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September 2019 Tech Update Newsletter

   
K2 Quality Awards

K2 Enterprises Announces the 18th Annual K2 Quality Awards Winners

The K2 Quality Awards are in their eighteenth year and the are among the most well respected and longest standing awards in the Accounting industry. In announcing this year's award winners, Randy Johnston, Shareholder and VP at K2 Enterprises was quite pleased with developments in the industry. “The creators of technology solutions continue to step up their game. The pace of innovation is accelerating.” according to Johnston.

QuickBooks

QuickBooks Desktop 2020 - An Early Look

Intuit released the 2020 version of QuickBooks Desktop earlier this month. As with prior releases of the application, the 2020 versions of QuickBooks Desktop Pro and Premier and Enterprise 20.0 contain several new features and improvements to assist small businesses and their accountants in managing operations and finances. Following is summary of these new features.

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Maximize Your ROI on Office 365

Many businesses are utilizing Office 365, Microsoft’s subscription-based combination of desktop applications and Cloud-based services. However, most of these businesses are not receiving the ROI they anticipated when they subscribed to the service. If your organization is using Office 365, you should be asking the question “What are we missing with Office 365”. In this article, you will learn more about some of the common mistakes associated with Office 365 and how you can – and should – correct these mistakes to ensure that you maximize your ROI on your Office 365 subscription.

Software Licensing

Software Licensing - Don't Get Caught Barefoot

Software vendors want you to pay for your products monthly. You can see this shift with Microsoft Office 365 and with Adobe Acrobat. The traditional model of purchase the software and paying 15-25% annual maintenance is by and large gone. This isn’t necessarily good or bad, it is just what it is. However, there are some direct benefits to supporting the vendors’ desire for a recurring revenue model. As accounting professionals, one of our duties is to act ethically, and violating a software license agreement is considered an ethics violation.

   
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K2 Enterprises Highlights September/October
Webinar Series

Throughout the remainder of September and October, K2 Enterprises is producing twenty-eight webinars, providing technology-focused CPE opportunities to accountants and other business professionals. The topics for these sessions include coverage of Excel, information security, technology tools, Power BI, Office 2019/Office 365, and many other topics. Specific dates and topics for these webinars are listed below.


September 10, 2019

  • How to Get Your Banker to Say Yes to Your Loan Application. This is a free webinar, providing one hour of CPE credit!
September 17, 2019
  • K2's Technology Update
  • K2's Tales of True Tech Crimes: Ripped from the Headlines
September 18, 2019
  • K2's Understanding Key Internal Controls Over Technology
  • K2's Six Emerging Technologies for Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping
  • K2's The Right Stuff: Best Practices for Purchasing Technology
September 25, 2019
  • K2's QuickBooks Power Reporting with Excel
  • K2's Excel PivotTables for Accountants - Part II
September 26, 2019
  • K2's Mastering the Excel Macro Recorder
  • K2's Office 2019 or Office 365 - Make the Right Decision
  • K2's Power Query Tips, Tricks, and Advanced Techniques
October 2, 2019
  • K2's Adobe Acrobat DC - Big Changes for PDFs
  • K2's Tech Tools and Gadgets for a More Efficient You!
October 3, 2019
  • K2's The Best of the Best - Office Productivity Boosters
  • K2's Personal Technologies
October 8, 2019
  • K2's Going Virtual - Technology to Support Remote Team Members
  • K2's Blockchain and Emerging Technologies
  • K2's What to Ask Your Technology Provider
October 9, 2019
  • K2's Everything Google - How to Utilize Tools, Services, & More
  • K2's Critical Excel Tools Everyone Needs to Know
October 15, 2019
  • K2's Securing Your Data - Practical Tools for Protecting Information
  • K2's Advanced Excel Reporting - Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques
October 22, 2019
  • K2's Mastering Excel Charts
  • K2's Do It Yourself Business Intelligence
October 23, 2019
  • K2's Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies
  • K2's Mastering PowerPoint for Effective Presentations
October 31, 2019
  • K2's Microsoft Outlook - Inbox Organization and Optimization
  • K2's Improving Productivity with Office 365
You can obtain complete details for each session, including learning objectives and registration information by clicking the button below.

     
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K2 Team Members On The Road In August and September

During the remainder of September and October, K2 team members are scheduled to deliver 101 in-person training sessions in 64 venues

across North America! A summarized schedule is shown below. We hope that you will be able to attend one or more of these sessions, and we look forward to the opportunity of serving you soon.

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