Counting thoughts

CYMA Nonprofit Accounting Bundle

With donations declining just as calls for their services are increasing, nonprofits need all the help they can get, which is why you might consider steering your NFP clients to the new bundle of discounted accounting software that CYMA is offering through the end of July. With a general ledger, accounts payable, grant tracking and more, it'll put their financial management on a much sounder footing, and with the discount dropping the regular price from $3,800 down to $795, it'll be like you're donating $3,000. Technically, of course, it's CYMA that's making the donation, but it's the thought that counts.


Fraud not included


WebFilings, a new cloud-based solution, does just about everything it can to streamline the development and filing of Securities and Exchange Commission reports: It allows companies to create documents that multiple users can work on, links data so it only needs to be updated in one place, creates document audit trails, converts documents to EDGAR-compliant formats, makes it easy to tag reports in XBRL, and even lets users file from directly within the application. About the only thing it doesn't do is cook the books for you - fraud is still the responsibility of management.


Sleep aid

BlackBerry Presenter

Research in Motion's new BlackBerry Presenter makes it easier than ever to bore audiences wherever you are. The device, which is about the size of a BlackBerry itself, takes the place of your laptop, hooking directly into a projector or monitor so you can send your presentation wirelessly from your BlackBerry. You can also freeze the onscreen presentation while you search frantically through the deck on your smartphone for the slide you thought was there, while your audience falls gently asleep.


Your last excuses

1&1 MyBusiness Site

To all those accounting firms that still don't have Web sites: You know who you are - but we don't, because you don't have a Web site. Stripping away excuses like expense and complication is 1&1 MyBusiness Site, which makes setting up a Web presence quick and easy. It has accounting- and tax-related site templates that you can customize with just a few clicks of a mouse, and offers a range of reasonably priced packages that include hosting, and unlimited space and data traffic. The only excuses left to you are that you don't want anyone to know about your business, or that you're pathologically lazy.


Surf like a criminal

You know how the techno-terrorist, kidnapper or serial killer always foils the hero by routing their mocking communications through offshore servers so they can't be tracked? Now you can do something similar with, which routes your surfing and e-mails through locations in Toronto and Panama, so outsiders can't log your IP address, peruse your e-mails or otherwise track your activity. It does the same for smartphones, and also cleans up your computer after a browsing session.


At least they're looking

While regulators and legislators of all descriptions and at all levels squabble over who will scrutinize banks in the future, we're left wondering who's actually looking at them right now. Turns out that financial services company Facilitas is giving them all a hard look, with the aim of helping consumers pick the bank that's right for them. You might send your individual clients to Facilitas' to search through up-to-date information on checking, savings and money market accounts, as well as 30 different types of fees, to find the banks that best fit their needs.


New and improved!

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has integrated its Sabrix Application Suite for transaction tax management with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. ... Certify has introduced Certify QuickBooks Integration, to automate the process of synchronizing expense data and linking employee and vendor information between QuickBooks and its online expense solution. ... SymSoft Corp. has released the User and Role Change Analyzer, a new module for its ControlPanelGRC governance risk and compliance solution for SAP. ... AccuFund Inc. has partnered with F9 to integrate its nonprofit accounting software with F9 Professional, an Excel-based financial reporting tool. ... Samsung has released two new telephony systems aimed specifically at small and midsized companies, the OfficeServ 7030 and 7200-S.

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