VConIntuit's FREE Accounting Professionals Virtual Conference - September 24-26, 2013
High Everyone, this is Murph, your roving Intuitive Accountant reporter taking an early tour through the virtual reality of this year’s VCon exhibit hall. Even though the exhibitors haven’t set-up yet, there are virtual-tape-marks on the floor telling me where different vendors are going to have their exhibits. I guess you realize that Intuit’s 2014 Accounting Professional’s Virtual Conference is just a week away, September 24 through 26, so if you haven’t signed-up (it's 100% FREE) you still have the opportunity to do so at:
In my last article on Sponsors at this year’s VCon we took you about one-third the way through the Exhibit Hall, in today’s article we are going to guide you down another row of exhibitors. As we walk through talking about these vendors I am going to give you my personal ‘spin’ on why you need to check out each of these solutions. And that really is my first point, each of these vendors offer a unique ‘solution’ so some issue you either have encountered, or most likely will in the future.
Here we are at our first booth, for those of you using QuickBooks Online and finding that you need more in the way of inventory control there is SOS Inventory. SOS turns QuickBooks Online into an Inventory Powerhouse. SOS Inventory is an online software service providing inventory, order management, and manufacturing capabilities for QuickBooks Online. If you use QuickBooks Online and you need real ‘inventory features’, SOS is your solution. Learn more at: http://www.sosinventory.com/
Across the isle, if you're looking for an expense tracking solution that accompanies time-keeping we find SpringAhead who recently introduced Tallie, the fastest, easiest, and surprisingly friendly expense report software. Simply snap a picture of a receipt on your phone and let Tallie do the rest: receipt scanning, expense categorization, report generation, and more! Tallie even matches receipts with credit card transactions automatically. Just review your Tallie reports and submit. Tallie has powerful business features: it supports multiple levels of approval, works with payroll and harnesses the same seamless QuickBooks integration technology that powers SpringAhead Time & Billing. Learn more at www.springahead.com.
As we walk on down the way, I don't know if you are like me, but maybe you are growing tired of day-in, day-out IT issues at your office, and you want to find a hosted solution for your QuickBooks. Well here is the booth for Cloud9 Real Time which is an Intuit Licensed Commercial Host offering a customized and privately labeled all-in-one virtual office solution. With advanced hosting solutions you can have an online portal with instant access to QuickBooks, Microsoft Office and your tax software or other applications - plus client data. On the forefront of cloud computing, Cloud9 Real Time offers QuickBooks hosting as well as custom virtual server creation. Never charging for storage, IT or maintenance, get your business on Cloud9 today! Learn more at www.cloud9realtime.com to learn more.
I have a lot of clients who simply can’t seem to keep their inventory straight in QuickBooks, their numbers either don’t match-up, or there is that ‘going negative thing’ haunting them. In some cases their people need access to inventory matters but Accounting simply doesn’t want them anywhere near QuickBooks. If that sounds like you, then this booth for Fishbowl is certainly a stop you will want to make at VCon. Fishbowl is the #1 selling inventory management program that integrates with QuickBooks. Companies in various industries are running Fishbowl with QuickBooks and others are using Fishbowl as a stand-alone solution because of its advanced feature-set and affordable price. Fishbowl provides bar code scanning, serial number tracking, lot tracking, advanced manufacturing processes and enhanced (and customizable) inventory reporting - at a fraction of the cost of other mid-market applications with comparable features. Learn more at www.fishbowlinventory.com
I heard a horror story about a QuickBooks users who was recently called by their State Tax Office and told that they had been under-computing taxes for jurisdictions where they had been making frequent deliveries. They had absolutely no idea that those rural areas were all part of some town and special tax district. The solution for problems like that can be found over here at the booth for AvaTax OnDemand and AvaTax OnSite (by Avalara) which streamline cumbersome, error-prone sales tax compliance processes and reduce the risk of loss or penalty in case of a sales tax audit. These solutions automatically perform address validation, jurisdiction research and rate calculation and allow you to manage even the most complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules - all integrated seamlessly with QuickBooks. Learn more at www.avalara.com
Do you ever have a client who just brings you a big box of 'stuff' and says, I need this 'accounted for', or I need you to do my taxes from all of this. Your new client has never entered anything into their QuickBooks file except a few checks, they simply didn’t know how to record income and expenses. The box is full of bank statements and vendor bills and you can see yourself spending hours over next weekend doing nothing but data entry. Don’t waste your ‘personal time’, see the people at the ‘Personable’ booth. ScanWriter (by Personable) offers unprecedented Data Entry Automation features converting bank and credit card statements, receipts, bills, and more into QuickBooks entries in seconds! Supporting over 30 QuickBooks transaction types. Personable also developed SourceLink - an award winning document management solution for QuickBooks users and Workflow DMS for routing and managing document flow. Learn more at www.personable.com.
Well we are at the end of today's pre-conference tour, but I’m confident you will want to stop-by, virtually of course, these exhibit booths, as well as those of all the vendors at this year’s VCon. Be on the watch for my next ‘through the exhibit hall’ update in a couple of days. I'm looking forward to seeing you at this year’s VCon.