A Professional’s Guide For Independent Contractors On How To Survive The 2018 Tax Season

A Professional’s Guide for Independent Contractors on How to Survive the 2018 Tax Season

It’s every independent contractor’s least-favorite time of the year: tax season. No one likes doing their taxes, but when yours involve complicated deductions or payments from a variety of sources, your annual filing becomes a complicated labyrinth of assets, deductions and expenses. Luckily, the same digital tools that make it possible to run your business remotely also allow you to track your expenses and invoices with ease. In particular, there is a variety of accounting tools and professional tax software that can help you wade through last year’s expenses and deposits and identify deductions you might have otherwise missed. Below,…

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Quick Guide To The Top Small Business Finance Products And Integrations

Quick Guide to the Top Small Business Finance Products and Integrations

We understand that lean and nimble small business owners invest their heart, soul, and most important of all, their time into delivering the best overall experience for their customers. Of course, small businesses have needs too, with time tracking, bookkeeping and cash flow management often near the top of that list. There are an overwhelming amount of tools and apps out there for business owners that assist with financial management, invoicing, and overall bookkeeping organization. That’s why TrustRadius provides reviews that compare and contrast the leading providers of small business accounting and invoice services, so you can spend less time…

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Quickbooks Pro, Quickbooks Online & Quickbooks For Mac: What’s The Difference?

Quickbooks Pro, Quickbooks Online & Quickbooks for Mac: What’s the Difference?

The Quickbooks family of accounting products from Intuit has maintained a vastly high portion of the small business market share for over a decade. The company offers multiple versions of its product to serve different user populations. Quickbooks for Mac, as the name suggests, is a desktop tool for Mac users, Quickbooks Pro is a desktop accounting tool for small businesses, and Quickbooks Online is a subscription-based cloud accounting tool. However, Quickbooks Online has been Intuit’s clear focus for a number of years, along with mobile, and much of the recent development effort has been on bringing the online version…

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CTAs That Will Impact Revenue Process: Interview With Maria Pergolino, VP Of Marketing At Apttus

CTAs That Will Impact Revenue Process: Interview with Maria Pergolino, VP of Marketing at Apttus

During the Salesforce Dreamforce conference, Maria Pergolino, VP of Marketing at Apttus, filled us in on the benefits of Apttus’ Quote-to-Cash solution, which operates behind the scenes on the Salesforce platform. According to Pergolino, users might not even realize that they are using Apttus—and in her eyes, this is a beautiful adaptation of the product. The company aims to improve business processes that directly impact revenue. In this vein, Apttus has recently expanded its feature set;  this includes a new contract product which Pergolino described as a natural complement to their quoting product, from an end-user perspective. Commenting on their…

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My Money’s On Salesforce: Interview With Tom Brennan, SVP Of Marketing At FinancialForce.com

My Money’s on Salesforce: Interview with Tom Brennan, SVP of Marketing at FinancialForce.com

  FinancialForce.com is a cloud applications company built on the Salesforce.com platform. Their apps include accounting and billing, PSA, ERP, HCM, inventory management, and SRP. At the Dreamforce conference, TrustRadius talked with Tom Brennan, SVP of Marketing, about the relationship between accounting and customer success management, the company’s recent funding, and the R&D advantage of working with the Salesforce platform, which Brennan sees as “winning the platform race.” How did FinancialForce.com get started, and where is the company now? The company started in 2009, with an investment from Salesforce and Unit4. Initially, the idea was to break down barriers between what Salesforce does, in the front…

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Rougher Sledding Ahead For Cloud Accounting Vendors?

Rougher Sledding Ahead For Cloud Accounting Vendors?

TrustRadius recently published a Buyer’s Guide to Accounting Software in which we noted the increasing dominance of cloud software in that sector. In the guide, we said that accounting software users have been slower to switch to cloud solutions than those in other software categories, potentially because of concerns about security and change management. Indeed, many on-premise accounting products, such as QuickBooks Desktop and Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) are widely adopted. However, a number of cloud products have emerged, both for small businesses (such as Xero and Wave), as well as for mid-market companies (such as NetSuite and Intacct). Additionally, vendors of on-premise…

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Sprinklr Acquisition Intensifies

Sprinklr Acquisition Intensifies

12/30/2014 Executive interview series by Vinay Bhagat, CEO TrustRadius Battle Intensifies with $250m Raised in Last 12 Months On April 29th, Social Media Management software company Sprinklr announced $40m in financing from Iconiq Capital, a firm which manages assets for some high profile technology executives, bringing their total funds raised to $77.5 million. In the last 12 months, three social media software companies targeting the enterprise have raised close to $250 million. Spredfast raised $32.5m on January 3rd. Hootsuite raised $165m in August 2013. These figures exclude the internal investments made by large software companies like Adobe, Salesforce and Oracle in their acquired social media management solutions.…

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