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Watch: Email in Real Life

We all send and receive several emails everyday; nowadays, it’s a requirement for getting work done. Watch this short, 3-minute video by Tripp and Tyler, and you will laugh while relating to most, if not all, of these scenarios. I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of being responsible for some of these situations.

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Xcentric Is On the MSPmentor 501 List Again!

We’ve made it onto Penton Technology’s 8th annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list. This list is a distinguished report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). Each year, MSPmentor receives information for its annual rankings from a survey that they send out to managed service and IT service providers. Rankings are based on their unique criteria for MSPs, such as total revenues, annual recurring revenues and so on.

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Roman Kepczyk Named Accounting Thought Leader for the Fifth Year

Our very own Director of Consulting, Roman Kepczyk, has been recognized as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s Top Accounting Thought Leaders for the 5th consecutive year (all years this honor has existed). This year’s invitation-only symposium was held in Dallas, where these leaders discussed the present and future of the accounting industry.

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What Does Transitioning to the Cloud Look Like?

Any time there is a change/shift in technology people get tense. This is totally justified; IT is an essential aspect in today’s CPA firm and how it meets the need of their clients. Thus, moving to the cloud can seem daunting since it touches both technology and people.

The reality of the situation is this: a CPA firm has on average 70 or so unique applications, likely hundreds of GBs of data, and nuances galore. There is no way to move a firm to the cloud without an ever-evolving, ever-improving process managed by outside experts.

Xcentric performs a cutover on an almost weekly basis throughout the (non-tax season) year. It’s what we do and can be compared to a decent-big size audit done by one of our clients. We take our firms’ transition to the cloud very seriously.  So much so that we have a whole team dedicated to managing the process.

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INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2015 Survey & Analysis Now Open

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has opened its annual Survey and Analysis of Firms for the 26th year!  This survey is open to all accounting firms in North America.  The survey results will be displayed in the annual IPA National Benchmarking Report.  Last year, more than 540 firms participated in the survey.

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AAA Releases 2015 Paperless Benchmark Survey

The Association for Accounting Administration recently completed the 2015 Paperless Benchmarking survey to find out the status of paperless office practices and technology within accounting firms this upcoming busy season. The AAA Paperless survey is the longest running within the accounting profession and has been conducted every two years, beginning in 2003, to help identify trends in CPA firms adopting “less paper” processes.

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Introducing Xcentric Learn

It’s the beginning of a new year. And here at Xcentric, we’ve got a lot of great changes in store for 2015 (and not just our resolution to go to the gym more often).

We’re proud to announce the launch of Xcentric Learn—our “next generation” learning management system (LMS), powered by Wisetail. Xcentric Learn is an enhancement of our current Knowledge Base, and will provide a more dynamic way for clients to get the training they need. Quickly search for, access, and share Xcentric’s training content within our LMS.

And if that wasn’t cool enough, clients will also be able to create and manage their own custom training curricula within Xcentric Learn.

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Xcentric at CES 2015

Our Director of Consulting, Roman Kepczyk, attended the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas last week and had a blast!

CES is the breeding ground for new innovations and consumer technologies. Attendees get to see some of the latest and greatest technologies before they are introduced to the public.

Here are some CES basics:

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2015 IT Predictions and 2014 Results

It’s prediction time again, where we dust off the proverbial crystal ball and share our technology thoughts ahead of the curve, as well as fess up on how our previous year’s guesses fared.

Looking back at 2014 we again had more WINS than LOSSES, but not enough to warrant a career change towards becoming a day trader or professional gambler.  By our count we scored six WINS and two LOSSES, but with two DRAWS, you can come to your own conclusions.

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