The Latest News from the K2 Team

Avalara Certifies 14 Partner Integrations to Automate Tax Calculations and Management

SEATTLE — October 30, 2017 — Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses, today announced its fall 2017 release of 14 new certified partner integrations. Avalara Certified partners have passed a series of criteria developed by Avalara to guarantee each integration’s performance and reliability. Certified integrations are built to ensure customers enjoy a fast, reliable, and easy process for embedding automated tax management into existing systems. Now, Avalara offers more than 610 pre-built integrations into business applications, adding more each month.

These integrations enable customers of Avalara partner solutions to benefit from Avalara real-time calculation of applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges for billing line items. Avalara software reduces the tedium and complexity of determining taxes for millions of products and services across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and other international jurisdictions, giving customers more time to focus on driving their own business success.

The latest Avalara integration partners include:

For more information about the Avalara Certified program, and a list of all of our certified integrations, please visit www.avalara.com/integrations. For any business application not already certified, or for a custom solution, Avalara offers an API for each of its products, making customer integrations simple for nearly any developer or business to build.



2017 K2 Quality Award Winners are Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 K2 Quality Awards.  These awards are determined by a poll of the K2 Enterprises instructor team.  Their votes are influenced by end user feedback and experience from consulting and extensive teaching.

Click here to see the complete list of the 2017 winners.

BQE Software Releases BQE Core

Last week BQE Software announced a new cloud-based project management and billing solution, BQE Core.
For today’s Accounting/Finance professionals, the demand for services can be elastic, ebbing and flowing with seasonal patterns and the unpredictable movement of the economy; clients request changes that require the revision of existing contracts; and the sheer variety of the tasks expected of any modern professional services firm make billing and project management a nightmare. Given the logistical challenges of simply running a firm efficiently, time itself can come to seem a scarce resource.
The BQE Core modern project management tool puts time, agility and control back into hands of architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, and consultants. Some notable features include:

  • Data-rich ‘Performance’ tab utilized for employee and client performance
  • Data entry in numerous customizable forms
  • Universal banking supporting any financial institution, globally
  • Unlimited mailing address listings per user
  • Multiple contact info fields (Phone, Email, Mobile, Skype ID, Whatsapp etc.) with preference prioritization capabilities.

For more information on BQE Core, visit http://blog.bqe.com/category/core/ or view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFB5oFM1H4Q.



2017 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting

We are pleased to announce that Randy Johnston has been named one of the "2017 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting"  by Accounting Today, a leading accounting industry publication. Johnston has also been named to the list for the past thirteen years. He is honored to be included with all those being recognized for their contributions to the accounting profession.   Click Here for full story.

CCH Updates ProSystem fx Tax Application

CCH announced an update to ProSystem fx Tax will be available after 6:00 AM CDT on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The update process will begin at 10:00 PM CDT on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Please refer to the Release Notes for specific information. Release Notes will be available by end of business on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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