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September 2011

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Human Resources & Payroll

QuickBooks Payroll Enhanced for Accounting Professionals by Intuit ProLine

888-236-9501   Best Fit Accounting professionals who do client bookkeeping/write-up or payroll preparation in QuickBooks for Windows, as well as those who need support for payroll integration with job costing in QuickBooks. Strengths Tightly integrated with the Windows version of QuickBooks; however, there is no support for QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks for Mac or third-party […]

Practice Management

A Challenge to the 2011 40 under 40 Honorees: Create a Vision

Congratulations to the 2011 “40 under 40” tax and accounting profession leaders! I envy young professionals today because we are keenly aware of the importance of networking and programs that help to polish leadership skills. The Kansas Society of CPAs has its “20 up to 40,” one of many successful leadership development programs sponsored by state CPA societies, and the AICPA is ready to launch its third Leadership Academy.

Human Resources & Payroll

PenSoft Payroll Solutions — PenSoft Payroll Accounting Edition

888-736-7638   2011 Overall Rating 4   Best Fit Accounting professionals who provide payroll processing for multiple clients and prefer an on-premises application. Strengths Drag-and-drop report modification allows custom reporting, and report customizations can be saved for use in future months. An unlimited number of users can access each company file simultaneously. Export files […]

Business Management

5 Hardware Tools that Mean Business For Small Businesses

Even with all the talk about the productivity-boosting effects of going to the cloud … and SaaS this, and web-based that, technology hardware remains an essential component of any modern business. Yet, while the obvious core components of desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and even phones may immediately come to many people’s minds when they hear the term “hardware,” there are many specialty gadgets that can help businesses maximize their mobile mojo, empower their productivity, energize their efficiency and boost their bottom line.


The Versatile Group — CertiflexDimension Client Write-Up

800-237-8435   2011 Overall Rating 4.75 Best Fit: Firms managing clients with high transaction volumes and multi-level company structures. Strengths: Good interface customization Strong reporting & financials options Broad set of core modules Broad reporting & financials generation Potential Limitations: Moderate reporting customization Module-based pricing Summary & Pricing CertiflexDimension Write-Up and the related modules […]


CCH Small Firm Services — Client Accounting Suite & Client Accounting Suite Premier

TaxWise:888-455-0182; ATX: 888-455-0183;   2011 Overall Rating 4.25 Best Fit: Firms using the ATX or TaxWise tax and workflow products who want an easy-to-use write-up package with after-the-fact payroll reporting, financials generation and optional live payroll are a match with Client Accounting Suite. CCH ProSystem fx Tax and Practice Management users are supported […]


Micronetics, Int’l. — Accounting Xpert Enterprise Edition

561-995-1477   2011 Overall Rating 4.25 Best Fit: Firms managing small to mid-sized enterprises, and those with multiple locations. Strengths:  Doesn’t require monthly closings Run reports across multiple years, any time periods Broad reporting & financials customization Strong support for multi-location entities Potential Limitations: No bank statement import function (although import is available from […]

Business Management

5 Outlook Email Tips to Improve Productivity

If you are like most accountants, email has become one of the primary tools utilized to communicate with clients, internal firm personnel and external resources on business matters. While there are a variety of email systems available, most of the major accounting application vendors have integrated their products with Microsoft Office, which includes Outlook as their email client, making it the most prevalent tool we see utilized in accounting firms today.

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