Cloud computing accounting applications are quickly usurping the role of traditional premise-based accounting software. According to a 2010 AICPA-sponsored survey of over 1000 U.S.-based accounting firms, 70 percent of respondents planned to increase their use of cloud services within an 18- month window. A number of business analysts actually predict the demise of premise-based software; however, security concerns continue to delay complete adoption of cloud technologies. Data safety concerns aside, clearly the world is changing. With a projected growth of $148.8 billion through 2014, cloud computing isn't a fad - it's here to stay - and doing your accounting "in the cloud" is quickly becoming the new normal for many small businesses. So what does this mean for CPAs? Join Scott Zandbergen, Vice President of New Products and Professional Network Development at Wave Accounting, for this in-depth webinar to gain a better understanding of cloud based accounting for small businesses.
Understand the core benefits of moving to the cloud
Learn about the different approaches to cloud-based accounting, including hosted vs. SaaS
Clarify the role of the accountant and the bookkeeper in cloud-based accounting
Discover the collaboration opportunities that cloud-based accounting offers you and your small business clients
Learn what is being done to address the issue of data privacy and security in the cloud
Scott Zandbergen has worked in the accounting software world for over 15 years. He spent many years at Sage, where he built and grew the Simply Accounting Certified Consultant program. Later, as Vice President of Product Management, he led the product strategy for Simply Accounting, Accpac and MAS 90/500. In early 2011, Scott joined Wave Accounting, a fully automated, 100% free double entry accounting software designed for small businesses with less than 10 employees. Scott's mission there is to educate the accounting and bookkeeping communities about the solution Wave offers their small business clients. After less than two years on the market, Wave has signed up 400,000 small businesses.