Accounting Solutions Shootout for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

184  |  Course  |  Intermediate  |  Scheduled


The market for accounting solutions designed for small to mid-sized businesses has never been better! From traditional desktop applications to newer cloud-based solutions, small to mid-sized businesses have affordable options available today that were unthinkable for many just a few years ago, and in this seminar you will receive the benefit of an unbiased comparison of many of today's leading solutions, helping you to make an informed decision about the future direction of your accounting platform. Solutions from Intuit, Sage, Microsoft, Open Systems, Xero, Acumatica and many other providers will be reviewed and compared to help you decide whether you should remain with your current platform or perhaps switch to a different one to reap the benefits of improved transaction processing, efficiency, reporting and potentially lower costs. Additionally, various third-party add-ins will be covered to help you make informed decisions about issues such as sales tax processing, financial and operational reporting, and business intelligence. In sum, if you are the least bit curious about the accounting options available for small to mid-sized businesses, this is the most important seminar to attend this year.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
8.00 Accounting

Designed For

Business Professionals Seeking to Identify an Accounting Solution that is the "Right Fit" for Their Organization


General Understanding of Accounting Practices in Use in Small to Mid-sized Businesses


  • The changing landscape of business management software
  • The pros and cons of on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based options
  • How to augment functionality with third-party solutions
  • Comparing and contrasting leading solutions from companies such as Intuit, Sage, Microsoft, Open Systems, Xero, Acumatica, Avalara, BizNet, Qlik, Tableau and many others


  • Create a list of needed features and functions for your company's accounting application
  • Identify solutions that potentially represent a "good fit" for your organization
  • Estimate the investment required to implement a specific solution
  • Identify third-party add-ins to provide additional functionality


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Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA

Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, writes for multiple accounting media outlets, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology ( Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005. Brian started teaching CPA review courses in 1997, and currently works with Yaeger CPA Review.

Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 47 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. He has received numerous awards for his writing and speaking from state CPA societies. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference.

Brian is a certified public accountant (Tennessee), a certified information technology professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.

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