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Announcing the Launch of the 2nd Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey

October 16, 2014, Hutchinson, KS and Minneapolis, MN – Randy Johnston, CEO, Network Management
Group, Inc., and Leslie Garrett, PhD, CEO of Insight Research Group, with guidance from an advisory
board comprised of industry thought-leaders, announces the launch of the 2nd Annual Accounting Firm
Operations and Technology survey. The survey is designed for accounting professionals working in
public practices. The survey will remain open through December 19th, 2014.

Participants who complete the survey will receive a free copy of results from the survey an eBook, a
$495 value, delivered to respondents February 2015.

“The feedback we received from our 1st Annual eBook was exceptionally positive. The way in which the
survey results were presented in the eBook has allowed practitioners to easily apply knowledge they
gained through the survey results to operational and technology decisions being made in their practice,”
said Johnston. “We believe the 2nd Annual survey and resulting eBook is widely anticipated and will
reveal interesting year-over-year statistics,” said Garrett.

***NEW***THREE AWARDS

“We are excited to announce three awards will be given to software application vendors. We believe
practitioners working in public practices know which accounting practice software applications most
greatly impact their firm in profound ways,” continued Johnston. The awards will be given based on how
respondents answer three new questions added to the end of the survey. Respondents will be asked to
identify accounting firm application software that has the greatest impact on their firm in each of the
following separate categories:
• Productivity
• Profitability
• Risk Mitigation

***NEW***FREE WEBINAR WITH 1.5 CPE CREDITS – November 11, 2014 4pm ET

Johnston and Garrett have partnered with CPAacademy.org to deliver a webinar featuring select results
from the 1st Annual survey and discussion surrounding survey questions and categories that will be most
interesting to watch in the 2nd Annual survey results. Webinar participants will take the survey during
this course and receive 1.5 CPE credits for participating in the webinar. Webinar participants who
complete the survey during the webinar will receive results published in the 2nd Annual eBook, a $495
value.

Webinar: KEY FINDINGS IN THE ACCOUNTING FIRM OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
Date: November 11, 2014
Time: 4pm ET
CPE Credits: 1.5
Register for the webinar here: http://www.cpaacademy.org/webinars/a0DC000000iGfCZMA0

ABOUT THE SURVEY AND ACCESS TO THE SURVEY
The survey will take 20- 30-minutes to complete. Survey participants will be asked Multiple Choice
questions in these areas:
• Demographics
• Practice Management
• Technology Management
• Operating Systems
• Computer Hardware
• Application Software
• File and Data Storage/Management
• Remote Access/Internet/Telecommunications
• Technology Spending, Decision-making, Annoyances and Trends

The survey can be accessed immediately here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SurePrep

2nd ANNUAL ACCOUNTING FIRM OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SURVEY ADVISORY BOARD
MEMBERS

Darren Root, CPA.CITP, CEO
RootWorks

Rick Richardson, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CEO
Richardson Media & Technologies, LLC

Doug Sleeter, CEO
The Sleeter Group

Joe Woodard, President & CEO
Woodard Consulting Group

2ND ANNUAL ACCOUNTING FIRM OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY E BOOK CONTRIBUTORS OF
THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP ARTICLES

Bob Scott, Editor-in-Chief
The Progressive Accountant

Dan Hood, Editor-in-Chief
Accounting Today

Gail Perry, Editor-in-Chief
CPA Practice Advisor

Jim Boomer, CIO, Senior Consultant, Shareholder
Boomer Consulting

Richard Koreto, Managing Editor
AccountingWEB

Rick Telberg, CEO
CPA Trendlines