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Accounting in the Cloud vs. On-Premise, What You Need to Know
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Accounting in the Cloud vs. On-Premise, What You Need to Know


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Specialized Knowledge and Applications

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Category:
Industry |  Technology |  ACPEN INDUSTRY
Faculty :
Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston  |  Robert (Bob) H. Spencer, PhD
Course Levels:
Intermediate
Duration:
4 Hours
License:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.


Description

The cloud opens up options for changing how organizations do accounting.  This session examines your options for accounting in the cloud and compares and contrasts cloud solutions to traditional, on-premise solutions that can be hosted or kept in-house. In this program, you will learn about solutions from companies such as AccountantsWorld, Avalara, BizNet, Concur, CYMA, Exact, FreshBooks, Intuit, Microsoft, Open Systems, Results Software, Sage, SAP, Wave, Xero, and others.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*Identify the differences between traditional on premise and cloud based accounting.

*Learn the current terminology associated with cloud computing.

*Learn the top cloud solution providers from entry, middle and enterprise markets.

*Learn the top traditional on premise solution providers and benefits of each.

*Learn how to determine if they are a candidate for cloud accounting processing.


Major Subjects

*Cloud based accounting


Course Materials

Faculty

Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston Related seminars and products: 35


Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 30 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Accounting Software Selection, Paperless, Systems and Network Integration, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Business Development and Management, Process Engineering and outsourced managed services.

 

EXPERIENCE

K2 Enterprises

(K2E.com)

1990 – Present

Hammond, LA

Executive Vice President, Shareholder – Nation’s leading technology CPE provider to CPA professionals. Consults to high profile technology vendors. Delivers national seminars to CPAs, business groups and IT leaders on technologies in accounting, healthcare and banking. Creates and presents seminars and articles on 30+ technology topics including CPA Firm Technology, Cloud, Paperless, Business Continuity, Accounting Software and Business Strategies leveraging technology.

Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI.com)

1983 – Present

Hutchinson, KS

Chairman & CEO, Stockholder – Consults and specializes in Strategic Technology including planning, selection and implementation. Expertise: CPA Firm Technology and strategy; Paperless; Accounting Software, Business Intelligence and CRM; Infrastructure including: Cloud, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Backup, and remote management.

Hutchinson Community College
1977 - 1997

Department Chair, Professor, Adjunct - Mathematics & MIS Depts. Designed and taught courses in all areas of mathematics & computing.

Professional Data Services
1978 - 1981

Programmer and system designer - Developed a medical system including the first paperless claims in Kansas, appointments and collection systems. Owned ComputerLand, Entre’ and Connecting Point stores, received first IBM PC and first Compaq in Kansas.

Farmland Industries
1977 - 1978                                                                 

Programmer and system designer - Developed and maintained P&L, Credit Union and Feedlot accounting

 

EDUCATION

Hutchinson Community College, 1975

A.A. in Computer Science, Math

Kansas State University,1977

B.S., summa cum laude, in C.S., Math, Science

Wichita State University, 1981

Masters of Computer Science, 60+ post graduate hours

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Accounting Today

Listed as one of the 2004-2013 Top 100 Most Influential People

CPA Practice Advisor

Accounting Hall of Fame 2011, Top 25 Thought Leader 2011-2014

Accounting Technology

Listed as one of the top nine technology stars in the industry

AICPA Technology Conference

Past Chair and featured Speaker for the past 28 years.

Who’s Who in Business & Industry – 1990-2013; in Computing 1987-2013

Acknowledged as leading business professional and as a leading computing professional

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP

Novell Corporation

Certified Network Administrator – CNA

AutoDesk, 3Com, Entre’

Certified CAD specialist, Network Professional, Data Communications

 

PUBLICATIONS

Various publications 1978 - Present

CPA Practice Advisor monthly columnist, Journal of Accountancy, CRN, Accounting Technology, PCWeek, InfoWorld, Interface, State Society newsletters, frequent quotes in accounting and computer press.

Mitchell Publishing - 1981

Basic Using Micros

Random House - 1982

Business Computing Systems

McGraw Hill - 1984

Computers: An Introduction

John Wiley & Sons Publishing - 2002

Technology Best Practices

K2 Enterprises – 2003-2012

Accounting Software Solutions


Robert (Bob) H. Spencer, PhD Related seminars and products: 4


Dr. Bob Spencer is a Technology Coach to business owners and managers and has over 40 years’ experience in business and technology integration. He regularly provides the following services; Strategic Technology Planning, Software Selection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, Process Engineering, Digital Data Management, Information Technology Reviews and Audits, and Security Audits. He is an internationally published author and writer of more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles on accounting business and technology solutions. 


























































































 



EXPERIENCE



Twenty Seconds In the Future (TSIF)


www.tsif.com 1995 – Present



Strategic Technology Planning, Technology/Security Audits, Accounting and Content Management software selection & implementation.



University of West Florida


1983 – 1997



Associate Professor, Adjunct  - Accounting & Information Technology Depts.



Monsanto Employees Credit Union 1995 – 1996



Executive Vice President, 200 million dollar financial institution. Duties encompassed full range of management responsibility for large multi-branch bank.



Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund,


Certified Public Accountants


1985 - 1995


                                                                                                       



Principal, Management and Technology Consulting, Selection and Implementation of Accounting Software solutions. Technology Audits and Reviews.



Department of Defense


1970 – 1984



Systems Design and Analysis, Programming, Network Administration & Communications.


 



CDC Corporation 1975-1980



Real Estate Broker/Developer – Indianapolis, Indiana


 



 



EDUCATION



Indiana University, 1982



Bachelor of General Studies



Central Michigan University, 1989



Master of Science in Administration



Southwest University, 1991



Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science


 



 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS



Who’s Who Business & Industry



Listed - Leading business professional



Thompson Gale



Listed - Guide to Contemporary Authors



Accounting Technology


CPA Practice Advisors



Listed - One of the top 10 technology professionals in the industry


Top 25 Technology  Thought Leader



 



 



 



CERTIFICATIONS



Microsoft Corporation



Microsoft Certified Professional – MCP



Novell Corporation



Certified Network Engineer – CNE



ICCP – AICCP



Certified Computer Professional – CCP



ICCP – AICCP


 


 


Author and Lecturer


1975 - Present



Certified Systems Professional – CSP


 


PUBLICATIONS


More than a dozen books and several hundred articles. Subject titles include Risk Management, selecting and implementing accounting software, implementing a paperless office, internal controls and technology best practices.



Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Field of Study 1

Specialized Knowledge and Applications


Field of Study 1 Hours

4


Course Developer K2 Enterprises

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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