I spent the last 2 days at the Midwest Accounting Show. I always enjoy attending conferences and trade shows due to the fact that I am able to connect with numerous current and prospective clients in a very short period of time while only paying for 1 flight! The shows in our market (accounting) have changed dramatically since I first started attending them, but one thing holds true. You can meet a lot of current and prospective clients in a short period of time
Walking around the exhibit hall we ran into some familiar faces like SmartVault, Expensify, Intuit, Sage, Fujitsu, BigTime, and Office Tools, all of which we have covered in the past, so I am going to let you know about a couple of new companies I ran across that you may want to check out.
ClaimLinx helps you/your clients reduce healthcare costs by offering a complete solution for reducing health benefits costs using old and new tax codes. The company operates across all 50 states, so if you are tired of paying outrageous premiums, or have clients who are, you may want to give them a shout.
XTBills is a new player in the QuickBooks AP space setting up to go head to head with Bill.com. The parent company (XTGlobal) has been around awhile but this is their first foray into the QuickBooks space. They are in the process of building out their partner program, but it was clear they want to connect with ProAdvisors like you.
TPS Software is a Canadian based practice management/time and billing system for CPA Firms featuring an affordable price point and an affordable annual maintenance fee.
Easy Checklist ABC allows you to organize your work into checklists with tasks, assign the checklist and tasks by employee, by client, set due dates and track and monitor the progress.
Pransform, Inc. provides outsourced services to accounting firms allowing you to spend more time working on the business and less time working in the business. If you reach out, ask about the Million Dollar Accounting business.
There were certainly other vendors at the event who have great products that would be worth exploring, but these are the ones who I was unfamiliar with or the companies I have not written about in a while. You can view the exhibitor list to see what you may have missed if you were not able to attend.