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K2 Tech Update

Your Accounting and Finance Technology Update 

August 2014
In This Issue
Technology Training Yields Extraordinary Returns on Investment
Minding Your Manners With Technology
Increase Your Bottom Line with Accurate Timesheets
Intuit to Offer QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification
Centage Corporation Releases Budget Maestro Version 7S
K2 Enterprises Webinars
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Course Spotlights
In this month's K2 Tech Update, our feature articles discuss Technology Training Yields Extraordinary Returns On Investment and Minding Your Manners With Technology.
Our News section reports on Increase Your Bottom Line With Accurate Timesheets, Intuit to Offer QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification, and Centage Corporation Releases Budget Maestro Version 7S. Also, be sure to review the K2 last week of August and month of September Webinar Schedule.
Learn some great Technology Tips by reading the articles or watching our YouTube channel that cover: Three Unheralded Excel Shortcuts and An Easy Excel Macro to Insert Custom Print Headers and Footers
Finally, this month's Course Highlights include Excel Macros - Part 1; Advanced QuickBooks Tips and Techniques; PDF
Forms - What Accountants Need to Know
; Budgeting, Forecasting, and Business Analytics; and Paperless Office
Technology Training Yields Extraordinary Returns On Investment

When making your Continuing Professional Education (CPE) plans, consider what CPE can do for you beyond simply satisfying your minimum hours requirement. In particular, think about how technology-focused CPE can help you and your team to become more efficient and proficient in using everyday technologies - such as Microsoft's Excel - when performing routine and non-routine tasks.


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Minding Your Manners With Technology

When I was in my early twenties, I had a friend who seemed to pride himself on being aloof. He, as many young people I knew at the time, thought others would perceive him as being "cooler" if he appeared not to care about anything. One day he and I were at a home improvement store and as we left the store, he noticed a woman standing behind her car with the trunk open. On the cart next to her, were four 80-pound bags of concrete mix. He turned to me and said, "We should help her," and then proceeded over to the car and helped load the bags. This was close to thirty years ago and I still remember it clearly because the kind act so impressed me.


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Increase Your Bottom Line With Accurate Timesheets

Timesheets have a time-honored tradition of being the brunt of jokes from staff and management alike. Tracking how your employees spend their day, however, is essential for a business to grow and flourish. By communicating the importance of accurate timekeeping to your staff, you can be assured of having reliable information at your fingertips to make important business decisions. Here are three ways that accurate timesheets can help your business's bottom line:


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Intuit To Offer QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification
Beginning November 5, Intuit will offer QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification as part of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program. Although the certification exam will not be available to the public until November 5, those wishing early access to the prep course can attain this by participating in the QuickBooks Connect event to be held October 21 through October 23 in San Jose, California. QuickBooks Connect provides a number of educational sessions designed for accountants, entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers, and software and solutions developers. 


Centage Corporation Releases Budget Maestro Version 7S
Natick, Massachusetts-based Centage Corporation has released an enhancement to their Budget Maestro business performance management application. This new release - Budget Maestro Version 7S - adds an updated user interface, customizable home screen, easy access menus, and windows docking for split-screen viewing and for sharing windows across multiple monitors. 


K2 Enterprises Webinars

August and September are sure to offer webinar topics of interest to you. Each topic is designed to help you become more efficient and proficient in using everyday technologies. 


The August/September schedule includes:      


Two Hour Webinars 


Mobile Device Management - Not Optional Anymore!

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Ten Things You May Have Missed in Excel

Thursday, August 28, 2014


QuickBooks Power Reporting with Excel

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


What's New with PivotTables in Excel 2013

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Collaborating in the Cloud

Thursday, September 04, 2014


Excel Tables - Database Functionality Comes to Spreadsheets

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Advanced Excel Functions and Formulas

Monday, September 15, 2014


Power Up Your PivotTables

Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Four Hour Webinars


Excel Advanced Reporting - Best Practices, Tools & Techniques

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Understanding the New Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Microsoft Access Fundamentals - Tables and Queries

Friday, August 29, 2014


Advanced QuickBooks Tips and Techniques

Monday, September 08, 2014


Word, Outlook & PowerPoint - Tips & Tricks for Enhancing Productivity

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Word Advanced Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Outlook 2010/2013 Tips, Tricks and Advanced Techniques

Thursday, September 11, 2014 


Excel PivotTables for Accountants - Part I

Monday, September 15, 2014


Microsoft Office 365 - Your Office, Your Way

Tuesday, September 16, 2014



Eight Hour Webinars


Excel Dashboards Tools and Techniques

Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Hope to see you on the Web!

We hope you find this issue timely, relevant and useful. If you have topics you would like for us to cover here in the coming months, please let us know.
The K2 Team 
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