Blog: Accounting

IT for CPA

How Outdated IT Infrastructure Is Holding CPA Firms Back

CPA firms have been traditionally late adopters of new hardware, software, and IT solutions. However, there has been a significant uptick in firms moving to a cloud or hybrid cloud-based IT infrastructure and model. Why? Adopting a modern approach to IT management offers invaluable benefits, including increased productivity, improved efficiency, stronger data privacy, and reduced... Read More

CPA Practice Advisor: 2018 Review of Cetrom CPA Cloud

Cetrom CPA Cloud review in CPA Practice Advisor. Published on 10/15/2018 by Mary Girsch-Bock, Contributing Writer. From the Oct. 2018 reviews of Cloud Hosting systems for accountants. Article published here. Cetrom is an application hosting provider that is well suited for CPA and accounting firms, along with other types of businesses, including nonprofits and travel management businesses.... Read More

Microsoft 365

Where Microsoft 365 Falls Short For CPA Firms

Microsoft 365 is the company’s boldest subscription plan yet. According to ZDNet, an online publication for technology trends and news, 365 is “an integrated bundle of Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (also known as EMS, which includes Intune device management, analytics, and [limited] Azure Active Directory capabilities).” Introduced in July 2017,... Read More

Prevent Cyberattacks

How To Protect Your CPA Firm From Cyberattacks

As the Internet grows every day, so does the likelihood of a cyberattack on your CPA firm. Cyberattacks are “an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system,” according to Google. While eliminating electronic use isn’t a viable solution, Cetrom is. We have a few tips to protect your CPA firm... Read More

The Cloud For CPAs

5 Ways The Cloud Makes Being A CPA Easier

The cloud is an underrated solution for accountants, especially during tax season. It provides a safe, secure space for your financial data with constant access and flexibility. Even with so many advantages, why are some accountants still wary of the cloud? CPAs often question how secure cloud solutions really are, if this updated technology is... Read More

CPA’s Post Tax Season Cloud Computing Checklist

With 60-to-90-hour work weeks during tax season and pressing deadlines for filing or requesting extensions, there’s no room for technology troubles. But, inevitably, they crop up—VPN access goes down, shared files don’t sync properly or there’s latency accessing your accounting software. And of course, this happens when you’re at home after already putting in more than 15 hours. What if you... Read More

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud Provider

Moving to the cloud is an investment of both time and money. When done properly, it can result in cut costs, streamlined workflow, and elimination of in-house IT personnel and hardware. However, there are many cloud computing and hosting providers in the marketplace which makes the decision of choosing the best option for your company... Read More

Overwhelmed IT: how to maximize efficiency and increased productivity with the cloud

As technology evolves as a critical component of business success, it is now more important than ever for companies to leverage their IT team’s expertise to remain competitive. While tech professionals possess skillsets and knowledge that can provide valuable insight into business operations, the reality is that many IT departments find themselves overburdened with menial,... Read More