Technology Blog

Armanino’s Technology Blog informs technology and software CFOs and executives of the latest industry trends, rule changes and best practices. Our professionals bring you their insights and advice from an accounting and organization perspective to help your company reach its goals.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Budget Forecasting: Automate or Fall Behind

The speed of business is accelerating and with it the demand on financial officers to produce actionable data in real time. It’s a trend that’s not going away and smart companies are making big changes in their internal processes to keep up. In our recent webinar, John Dunican, Partner, and Bryan Rogers, Senior Manager,  with …

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Is It Time to Consider a Cloud Accounting Solution?

It happens thousands of times every year in this great land of opportunity. Successful technology companies outgrow their entry-level accounting systems. More often than not, the system is QuickBooks. Recently, the Armanino and the Cloud Accounting Institute issued a white paper QuickBooks to Cloud, which explores the question of when a company’s success signals it’s …

Monday, September 9, 2013

Cloud Usage Soars as On-Premise Systems Fail to Compete

As the economy shows signs of recovery, more companies are adopting cloud technology as a strategic way to expand their bandwidth and prepare for increased volume. Businesses believe cloud-based solutions can reduce the amount of wasted money, time, and labor in their operations as well as increase productivity. As a result, cloud-based software adoption rates …

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cloud CFOs Weigh In on Sales Tax Exposure

One Silicon Valley CFO said, “Do I worry about sales tax compliance at a CFO level? Absolutely. It’s a significant enough compliance issue and potentially carries enough dollar liability that it’s high on my agenda. Where CFOs go most wrong is in not thinking about where they should be collecting sales tax early enough before …

Monday, May 13, 2013

Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013: Impact on Sales & Use Tax

I know there is a lot of buzz around sales tax when I see it in the associated press as I have recently around the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, and other “internet tax” legislation. My interest in this legislation extends beyond the implications of requiring small and medium businesses and internet retailers to collect …

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Evolving Sales & Use Tax Landscape: The Great Cloud Migration

As on-premise software delivery models moved from tangible media to downloads (electronic transmission), states gradually revised their sales and use tax structures to include downloaded software (only 12 states with sales taxes currently do not tax downloaded software). Similarly, states are adapting to the current migration to The Cloud for software companies and other Cloud …

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BYOD: The Biggest Change in Computing Since the PC?

When I graduated from college in 2002, laptops, tablets and smartphones weren’t mainstream. You had a “cutting edge” device if you could download tons of music from Napster then burn it to a CD or play Snake on your cell phone’s monochromatic screen. Needless to say, when I began my first job, I was thrilled …