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…)
Recap of the 2017 Cloud Conference in Montana
This year’s Cloud Conference was a first for us…the first time we had the conference outside of Georgia (where we’re headquartered). In the feedback from past years, attendees have asked for us to have the next conference in Bozeman, MT, where we have our other office. We finally listened, and it was a hit!
“The Xcentric Cloud Conference is 1st Class. You will gain a wealth of knowledge in subject areas that are cloud-related and some that aren’t but still relate to CPA firms. The networking and relationships you will build with other CPA Firms in the cloud is priceless. Xcentric’s team is knowledgeable and genuine, they care and strive to constantly improve the cloud experience.” – Firm Admin attendee (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 Honored in 2017 Fast Growth 150 List
We’re excited to announce that Xcentric has made it on CRN‘s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2017 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2014 and 2016, and the companies recognized represent a total, combined revenue of more than $16,717,688,643. (more…)
Are you doing background checks on your vendors and/or their owners?
Many of us are stringent when it comes to hiring people. We all want good people! We all make certain assumptions on what “good people” equals, but we use a background check to make sure our gut about these people match what their records show. As a firm dealing with sensitive data, it’s important to look at credit reports and run background checks on employees. This is not a hot take, and I am sure you agree with me. Yes, in some cases people definitely have learned lessons and deserve a second chance; this is your firm’s call. (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.
Xcentric Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List
We’re happy to announce that CRN has included us in its 2017 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list. The SP500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.
The SP500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. (more…)
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).