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EMV – To Dip, Sign or… Swipe?

We have all experienced some form of the EMV wave – a new credit card arriving in the mail, an ATM or merchant’s machine requiring the insertion or “dipping” of the credit card into the device (as compared to swiping the card), or – as a merchant – experiencing the fear of now being...

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Xero

Xero

Xero’s New Contact System Is CRM Lite

In recent updates, Xero has been upgrading what you can do with your contacts, which some may consider a lite CRM (customer relationship management) system. For example, Xero allows you to do the following: Create smart lists that can be used to...

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Xero Inventory

Because I’m an inventory nerd (or snob), I think that every accounting product should have at least some basic inventory functionality. Let’s take an in-depth look at what Xero provides in their online accounting product. Charlie Russell will be...

Sage

Sage

Sage 50c — Here’s What You Need to Know

In early February, Sage announced a new release of Sage 50 Accounting in the US. Along with a few minor bug fixes, this new release introduced a new offshoot of Sage 50 that I’m very, very excited about. This new release introduced Sage 50c, so that’s what I’m here to talk about. Sage 50 Is...

Sage

Using the Sage 50 Payroll Feature

Do you have business clients who have employees they need to pay? Well, of course you do! For many business owners, payroll can be one of the more daunting (and time-consuming) tasks they’re required to do in order to run a business. Many times, that’s where you, their accountant and most...

Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting

Sush.io Review

A problem I have is importing accurate payment information from services like Stripe and PayPal into my accounting software. There are many solutions, but none of them seems to do quite the job I need. Today I’ll explore Sush.io, which is supposed to help reconcile Stripe & Paypal...

Cloud Accounting

Xero Inventory Reports

For the next topic in my series on Xero Inventory, let’s take a look at Xero inventory reports. Reporting is always an area where I have issues with accounting products, as I never seem to find all of the reports that I need. I will admit, though, that everyone has a different opinion as to what...

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Xero Inventory Costing

Next in my series on Xero Inventory is a discussion on how inventory costing is managed. Xero uses average costing, which is similar to what is used on desktop products and is easy to manage, but doesn’t always fit what your tax accountant will want. In addition, Xero places several controls over...

Cloud Accounting

Qwilr Review — Online Proposals

“Qwilr replaces your quotes, proposals and presentations with interactive and mobile-friendly webpages that are as easy to build and reuse as they are beautiful.” That’s how Qwilr describes its service. As a former professional videographer, I often had to give quotes to potential...