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Office 365 - What You Need to Know Before You Subscribe Webinar

CPE

When
Jan. 15
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

CPE Credits
2-Other

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104


 More Information

Course No.
CXO365101W2
Level
Basic
Prerequisites
None

Description

Office 365 is perhaps the biggest game changer in office technology this decade. Microsoft is adding an estimated 50,000 new businesses to the Office 365 ecosystem each month. Sooner or later, every organization is going to have to evaluate Office 365 as it relates to their digital strategy. This course will provide you with all of the information you need in order to understand what Office 365 is all about. It is important to understand that the traditional Office suite of applications is just a small part of what Office 365 has to offer. The real game changer is the Office 365 cloud-based applications that enable and enhance internal and external communication, collaboration and information sharing. Office 365 will do for communication and collaboration what spreadsheet software did for columnar work papers. Upon completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge about Office 365 from which to make the appropriate strategic decisions for your organization. It is not a matter of "if" you should deploy Office 365, it is more likely a matter of "how" and "when." This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event, with the instructor available to answer your questions either during or after the event.

Highlights

The topics that will be presented in this course include:

  • Overview of the Office 365 ecosystem
  • The strategic impact of Office 365
  • Understanding the impact of Office 365 on your Office desktop software licensing
  • Overview of all of the Office 365 cloud applications
  • Review of the alternative Office 365 subscription plans
  • Configuration worksheet for selecting the appropriate combination of subscription plans
  • Review of Office 365 frequently asked questions


Speaker(s)

John H. Higgins, CPA.CITP


John serves as a strategic technology advisor to CPAs in the planning and deployment of effective technology solutions and workflow automation. As a co-founder of CPA Crossings, John specializes in facilitating the development of strategic technology plans, paperless workflows, client portal solutions and a comprehensive digital practice model. John recently co-authored "Ten Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud", published by the AICPA. This book provides CPAs with a strategic roadmap for taking their firms online by leveraging cloud computing. John also developed an innovative model for delivering live CPE courses that utilize the Apple iPad to provide electronic course materials and an interactive classroom environment. John’s primary qualification is his passion for helping CPAs achieve success by leveraging technology. He has extensive knowledge and experience working with CPAs throughout the country.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Actively involved in working with local, regional and national CPA firms over the past 25 years in the implementation of technology to automate business processes.
  • Awarded for being one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in the accounting profession by The CPA Practice Advisor (www.cpapracticeadvisor.com) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Co-author of "10 Steps to a Digital Practice in the Cloud," published by the American Institute of CPAs.
  • Facilitated hundreds of planning sessions and retreats to develop strategic plans, technology plans, workflow design, innovative client services and more.
  • Nationally recognized speaker and author on technology issues affecting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on transforming to a digital practice model.
  • Author of the annual Document Management Software Review for the CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
  • Former national consulting partner with a top 10 CPA firm.
  • Member of the AICPA Business & Industry Hall of Fame.
  • Past Chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs.
  • Past member of the AICPA Council and CPE Advisory Committee.
  • MACPA Innovative User of Technology award recipient.

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