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What does Bob Stenz think?

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Salary vs commission mix is often a factor of the market (includes employee expectation) and go to market strategy (...the more you invest in...
As a career controller (...someday I hope to make CFO), I'll suggest a PEO (say Insperity, Trinet, or ADP TotalSource). Using a PEO will save you...
We are using Concur in the US and UK and are setup for Germany. In our setup, the US accounting team manages the US expense reimbursement for US...
From the sub's perspective, I believe the answer depends on the currency of inter-company receivable/payable on the sub's book. If the sub's inter-...
We got forced from CapMX to Shareworks as well. Shareworks was certainly harder at first. However, now that we've been using Shareworks for 1+ years...
Jason, I find most ERP systems to have a lot in common. So much so that I feel your background with QuickBooks may help you quickly bridge any gap...
Adding to the above I would suggest an SEC reporting manager/analyst. Also, you would probably have local accountants (generally outsourced) to...
Since my original post, I've found a UK outfit which acts as a PEO by employing contractors and acting as a reseller (for a small commission %). When...
Commission plans can have so many variations (monthly/quarterly/yearly accelerators, number of tiers, number of channels, deal types, overlay, etc...
I agree with Ken that it will depend on the use case. My experience has only been with NetSuite with regards to the two ERP systems mentioned. Other...
Assuming your BOD will only approve options at FMV, I'm not seeing a way around the presumed 8/31/14 valuation (and option price) increase. It may...
You might want to reconsider OneWorld and instead leverage your local accountant's systems (should be no additional charge for this) and record your...
Hi Lyle, Good point about not saving sales taxes for customers who rightfully file use taxes. Thanks for clarifying this aspect. The main point of my...
While just a part of their service, http://www.v-sub.com/ will invoice customers in Europe and handle the VAT for a small % of the total dollars....
We formalize everything in a "Rules of Engagement" document. In this way, we minimize disputes. Included in our Rules of Engagement is what defines...
I've found that the pain point for monthly close is partly self induced (i.e. waiting until the month end to reconcile accounts and book adjustments...
Repeating a previous posting from Proformative on 2/4/11 as shown below. QB Enterprise may have some niffy consolidation features by now, but I think...
I like the idea of prorating on a daily basis throughout the entire term. That said, we have NetSuite setup to prorate only on the first and last...
I'm a fan of CapMx (two implementations, the 2nd one last month). That said, CapMx was purchased by Solium and they are replacing (they will transfer...
A few years back, I used Insperity and for seemly unfounded reasons related to medical insurance and perceived reporting options (and the CEO's and...
We use Travizon (http://www.travizon.com/) and the Concur travel tool. We have less than 100 active travelers/expense report filers (all domestic)....
I was able to run my PC macro (for saving a tab as a separate file) on my MAC after I updated the portion of the macro related to saving files as...
Just a hunch on my part that you are looking to save money by considering OpenERP. If you want a lower cost cloud solution than NetSuite you might...
Working in a Mac environment I'll add that Macbooks are not designed to support docking stations. So, from Apple's standpoint...docking stations are...
Hi Lisa, I see that you are a Silicon Valley company. www.frankrimerman.com (a local CPA firm) did a great job of bringing my company's deferred...