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QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

Intuit has added Enhanced Sales Order Fulfillment to the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition. Also available on the Platinum Edition, the new capabilities are part of an Improved Advanced Inventory...

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QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

Intuit has added Enhanced Sales Order Fulfillment to the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition. Also available on the Platinum Edition, the new capabilities are part of an Improved Advanced Inventory...

People and Moves

AICPA Hires D.C. Director

AICPA Hires D.C. Director

The American Institute of CPAs has hired Lakecia Foster Stickney as director of congressional and political affairs. She is responsible for representing the AICPA before Congress, the Administration and other...

Running a Firm

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CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CLA to Use Financial Planning Software

CliftonLarsonAllen will use MoneyGuidePro, a financial planning software package, for providing services to existing and new clients. The application from PIEtech will be used in three CLA business lines wealth...

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your …

Report: Using the Cloud to Protect Your Data The handwriting is in the cloud. And given some real barriers to adoption of cloud-based software, the move remains a question of when...

Minimum Wage Hike Could Hurt N.J. Small …

The following article was written by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. It reflects the views of that society and does not necessarily represent the views of the Progressive Accountant...

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP's recent Sapphire conference was filled with the giant software maker's product announcements. It also highlighted the company's very broad role in social activism, and in particular, a commitment to a...

Get the Most Out of Planning Retreats

After tax season, many CPA firms turn their attention to scheduling annual planning retreats. If you're not one of them then I encourage you to become one; planning retreats are...

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REVIEW: Website Building Software

Web design and editing have always been a problematic software category. When the World Wide Web debuted in 1990, it was largely a text-only system of document sharing using the...

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...

Tax

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Intuit Moving Tax Apps to Same Code

Intuit Moving Tax Apps to Same Code

Intuit plans to unify the code bases for its consumer and professional tax preparation applicatons into one common base. The general outlines of the plans were given recently at Intuit's...

Insurance Tax, e-Services Scams Target Pros

Insurance Tax, e-Services Scams Target P…

Phony insurance tax form e-services email scams are targeting professional tax preparers. The Internal Revenue Service warned recently attempts to access annuity and life insurance accounts and a renewed effort...

N.Y. Preparers Charged in ID Theft

N.Y. Preparers Charged in ID Theft

Three New York City owners of tax preparation businesses have been indicted on charges they used stolen identity information to prepare federal tax returns. In unrelated cases, Hakeem Bamgbala, and...

Intuit Making Big Assisted Tax Push

Intuit Making Big Assisted Tax Push

Intuit, which has been top of the do-it-yourself tax preparation heap, is making a major push into assisted preparation. The software has moved beyond five tax seasons of testing its...

Former Fugitive Preparer Pleads Guilty

Former Fugitive Preparer Pleads Guilty

A 39-year-old Dallas, Texas, tax preparer, who was a fugitive for more than two years, had pled guilty to obstruction of justice. Shannon Tecoko Mays also faces a lengthy prison...

Tech

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IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

IRS Starts Email Security Campaign

The Internal Revenue Service has launched an education campaign, which alerts tax professionals to the dangers of email scams. The agency receives three to five data theft reports weekly from...

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage Promotes AI Ethics Code

Sage has developed an ethics code for developing software that utilizes artificial intelligence. At its Summit conference in Canada, Sage outlined "The Ethics of Code: Developing AI for Business with...

Misconceptions about Nonprofits and Tech…

A nonprofit has an auditor coming in tomorrow. The staff is nervous and has spent days pulling files, canceled checks and more paper documents for the on-site visit. They have...

Top Firm Technology-Not the Latest

Top Firm Technology-Not the Latest

It's fairly easy to say accounting firms are usually not at the forefront of technology adoption. So social media and the cloud versions of business applications are not used by...

Internet of Things Coming on Fast

Internet of Things Coming on Fast

At the Sapphire conference of software giant SAP in May, there was a demonstration of a sensor-equipped power tool being used to drill a hole in a thin panel of...

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QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

QBOE Desktop Accountant Debuts

Intuit has added Enhanced Sales Order Fulfillment to the QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise Accountant Edition. Also available on the Platinum Edition, the new capabilities are part of an Improved Advanced Inventory...

Capital Business Tops Blackbaud Channel

Capital Business Tops Blackbaud Channel

Blackbaud has named Capital Business Solutions as its 2017 Channel Partner of the Year. The firm resells the Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT nonprofit accounting software and the Charleston, SC.-based vendor's...

Thomson Commits $100M to Tech Center

Thomson Commits $100M to Tech Center

The year-old Thomson Reuters Technology Center will be expanded, the company said this week. Thomson says the Toronto, Ont.-based center will have a new facility constructed. Thomson expects to commit...

Xero Automates Account Codes

Xero Automates Account Codes

Xero has automated account codes in its cloud accounting software. The company's artificial intelligence system will consider each individual business's characteristics, then recommend account codes to be used for each...

Bill.com Nabs $100 million

Bill.com Nabs $100 million

Payments provider Bill.com has received $100 million in financing, in a round, led by JPMorgan Chase and Temase. Lead investors in each previous round also participated, bringing the amount the...

Learning Center

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QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

Intuit and Google are collaborating on applications that integrate the G Suite—formerly called Google Apps for Work—with QuickBooks Online. The first releases for QBO include Google Calendar and Single Sign...

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...

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