The AICPA, otherwise known as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is a national professional organization that sets the standards for accountants in 143 countries. The AICPA oversees the accounting profession, sets standards, and oversees the uniform CPA exam. The organization defines professional accountancy through education requirements, ethical standards, professional standards, and alignment with the general public’s interest. When the AICPA endorses an accounting software it means they have thoroughly vetted the product and have concluded that it meets the rigorous standards they hold for themselves and the accounting profession. Sage Intacct has become the first and only Accounting software to receive this recognition from the AICPA.
Why is Intacct different?
The Sage Intacct platform is meant to scale with a business no matter your size. It’s a one-stop-shop for businesses ranging from mom and pop shops to mid-market businesses. Your company can buy one software instead of having to change software as they grow. “Sage Intacct is truly a product with the accounting and finance team in mind. Every engineering dollar is put on how to make the accounting and finance team’s life better.”- Michael Garrison, Accountant for rinehimerbaker. Sage Intacct has focused on what they do best and has chosen to integrate with the best of the best vs. trying to create a suite. A great example of this mindset is the integration with Salesforce. Sage Intacct has made the strategic decision to align themselves and integrate with top SaaS offerings instead of trying to recreate them all. This allows their customers to get the best GL software and not sacrificing other software needs throughout the company. This also enables Sage Intacct to focus on their quarterly release schedule and making the accounting software the best it can be through consistent releases. There are integrations with multiple partners including CRMs, tax services, automated payments, time& expense, and more.
Why do CPAs agree?
Michael has been working with Sage Intacct for over six years and agrees with the AIPCA’s endorsement of this GL software. “The accessibility of Sage Intacct from anywhere you may be, and the ease of use is phenomenal compared to other types of accounting systems such as QuickBooks which slows down what I can do for my customers,” said Garrison, CPA. Once an accountant has gone through training for Sage Intacct GL the software is easy to navigate, and constantly working for them. The top features include flexibility and increased productivity. “Sage Intacct is the true definition of a cloud-based product. Customers get all the benefits of the cloud including operating in multiple sessions for various entities without closing and opening a program throughout the day” said Garrison, CPA. “The time savings alone are substantial. Overall, I find that the controls, the granularity, the ability to have segregation of duties built into the system, the auditability of transactions are all critical to accountants and why this software is above and beyond their competition.”
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