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Technology

Xero Digs in for Long-Term Rivalry with QuickBooks

Does the New Zealand software house have the oomph to take on Intuit in North America? John Stokdyk went to Xerocon Denver to find out.
Tax

Avalara Buys Telecom Tax Automation Provider

Avalara has purchased EZtax, effectively broadening its tax content for the telecom industry and accountants that serve this vertical.

Hubdoc and ZenPayroll Get Accountants' Vote at Xerocon

The Xero add-ons Hubdoc and ZenPayroll won the plaudits from a panel of accountants at Xerocon earlier today.
Practice Development

One Firm's Tale of Growth Through New Tech

Shelly Lingor, director of business accounting solutions at The LBA Group, explains how new technology helped boost the firm's revenue and services.
Practice

Why Accountants Are Now the New Trusted (Technology) Advisor

The software-as-a-service revolution is upon us, bringing with it challenges and opportunities for accountants.
A&A

CPAs Can Perform Audit Engagements in the Cloud with AuditFile

Real-time dashboards, streamlined workflows, and 24/7 access to data from any device are key features of new tool.
A&A

How SaaS Has Allowed Workday Accountants to Become More Efficient

CAO Robynne Sisco explains how SaaS solutions increase productivity, as compared to legacy on-premise systems.
Education & Careers

How Technology Can Break the Glass Ceiling in Accounting

Everyone is talking about all the advantages of the cloud: it can also empower women.
Practice

Predictive Accounting: What Is It and Should You Being Doing It?

One firm has figured out how to help clients without them even knowing. Consider taking a page from their book.
Practice

Expert Gives Us the Inside Scoop on the Cloud and Document Management

It's about security, speed, and reliability—and all your systems working together. In this exclusive interview, a cloud expert explains what the problems are, and what you should be looking for.
A&A

Grid(un)locked: The Leading Accounting Software Based on G2 Crowd User Reviews

The first-ever accounting software report from G2 Crowd, which was released on Oct. 30, ranked nine software products based on more than 300 reviews and ratings from business professionals.
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.
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.
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

Are Your 'What If' Scenarios Based on Yesterday's Technology?

If your clients are still in the Excel era, they've got plenty of company. But they may find cloud computing provides more nimble forecasting of their business needs.
Technology

The Four Security Questions for a Cloud Move

According to leading IT experts, here are four questions you should always ask a cloud-based service provider. The answers will tell you if they're keeping your data secure.
A&A

Can Software Really Replace Accountants?

Changes are on the horizon that could empower accounting software users to the point when they don't need accountants any longer, and reduce the process to a turnkey program.
Practice

How Small Businesses Can Use Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops

The virtual desktop approach gives small and medium-sized businesses control over their environment, as well as customization options, while reducing labor overhead and hardware expenses.

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