
Practice Development

How Web Sites Can Be Used to Recruit Clients

Your Web site should be a profit center for your accounting practice and generate a steady flow of qualified leads. If it is not, then something is wrong....
AccountingWEB Life

Sleeter Group's 2012 Awesome Add-Ons Awards Recognize Tools for Efficiency and Productivity

The 2012 "Awesome Add-Ons" were announced earlier this month at the Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, recognizing technologies that can work with common business accounting and management systems to help small businesses be more efficient and productive.
Technology

The Future of Technology is Here - Are You Ready?

Business software developer The Access Group predicts that businesses are in for some radical structural changes.
Practice Development

Resilience Planning is Step One for Migration to Cloud

There remains a lingering lack confidence in the resilience of many Cloud solutions. The CIO must look at moving the Cloud computing discussion past technology and economics and onto the major benefits such as business agility, time to market, and competitive positioning
Practice Development

Cloud Skills Can Translate into Success in 2012

Cloud Computing skills are top of the to do list for ICT professionals if they want their careers to flourish in 2012, along with business analytics, mobile computing, and social business.
Technology

CPA.com: New e-Mail Service for AICPA Members

CPA2Biz, the technology subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will offer a CPA-branded email service for members on CPA2Biz’s new umbrella brand, CPA.com in coming weeks.
Technology

QR Codes Provide New Way To Market Your Practice

Have you considered using QR Codes to promote your accounting practice? Kara Haas asks and answers the most common questions about how this new technology tool is changing the marketing landscape.
Technology

Intuit's New QuickBooks Online Accountant Brings the Cloud – and Its Benefits – to Accountants

Intuit has introduced a new product: QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA). This add-on to QuickBooks Online is aimed squarely at helping accountants serve their clients more efficiently.
A&A

Is Your Accounting Firm 'Future-Ready'?

Speaking at the 2012 CCH User Conference in San Antonio, TX, Mike Sabbatis, CEO of CCH North America talked to the approximately 1,200 conference about the future-ready firm.

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