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.
by David Ringstrom on May 24, 2013
Many users rely on the Subtotal feature in Excel to instantly insert totals, averages, counts, or other statistics into a list. As you'll see, the feature is easy to use – until you want to copy or format just the total rows.
by Terri Eyden on May 24, 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to defend his company's tax practices, including a 2 percent corporation tax rate deal it struck with the Irish government on two of its subsidiaries.
by Terri Eyden on May 23, 2013
If you're an accountant who has been experimenting with social media, this article is for you. It will be of particular interest if you've been disappointed by your social media experiences. And you're not alone if you started out with unrealistic expectations or misunderstood how social media works.
by Terri Eyden on May 17, 2013
IBM recently announced that Lotus 1-2-3 will no longer be available for purchase. Most readers of this article will likely have one of two reactions: "What is Lotus 1-2-3?" or "Lotus 1-2-3 was still on the market?"
by Terri Eyden on May 16, 2013
Each day when Bill Walter hops on the elevator in the building that houses his CPA firm, a majority of the people riding with him have their smartphones in hand – checking e-mails or surfing the Internet – before arriving at their particular floors.

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