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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.
Practice

The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town

Despite all the assurances, many are still nervous about cloud security. A high-security option actually bypasses the cloud for file sharing, and for some firms, it may be a helpful alternative.
Technology

Keyboard Shortcuts for Saving & Emailing Spreadsheets as PDF

Many users go through several mouse clicks instead of choosing PDF as the file type in the Save As dialog box. However, this technique can be streamlined even further with a single mouse-click.
Practice

Abacus Puts a Dagger In Expense Reports

The expense management and reimbursement tool rolls the whole process of filing and approving expenses into one platform, which can be accessed via a mobile app or through a secure website.
Practice

Firm Issues List of the Best Tech for Accountants

Some IT companies are advancing while others are stuck in ivory towers. What does that say about them—and what do your technology choices say about your firm? Are you going with the winners?
Practice

Breaking News: What's Happening with QuickBooks?

News from the QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose. Intuit has given QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) a major overhaul with features that will gladden the hearts of professional users.
Practice

Why QuickBooks' Cloud Bet Matters to Everyone

Technology has a record of disrupting tried-and-true methods of operation in ways that we often don't foresee. It happened to TV thanks to HBO, and now it's happening in accounting.
Education & Careers

Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream

Bitcoin is not just a flash-in-the pan. There are over 5 million holders of bitcoin, and 100,000 merchants accepting the virtual currency, with 1,000 more signing up each week. Don't get left out.
A&A

Audit Fraud: The Confirmation Angle

Sponsored Content from Confirmation.com: AccountingWEB takes a look at confirmations in audit engagements, how they can serve as a doorway to fraud, and what you can do about it. Today, auditors have to fight fire with fire.
Practice

Not So Fast: Cloud Hits Roadblocks

What's stopping small-business cloud adoption? Survey finds that cloud-friendly products may lag, while many still feel doubtful about cloud's reliability. The industry may be awaiting a certain critical mass to grow further.
A&A

5 Ways to Prepare for New Lease Accounting Rules

The changes to lease accounting rules are just the beginning. Do you know your exposure? Will your software be up to the job? The time for CPAs to find a solution is now.
A&A

Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
Practice

The 3 Answers for an Anxiety-Free Cloud Move

CPA firms have increased their adoption of business-grade cloud technology but still have reservations that prevent more pronounced adoption rates. However, they don't need to worry.
Practice

The 7 Secrets to Creating an E-Newsletter

Fill your clients' inboxes with fun tips and advice all year round with an e-newsletter. These publications are also a great way to inform your clients of all the services you can offer.
A&A

The 6 Questions for Understanding Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is no longer merely an IT concern. Accountants and financial managers may have been thinking it's just the province of the tech guys, but now it's a financial issue as well.

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