We've been learning a lot about Microsoft's small business
accounting software program, Office Accounting, and have
decided that it's time our readers had a place to look for news
and information about this topic. As is often the case when new
programs hit the market, accounting clients purchase the
software and then turn to their accountants for information on
how to make it work to their advantage.
It is our goal to provide a forum and a source for the exchange
of information about this relatively new kid on the accounting
software block. We welcome your comments and would like to
share your questions and tips with our readers.
Gail Perry, CPA
Our Favorite Office Accounting Blogs
Have you participated in the AccountingWEB blogs lately? We
have a host of experts, ready to regale you with their
experiences, offer their commentary and advice, and respond to
questions. In addition to some of the AccountingWEB blogs that
focus on tech issues, we've added some non-AccountingWEB
bloggers to our list of favorites - these are people who blog
specifically about Microsoft Office Accounting issues.
AccountingWEB launches new Microsoft Office Accounting Zone
AccountingWEB is pleased to open the latest area of our Web
site, the Office Accounting Zone. This new zone is dedicated to
providing the latest news, tips, and commentary on Microsoft's
accounting software for those who use the program, help others
use the program, or are just curious about Office Accounting.
Microsoft searches for nation's top 100 home-based businesses
StartupNation and Microsoft Office Live Small Business have
launched the second annual "Home-Based 100" to find the top
home-based businesses in the country. Home-based businesses
interested in making the list can submit their business profile
online, with results to be announced in November.
Looking for a new accounting program? Take your CPA with you
Choosing a new accounting software package is not a decision to
take lightly. The smallest firms may be able to use accounting
programs right off the shelf without much support. But for
larger businesses, it's critical to bring your software-savvy
accountant into the decision. There are some great programs
available, but an enthusiastic salesman may convince even the
sharpest businessperson that he or she can buy a program, push
a few buttons, and pop out a set of balanced books, robust
financial statements, and a loaf of home-baked bread.