Posts Tagged ‘software’

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Xero – Beautiful accounting software

Jamie“Beautiful accounting software” is the tagline you see when you first hit the Xero website. It certainly has a nice sound to it.

I have written about Xero a few times before in my efforts to keep CPAs in public practice informed of current trends. Xero has sure gained ground over the last 18 months and I continually hear really good things from practitioners across the country.

I heard directly from Jamie Sutherland, President, Xero U.S., last Friday about the good news you might have seen in lots of other CPA media releases. Xero has raised another $150 million to accelerate their growth plans.

Here’s what is going on:

  • Twenty-five of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms are moving clients to Xero.
  • They now have over 100 people in the US with offices in Denver, New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • They just released a Quickbooks Conversion service to help small businesses and accountants convert their files.
  • They are days away from releasing game-changing drag & drop document storage capability in Xero which will be called Files.
  • They are on track for the release of US payroll in early December just in time for peak season. Seamless payroll right inside the Xero app.
  • Lastly, they are on the road during October & November to meet with forward-thinking accountants and industry experts to share the news.  www.xero.com/roadshow

I always suggest to you (and I got it from Tom Peters) is what we believed in when I was working inside a successful, growing firm – –  W T T M S W (whoever tries the most stuff wins).

 

  • If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
  • Tom Peters

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Performance Appraisal and Assessment Software

silkAs the loyal followers of this blog know, I am not aligned with any particular vendor or supplier of services to the CPA profession (except for my sister company, SurveyCPA).  I try to stay independent so that I can continually let CPAs working in public accounting know about various resources available to them.

Today I had an interesting conversation with Randy L. Hultz – Director, Performance Strategies with SilkRoad’s WingSpan a performance review, evaluation and management software. I was talking with Mr. Hultz on behalf of one of my clients who is investigating their product.

I was impressed, especially because Mr. Hultz, as a CPA, used to work for a large CPA firm in the HR area and actually used WingSpan. This product has specific features to meet the complex needs of public accounting.

Just wanted to make you aware in case this is the summer you are going to finally embrace an HR software package to make all your HR functions operate more smoothly.

  • If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
  • Jim Rohn