The Three Cloud Computing Types Explained

cloud computing typesAs cloud computing has grown in popularity, several different models and deployment strategies have emerged to help meet specific needs of different users. Each type of cloud service and deployment method provides you with different levels of control, flexibility, and management. Understanding the differences between Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service, as well as what deployment strategies you can use, can help you decide what set of services is right for your needs.

Here are the three cloud computing types explained:
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Keeping up in the new age of selling

New Age of SellingThe way people buy today has fundamentally changed. Today’s customer is smarter. They are “plugged in” via their mobile device, connected to their social network and doing their own research to solve their problems.

Therefore it is no surprise to find that customers are 70% down a sales cycle before they actually make contact with the company that they are researching. Studies show that the impact of this shift is as true for B2B customers as it is in B2C situations.
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Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2015 of Accounting Software Industry Leaders Announced

LBMC Technologies named among accounting software industry leaders

accounting software industry leadersLBMC Technologies is pleased to announce it has been selected as a member of Bob Scott’s VAR Stars 2015, a group of 100 resellers chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.

“The last few years have seemed to be a story of survival. But the revenue figures reported by this year’s Top 100 VARs tell a much different story,” says Scott. “They confirm what resellers have been reporting for the last few months—that business is good.”

Scott says it is always an honor to recognize companies who contribute to the development of the market financial software business, and that the 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that do so.
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LinkedIn Announces Sales Navigator Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Sales Navigator IntegrationMicrosoft customers interested in connecting their social selling activities to their pipeline and workflow efforts now have a seamless way to do so. LinkedIn has added Sales Navigator integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the company announced today.

This new upgrade will help open new market opportunities for Microsoft customers resulting in improved performance and higher productivity.
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Accounting Today Reports on G2 Crowd’s Top Accounting Software Rankings: Two LBMC Technologies Solutions Included

accounting softwareIntacct and Microsoft Dynamics GP named in G2 Crowd’s Top Accounting Software list.

Accounting Today reports that G2 Crowd, the user-generated business software review platform, published its updated Grid report for accounting software. The ranking includes nine products based on 425 review, two solutions which LBMC Technologies offers as part of its Financial Software.

G2 Crowd’s reports contain data collected from hundreds of accounting reviews submitted by users of the software, as well as vendor information aggregated from trusted online sources.
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New reports show SMB Adoption of Mobile Apps on the rise, but uncertainty in how to proceed

mobile apps developmentWhile 55% of small and 65% of medium businesses now view mobile solutions as critical to their businesses, and as mobile budgets continue to rise, SMBs are challenged by high data service costs, uncertainty about which solutions are the right fit for their businesses, security and management concerns, and integration. In her blog, “The State of SMB Adoption of Mobile Apps and Management Solutions”, Laurie McCabe sums up the findings of two SMB reports.

The first, SMB Adoption Trends and Requirements: Mobile Applications, examines SMB drivers, challenges, requirements and future implications for SMB adoption and of mobile applications.

The second report, SMB Adoption Trends and Requirements: Mobile Management, explores how SMBs are handling mobile management today, their future plans, and what they need vendors to do to better serve their needs.

LBMC Technologies’ custom Software Development certified professionals can help you to make sense of what you need and how to make it work for your business.  Click here to read more about our Software Development services. Better yet, contact us now to begin the conversation. Sometimes specialized needs are pretty hard to communicate. Am I right? We’ll understand.

Read McCabe’s blog now! Then, contact LBMC Technologies to discuss your needs!

5 Common Sales Tax Compliance Errors Found by Auditors

Tax compliance AvalaraYou may have seen that South Dakota, Colorado, and Connecticut are starting to publicize common sales tax management errors. Though this provides a road map for sales tax compliance, these lists are by no means exhaustive. Although the rates, boundaries, and rules vary between states and localities, one thing is certain: sales tax is complicated, and the road to compliance is curvy and bumpy.

Here are five common sales tax compliance errors and what you can do about them.

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LBMC Technologies Adds Jeremy Crane to OnBase Practice

Crane OnBase PracticeNASHVILLE, TN, (March 20, 2015) LBMC Technologies, LLC, the Southeast’s leading full-service technology firm and a member of the LBMC, PC Family of Companies, has added Jeremy Crane to its OnBase practice for Enterprise Content Management (ECM).

 Jeremy Crane joined the firm as OnBase Consultant and will be responsible for implementing and supporting the ECM solution, specializing in workflow, e-forms and website integration.
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