Topic: tech trends

Unified Messaging Boosts Security

Productivity? You can have more of that, too. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Firms should strive to capture all data in a digital format at its “root” source. This goes for services such as the firm’s fax and voice mail systems as well. Traditional inbound faxes are usually printed from a fax machine and then hand delivered to the recipient’s desk. In some cases this image is actually rescanned and emailed to the recipient. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: When Is the Last Time You Renegotiated Your Internet Rates? | Remote Access Boosts Productivity, Requires Planning | Get Ahead of Your Software Updates | Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, […]

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Ready for a Revolution? Your Phone Is

How to make mobile access truly mobile. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless One of the revolutions in remote connectivity is happening within your cell phone, as digital cellular providers have beefed up and expanded their networks to provide reliable Internet access to remote devices. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: When Is the Last Time You Renegotiated Your Internet Rates? | Remote Access Boosts Productivity, Requires Planning | Get Ahead of Your Software Updates | Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source […]

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When Is the Last Time You Renegotiated Your Internet Rates?

How to get the best deals. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless The Internet has undoubtedly had a profound impact on firm communications. It has become the primary driver towards the next generation of accounting applications that run entirely on the web through “cloud” computing. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Remote Access Boosts Productivity, Requires Planning | Get Ahead of Your Software Updates | Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better Before we get ahead […]

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Getting New Clients: What’s Working, What’s Not

Referrals remain stalwart. Social media weakens. Websites advance. By CPA Trendlines Some practices just need more clients. Some need a more cost-effective way to find them and sign them up. Some are looking for ways to liberate their less profitable or more difficult clients and replace them with others more conducive to getting the job done with minimal hassle and maximum moolah. The new Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey gives us some insight into what firms across the nation are doing to attract clients. To no one’s surprise, referrals from current clients remains the most common source of new clients. No fewer than 95.1% of respondents report referrals as a sales channel. That number was close to consistent across […]

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The First App-First CPA Firm

L.A. CPA Derek Davis left the Big Four to launch a smartphone app, even before renting an office for his new firm

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Why Even The Best and Biggest CPA Firms Are Losing Their Best and Brightest Talent

L.A. CPA Derek Davis left the Big Four to launch a smartphone app, even before renting an office for his new firm

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Remote Access Boosts Productivity, Requires Planning

Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Give your people access to the firm application and data resources needed whenever and wherever they are. They will get more work done in less time. One of the key components in optimizing firm production is providing the capability for firm personnel to work from anyplace, at any time, at their own convenience. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Get Ahead of Your Software Updates | Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | […]

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Get Ahead of Your Software Updates

Bottom line? You’ll be more productive. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless Every firm has concerns about their systems being hacked or getting attacked by a virus or malware. The vast majority of issues can be effectively negated with one simple process: KEEP YOUR SOFTWARE UPDATED. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office | Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better For workstations, your antivirus software should regularly look for updates and automatically install them. Microsoft Windows has […]

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Blame Accounting Vendors: Accountants Stuck with Outdated Versions of Microsoft Office

Many still using Office 2010 even as Microsoft plans launch of new 2016 version. By Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless To be effective in business today, every member of your firm must optimally utilize the Microsoft Office suite at an intermediate to advanced level for Outlook, Excel, and Word. Today’s standard is Office 2013, but many firms use Office 2010 because some accounting vendors still do not support Office 2013 within all of their applications. MORE ON TECH SPENDING: Ready or Not, Here Comes Windows 10 | Back Up and Check Your Backup | Cloud Computing Can Cost Less | Laptop-Only Workers More Common | Scanners Allow Data Capture at the Source | In PC Monitors, More Is Better This […]

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