This month, Ziptr joined accounting leaders in Kansas City for the 2013 Boomer Technology Circle Spring Meetings. Finally on the other side of a grueling tax season, these tax and technology leaders come together in the spirit of collaboration to commiserate, learn and challenge each other to grow and thrive.Read more »
Ziptr’s latest release helps furthers our mission to make it as easy as possible for everyone to engage in secure electronic communication and file sharing.
The Ziptr desktop app has been updated to offer convenient access to your most important information. To upgrade your desktop app, click the HELP icon and select “Check for Updates.” Here are some highlights of what is now available.Read more »
Two days ago, Boston was attacked. It is simply impossible to write about anything else right now. It happen to our beloved city on our favorite day of the year. Our hearts breaks for those hurt and the lives lost and altered. As the world struggles to understand, a theme gloriously emerges from the nonstop news coverage: the stories of the heroes and helpers who brought light to a momentary darkness and provided a safe path for those in harm's way.Read more »
I've just returned from a 3-day, 6-city tour training a network of nursing and rehabilitation professionals on how to use Ziptr for HIPAA-compliant communication and file exchange. After logging a good number of hours in front of these new users, and a fair number of miles on the road, one thing was clear: there was no need for training; these new users got it immediately.Read more »
Whether you are doing your taxes, refinancing your home, or discussing the health of a family member, you deserve a place where you can do so privately, without fear of cyber threats, phishing attacks or a company reading your confidential messages for any reason.Read more »
Accounting Today released their 2012 list of the 100 Best Firms to Work For, recognizing Ziptr enthusiasts DiCicco, Gulman & Co among this distinguished set. By fostering greatness in their staff, these firms are redefining the relationship between accounting firms and their clients – establishing a role as trusted advisor on strategic business decisions.
The paper-less office, mobile work force and BYOD are trends that can offer great returns on work/life balance and efficiency, but they can introduce new risks and vulnerabilities as well. The best way to protect client communication is to provide a secure solution that both staff and clients enjoy using. These trends have taught us to demand a better approach – communication should be easy, convenient and above all, safe for both parties.Read more »
"My clients have to love it." This was one of the top 3 priorities we heard from accountants, financial advisors, and insurance and investment professionals when we asked what they wanted from a secure communication solution. While using a collection of email encryption, password file protection, portals and file sharing tools may meet the firm’s compliance requirements for encrypting confidential information, it places all the inconvenience and strain on the client who has to maintain multiple usernames and passwords for every service provider they use.
The pain can add up. One financial advisor recently shared with us a story of a high wealth client who wanted to buy a vacation home.Read more »
Gary Boomer offers accounting firms 10 Strategies to Improve Client Accounting Services such as expanding their menu of services, restructuring pricing and building on their relationship as trusted advisors.
Client communication is at the heart of these recommendations. Firms cannot expect clients to turn to them for strategic counsel without providing them with a trusted communication channel to freely engage in confidential dialogue. For accountants, this means evolving beyond file sharing to open up a secure communication channel, in which professionals and clients can openly share the most sensitive of information without worry.Read more »
You may always want a social network to share and broadcast information with a large group of people. You will likely always want a public/work network with an email or LinkedIn profile to drive business. However, for your personal trusted network, you deserve a private place to communicate in confidence.Read more »
Ask yourself: if you could build a product for safe communication, what would you build? This was the question that our founders asked small businesses when they created Ziptr.
We heard you loud and clear: "this is not a file sharing problem – this is a communication problem."
Learn the three top priorities for small business safe communication and how this feedback helped to create Ziptr, the easiest way to safely communicate online.Read more »
Portals evolved to enable safe electronic file transfer; however, clients are slow to adopt. In a relationship where communication is essential, portals leave clients with unanswered (or even asked) questions.
Experts and practioners weigh in on the value of portals and how technology can be used as a competitive differentiator.Read more »
Last month, Callum Haywood, an 18 year old from Nottingham, England, launched a new site to help remind people to be a bit more careful about what you post online. We Know What You’re Doing (WKWYD) is considered “a social networking privacy experiment,” and its creator aims to teach the dangers of not enabling and taking control of your privacy settings on social media sites.Read more »
Recently a Ziptr user asked a question we thought worthy of sharing, "Is there a way for me to organize my files in different folders?" In Ziptr, we made a decision to use labels instead of folders - read on to learn why.Read more »
When you want to keep your office conversations private, you likely close your office door or drop your voice to a whisper near the water cooler. But how are you protecting your internal online communication?Read more »
What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there, unless of course you are attending the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference. Without a doubt, the hottest topics are encryption and compliance.Read more »