Blog Archives - Accounting
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So You Think You Can Avoid Accounting Software?

Yes folks – it’s a new reality show. We’ll watch real people, running real businesses, dance nimbly around the subject of knowing their true profit and loss by using quality accounting software. First contestant is Joe. Joe is the [...]
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Growth, Accounting Software and Fertilizer

So you want your business to grow faster? One of the following strategies will help – can you spot the right choice? Make more promises – even if you can’t keep them. Water your business regularly. Use steroids.[...]
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8 signs that your Accounting Software sucks

For most small and medium sized wholesalers / distributors, the “accounting” part of accounting software is very much an afterthought. The owner-managed company typically focuses (quite rightly) on inventory management, order processing and purchasing[...]
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What’s the Difference between ERP and Accounting Software?

Those of us in the software industry tend to use industry jargon so much that we sometimes forget that not everyone knows what we mean by terms such as “ERP Software”. This was brought to my attention recently when an acquaintance asked my adv[...]
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Accounting Software Solutions: Cash ain’t Profit

As someone who first qualified as an accountant, I tend to sometimes forget how difficult it can be for the entrepreneur to distinguish between profitability and cash flow. You can run a profitable business while running out of cash – and conversely[...]
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The Old Custom Accounting Software Dilemna

It seems that lately I’ve come across an unusual number of companies using very old, customized accounting and inventory management software – mostly dating back to before we started using the term “ERP Software”. These com[...]
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Accounting Software Bloopers

Yes, folks, even us dull, boring accounting types enjoy the amusing gaffe, the “trip over your own feet” type of miscue. While doing some reasearch online, I came across a number of very amusing articles on accounting software (or ERP softwa[...]
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Accounting Primer – Deferred Revenue

If you collect money from your customers before you’ve finished delivering the products and / or services covered by the payment, at what point have you actually earned the cash? The accounting or bookkeeping staff at many small and medium-sized busines[...]
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Identity Crisis – ERP? Accounting Software Package?

Here’s an object lesson in the dangers of relying on your industry jargon when chatting with customers (or prospects). The software my company develops is known as ERP, or “Enterprise Resource Planning”, software. At least, it’s kn[...]
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Top 5: Don’t Train Employees on Accounting Software

Here are the top 5 – um – let’s call then “reasons” to not train employees properly and thoroughly on the business and accounting software / ERP software in use at your company. Our employees enjoy doing things the hard way, and changin[...]
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