Intacct and CPA2Biz Launch New Program and Product to Help CPA Firms Transform Client Accounting Practices

Published on May 4, 2009 in Computer & Electronics, Computer Software, Internet, Technology

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Intacct Accountants Program from CPA2Biz and Intacct Accountant Edition Enable Firms to Improve Performance and Deliver Better Financial Advice

LAS VEGAS (May 04, 2009) –

Intacct, a leading provider of on-demand financial management and accounting applications, and CPA2Biz, a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), today announced the launch of the new Intacct Accountants Program. This groundbreaking new program, available exclusively through CPA2Biz, will help CPA firms deepen their role as a trusted business advisor, transform their client accounting services and position their firm for the future. The announcement was made at the 2009 AICPA Practitioners Symposium taking place this week at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

The new program centers on the Intacct Accountant Edition, a unique version of the Intacct on-demand financial management system that was also unveiled today. Delivered online, via a best-in-class cloud computing platform, Intacct Accountant Edition enables anytime, anywhere access to shared financial information by both CPAs and their clients. Through ongoing co-development efforts, Intacct and CPA2Biz will continue to enhance the Intacct Accountant Edition with intellectual capital from the AICPA and CPA2Biz designed for both CPA firms and their clients, including financial best practices, business guidance and industry-specific templates.

The Intacct Accountants Program will help CPA firms transform their client accounting practices to improve financial performance, deliver better, more proactive financial advice, and help clients make faster, smarter business decisions. With a single system, CPAs can serve clients of different sizes, industries and across geographies, as well as deliver offerings ranging from financial statement preparation to outsourced accounting and CFO services. Using cloud accounting applications significantly reduces travel, gives CPA firm staff the flexibility to work remotely, and substantially lowers information technology expenses.

Key Components of the New Intacct Accountants Program
By joining the Intacct Accountants Program, accounting firms gain access to a broad range of valuable services including:

* Intacct Accountant Edition – a cloud-based accounting system designed specifically for CPA firms and their clients, with applications for general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, order entry, purchase order, employee expenses, financial reporting, analytics and dashboards
* Intacct Accountant’s Console – a unique CPA-focused console that enables practice managers to easily and securely access financials for all of their clients from a single, centralized dashboard
* No Charge, Unlimited CPA Firm Users – an unlimited number of accountants within the firm can use Intacct, with no additional charge, to serve their clients
* Internal Use of Intacct for AICPA Member Firms – AICPA member firms may use Intacct as their firm’s internal financial management system withat no additional charge
* Sales and Marketing Support – valuable sales and marketing resources to identify prospects and help accelerate the signing of new clients, including access to the Intacct Partner Portal, unlimited demonstration accounts and direct sales support
* Implementation Assistance – implementation assistance for the on-boarding of two new clients each year to transfer knowledge and help ensure CPA firm success
* Training – free classroom training and certification for two people per year, as well as unlimited access to all of Intacct’s online training courses
* Dedicated Support – access to Intacct’s dedicated CPA Firm Partner support, including phone, email and live chat
* Intacct CPA Referral Program – for clients too large to use a firm’s client accounting services, the Intacct CPA Referral Program allows the firm to refer clients directly to Intacct, so the client may benefit from preferred program pricing

“Historically, client accounting services haven’t garnered the same level of visibility as a firm’s audit and tax services. With this new program we expect to change that by enabling CPAs to elevate themselves as real-time trusted advisors instead of after-the-fact financial statement providers,” said Michael Cerami, vice president of corporate alliances at CPA2Biz. “The Intacct Accountants Program eliminates many of the headaches inherent to client accounting services, such as staffing and technological challenges, managing multiple versions of software, security risks in data sharing and transfer, time lost in travel to access client data and a lag in timely financial information that inhibits just-in-time business decisions.”

“Our vision is to help CPA firms become more productive and profitable at the same time they are providing better, more valuable services to their clients,” said Daniel Druker, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Intacct. “The Intacct Accountant Edition and the new Intacct Accountants Program will help CPA firms generate significant improvement in their financial results by offering more proactive consultation to their clients, serving more clients with the same staff, freeing up wasted bookkeeper hours and offering higher value trusted business advisor services.”

To hear the advice that CPAs from LarsonAllen, N Cheng & Co. and Corefino have for their peers regarding the use of cloud computing and the Intacct Accountant Edition, please visit http://us.intacct.com/pr/partner_advice For additional details or to join the Intacct Accountants Program, please visit www.cpa2biz.com/intacct.

About CPA2Biz
CPA2Biz is a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and provides marketing and technology services to the AICPA for its wide array of products and services. CPA2Biz also develops and manages client-focused business solutions programs (e.g. payroll, bill management) that enable CPAs to build stronger relationships with their business clients or employers. For more information, visit www.cpa2biz.com.

About Intacct
Intacct is a market and technology leader in on-demand financial management and accounting applications. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct’s award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications are used by thousands of businesses, from startups to public companies and are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue recognition, inventory, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via Software as a Service.

Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.intacct.com or call 877-437-7765.

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CPA2Biz and the CPA2Biz logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of CPA2Biz, Inc. Intacct and the Intacct logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intacct Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts:
Peter Olson
Intacct
Tel: 408-878-0951
Email: polson@intacct.com Pam Johnston
PJ Inc. on behalf of CPA2Biz
212-629-8445
pamela@pjinc.net

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