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Technology Innovation Awards spotlight productivity-enhancing technologies

Mobile and Web-based programs, document storage, and knowledge management technologies were among the products honored at the 7th Annual Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Awards.
Technology

Two Ways to Determine Your Top Customers in QuickBooks, Excel

Given the length of the Great Recession, your top customers today might not be the same folks who were your top customers even a couple months ago. In this article I'll demonstrate two ways that you can determine who your top customers are based on total sales.
Technology

Dell goes “streaking” with new tablet

Dell, the computer manufacturer, is hoping to take a bite out of Apple with the introduction of its own touch-screen tablet.
Technology

CPAs increasingly asked to address IT challenges for clients

CPAs are increasingly being asked to solve information technology problems for clients and prospective clients, according to the 2010 Top Technology Initiatives Survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Technology

Growing software for a growing enterprise

The market is buzzing with Intuit’s "connected services" approach, extending QuickBooks functionality via the Web. This might appear to be little more than an announcement of additional capabilities. But when you look deeper, you begin to understand what is really happening.
Technology

The risks and rewards of going paperless

There is a plethora of benefits to be received by an accounting firm when it converts to a paperless document management system. But user beware: there are risks, dangers, and pitfalls of going paperless.
Technology

Tips for choosing the right document management supplier

Many organizations are turning to electronic document management systems to gain a competitive advantage. Document management enables organizations to electronically store, retrieve, manage, deliver, and authorize business documents.
A&A

Accounting plays role in Apple’s overtaking of Microsoft

With the one-two-three punch in recent years of the iPod/iTunes, iPhone, and the iPad, Apple has impressed consumers and investors, and has overtaken Microsoft as the technology industry’s top player by market capitalization.
Practice Development

The Virtual CFO: Using payments/banking technology to increase value

Business owners need more help than ever to manage cash flow and budget expenses – and 68 percent say they are looking to their accounting and financial partners to provide this help, according to a SunTrust survey.
Practice Development

Tips for improving a company blog

Blogs have been around for years now, but many accounting firms still have not jumped on board. If you have the time and interest, a blog can be an indispensable tool to engage current clients and reach new ones.
A&A

Thomson Reuters launches Accounting CS platform

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters this week announced the launch of its Accounting CS platform, which is designed to take a new approach to professional accounting software.
A&A

The "flash-crash" of May 6: What happened?

If you tuned in to stock market news at about 2:47 p.m. EST on May 6, you might have been holding your breath, especially if you have a significant investment in the stock market. That was five minutes into what is now being called a flash-crash.
Education & Careers

One-third of U.S. workforce feels need to always stay connected

The recent economic downturn has American workers stressed, overworked, and anxious, but many are turning to technology to help them cope. Workers are using technology to stay connected, work harder, and maintain job security to survive the economic recovery.
AccountingWEB Life

New Jersey CPA Society gives members new way to connect online

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has added a social networking site so its members can meet online, seek out colleagues, and form discussion groups.
Technology

Intuit to acquire health care communications company

Intuit Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Medfusion, a Cary, N.C.-based patient-to-provider communications company. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of Intuit's fiscal year 2010, which ends July 31.
Technology

Services added to QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

New services have been added to the Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program designed to make it faster and easier for certified and non-certified ProAdvisors to benefit from the program by gaining more access to prospective clients online.
Technology

Thomson Reuters releases video-on-demand platform

A “one-stop shop” for financial news. That’s how Thomson Reuters describes its newest innovation, the video-on-demand platform, or VOD.
Tax

Report: IRS must improve verification techniques to prevent ID theft

The Internal Revenue Service must do more to protect the identity of taxpayers calling its toll-free assistance lines, a recent report concluded.
AccountingWEB Life

The buzz on Google Buzz business applications

Once the excitement over the launch of Google Buzz – and the privacy debate that followed – died down, users needed time to assess what it could do, particularly because the only available instructions came in the form of a two minute video.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA launches Web site

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week launched its Web site AICPA.org. Designed to be comprehensive and user friendly, the site was developed to provide members with an easier-to-navigate online resource to meet their intensive information needs.

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