2015 California Accounting & Business Show & Conference

Rick Richardson keynote - Technology Futures 2015

Over 1,700 California CPAs and business professionals have gathered in Los Angeles for the 2015 California Accounting & Business Show & Conference. The conference (Twitter hashtag #FlaggCAB2015 tweets) provides an opportunity for attendees to attend seminars on technology trends and to learn about and try new systems and services that could be of benefit for…continue reading

Why all QuickBooks integration isn’t equal (and why it matters)


By far the most widely used accounting software by small businesses, QuickBooks is easy to use and great for handling accounts receivables, payables, and payroll. However, as businesses grow, the need for capabilities beyond financial management develops. Improved methods for handling purchasing, inventory, sales, order fulfillment, customers, manufacturing, and reporting advance beyond wish list items…continue reading

Choosing software for a small business

Choosing software for a small business

According to the sixth annual “Brother Small Business Survey,” 54% of small business owners surveyed would prefer to invest in their businesses – rather than stockpiling cash.” Our survey shows that a majority of small businesses see a light at the end of the tunnel and are willing to invest in technology solutions to increase…continue reading

What is inventory management?

What is inventory management?

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard To get her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.” Bet Old Mother Hubbard’s dog wished his owner understood inventory management a bit better. But, it’s not that uncommon of a situation. Businesses worldwide struggle…continue reading

Powering up our logo, brand and design

Acctivate logo

I am super excited to announce some big changes to our brand today.  You may have noticed that we launched a modern, responsive website in February.  We are now refreshing our logo, brand and design.  You’ll be seeing changes in the next version of the software, too. I must say that I have grown quite…continue reading