Firm360 Blog

Keeping Up With Accountants - How to Increase Productivity During Heavy Workloads
August 5, 2020

You’re well aware of the feeling: As your team works longer hours and exert more effort, you find that the busy season never ends. At the end of the day, your tasks remain undone, especially since your workflow ceased being effective years ago. Work remains pending, as you wait for somebody else to finish their part in the world flow. The team struggles to keep track of client and project information, all the while billing takes up too many hours of the day.

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3 Great Reasons Why Your Firm Should Adopt Value-Based Pricing
July 30, 2020

These days, more accounting firms are shifting to value-based pricing or billing a client for services based on the service’s quality instead of hours spent working.

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What to Know About Launching a Financially Strong CPA Firm
July 24, 2020

Launching a successful firm requires more than hiring a group of highly-skilled individuals and hunting for clients. Your firm is a business; it benefits you to take this mindset as early as possible.

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4 Reasons Why Accountants Should Switch to Cloud Computing
July 9, 2020

The digital revolution has swept across industries, bringing forth new and better technologies that promise to make work more efficient and easier than ever. As the world continues to embrace the change brought about by the digital world, the accounting industry remains a little far behind in terms of advancement.

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4 Benefits of Collaborative Accounting for Businesses
July 3, 2020

Over the years, the ways in which accountants measure, process, and communicate the financial information of economic entities continue to evolve. Because of the improvements to cloud storage technology, accountants worldwide can now gain remote access to data, process it, and provide real-time insights to executives. These improvements have enabled accountants to grow from data processors to provide informed projections that impact businesses.

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3 Things to Stop Doing Manually
June 30, 2020

Here are the top three things you need to stop doing and let the software, machines, and AI take over instead

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Boost Efficiency With the Right Pracitce Management Software
June 19, 2020

A modern company needs collaboration among various departments to be successful, and an accounting firm isn’t any different. Individual employees become efficient when they use tools like customer relationship management or cloud computing software, but this individualized productivity is not enough. There needs to be collaboration at different levels, which means practices and resources must be layered together to achieve high performance.

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Why You Must Have a Clear Succession Plan for Your Company
June 12, 2020

Succession planning might not feel like a priority, especially during periods of growth. When the economy is strong or your business is doing well, you might be reluctant to think about what will happen to your business if you were suddenly unable to lead it. However, the adage applies here as well; if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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How CPAs Are Helping SMEs During the Pandemic
June 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact business operations, priorities are beginning to shift and legislative relief programs are becoming more and more in demand. Nowadays, it’s essential that businesses have access to an accounting workflow software or the help of a CPA.

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How To Reinforce Your Accounting Firm's Foundation With Smart Business Practices
May 31, 2020

Savvy accounting firm owners work to consistently maximize growth, profitability, and value, regardless of the state of the economy. The right strategies help you weather downturns, leverage opportunities, as well as achieve growth and hit targets. While the industry’s current state helps your business grow, these cycles will likely get disrupted.

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Communication is Key - Don't Hesitate to Communicate
May 28, 2020

Miscommunication is a primary problem amongst companies, even the top companies struggle with it. We have been in this new climate of work-from-home now for three months and it’s still ongoing in some businesses.

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5 Questions in Finding the Best Workflow Management Software
May 24, 2020

Choosing the right workflow management software is not always easy. With so many choices available, it might be difficult for you to find the one that makes the most sense for your business. If you’re particularly new to the industry, you might not even know what the right choice would look like.

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If It's Free, It's For Me - Free Overlooked Tax Resources
May 21, 2020

Entering this new climate of uncertainty - amongst tax season no less - we have been struggling to complete our taxes in a prompt fashion, while also enduring this new work environment. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the Tax Extension - make sure you do if you have found yourself in a dilemma when it comes to completing your 2019 taxes. Businesses are also able to take advantage of this extension!

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Why Your Firm Needs a Culture of Accountability - What to Know
May 17, 2020

When you’re running a team, you need to promote accountability and responsibility among the group. However, these terms are conflated with one another often, so you may want to give everyone a refresher as to the difference between the two. It’s your responsibility as a leader to know and understand the difference, as well as to let your team know what the concepts entail, too.

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Help Your Business Fly High by Using the Cloud
May 14, 2020

What better time to go online? You’re now spending all your work time at home. Save yourself the trouble of looking through download after download, document after document by moving your business entirely online. There are many incentives for moving your business to the web.

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Creating Your Work Space At Home
May 7, 2020

Our workspace’s greatly influence how we approach our work. If the space is disorganized, cluttered, or not designated as a workspace, it can feel difficult to focus and feel productive. It’s equally important for you to feel comfortable and have a sense of security in your workspace.

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Block Out Time to Lock in Progress
April 30, 2020

Allow us to introduce you to the latest and greatest planning tool: time blocking! Time blocking is a highly efficient scheduling method used to boost productivity. It’s done by blocking out periods of time to focus solely on specific tasks, big or small. Using this method, a 60 hour work week can quickly turn into a 40 hour work week if you’re well organized. Time blocking is incredibly useful during times like these, when hours and days seem to string together. And all those extra hours you’ve saved? Those can now be put towards doing things you enjoy outside of work. Save time, make time and increase your productivity with a few simple tips.  

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3 Ways to Transform Your Firm's Business Model With Technology
April 26, 2020

The life cycle of technology grows shorter each year. New competitors emerge to disrupt industries, fully equipped with innovative digital technologies and processes. Consumer behavior and expectations continue to evolve as well, making the race to come up with the most advanced and seamless experiences never-ending. Your accounting business may be under pressure to support such requirements. The easiest way to support such requirements is by fully embracing technology. Here are three ways you can transform your business model today.

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Press Snooze on the Quarantine Blues
April 23, 2020

Small changes in business management lead to big changes in team productivity. How do you achieve that productivity solo while working from home, though? What is negatively impacting our workflow while working from home? Here are some realistic ways to manage the quarantine blues that so many of us are experiencing.

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How Workflow Technologies Can Boost Your Accounting Firm — What to Know
April 19, 2020

It’s not a reach to say that most accounting firms are constantly finding ways to improve their respective workflows. Now that the industry has long graduated from using audit trunks and tax binders in favor of digital tools, there seems to be a pressure to work faster and smarter. In accounting, the break necking pace in which technology accelerates is not a good mix with the busy seasons and staff retention challenges. It leaves firms to navigate all on their own to stay afloat. They must find a way to adapt to the changing times by making use of the new technology available and improve their respective processes.

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Bond as a Team, Benefit as a Business.
April 16, 2020

Business is better when it’s team-ran and led. From Ford’s assembly line to winning Super Bowl teams, teamwork has made the dream work. Working remotely, however, has made it easier to feel less like you are part of a team and more like you’re flying solo. The good news is that there are actions you can take right now to let your employees know you still have their backs. Today’s blog offers some inspiration and advice on how to reign your team back in and show them support.

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Remote Worker How to Demonstrate Accountability - What to Know
April 12, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a lot of companies had to switch to a remote working setup. For others, this comes as second nature due to the previous telecommuting policies they had in place. For many, however, this sudden transition comes as a shock as they had little time to prepare.

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Lack of Organization Can Stifle Business Growth
April 09, 2020

What are some orders you remember getting from a parent or teacher? For many of us it was ‘add those dates to your planners,’ to ‘put important papers in your folder,’ to ‘hang up your jacket,’ and the never ending, ‘clean up your mess!’ As a kid, these demands were met with sighs and half-hearted completions of the request. But today, we can recognize that they’ve helped us become responsible adults.

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It's Time to Stop Wasting Time — Today!
April 07, 2020

With the world paused, we seem to have more time than ever. So why is it so difficult to be productive and get caught up? Even the most structured, driven people are finding the COVID-19 quarantine draining and stressful. Firm360 has all sorts of tools to help business owners navigate their practice in this odd time, including workflow routing and time tracking, with all of the bells and whistles. In today’s blog, we have listed some advice on how to be business-savvy and successful in any situation, including a world-wide quarantine!

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How Cloud Computing Benefits Small Business Owners - What to Know
April 05, 2020

Cloud computing gives small businesses a way to access data on the go. It provides access to applications any time, on any mobile device. When small businesses use cloud computing, they store their data on a network of servers hosted on the Internet. Management and processing of the data also happen remotely, which helps them secure large amounts of data.

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Avoid a Business Catastrophe Amidst a Global Pandemic with FIRM360’s Organizational Expertise
Mar 29, 2020

The businesses that will thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the ones that have mastered the art of organization and efficiency. In this strange and unprecedented time, accounting firms worldwide are faced with an overabundance of unexpected tasks and requests.

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Pivoting Your Accounting Operations With The Covid-19 Pandemic - What to Know
Mar 27, 2020

The sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus has effectively upended most businesses in varying industries. For a lot of these companies, their operations have curtailed, their revenue has plummeted, and there’s no way in telling when there will be a chance to recover.

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CRM: Why it Matters in Times Like These
Mar 23, 2020

We’ve discussed how to make working remotely successful for you and your team. Now let’s talk about how to make it successful for you and your clients.

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Making Remote Work Successful For You & Your Team
Mar 17, 2020

With the novel coronavirus leading to social distancing, many private companies have resorted to switching to a remote working setup to keep their employees safe and the business still running.

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Burnout Prevention Tips for Your Staff During Tax Season
Mar 12, 2020

With the massive task of processing a mountain of documents, your staff might face an unwanted hurdle in productivity— burnout!

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Tools For Accountants to Get Through Tax Season
Mar 5, 2020

Tax season invariably conjures images of mounting paperwork, endless figures, and overtime duty.

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3 Time Management Tacticts for Accounting Firms
Feb 27, 2020

Regardless of the scale of your accounting firm, there’s no denying the benefits that efficient time management can bring.

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Benefits of Time Tracking Software
Feb 20, 2020

Crunching the numbers and handling the business funds are one of the most challenging tasks a company has to master over time.

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4 Ways Accounting Firms Can Benefit From Cloud Computing
Feb 13, 2020

As technology continues to evolve beyond belief, it’s clear that industries all over the world are currently experiencing a workflow revolution.

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4 Features of a Streamlined Accounts Receivable Management Software
Jan 30, 2020

If you run a business, one crucial financial facet is the accounts receivable management.

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Manage your workload with integrated CRM funcationality
Jan 23, 2020

The average workload of an accounting firm has been proven to be far higher than any organization or business type.

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Why your firm needs Client Relationship Management Software
Jan 17, 2020

Ways your firm can benefit by implementing Workflow Software in 2020.

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Stay on top of client projects in 2020 with Workflow Software
Jan 10, 2020

Ways your firm can benefit by implementing Workflow Software in 2020.

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Save Time and Collect Payments Sooner With Online Invoicing Software
Jan 3, 2020

Learn how to cut down on your Accounts Receivables balance in 2020.

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5 Reasons to move to a Cloud-Based CRM in 2020
Jan 2, 2020

In the modern world, it has become increasingly popular for many businesses to transition from legacy solutions to modern Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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The Benefits of Using Cloud-Based Firm Management Software
Dec 18, 2019

The advancements in technology have changed a lot of things in the way that many industries operate. One of the significant developments in the accounting field is cloud-based firm management software.

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Make your firm more efficient and profitable with workflow management.
Dec 2, 2019

Is your workload sometimes out of control? Do unexpected workflow issues put you into crisis mode? Are clients upset? Eliminate these kinds of issues with Firm 360.

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7 signs your accounting practice needs better workflow management [and how to solve them]
Nov 21, 2019

Here is a great article about areas of accounting practice management that can be improved with technology…

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Firm360 achieves CSA STAR Level 1 Security Assessment
Nov 15, 2019
Firm360 has completed their CSA STAR Level 1 Security Assessment.

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Don’t become a statistic: Accountants and data security
Aug 1, 2019
Working in the cloud allows accountants to reduce operating costs and work more efficiently…

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Announcing Firm360 Generally Available
Sept 1, 2019
Firm360 is now generally available.

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