by Ken Berry on Aug 21, 2014
GAAP addresses accounting principles for cloud service providers, but there is no specific guidance for a customer's accounting of fees paid to the provider. Proposed guidance would change that.
by Terry Sheridan on Aug 19, 2014
How are you planning? What tools do you use for forecasting? AccountingWEB recently spoke with PlanGuru CEO Christian Wielage about the hows and whys of business forecasting.
by AccountingWeb on Aug 13, 2014
Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links. For the uninitiated, workbook links allow you to connect one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages.
by AccountingWeb on Aug 12, 2014
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
by David Ringstrom on Aug 07, 2014
The SUM function may be the most used—and abused—of all worksheet functions. Although it's far better than manually adding cells together, there are some importance nuances.
by Terry Sheridan on Aug 05, 2014
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.
by Eric Chan on Aug 05, 2014
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.
by David Ringstrom on Aug 04, 2014
Alt-Down Arrow is one of the most versatile Excel keyboard shortcuts, giving users an easy means to speed through repetitive data entry, and more. Learn its three main uses.
by Kristal Thomas on Jul 31, 2014
Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up.
by Jeff Pickard on Jul 31, 2014
Document management software is essential for accounting offices. With the right paperless office solution, you can organize all of your electronic and paper documents and keep them close by.
by Jonathan Poston on Jul 29, 2014
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.
by Amy Vetter on Jul 25, 2014
Whenever I speak to accountants about creating a cloud practice, the most common question is, “How do I charge my clients?” The answer has usually been "hourly billing," but that model is changing.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
by Richard Koreto on Jul 21, 2014
If you don't collect enough sales tax, you're in trouble with the state. Collect too much and the lawyers will be after you. Vendors may feel they're in a no-win situation.