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Special Reports

Special Reports (151)

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Review: Invoicing Software

Invoice artOf all the new invoicing software packages out there, which one is right for your clients? As accounting professionals, we know, we will get these questions from our clients. This review will help you serve as an advocate for your clients. Any accountant or CPA can answer a client's question, but how many offer advice before they are asked? I have earned many of my clients by providing this type of advice to clients. Be seen as a partner with your client instead of just a number cruncher.

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REVIEW: Time and Billing Software

hour glassThe area of practice management for accounting is undergoing a fundamental evolution as managers in firms of every size attempt to gain better insights into processes, practices, and their clients. It's not simply a move to eke better efficiency and better profitability out of these processes, but a push for greater understanding of how the processes relate and interact. Read more...

REVIEW: Fixed Asset Software Roundup

Building imageWhile it's probably true death and taxes are the only two sure things, you could argue for a third. Depreciation. Every asset your company purchases starts to decline in value from the moment that it's placed in service. And with the tax laws seeming to change as often as the seasons - it makes good sense to invest in some serious computational horsepower.

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REVIEW: New QuickBooks - Good, Not Must Have

QB 2011 box shotIntuit usually pulls out all the stops sometimes when it upgrades QuickBooks. 2011 isn’t one of those times, but the changes it did make will improve your clients’ ability to communicate with their customers, more easily access the financial minutia in their files, and help them speed up their receivables. New users can shave some steps off of setup, and everyone will be able to keep closer tabs on customers. Read more...

REVIEW; Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010 newMicrosoft Office 2010 has been out for a few months now. If you haven't upgraded yet, should you?  You likely know that it can cost many hundreds of dollars if you have even a few employees. Make that thousands if you need the full-blown edition, Office Professional, that includes Access and Publisher.

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Review: Write-up Does More Than Ever

Until recently, write-up software was primarily a tool CPAs and Accountants to record the history of our clients. With the changes in the technology, it has also changed what services we can offer and makes choosing accounting software a bigger decision than it had been in the past.

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Review: Accounting in the Clouds

Clouds goldenAccounting software was first widely adopted by mid-market companies in the mid 1980s. The arrival of cheap personal computers made personalized accounting affordable for the first time. At first the newly affordable computer technology attracted users moving from manually prepared financial records.
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Review: Not-For-Profit Accounting Software

2010 is not proving a good year for non-profits. From trade associations to research firms and local charities, budgets have been cut to the bone and fundraising committees are looking hard for options.

All of which makes the selection of a good accounting system even more critical. Certainly, you can run a non-profit off of virtually any accounting system. But doing it well requires a slight step up, to software actually designed to meet the needs of a not-for-profit organization. And in that category, there are eight major software vendors. Read more...

Review: Document Management - Bringing Order to Chaos

When it comes to documents, many accountants used to be prime candidates for a spot on the television show “Hoarders.” Their offices were filled with stacks of folders and nothing was ever thrown away. Cluttered desks became something of a trademark. Thanks to new technology and paperless offices, what used to be physical mounds of paper have become virtual mounds of electronic records. Sometimes the information stored in those electronic mounds can as hard to find as holiday decorations in a California garage.

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Review: Is Payroll Processing for You?

Is now the right time to add payroll as a service for your firm? One of the complaints Accountants have had about providing payroll services is that they are tied to their desks. As technology has changed, depending on which software you choose that may not be an issue anymore.

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