K2 Enterprises Names Cloud9 Real Time AGAIN -
‘Top Cloud Hosting Provider’ for Accounting Industry!


K2 enterprises 2014 technology award to cloud9 real time

k2 enterprises technology awardsK2 Enterprises Announced its 2014 Quality
Technology Awards, and the winner is …

Cloud9 Real Time has been recognized AGAIN as the 2014
Top Accounting Cloud Hosting provider by K2 Enterprises.

The K2 Quality Tech Awards acknowledge accounting technology companies that exemplify quality in technology solutions for the accounting profession. K2 has been providing its Quality Awards for eleven years.  “My sincere congratulations go out to all our winners!” said Val Steed, CEO K2 Enterprises.

k2 enterprises awardee robert j chandler

Robert J. Chandler

Cloud9 Real Time CEO and President Robert J. Chandler, honored by the recognition, said “K2 has been a forward thinking organization for years. It’s a great privilege for Cloud9 to be recognized in this year’s Technology Awards and I thank Val and the entire K2 team for their efforts in educating about accounting technology as well as setting high standards for the providers.”

Chandler himself is an educator and advocate for Cloud technologies in the accounting profession. His book ‘Together in the Cloud’ is a veritable primer and reference for practice managers and business owners seeking to implement virtual office solutions.

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QuickBooks Payment & Invoicing Alert:
Intuit No Longer Supports IPN Sync for Desktop

IPN payment processing not supported in Quickbooks 2015

If you’re considering an upgrade to QuickBooks 2015, be aware that IPN (e-invoicing with a payment link and auto-reconcile and sync) is no longer available except in QuickBooks Online.

Not to worry, however, there are several low-cost add-ons that provide for this essential functionality (and arguably do it better than Intuit ever did).  We will explore a few of them that work great whether the QuickBooks software and file are hosted on Cloud9 or in your office. Each add-on provides a unique mix of payment solutions, including the potential replacement IPN QB sync. This is not an exhaustive list, but a sampling of some of the more popular solutions …

First, The Lowdown -

You will not be able to include a pay link on invoices in the QuickBooks 2015 desktop versions.  You will be able to continue to use IPN outside of QuickBooks to request payments, but you will be required to manually add pay links to your emailed invoices.  You will also need to manually reconcile the deposits and fees.  If you have already invoiced via the IPN in 2014 or earlier version prior to upgrading to 2015, you will still be able to receive payments for those invoices.

Update From Intuit

Integration of Intuit PaymentNetwork will be unavailable in QuickBooks 2015, you will not be able to include a pay link in any invoices you create and send from QuickBooks 2015. If you upgrade to QuickBooks 2015, you may continue to use Intuit PaymentNetwork outside of QuickBooks to request payment, but you will need to manually add pay links to your emailed invoices and manually reconcile the deposits and fees. See below for how to do this.

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Free Webinar Tues Oct 21st: A Careful Comparison
– QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks Desktop on Cloud

quickbooks online compared to quickbooks desktop

Join Robert J. Chandler, President/CEO of Cloud9 Real Time as he deep dives into QBD and QBO giving the pros and cons of both, and the radical nature of cloud-hosting QBD. This session will be followed by Q and A of QBD in the Cloud.


Intuit is really pushing its QuickBooks Online these days, but it isn’t a product that most financial pros are confident with.   

For many if not most QuickBooks professionals, using QuickBooks Desktop (for Windows, Mac is another story) for years, this is where our comfort zone is.  Intuit keeps attempting to push us out of that comfort zone.

They ARE Different


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Sleeter on Cloud Talk Radio:
… In the Cloud “Agility Trumps Ability”

cloud talk radio

Guest host and accounting technology uber-guru Doug Sleeter talks with
CloudTalkRadio.com about the importance of agility over ability for SMBs

In the recent radio show from Cloud Talk Radio, hosts Keith Eneix and Robert Chandler speak on how Agility Trumps Ability when growing your small business. Guest host of the show is Doug Sleeter of The Sleeter Group, a company that helps accountants and small businesses work together to increase efficiency and profit.

sleeter cloudtalk radioDoug Sleeter explains in the interview that by accountants and small business owners having the most efficient and up-to-date accounting tools they are able to grow their business more effectively.

The CEO of The Sleeter Group shared with the Cloud Talk Radio hosts that he was inspired to start The Sleeter Group because of his passion for small business. With a background in accounting and after seeing the growth in accounting software technology he knew he wanted to work with small businesses to increase their access to that technology.

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