Member Perspective—Identity Theft Lunch & Tour at Drake Software

By Remona Wade, CPA

On May 6, Drake Software hosted a day at their facility in Franklin, NC for NCACPA members. I would be totally remiss if I did not tell you that they did this with grace, style, and enormous hospitality. The facility was top-notch and the staff was gracious and friendly, as well as knowledgeable. I could not have asked for a better event.

John Sapp, CPA, and Vice President of Strategic Development, talked with attendees about identity theft and the reality of what’s happening in our daily world. He didn’t hold back and he didn’t sugarcoat, but he did assure us that Drake is working on the issues and attempting to offer the latest safety precautions. He personally is on several task forces with governmental agencies to deal with these issues nationwide.

The Drake Software product is integrative and simple to use. If you ever need help with their product, the staff is ready and willing to step in to train you. They have an incredible team that works well together, and a facility that was quite impressive in its technology and cleanliness. The staff, from top to bottom, were anxious to help, answer questions, and show off the company. You could tell they love working there.

I cannot say enough about the integrity and friendliness of everyone I met there. I was impressed by them and the array of products. They offer tax software, client write-up software, SecureFilePro, e-pay software, tax automation, and organization software.

My opinion? They aren’t finished yet—they will continue to provide the best software they can as well as the training and support for that software for years to come.

Drake Software

About Drake Software
Drake Software’s award-winning tax preparation software suite offers everything the tax professional needs: office management tools, accounting and payroll software, and much more. Even during the busiest part of tax season, Drake’s knowledgeable support team answers the phone in seconds, not minutes, and the software ships in early December with most states approved by the first week in January. More than 50,000 tax professionals nationwide use Drake Software. Each year, Drake processes more than 26 million federal and state accepted returns.

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