New Year's Resolutions

Ahhh. New Year’s Resolutions.  We’ve all made them.  Some successfully and some not so successfully.  This year I figured I’d try a slightly different approach.  Rather than define what I’m going to do.  Define one or two things I’m going...

2010 AAA SaaS Survey Findings

There is a lot of discussion going on about Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) being utilized by organizations, with recent studies showing adoption on the rise. With Thomson Reuters/Creative Solutions long time hosting of their Virtual Office Suite and...

Pricing

I am always fascinated by Pricing.  I was with an accounting firm yesterday discussing the pricing of services. There seem to be 3 different prices: 1) The value of the work (in the eyes of the provider and in the eyes of the client) 2) What the provider is willing to...

Important QuickBooks Release Notice

Intuit released a major QuickBooks Automatic Update on December 1st with some significant improvements to QuickBooks 2009. However, be aware that this latest version is not compatible with earlier releases, so it is recommended that you review your client base to...

201 CMR 17.00: Security Standards that Will Make You Hot

Ask many accounting firms why the door to their server room isn’t closed and you’ll get an all too common response of “it gets too darned hot in there.”  And, with the ever-increasing pressure being placed upon CPA firms by the state regulatory controls, it’s soon to...