Accounting Software

A&A

Xero, H&R Block Form New Partnership

The small business online accounting platform from Xero will now be the preferred core software used in H&R Block’s Small Business Program suite of services, the two firms announced last week as part of a new strategic alliance.
Practice

The Four Reasons to Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't just today's buzzword—it's a way to improve your business. Accountants can use the cloud to increase security, lower costs and enhance client service.
Technology

Here's an Infographic of the Top 20 Names in Accounting Software

You've probably heard of lots of these brands and there are a few obscure ones, but overall this is a pretty comprehensive list from Capterra of the who's who in accounting software today.
Technology

Conditionally Displaying Decimal Places in Excel: Part 2

Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, describes how to use Excel's Conditional Formatting feature to handle just about every imaginable situation.
Technology

Conditionally Displaying Decimal Places in Excel: Part 1

In Part 1 of his two-part series, Excel expert David Ringstrom describes how to add decimal places on demand by way of using a custom number format.
Technology

Xero Embarks on Inaugural Twenty-City National Road Show

Accounting software provider Xero embarked on its first national road show earlier this week, providing free training to accountants and bookkeepers on how small businesses can use its Cloud platform to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Technology

Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 1 - Interoperability - Accounting Firm Technologies Working Together

Using an overlay of software, services, and technologies to manage work is no longer the exception, it's the norm. How well these products work together is termed "interoperability."
Technology

FreshBooks Launches Android App for Small Business Accounting

On August 14, 2013, FreshBooks, the Cloud-based accounting solution designed exclusively for small business owners, launched an android app for service-based professionals who run their businesses on the go.
A&A

Report: Most General Ledger Accounts Reconciled Manually

If you think automation is primarily being used to reconcile the general ledger accounts of public and private companies, think again. Nearly two-thirds of finance departments in US companies and one-half in Canadian companies are still using a manual accounting system.
Technology

What Small Business Owners Don't Understand Could Be Holding Them Back

Sage North America announced April 18, 2013, the availability of Sage 50 Accounting 2014-US Edition for small businesses. The 2014 release coincides with National Financial Capability Month.
Education & Careers

Xero Hires Google's Stuart McLean to Lead Global Marketing Efforts

The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
Technology

Accounting Software Can Be Beautiful

Built for the web from the ground up in 2006 by a technology entrepreneur and a small business accountant, Xero - "the beautiful accounting software" - has been design led and focused on usability from the very start.
Technology

The Sleeter Group's 'Awesome Applications' Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's "Awesome Applications" Award Winners! The winning companies were announced at The Sleeter Group's 2012 Accounting Solutions Conference October 22.
Technology

Xero Touch App Now Available for Android Users

Seventy-three percent of small businesses say their biggest stressors are managing revenue, expenses, and collecting overdue payments. Xero has made it easier to stay on top of cash flow with its new Xero Touch app for android users.
Technology

FreshBooks Announces Evolution to Cloud Accounting

Mike McDerment, CEO and cofounder of FreshBooks, announces new Cloud accounting capabilities available from FreshBooks.
Technology

Xero and ADP's New Online Payroll Platform

Thanks to a general ledger integration between Xero's online accounting software and ADP's RUN Powered by ADP payroll platform, accountants now have a new payroll platform option.
A&A

Farewell Peachtree Accounting, Hello Sage 50

After thirty-five years, the venerable software program known as Peachtree Accounting is adopting a new moniker - Sage 50 Accounting.
Tax

New Xero Survey Reveals Most Common Small Business Financial Mistakes

Xero, the producer of Xero online accounting software for small businesses, has revealed the results of a survey of 500 US accountants and compiled tips to help small business owners take control of their finances during tax season and beyond.

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