Prominent Cloud Computing Vendors To Be Sponsoring Cloud Summit 2014

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Innovation on display by leading cloud computing product
and service providers at the 5th Annual Cloud Summit 2014

cloud summit 2014 Accounting professionals, technology consultants and small business managers will be able to explore some of the industry’s best cloud-based solutions at Cloud Summit 2014To be held September 17-19, 2014, at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, the conference will feature an exhibit hall populated by well-known product and service providers like Intuit,, and LivePlan. Cloud Summit 2014 – hosted by Cloud9 Real Time and BMRG LLC — will also offer one-on-one and group learning, networking, and presentations by prominent cloud-based accounting and marketing experts. CPE credit will be available.summit vendor sponsors announced for cloud summit 2014 “Cloud-based computing is evolving successfully because of the innovative, progressive spirit of our solution providers,” said Robert J. Chandler at Cloud9 Real Time. “We’re pleased to provide a forum where they can meet professionals who are eager to implement these state-of-the-art tools.” Attendees will have ample time to interact with sponsors, both in the exhibit hall and in less formal settings. Companies committed to participating in Cloud Summit 2014 at this time include:

  • Intuit, the market leader in small business accounting applications with its QuickBooks family of desktop and online solutions,
  • Office Tools Professional, which provides state-of-the-art practice management software to accounting and tax professionals,
  •, whose automation tools help businesses accelerate their receivables and ensure timely bill payment while monitoring and managing their cash flow,
  • SmartVault, makers of a secure, cloud-based document storage, collaboration, and retrieval solution that integrates easily with related applications,
  • Sage, global provider of financial applications for businesses of all sizes, including Sage 50, powerful accounting software for small companies,
  • LivePlan, which is the gold standard in business plan creation, featuring a comprehensive step-by-step template for documents and financials,
  • Tallie, a leading cloud-based expense report application that’s easy for employees, management, and accounting to use both internally and integrated,
  • PlanGuru, sophisticated budgeting, forecasting, and planning software that helps small and mid-sized businesses make smarter decisions,
  • Avalara, whose cloud-based family of solutions meticulously and accurately automates the sales tax collection and remittance processes,
  • SurePrep, makers of a tax document automation and digital workpaper solution that scans, organizes, and exports documents directly to tax software,
  • Funding | Gates, which simplifies the collections process with its FG Receivables Manager, a CRM for A/R management, and,
  • Crexendo, a full-service cloud solution provider that delivers critical voice and data technology infrastructure services to startups and SMBs.

Keynote speeches will focus on the implementation and marketing of cloud-based accounting solutions. Presenters include Jim McGinnis, Vice President for Intuit’s Accountant and Advisor Group, who is responsible for mentoring and managing accountant teams around the globe; guerilla marketing guru Orvel Ray Wilson, an energetic, inspirational, humorous sales keynote speaker and author of numerous books; and Doug Sleeter, founder of The Sleeter Group andone of the country’s leading small business accounting technology specialists. “Considering the combined knowledge and expertise that will be accessible through our sponsors and speakers, Cloud Summit 2014 will give attendees insight and hands-on skills that they can’t get anywhere else,”said Jennifer Katrulya, founder and CEO of BMRG LLC. “Wherever they are in their implementation of cloud-based computing, the networking, educational, and inspirational opportunities at the conference will send them home with new ideas, concrete action plans, and renewed enthusiasm.” For more information and registration, please visit the conference website.


Sarah Gardiner

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