OTT, Inc. Blog

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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Are You Ready for the Next Step from QuickBooks or Peachtree?

So you have been using Quickbooks, Peachtree, or Sage 50 for a few years now, and things have been going smooth. Business is great, you have some great employees, and the company is growing quickly. The company moved to a new location to accommodate all the growth that has been going on, and things are really starting to look up. However, with the growth has come some new complexity. While your software has worked for...
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At the Crossroads with QuickBooks or Peachtree

In our journey we meet many young, growing and successful companies that have outgrown the capabilities of their initial accounting system. These companies are at a crossroad; they know their current system won’t meet their future needs, yet they are uncertain about or surprised by the investment required to get them to the next level. Does this sound familiar? Entry-level systems like QuickBooks or Peachtree are smart choices for just starting out when you need capital...
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The Effect of Sequestration on Nonprofits

Throughout the years I have worked with a multitude of nonprofit organizations allowing me a glimpse at the inner workings of various successful nonprofits. With sequestration cuts to budgets affecting nearly every nonprofit organization, it has become clear that being a successful nonprofit organization in today’s business world is challenging and has become more than just the services you provide to the community. Over time I have come to pinpoint two critical points in which...
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