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How would a nail-painting robot impact a hotel spa’s cost behavior and operating leverage?

Clockwork, a startup in San Francisco, has built a robot that paints nails in under ten minutes. This video shows the nail painting robot in action. The robot has a 3D camera with which it takes pictures of each nail to build a 3D map of the nail. Then the robot’s artificial intelligence system uses […]

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New! Constructing an Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

Note from Wendy: This case is the fourth of the four interactive Excel dashboard cases I created around the Jubilee Superstores data set – so if you have been following this blog, you have already seen the prebuilt dashboard in financial accounting project, the constructing a dashboard project for financial accounting, and the prebuilt dashboard […]

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New! Prebuilt Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

This new case has students use a prebuilt interactive Excel dashboard to analyze a company’s product contribution margins and segment margins. This dashboard is ready for students to use; students will view a tutorial video about the case, read the instructions, and use the Excel dashboard to answer the case questions. The case will take, […]

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What are the relevant costs for AMC’s decision to offer to rent its theatres for $99?

The pandemic has greatly impacted movie theater operations. Some theater locations have been forced to close. Major film releases have been delayed or moved to a streaming platform. Moviegoers have been reluctant to share indoor space with strangers. All those factors have contributed to a challenging year for movie theaters. In response to the pandemic, […]

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How will the change in Chipotle’s sales mix due to the pandemic impact Chipotle’s profits?

Digital sales for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) grew 216.3% in the second quarter of 2020, accounting for 60.7% of sales for the quarter, as the effect of the pandemic for the entire quarter sent customers to online options rather than dining in. Many digital customers opted for delivery, viewing it as a safer […]

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Two more online teaching webinars this week

We (Jennifer Cainas, Tracie Miller-Nobles, and I) have two more 30-minute online teaching webinars this week: Polling options for online classes, Thursday, March 19, 3 – 3:30 pm Eastern Options for writing on your screen, Friday, March 20, 11 – 11:30 am Eastern Register for the webinars at our Accounting Is Analytics website at https://accountingisanalytics.com/webinars/ […]

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Strategies for giving exams online webinar recording

Over the past few days, I have gotten a lot of requests for the recording of the webinar that Jennifer Cainas and I hosted on Friday, March 15, about various strategies for giving exams online. You can find that recording at this link. You can also download the slides for the webinar at this link.  […]

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Two webinars this week: Options for online office hours and Building online student engagement

Has your school converted all courses to online? Still scrambling to figure out what this means for your course? Jennifer Cainas (University of South Florida), Tracie Miller-Noble (Austin Community College) and me (Kent State University) will be hosting two 30-minute webinars this coming week. One will address the options for online office hours and the […]

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Using Collaborate Ultra to deliver class live online? Here’s help….

Are you faced with teaching live online for the first time? Does your school have Collaborate Ultra? Collaborate Ultra is an excellent tool for teaching live online – I have used it every class day for a few years now. You can be up and running with Collaborate Ultra in about an hour. I have […]

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Webinar on Friday! Strategies for giving exams and quizzes online

Has your university or college suddenly converted all in-person classes to be online? Wondering how you can give exams online and maintain some sort of integrity? We (Wendy Tietz and Jennifer Cainas) are hosting a webinar on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm Eastern. Register at this link. In this webinar, we […]

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