Technology

AI presents opportunities for cost optimization in manufacturing

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can drive more efficient operations and more effective growth for manufacturers. Here’s how the technology is being used to monitor for defects, schedule preventive maintenance and improve forecasting accuracy.

Excel depreciation methods, part 1

Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., explains four depreciation functions, which have three required arguments in common: cost, salvage, and life.

8 ways to calculate depreciation in Excel

The first section explains straight-line, sum-of-years’ digits, declining-balance, and double-declining-balance depreciation. The second section covers the remaining depreciation methods.

A new risk matrix for blockchain implementation

A new joint publication from AICPA & CIMA and ISACA provides a risk matrix that identifies risk in five key domains — governance, infrastructure, data, key management and smart contracts.

See descriptive statistics in Excel

Learn how to use Excel to quickly calculate basic descriptive statistics for a dataset, including mean, standard deviation, minimums, and maximums.

Various ways to display formulas in Excel

There are a number of different ways that you can display formulas in Excel. This can be useful when investigating why a certain formula isn’t working correctly or when grading your students’ worksheets to ensure they are using formulas correctly.

A better way to save

You can specify a default location to save your Excel workbooks. You can also “pin” other locations so that they are quickly accessible every time you save.

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Scorecard preparation templates and tips

With Workiva, we've created a PowerPoint deck that helps you create your own scorecards -- quick reference reports used across organizations to update stakeholders on the performance of defined deliverables.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.