by Terri Eyden on Jul 11, 2013
Google Authorship is helping small- to midsize business owners improve SEO, develop a personal brand tied to their business, improve click-throughs, and increase lead generation from the Internet.
by Terri Eyden on Jul 10, 2013
The "State of the Outsourcing Industry 2013" survey, which was released on July 8, found that client expectations of outsourcing are evolving to be more value-focused, with IT and F&A BPO dominating future outsourcing plans.
by David Ringstrom on Jun 28, 2013
Periodically, you may encounter numbers in Excel that you can't sum or use arithmetically. A common cause for this is numbers formatted as text. David Ringstrom describes three ways you can convert numbers that appear trapped under glass into a usable format.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 28, 2013
Is Facebook an effective marketing tool or a time-consuming burden? Experts say it could be either, depending on your firm's approach. So how do you build a profitable Facebook strategy? Our experts offer five tips.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 28, 2013
LinkedIn has made several changes in recent months, including beefing up its contact features, profile options, and online content.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 21, 2013
In the final segment of Mark Lee's LinkedIn series, he covers what's probably of most interest to accountants – how to use LinkedIn to find prospective clients.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 21, 2013
Building on the findings from last year's Innovation Survey, Plante Moran is back for a third year asking organizations throughout the Midwest what fuels innovation in their organizations.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 20, 2013
Working in an Excel spreadsheet can be somewhat like the Wild West – unless other provisions are made, users can enter any value in any cell. One way you can restrict users to a predefined set of values is by way of Excel's Data Validation feature.
by David Ringstrom on Jun 13, 2013
My unscientific observation is that the SUM function is the most widely used function within Excel spreadsheets. This function makes it easy to add up multiple cells at once without laboriously adding multiple cells together individually.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 12, 2013
When ZenPayroll launched in 2012, its mission was to bring the power of modern software to the payroll industry through a Cloud-based service that's easy to use, comprehensive, and accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 07, 2013
Microsoft is dipping its corporate toe into the crowdfunding pool. An experimental program dubbed Chip In allows students to tap friends and relatives in a quest to fund their next computer.
by Terri Eyden on Jun 04, 2013
The winners and finalists for the tenth annual Tax & Accounting Technology Innovation Awards are all Cloud-based solutions, highlighting the movement of accounting and tax experts toward mobile technologies. The awards were presented June 3 by CPA Practice Advisor.
by Terri Eyden on May 31, 2013
It's a frustrating experience when a simple Excel spreadsheet displays #VALUE! in a worksheet cell rather than the expected result. Many times the problem is obvious, but sometimes the culprit is harder to track down.
by Terri Eyden on May 30, 2013
After performance issues to its electronic filing system caused delays in processing tax returns during the 2012 filing season, the IRS has made several enhancements to the system over the past year that are expected to improve the tax-filing process.
by Terri Eyden on May 30, 2013
While you might think your IT systems are safe and secure, think again. One of the greatest security threats comes from a firm's own staff. Learn five ways your staff can wreck your IT systems and cost your business in lost productivity.

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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.