Amen to that.
If only they knew....
Donations?? Have you no shame??
Your brazeness is quite astounding.
The fact that you've managed to convince AW to give you free publicity and a plug for your 3 businesses is surprising enough, but for you to then to reinforce your boundless chutzpah by passing around the begging bowl just takes the biscuit.
Sift Media / AccountingWeb.....what has happened to your previously high standards of journalistic integrity??
My advice to the poster is to offer more free stuff to users...and they just might come back to you for more. Here's an example:-
How Many Pedants Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?
None. A pedant can find an error in the dark.
And Europe's accounts?
Does this finally mean their own accounts will be signed-off, following 16 consecutive years of the Court of Auditors refusing to sign-off??
What about MOZY?
MOZY gives you affordable UNLIMITED storage - great for backing up every single file & folder on your PC.
Doesn't currently give you the file sharing abilities of DropBox, Yousendit, etc., as it's more for continuous backups. For home users it works out to £3.71 / mth for unlimited space.
One of the major issues...
Is that accountants do all of their mini-analyses in Excel. Then they want to build on this preliminary work, so they just create a new sheet and link the outputs accordingly.
It's just too easy and convenient NOT to do it, and everyone can understand 'how the spreadsheet works' by a few formula reviews.
Every single business is different and wants to calculate different things in different ways.
No software can be all-encompassing, hence just stick to best practice principles and techniques when using spreadsheets, such as using checksums.
For more info on using checksums in financial modelling please see my article published in AccountingWEB:-
Alternative to Gobbledegook...
...Just stick to your spreadsheets!
Could you provide examples of organisations that have ditched their spreadsheets?
I would love to hear of just ONE company that has done this in their finance department and what systems they are using, because I am yet to come across any organisation that is 100% spreadsheet free.
Unless you can provide case studies of how people make the change it's always going to be an uphill battle.