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K2 Enterprises Announces the 18th Annual K2 Quality Award Winners

The K2 Quality Awards are in their eighteenth year and the are among the most well respected and longest standing awards in the Accounting industry. Randy Johnston, Shareholder and VP at K2 Enterprises was quite pleased “The creators of technology ...


K2 Enterprises has released their annual technology awards for 2019.

The K2 Quality Awards are in their eighteenth year and the are among the most well respected and longest standing awards in the Accounting industry. Randy Johnston, Shareholder and VP at K2 Enterprises was quite pleased “The creators of technology solutions continue to step up their game. The pace of innovation is accelerating.” according to Johnston.

Prime Award

In 2015, K2 Enterprises added a new overall award called the Prime award. Each year this award is given to one and only one company that fits the criteria below. If it is deemed that no company fits the criteria, then no award will be given. The Prime award is given to a company that is leading in almost every category listed below.

The following are key considerations used in voting for the Prime award:

  • Reasonable management goals and expectations
  • Long term stability in the accounting market
  • Clear and honest communication with employees and market influencers
  • High quality products
  • Top shelf customer support
  • Significant commitment to product development and product improvement
  • Great management vision and direction for both current and future plans

K2 Enterprises would like to congratulate Right Networks as the recipient of the 2019 Prime award.

“Right Networks has innovated hosting, support and tools, particularly with for their strategy of offering pre-packaged tax hosting for Lacerte/ProSeries customers”, said Brian Tankersley, Director of Strategic Relationships for K2 Enterprises. “Right Networks has expanded their product line with new solutions, added a powerful transaction importer, and made significant changes to the application architecture. I can think of no other company which has focused so much on the hosting industry for the accounting profession.”

Awards by Category

“A sincere congratulation to all the winners. Mobile ease of use and capability is increasing. Technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are arriving in products, too.“ said Tommy Stephens, COO – K2 Enterprises.

K2 Enterprises Annual Quality Awards are determined by a voting poll of the K2 Enterprises instructor team. The polling members of this team are Randy Johnston, Val Steed, Brian Tankersley, Tommy Stephens, Lawrence (Mac) McClelland, Ward Blatch, Steven Phelan, and Steven Yoss.

K2 Quality Awards

• Best Overall Mobile Strategy – Zoho Corporation

• Best New Mobile App – Sage Capture

• Reseller Program – Adagio

• CPA Program – Receipt Bank Orange Select

• Reseller Channel – Acumatica

• New Product – XCM Analytics

• Management Strategy – Open Systems, Inc.

• Technical Support – BQE

• Customer Satisfaction – Ace Cloud Hosting

• Ease of Use – Zoho CRM

• Marketing Communications – Bart Lipinski – Wolters Kluwer

• Overall Quality – Canon Scanners

• Tax Technology – Canopy Tax

• Audit Technology – MindBridge AI

• Practice Management Technology – TPS AXIS PRO

• Business Intelligence Solution – Power BI – Microsoft

• Workflow Solution – XCM Workflow – XCM Solutions

• Small Business Accounting Solution – Sage 50 Cloud

• Small CPA Firm Solution – Abacus NEXT / OfficeTools Workspace

• Entry-Level Accounting Upgrade – Sage Intacct

• Top Hosting Provider – CETROM

• Social Media – Ed Kless, Sage

• Cloud Power Solution – AccountantsWorld Power CAS

• Cloud Ease of Use – Doc.It Portal

• Cloud Top Shelf Award – Commercial Loan Success – BankerShare

• Cloud New Product – TPS AXIS PRO

• Cloud Portal –ShareFile – Citrix Files

2019 PRIME AWARD – Right Networks

K2 Enterprises is a Hammond, Louisiana based organization that provides continuing professional education services to the accounting profession and marketing consulting services to technology providers in the accounting market. K2 Enterprises delivers approximately 700 educational programs to over 30,000 professional accountants on an annual basis throughout the United States and Canada.

K2 team votes are influenced by end user feedback and experience from consulting and extensive teaching. Detailed biographies on each of the polled members can be found at