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Looking at 2016 Accounting Software Trends

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 software that are the most important during 2016?

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Technology Ahead: Cloud, Mobile and Infections?

Jim Bourke, WithumSmith+BrownThe 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 last fall's Thomson Synergy conference when  company talked about plans for the roll out its Onvio cloud tax and accounting suite. A lot of attendees were more worried about moving from the Creative Solutions CS application to the not-exactly new Accounting CS.

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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 are selected for this honor. VARs from very small shops to the largest participants in the business have been selected in past years and in this year’s rendition. Download this report to see this year's list of honorees and read about market trends.

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Thomson Pushes Ahead on CSA Transition

Louie Calvin, Thomson Reuters 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 from the soon-to-be retired Creative Solutions Accounting, which hit the market in 1998, to the newer Accounting CS, which launched on May 1, 2010.

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Does the Cloud Forecast Change for NonProfit Fund Accounting?

2015 NPTech News Fund Accounting Special ReportThe availability of robust nonprofit software solutions in the cloud means there are more choices for organizations as they look for new fund accounting software solutions. With the entry of cloud applications to compete with on-premise solutions, does it make the decision-making process more complex for nonprofits as they look to replace aging systems or systems they have simply outgrown?

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Cieslak: Apple Devices Gaining at Firms

David Cieslak, Arxis TechnologyIt has been almost a rule that Apple computer products and accounting firms do not mix. But according to CPA David Cieslak, in giving his quick run through of a wide variety of technology as "Inspector Gadget", the picture has dramatically changed.

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Blackbaud to Spur Software Development

Mike Gianoni, Blackbaud Nonprofit software vendor Blackbaud has taken steps that it says will make it easier for others to work with its software. The company is also adopting a common interface for its products as the Charleston, S.C.-based company implements a sweeping change to the way its software has dealt with the outside world.

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Firms Turning to CPA Technologists

Donny Shimomoto, IntrapriseTechKnowlogiesAccounting firms are naming CPAs to technology positions as cloud-based software applications are becoming more common. CPA Donny Shimomoto managing director of Honolulu, Hawaii-based IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, believes the creation of these positions occurs as the cloud shifts pure technology functions away from firms that use web-based applications.

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Xero Forcing User Password Change

xeroA recent rash of phishing incidents has caused New Zealand cloud accounting software company Xero to warn users to change passwords. The company says there have not been major problems. But an email this week warns users that if they do not change passwords, they will be required to the next time the login.

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Xero Hits 100K U.K. Subscribers

 Rod Drury, XeroNew Zealand-based Xero says it now has 100,000 subscribers for its cloud based accounting software in the United Kingdom. In a prepared statement, CEO Rod Drury said this week the company had 30,000 subscribers in that country two years ago.

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