BTerrell Group Blog

Anticipation, Preparation and Execution - What to do in a shifting HR landscape

Posted by Brian Terrell on Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Over the last decade, we’ve seen a number of employee-friendly reforms go into effect. Paid family leave, higher minimum wages, gender pay equity, union-friendly rulings and healthcare reform have all received consideration attention – and legislative action. The new administration has promised to roll-back, or at least curtail, many of these changes, leaving employers wondering what to do and how to do it.

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Tags: hrms

Uncertain Times Call for Certain Measures

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Feb 03, 2017

How HRMS can ensure compliance even during turbulent times

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is. When it comes to the state of healthcare in America, truer words were never spoken (these by John Allen Paulos, just in case you were wondering). The 2016 Presidential election threw healthcare policy into complete upheaval. While both the short and longer term impacts of the policy shift are still unknown, it makes smart business sense to anticipate some of the changes, and begin to consider how your organization can prepare and respond to those changes. Here we’ve assembled just a few of the most pressing uncertainties, and why a Human Resource Management System (HRMS) makes more sense now than ever before.

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Tags: HR software

The Five “Secret Truths” That Keep CFOs Up at Night

Posted by Brian Terrell on Mon, Jan 30, 2017

 And the 5 ways cloud-based ERP can help

As a CFO, you’ve got a lot of responsibility, and a natural response to that responsibility is to worry. And since your role is inherently sensitive, you may be loath to admit to some of the reasons for your worry. What are some of the “secret truths” that keep CFO’s up at night? Here we’ve assemble five of the most common CFO stressors, and how can a cloud-based ERP help you put the worries aside and focus on running a successful business.

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Tags: Intacct

What Kinds of Companies Benefit from Cloud ERP?

Posted by Brian Terrell on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

An implementer’s view from the trenches

An ever-increasing number of businesses are adopting cloud-based ERP solutions, and the momentum shows no signs of slowing. We’ve all heard many of the touted benefits of Cloud ERP, such as rapid deployment and minimal IT requirements. But what kinds of companies are truly the best candidates for a move to the cloud? Who can benefit the most – and why?

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Tags: ASC 606

Taking the Mystery Out of ACH

Posted by Brian Terrell on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

How it works, and what to do when it doesn’t

With nearly 70 percent of adult Americans doing at least a portion of their banking online, we’ve come to take the technology behind the scenes for granted. That technology network, called Automated Clearing House (ACH), has been busy for more than 40 years. In 2015 alone, the network processed nearly 24 billion transactions with a total value of $41.6 trillion.

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Tags: Electronic Funds Transfer

Your 2017 Intacct Year-End Checklist

Posted by Brian Terrell on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Seven steps to less stress and more merry making


I recently read that one of the reasons the holiday season is so stressful is that we’re doing a lot of things we don’t do every day (like baking fruitcake or locating all those decorations in the garage) and we’re worried about getting everything right (like picking the perfect gift and serving the perfect meal). Makes sense. Year-end processing often induces a similar stress level – in addition to being a generally busy time of year, we’re all performing tasks that we may only perform once a year. To help reduce your year-end stress level, we’ve assembled a checklist to get you through the major tasks and back to the merry making!

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Be it Bad or Good – Payroll Year-end is Coming

Posted by Brian Terrell on Mon, Dec 19, 2016

What you need to know to get it done right and done now!

The federal government seems to have conspired against us, back-loading an inordinate number of tasks for this time of year – a time when we’re already busy enough! While tax filing and 1099 processing due dates are looming, perhaps the most vital year-end tasks surround payroll processing. It is imperative that you complete payroll year-end processing on time and with the utmost accuracy. Here are a few pointers to help ensure you can check this one off your list and move on the next item.

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Tags: Intacct

The 411 on 1099s - Six Things You Wish You Knew Last Year

Posted by Brian Terrell on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Chances are you don’t give a great deal of thought to Form 1099. Not as famous as the W-2,
nor as infamous as the 1040, the humble 1099 is still worthy of respect – or at least accuracy. Intacct makes preparing 1099s a straightforward task, but like many things tax related, there are some subtleties and tips and tricks involved in getting it right. Here are six things to know about 1099s, to help you master the task and get on with it.

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Part 3 of Our Webinar Series: Master Your Transition to ASC 606 and IFRS 15

Posted by Brian Terrell on Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Thursday, December 8th at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET

If you attended our first two webinars in this series, you learned that you can't wait to prepare for ASC 606 and IFRS 15. In this webinar and product demo, you'll learn how to confront the compliance challenges head-on and make a smoother transition with Intacct Contract and Revenue Management, the only automated solution for ASC 606 and IFRS 15 compliance.

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Every day is Thanksgiving

Posted by Brian Terrell on Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Over lunch recently, I exchanged opinions with new friends from California, Oklahoma and Illinois about the greatest inventions of all time. My friends and I make our living with accounting and finance cloud-based applications, and we are amazed and excited by the miracles technology provides us every day. Despite our common occupation, none in our group included cloud computing in their list of greatest inventions.

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