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Shari Willman, SageSage has introduced Sage50c, a product spanning three of its low-cost accounting packages. The product lets desktop users push files to the cloud and work remotely. The packages included include Sage 50c Pro, Premium and Quantum with both subscription and perpetual license pricing available.

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Mike McDerment, FreshBooksFreshBooks, the online accounting application, has been redesigned with a summer release scheduled for the new version, according to a letter by CEO and co-founder Mike McDerment. McDerment said the update is needed to enable the company to meet its goal of serving self-employed professionals and their teams.

 

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An Exposure Draft about revisions to standards for continuing professional education has been reissued by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs. The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education  received 51 comments in the initial period for public comment from April through October last year.

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SagePrices have been published for three editions of Sage Live, the new online accounting and business application from Sage. The product is described as being suited for small business users who need mobile access to accounting data. Pricing for both the United States and the United Kingdom have been placed on Sage's websites for the two countries.

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Eric Pualski, SmartVaultAustralia-based software vendor Reckon has acquired SmartVault, which markets document management applications. Reckon, once Intuit's QuickBooks distributor for its home country, markets online accounting packages in other nations and also the Virtual Cabinet document management system in the United States.

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New Products

Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Sage has introduced Sage50c, a product spanning three of its low-cost accounting packages. The product lets desktop users push files to the cloud and work remotely. The packages included include...

People and Moves

XCM Names Chief Marketing Officer

XCM Names Chief Marketing Officer

XCM Solutions, which makes online workflow management software, has hired Sue Nolan as chief marketing officer, a new position for the Quincy, Mass.-based company. Nolan's career included eight years with...

Running a Firm

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Accountants Must Lead Businesses to Succ…

Accountants inhabit a unique position in the business world. They see data from a multitude of clients and can spy trends before others do. In Silicon Valley, I've heard numerous...

TaxAct Opens Resource Center

TaxAct has launched TaxAct BizAdvance, which features online tools and information for starting, growing and managing a business. BizAdvance provides information via articles that are offered by partner companies that...

Maximizing the Potential of Busy Season

Busy Season brings with it tremendous opportunities to generate improvements for your firm, your clients, staff and associates. It is called Busy Season for good reason: the issue is, are...

Top 10 Radical CPA Predictions for 2016

As we delve deeper into 2016, I thought I'd share my radical predictions. Here goes: 10) Cloud Technology is going to get more advanced. There will be more players in the...

Disruption, Outcome Leaders: Thoughts fo…

We're only 19 days into the new year and already my clients (accounting firms) have provided the following insights for me. 1. Being a 'thought leader' isn't a term that...

Reviews

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REVIEW: Budget Software 2016

Change has finally come to the category of planning and budgeting software, resulting in a round of improved capabilities, tighter integration with other software, and another potential revenue stream for...

REVIEW: Workflow Software 2015

The software category of workflow management is exploding, with new versions, streamlined capabilities and new features. But there is an old adage that when you are up to your hips...

REVIEW: Small Business Accounting Softwa…

Driven by the growth of cloud computing and an understanding of how little most small businesses want to delve into the minutiae of accounting, the market for small business accounting...

REVIEW: Online Payroll Systems 2015

Despite the profits it can generate and the benefits it may offer in client relationship management, these are difficult times for payroll vendors and their accounting partners. Competition continues to...

REVIEW: Document Management Software 201…

In the "2014 Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey and eBook," a report from Insight Research Group and the Network Management Group, Inc., 32 percent of accounting firms reported that...

Tax

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Liberty Tax Responds to Maryland Action

Liberty Tax Responds to Maryland Action

Liberty Tax Service says it is cooperating with Maryland, which has stopped accepting electronically filed state tax returns from 23 Liberty offices in that state. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot took...

Nation Tax Services Ordered Closed

Nation Tax Services Ordered Closed

NationTax Services, which operates stores in four Southern states, has been ordered to close. A federal court in Orlando, Fla., has told owner Jason Stinson to shutter his stores immediately...

Former LBS Franchisee Barred

Former LBS Franchisee Barred

A Lake Worth, Fla., man who was once part of the former LBS tax chain accused of systematically preparing phony returns, has been barred from preparing federal tax returns. Wilfrid...

Consumers More Aware Of Filing Fraud

Consumers More Aware Of Filing Fraud

Consumer awareness about the problems of identity theft and tax-related has risen sharply over the last two years. A study by Experian found that 76 percent of respondents are familiar...

Couple Guilty in Tax Filing Fraud

Couple Guilty in Tax Filing Fraud

A Pembroke Pines, Florida, couple has pleaded guilty to using stolen identities to file more than 700 returns for tax years 2009 through 2011. Walther Wilson Godfrey, 37 and Rhonda...

Tech

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Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Sage has introduced Sage50c, a product spanning three of its low-cost accounting packages. The product lets desktop users push files to the cloud and work remotely. The packages included include...

Looking at 2016 Accounting Software Tren…

We would all love to have a crystal ball, and as the phrase goes, hindsight is 20/20. But trends are easy to spot. So what are the trends in accounting...

Technology Ahead: Cloud, Mobile and Infections?

Technology Ahead: Cloud, Mobile and Infe…

The question of what's ahead in technology in 2016 for accounting firms, compared to what's looming for consumers and other businesses are probably two different things. That was shown at...

BSI: VAR Stars 2015

BSI: VAR Stars 2015

The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s VAR Stars rests on one basic principle: quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the 100 businesses that...

Thomson Pushes Ahead on CSA Transition

Thomson Pushes Ahead on CSA Transition

Thomson Reuters executives were talking effusively about their plans for the cloud at the company's recent Synergy user conference. But many users were far more concerned with some older technology—moving...

News

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Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

Sage has introduced Sage50c, a product spanning three of its low-cost accounting packages. The product lets desktop users push files to the cloud and work remotely. The packages included include...

FreshBooks Redesigned

FreshBooks Redesigned

FreshBooks, the online accounting application, has been redesigned with a summer release scheduled for the new version, according to a letter by CEO and co-founder Mike McDerment. McDerment said the...

CPE Exposure Draft to Be Re-issued

CPE Exposure Draft to Be Re-issued

An Exposure Draft about revisions to standards for continuing professional education has been reissued by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs. The...

Prices Published for Sage Live

Prices Published for Sage Live

Prices have been published for three editions of Sage Live, the new online accounting and business application from Sage. The product is described as being suited for small business users...

Reckon Buys SmartVault

Reckon Buys SmartVault

Australia-based software vendor Reckon has acquired SmartVault, which markets document management applications. Reckon, once Intuit's QuickBooks distributor for its home country, markets online accounting packages in other nations and also...

Learning Center

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Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with…

Bob Scott, executive editor of the Progressive Accountant, sits down with Michael Havey of Easy Checklist ABC to discuss the company’s new task management tool designed to assist accountants, bookkeepers...

Global Force International Helps Accountants Merge, Acquire or Sell Businesses

Global Force International Helps Account…

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant speaks with Max Krotman, executive vice president of Global Force International. With a focus on business integration, Global Force International matches firms...

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits and Incentives for Clients.

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits …

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant, speaks with Gian Pazzia, principal of KBKG about the way the company collaborates with CPA firms to deliver the most effective tax...

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps Companies Navigate the Growing Complexities of 401K Plans

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps…

Stephen Abramson, president of APS Pension and Financial Service sits down with Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant to discuss how the company is helping small to midsize...

Office Tools Simplifies Administration Through Integration and Automation

Office Tools Simplifies Administration T…

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant sits down with Michael Giardina, CEO of Office Tools , formerly Office Tools Professional, to discuss how the company’s software streamlines a...

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