Technology

Practice Development

Remote vs. Cloud: The perks of working with clients in cyberspace

There are many benefits to working with clients utilizing Web-based software applications. Remote technology applications eliminate unnecessary travel and the need for onsite data exchange.
Practice Development

Preparing your client to move to the Cloud

Congratulations! You’ve made the commitment to move your practice to the Cloud. Are you finding your clients moving forward along with you with equal enthusiasm? How can you prepare your clients mentally when you are presenting a move to the Cloud or suggesting online products as a solution for maintaining their financial data?
Technology

Leveraging technology tools in your firm

Leverage and accounting firms go hand in hand. While many of us grasp the staff leverage concept, we rarely understand how to properly leverage other aspects of our business effectively. That being said, the chief tool in each of our offices is technology.
Technology

Chrometa introduces "Automatic Time Capture" add-on for QuickBooks

Chrometa LLC, creator of time capture tools, has announced the compatibility of its Chrometa time-tracking software with QuickBooks.
Technology

PlanGuru releases its enhanced budgeting and forecasting software package: PlanGuru 2011

PlanGuru announced the launch of its new product, PlanGuru 2011, a complete rewrite of its budgeting and forecasting software.
Technology

New River Innovation announces alliance with Drake Software

New River Innovation has announced a new alliance with Drake Software, a tax preparation solution vendor. The multiyear partnership provides New River Innovation with an established channel for introducing Beyond415 to the tax and accounting market.
Education & Careers

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: Secret agent accountant

Howard G. Telson, AccountingWEB student scholarship winner from The College of New Jersey, shares a clever story about the possible use of smartphone applications.
Technology

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: Want to see the future of the accounting profession? There's an app for that

Lucas Taylor, AccountingWEB student scholarship winner, shares his ideas on how recent advances in smartphone technology have transformed mobile phones from simple communication devices into complex media centers with capabilities unheard of just a decade ago.
Technology

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: There's an app for that

AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship winner Steven Garner addresses the potential of app technology for handheld devices.
Technology

Everything you need to know about Excel range names

Are you familiar with the range names feature in Excel? It is one of the most powerful tools that even the most basic Excel user can easily master. Name a cell or a block of cells and then work with those cells in formulae and searches throughout the workbook.
A&A

Sage North America announces end of product brand names

"We will be dropping the use of product brand names," said Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon. Leading Sage brands include Peachtree, Timberline, Accpac and MAS, Simply Accounting, and ACT!.
Technology

Excel Tip: Multiple criteria SUM, MIN, and MAX formulas

Most Excel users are familiar with the SUM, MIN, and MAX functions in Excel. Used in their traditional fashion, you provide a range of cells to the function to derive a result. However, in certain cases you may wish to use this functions based on multiple criteria.
Technology

New QuickBooks Assessment Exams for bookkeepers, controllers, consultants

The only tests of their type in the industry, The Sleeter Group’s QuickBooks Assessment Exams enable accounting professionals or employers to test prospective employees for the bookkeeping, controller, and consultant roles, for work in an accounting firm or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB).
A&A

Joe Woodard's QuickBooks conference attendees are "Scaling New Heights"

Reflecting a 30 percent increase in attendance over last year, Joe Woodard's Scaling New Heights conference attracted just over 500 attendees this week at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Practice

Four things accountants must do to keep up with technology

With the changing technological landscape, what must accountants do to stay competitive in the future, and how will technology change the future role of the accountant? Here are four tools every accountant should have in the technology toolbox.
Technology

Emily Post for the tech generation: How to behave online

School's almost out, but class is always in session when it comes to the job search. As new graduates prepare to enter the work world, they should pay as much attention to technology "etiquette" as they do promoting their mastery of technology.
Technology

Office 365: Microsoft takes to the Cloud

Where Office Live was more of a personal Cloud that gave you access to the Office tools, Office 365 is a true corporate environment that, within the beta system at least, will let you cater to and collaborate with up to 25 colleagues.
Practice Development

How to make your blog an effective firm marketing tool

The primary – and only – goal your firm’s blog should have is for it to be a worthwhile marketing vehicle. If it is not, then you shouldn’t bother blogging!
A&A

Challenges, best practices for the first XBRL filing

Thousands of small public companies will submit eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) financial reports, for the first time, with their regular June 15, 2011 filings with the SEC.
Practice Management

Could you be breaking the law by not archiving e-mails?

Think about it – almost all of your business communications and negotiations are performed via e-mail, making them important documents to keep for reference.

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