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Brian Tankersley
Farragut, Tennessee, USA
Brian Tankersley, CPA, CITP- Knoxville, TN CPA, Consultant, Speaker, Father, and Husband.
Interests: quickbooks, parenting, technology, blogging, formula one, accounting, adult education, tax, financial reporting, k2, cpa firm, microsoft sba, peachtree, cpe instructor, becker cpa review
Recent Activity
This week’s episode of the excellent Security Now! podcast (#599, starting at 53:10) discusses the use of AES Crypt by clients to encrypt tax data when sending it to practitioners. (I assume that those documents are destined to a professional... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at CPA Technology Blog
Some of the current events I’ve been following include the following stories: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE Sometime in 2017, Microsoft will bring MS SQL to Linux – via @Wired KPMG Recruits IBM Watson for Cognitive Tech Audits, Insights via @ATechCom There... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at CPA Technology Blog
There is a fundamental problem with Silicon Valley – too many startups seem to have a business model of “build to flip”. This model – which I’ve seen in the past – is a model in which the company has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at CPA Technology Blog
One of the more important things that CPAs and other financial professionals should do is to buy good quality hardware. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, but I have two basic rules for purchasing computer hardware The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at CPA Technology Blog
I’ve been using, supporting, and following accounting software developments since the 1990’s, and there’s a common problem which still needs to be solved: “How will I get (my)(my client’s) data from (application one) into (specialized application two) so I can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at CPA Technology Blog
As many of you know, I do most of the data analysis and writing associated with the CPA Firm Operations and Technology Survey published by CPA Trendlines. My co-authors, Dr. Leslie Garrett and Randy Johnston, and I released the new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at CPA Technology Blog
I’ve been quite busy over the last couple of months, but unfortunately, I don’t have a lot which I can show you, the gentle reader of this blog. A listing of some of the writings I’ve worked on in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at CPA Technology Blog
I was going through my e-mail this morning, and saw that one of my favorite blogs, Jr. Deputy Accountant (Rated R), was back online after an extended absence. This made me realize that I had left you, the gentle reader... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at CPA Technology Blog
(Press release is presented verbatim as it was published this morning) Sage View Enables Accountants to Deepen Client Relationships with High-Value Advice Sage and The Sleeter Group prove knowledge is the accountant’s superpower at the Solutions14 Conference LAS VEGAS (November... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2014 - K2 Enterprises has released their annual technology awards for 2014. “It was quite interesting this year as there were no unanimous winners. There were votes for many solutions. We did have some repeat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
As readers of this blog know, the only constant in the accounting technology space is change itself. With that in mind, I wanted to let you know about some recent acquisition announcements in the accounting space. SAP to Acquire Concur-... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
My “crib notes” on compatibility of key accounting firm apps with Office 2013 – and the related vendor web pages which provided the data are as follows: · QuickBooks (Source: http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/support/articles/INF12830) Back year versions of QB have issues – especially... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
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A summary of the state Sales Tax holidays appears below, courtesy my friends at CCH/Wolters Kluwer. Let’s be careful out there, people – shopping is NOT a contact sport. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
The Tale of the Shark and the Minnow - a guest post from Sage where you have a chance to win some pampering and SPA TIME paid for with OPM - "Other People's Money". Spend wisely, people. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
Open source drive encryption tool Truecrypt announced that the product is discontinued on its main website today, and the official website has been replaced with directions for getting any encrypted data moved to Bitlocker-protected drives. The website says that “Using... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
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#CES2014 kicked off last night with the “CES Unveiled” event. I attended, and as it’s not my first trip to CES, it seemed like there was a good mix of evolution and revolution in the products on display. Some of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at CPA Technology Blog
I thought it might be helpful to post a topical index to the reviews we wrote over at The CPA Practice Advisor this year. If you click on the author's last name in the "2013" column, you will be taken... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
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National Harbor, Maryland - Sage North America formally kicked off its annual Sage Summit conference this morning. The convention, which brings thousands of Sage customers and business partners together every year, is being held at the Gaylord National Resort just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
CPA Practice Advisor presented their annual innovation awards last night in Los Angeles. The 2013 winners are: CCH Axcess Doc.It Suite NetClient CS mobile app from Thomson Reuters Intuit’s QuickBooks Online for iPad SmartVault for QuickBooks Online. Five finalists for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
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Our friends at the Sage Accountants Network published a survey today on how small businesses use accounting services. Click on the graphic below to see a full size version of the infographic included with the release. The text of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
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As I mentioned two months ago, I have maintained a listing of web-based accounting software for over a year. This listing gives the names, market segments, and websites for over 50 products which are used for accounting or related functions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
There were a number of major announcements made today, the first workday after the April 15th tax deadline. These include: Thomson Reuters announced that they were purchasing certain assets from RedGear. According to a Thomson Reuters news release, RedGear is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
April 09, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV and Markham, ON – Doc.It, an industry-leading provider of a powerful and scalable full suite of document management products for accounting professionals, today announced Mike Sabbatis was elected to Doc.It’s board of directors.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Workflow at Tipping Point; XCM Solutions Prepares to Meet Demand Mike Sabbatis Joins XCM Solutions’ Board to Aid in Execution of Aggressive Growth Strategy Braintree, Mass. – March 25, 2013 – XCM Solutions, LLC, the leading provider... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog
You’ve heard about the security issues at a number of organizations in the last few weeks. Thankfully, there haven’t been any breaches at software companies who serve professional accountants (except maybe for Evernote – although I don’t know that I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at CPA Technology Blog