See Who Made It on the 20 Under 40 Superstars List
Congrats to Xcentric’s Chief Operating Officer, Christian James, for being named one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 20 Under 40 Superstars! This is his 6th time receiving this award (if you include when it was just 40 Under 40).
Honorees are chosen based on nominations from people within the accounting industry. This honor is given to people who are considered to be “changing the accounting profession through their exemplary leadership, their innovative thinking, their collaborative efforts guaranteed to provide unity to the profession across the generations, and their community outreach which extends the visibility of the profession outside the workplace.” (more…)
2017 Top 100 Most Influential People Results
Our Director of Consulting, Roman Kepczyk, has been named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for the 12th time! He has been involved in the accounting profession for over 25 years, being in several different roles, but always leading accountants to stay ahead of their evolving profession.
“An uncomfortably high percentage of firm owners are focused on retirement or are happy with the status quo, which is causing their firms to stagnate at a time when innovation in their consultative services is more important than ever.” – Roman Kepczyk, quoted in the Top 100 Report (more…)
Xcentric Has Joined the Inc. 5000 10X Club
Xcentric is on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, making this our 10th time in-a-row receiving this honor! Inc. refers to this milestone as joining the 10X Club, with fewer than half of one percent of Inc. 5000 honorees entering this “Club.”
This is an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. To qualify for this list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. The top 5000 qualified candidates are ranked according to their percentage revenue growth over the past four years. (more…)
Xcentric Is On the 2017 MSPmentor 501 List
Xcentric ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th -annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 billion in total revenue (based on 2016 results), up more than 15 percent from last year.
CRITICAL SECURITY ALERT: Exercise extreme care when opening email links or attachments
You may have seen recent news regarding the WannaCry ransomware virus. This virus is expected to have significant impact in the coming days.
Protect your data by:
- Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t know or companies you don’t do business with
- Ensure you have smart screen (in Internet Explorer) turned on, which helps identify reported phishing and malware websites and helps you make informed decisions about downloads
- Ensure that the pop-up blocker is running on your web browser
- If you save documents to your local computer, regularly backup your important files. For those clients who do not use Xcentric Managed Security Services:
- Make sure your Windows Operating System is up-to-date
- Make sure your Windows Server Operating Systems are up-to-date
- Xcentric has performed the necessary updates to Xcentric Cloud-based servers and all of workstations managed under the Managed Security Services (aka. Managed Workstation Service).
Welcome to the New Xcentric Cloud Portal
We are pleased to announce the release of our latest Cloud Portal. Over the last fifteen years, we have been fine-tuning this custom platform around one simple idea…technology is hard – how can we make it easier for CPAs? It’s pretty amazing to consider the complexity of what transpires when a person launches an application over the Internet. We won’t get into all of the technical pieces, but you can imagine one must consider security, data storage, application configuration and server optimization, bandwidth, backups, and much much more.
With this latest version of the Cloud Portal, we have taken another step towards simplifying the complex. This starts out with the new look and feel but has been woven into the entire user experience. (more…)
Blog Hiatus During Tax Season
We love providing our readers with content on IT within the accounting industry, however, it only makes sense for us to post on our blog when our audience will read it. Because we know CPAs, we know that during tax season you’re too busy to do anything other than work, so we will be taking a break from our blog. We might occasionally post before the big deadline, however, we will mostly wait for you all to return. (more…)
Xcentric Partners with Duo for Heightened Security
We are always trying to find new and improved ways to make our Cloud more secure. With advancing technology, there are increasingly more options for security as well as more threats. After doing some research and looking at our options, partnering with Duo Security was a no-brainer. Duo combines modern two-factor authentication with advanced endpoint security solutions to protect your users from account takeovers and data breaches.
What does this mean for Xcentric Cloud users? There won’t be much noticeable difference to users except when logging into the Cloud. Duo adds one more step to the login process, but these extra few seconds a day adds a second form of confirmation before logging into users’ Cloud accounts, making it highly improbable for someone to hack into the Cloud.
Xcentric is on Inc. 5000 for the 9th Time in a Row!
Xcentric is happy to announce that we made it on the Inc. 5000 list again…for the 9th time in a row!
This is an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. To qualify for this list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. The top 5000 qualified candidates are ranked according to their percentage revenue growth over the past four years.
We are proud to have accomplished new goals since last year and are continuing to grow our team and client base. We couldn’t be where we are today without the support and encouragement from our amazing clients!