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bill.comBookkeepers have emerged as technology leaders and are adopting modern technologies quickly. That is one of the conclusions of the State of Bookkeeping Practices 2016 Survey, which was sponsored by


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If you’re like most manufacturing and distribution companies, you’ve started out with a hodge podge of manual and siloed systems to manage your business. Chances are, you use accounting software to record transactions, post them to the general ledger and generate income statements and balance sheets. A variety of spreadsheets, software and manual processes manage your sales, manufacturing, distribution and other operations.

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Office 365-based Accounting Tested

Errol Schoenfish, Microsoft Microsoft has previewed Project Madeira, which introduces accounting within Office 365. Madeira, a code name, targets businesses with roughly 10 to 99 employees. The company says the cloud-based product, which does not have a public release date, will not compete with its Dynamics software products.


Cloud-Connected Sage 50c Rolls Out

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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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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