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New computing solutions are sending small businesses to the Cloud

Cloud services make it possible for business owners to get anywhere, anytime access to all the information they need to run their business. Similarly, if you need to allow a third party to view information, then holding that information in a central location like the Cloud offers the additional flexibility to do that.
Practice Development

Plus one more: Google adds to the social media scene with Google+

Late in June, Google offered yet another choice in Social Media, Google+. Are you ready to add one more social networking site to your to-do list?
Practice Development

Remote vs. Cloud: The perks of working with clients in cyberspace

There are many benefits to working with clients utilizing Web-based software applications. Remote technology applications eliminate unnecessary travel and the need for onsite data exchange.
Practice Development

Preparing your client to move to the Cloud

Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to move your practice to the Cloud. Are you finding your clients moving forward along with you with equal enthusiasm? How can you prepare your clients mentally when you are presenting a move to the Cloud or suggesting online products as a solution for maintaining their financial data?
Technology

Leveraging technology tools in your firm

Leverage and accounting firms go hand in hand. While many of us grasp the staff leverage concept, we rarely understand how to properly leverage other aspects of our business effectively. That being said, the chief tool in each of our offices is technology.
A&A

MACPA embraces XBRL in case study for private companies and nonprofits

Historically, the conversation about XBRL has centered on public companies, thanks to its promise of delivering timely, accurate, and transparent financial information to investors. That conversation is beginning to shift.
Technology

Chrometa introduces "Automatic Time Capture" add-on for QuickBooks

Chrometa LLC, creator of time capture tools, has announced the compatibility of its Chrometa time-tracking software with QuickBooks.
Technology

PlanGuru releases its enhanced budgeting and forecasting software package: PlanGuru 2011

PlanGuru announced the launch of its new product, PlanGuru 2011, a complete rewrite of its budgeting and forecasting software.
Technology

New River Innovation announces alliance with Drake Software

New River Innovation has announced a new alliance with Drake Software, a tax preparation solution vendor. The multiyear partnership provides New River Innovation with an established channel for introducing Beyond415 to the tax and accounting market.
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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.
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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.
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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!.
Technology

Excel Tip: Multiple criteria SUM, MIN, and MAX formulas

Most Excel users are familiar with the SUM, MIN, and MAX functions in Excel. Used in their traditional fashion, you provide a range of cells to the function to derive a result. However, in certain cases you may wish to use this functions based on multiple criteria.
Technology

New QuickBooks Assessment Exams for bookkeepers, controllers, consultants

The only tests of their type in the industry, The Sleeter Group’s QuickBooks Assessment Exams enable accounting professionals or employers to test prospective employees for the bookkeeping, controller, and consultant roles, for work in an accounting firm or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB).
A&A

Joe Woodard's QuickBooks conference attendees are "Scaling New Heights"

Reflecting a 30 percent increase in attendance over last year, Joe Woodard's Scaling New Heights conference attracted just over 500 attendees this week at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Technology

Stealth Price Increase Awaits QuickBooks 2008 Users

As of May 31, 2011, Intuit will no longer provide live technical support or add-on services for the 2008 version of QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Simple Start.
Technology

Roundup of tax software reviews

Are you disappointed with the tax software you've been using? Have you outgrown your program? Have your needs changed? For whatever reason, are you in the market for new tax software?

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