Technology

Technology

Five blunders accountants make on their Web sites

Spring cleaning often includes sweeping the entryway and giving a fresh coat of paint. This year it's time to apply spring cleaning techniques to your virtual front door - the company Web site.
Technology

Can you social network your way to business success?

Business used to be done with a handshake. Sometimes, it still is. But for a growing number of potential customers, the majority of research, referrals, and recommendations are being done by virtual rather than physical word, via social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace.
Technology

Mythbuster: Is Flash bad for your Web site ranking in the search engines?

The search engines read the Flash Web site content much as they would an image or video. Consequently, Web sites written in HTML will be ranked higher than those created with Flash.
A&A

Tools for virtual accountants: portals, applications, and file space

Business professionals realize that the issues of time and distance no longer impact their ability to get work done. In order to make the most of your virtualized working model, consider the value of the following three elements you should have in your online toolkit.
A&A

ERP systems for life

Not long ago, selecting a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) every 5 to 10 years was the norm. But now, the more successful products have matured and much of them offer the same basic functionality. Today, organizations typically don’t select and implement a new system unless they have no choice.
A&A

How to select and implement an ERP system

If you or your clients are new to the concept of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, but think this tool might be useful, you need someplace to start.
Technology

Survey results show ERP systems not keeping up with change

Underperforming software is leading to millions of dollars in lost opportunities, according to the results of a recent IDC Group survey.
A&A

Cutting costs with the Cloud

At a time when the global economy is full of uncertainty and no one knows how long U.S. recession conditions will persist, businesses are watching the bottom line closely.
Technology

Financial statements in QuickBooks: Done right and in less time

Learn how to use the Intuit Statement Writer and the new and improved features in QuickBooks 2010 that allow you to present financial statements in compliance with GAAP.
Technology

Sleeter Group publishes new Consultant's Reference Guide for 2010

For years, The Sleeter Group’s extensive QuickBooks Consultant's Reference Guide has been the industry standard for consultant-level reference material. The 2010 edition has just been released.
Technology

Microsoft releases pricing for retail versions of Office 2010

Microsoft is departing from its standard pricing model for its Office 2010 software product by eliminating upgrade pricing. Instead, packaged versions will be licensed for two or three computers, while discounts will be available if a user unlocks a preinstalled version of Office 2010.
Technology

iDonatedIt: CPA firm produces donation-tracking iPhone App

The Lincoln, NE-based firm BMG Certified Public Accountants, LLP has released a $2.99 donation-tracking application for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users.
Technology

Google/Microsoft face off over cloud-based storage

A clash of the Titans is underway between Google and Microsoft, with both players lobbying to be your preferred provider of free online storage space and productivity applications.
Technology

Launch of upgraded Microsoft Windows mobile version imminent?

It is widely acknowledged that the aging Windows Mobile 6.5, a facelift of even earlier versions, is in great need of an upgrade to maintain or regain competitiveness in the ruthless and fast-paced mobile phone marketplace.
Practice Management

Realistic tech organizational goals for the upcoming tax season

The resources that a modern day accountant can utilize exist to make their lives easier and, in turn, make their customers happier. This seems like a win-win situation for all, and the best part is that the technology needed to accomplish this inexpensive and easy to use.
Practice

Benefits of using VoIP for your practice to gain clientele

In our day-to-day life we use our cell phones more and more due to reasonable rate plans and ease of accessibility. Why not apply this same reasoning when considering your office communications needs, especially in cases involving long distance and international clientele?
Technology

The latest iPhone app - Roth IRA conversion calculator

Created by CPAs and used in NDH's tax practice, NDH's RothCalc2010 application computes the after-tax present value of one's retirement income stream and allows one to determine if converting makes good financial sense.
Technology

Three tricks for formatting rows in Excel

I'm sure that you've worked with data sets in Excel where the information starts blurring together. In this article I discuss several techniques that I use avoid getting lost in the forest.
Technology

Microsoft announces free business intelligence tool

The tool formerly known as "Project Gemini" has been officially dubbed Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010. This data analysis tool will enable Excel 2010 users to analyze very large data sets in seconds.
Technology

Survey: Highest performing CPA firms know how to leverage technology

Creating a long-term sustainable business advantage is the key to success for accounting firms, in both good and challenging times, yet some firms do it better than others.

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