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  • A no-frills look at Microsoft Office 2016 and Office 365 versions

    There are more versions than ever of Microsoft Office to choose from, so weighing your options is of the utmost importance. Find out which versions of the productivity suite come with which features. Continue Reading

  • Do you know the basics of using Excel for accounting?

    Performing accounting in Excel can be a breeze if you know key commands and shortcuts. Take our quiz to see if you know the basics. Continue Reading

  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting gets an upgrade

    Budgeting, planning and forecasting is a process that companies want to be sure to get right. For some, that means updating their software and possibly investing in a cloud option. In this three-part handbook, learn about the upgrades companies are making, what to consider before a change is made and the processes that should be in place no matter what.

    First up, reporter Dan Ring profiles one company, Intel Security, that has made the move to cloud budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Ring also gets insight from analysts on why larger companies -- which have lagged behind smaller companies in this area -- are switching to the cloud and the challenges they face when doing so. Second, freelancer Linda Rosencrance talks to users and experts about knowing when to quit Excel and adopt financial planning software. Third, consultant Barry Wilderman gives advice on best practices when using any type of budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Continue Reading

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  • Get to know new versions of Microsoft’s Office productivity suite

    The newest versions of Microsoft's Office productivity suite are an interesting departure from the Office of old. There are several versions and editions of Office, and each one offers something a little bit different. There's the well-known local desktop version, Office 2016, and the relative newcomer, cloud-based Office 365. The apps in each are comparable, but Office 365 offers more flexibility with its access-from-anywhere model.

    Companies and IT administrators need to know what they're getting from the different Office editions -- and smaller shops are not exclusively limited to the Office for Business versions. Businesses must also consider whether to deliver the mobile or desktop version, and they might even find it's time to switch to the cloud-based subscription suite. One bright spot in this migration process is that Microsoft has added security features to Office 2016, so moving off an older version could improve existing security measures. This handbook outlines everything businesses need to know about choosing which Office to deliver to users.

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  • Tagetik software helps John Hancock save time and cuts risk

    Tagetik allows John Hancock and Manulife to reduce the time it takes to produce financial reports and to automatically update changes in numbers in comparable documents. Continue Reading

  • Finance looks to business budgeting software for better BP&F

    Many companies are finding that their financial processes can be streamlined through the use of business budgeting software. Here's a look at why, and how the cloud factors in. Continue Reading

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