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Innovation Could be Your Success Factor, If Only QuickBooks Wasn’t Holding You Back

According to a 2012 survey by Information Week Enterprise Applications, 24% of businesses hope to develop and deliver innovative products and services. In order to achieve this forward thinking approach to business, you need access to critical business data in order to make the timely business decisions that drive growth. How do you really know how well your products are selling or how happy your customers are with your products and services? If you are using...
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The Keys to a Successful ERP Implementation

In doing some research on successful ERP implementations, I found a statistic on one of the websites I was going through that stated as of 2009 or 2010, around 50% of all implementations of companies with less than $200 million of revenues had not been successful. How could this happen? Implementing is not ‘rocket science’; however there are a few steps that are critical to a successful implementation. While doing the web research to kick...
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Timing is Everything!

We're reposting this blog because we've recently had a spate of phone calls from clients who have recently upgraded their hardware and subsequently their operating systems, only to find that their Microsoft Dynamics GP version no longer works. Stop and call us before you make some of those hardware decisions. There are some issues that you need to consider before you replace that hardware, depending on what version of products you are currently on. There are some...
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Are Weak Audit Trails Putting Your Business at Risk?

When you make changes or updates to your data in QuickBooks, do you know who submitted those changes, when they were made, or even why they made that change? If the answer is 'no' you may be putting your business at risk. QuickBooks and other entry-level software don’t often employ the security features you may need to protect the integrity of your data or ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GASB, or other regulatory standards. As a...
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