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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.
Mar 31 2015
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.
Jan 21 2015
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.
Jan 14 2015
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.
Dec 30 2014
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.
Dec 4 2014
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.
Nov 18 2014
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.
Nov 13 2014
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.
Nov 5 2014
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.
Nov 3 2014
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.
Nov 3 2014
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.
Oct 28 2014
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.
Oct 22 2014
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.
Aug 5 2014
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.
Aug 5 2014
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.
Jul 29 2014
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.
Jul 15 2014
The Cloud: One Company's Case Study
We've published many articles about the cloud. Here, one company relates why it decided to move its accounting and financials to the cloud, and explains how it did it—including its errors.
Jun 26 2014
Intuit Injects Note of Caution on Cloud
Although the venerable accounting technology giant is onboard with the cloud, it advises firms to give a lot of thought and to take care of the details before making the move.
Jun 9 2014
New Zealand-based Xero Makes Major Play for the Cloud
Yes, everyone talks about the cloud today and many are using it already. But for Xero CEO Rod Drury, the cloud is more than just another tool: It's the shape of things to come.
Jun 4 2014
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.
Apr 15 2014
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