VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - A growing reliance on cloud computing
is one of the most important trends in accounting today, according to a
new accounting software review published exclusively by the Certified
General Accountants Association of British Columbia (CGA-BC).
The review, prepared by Alan Salmon, Canada's leading authority on
accounting technology, identifies some of the key considerations for
those who opt to move accounting functions to the cloud.
"When accounting moves online, it involves a major shift in how
organizations deal with data," Salmon says. "It does not stay in its
own cubicle and it naturally wants to link to everything else such as
payroll, CRM, your website and your other business applications.
Inevitably, online accounting will evolve into broader business
The CGA-BC software review also identifies other trends in the
accounting software world in 2012, such as the demand for:
greater integration to provide transparency across multiple aspects of
specialty-specific solutions rather than "generic" accounting
systems that support consumer technologies and trends, such as remote
access with mobile devices, integration with social media, and open
(and standard-based) systems.
The 2012 review ranges from software packages that are best suited to
small businesses—those with a handful of employees and less than $1
million in annual revenue—up to larger enterprises that tend to seek
out industry-specific or integrated solutions. It provides detailed
analysis of the following software applications:
Adagio by Softrak
Blue Link Elite
Connected Accounting & ERP by Accountek
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics SL
Sage 300 ERP
Sage BusinessVision 50 Accounting
AccountEdge Pro 2012
Sage 50 Accounting-Canadian Edition 2013
The software review will be featured in the fall issue of Outlook magazine in early October, and also published on CGA-BC's website at: www.cga-bc.org.
ABOUT ALAN SALMON
Alan Salmon is a leading authority on accounting technology. He is the
CEO of K2 Enterprises Canada, a worldwide consulting firm providing
technology training to accountants. In addition to his work with
consultants, accountants and software companies in both Canada and the
U.S., he is the chairperson of the Accounting Technology series, K2
Enterprises' travelling accounting seminar.
As the province's largest professional accounting association, CGA-BC
represents nearly 15,000 CGAs and students. Members work in industry,
commerce, government and in public practice. The Association promotes
the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession
through education, certification and the protection of the public
CGA-BC leads the profession in the integration of ethics into its
academic program, and all new graduates of the CGA program are required
to complete a rules and standards course to complement an ongoing
ethics requirement for members.
The Association also offers a wide range of employment services and
programs to its members, students and the business community. These
services include CGAjobs.org, a job postings website for finance and
accounting professionals, and the Partners in Employment Program (PEP),
which recognizes organizations that provide an effective working and
training environment for CGAs and CGA students.
SOURCE: Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia
For further information:
Edward Downing, Director of Communications
Telephone: (604) 730-6208