The Intensity of Online Accounting

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Cloud-based, online accounting can be intense. It is all systems-driven and when set up correctly, it will make available reports on a daily basis only dreamed of in more traditional systems. There are a few reasons for this – firstly, bank and credit card feeds. Once you turn on your bank and credit card feeds,


The Number One Impact on Cash-Flow

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Canada (and likely the USA too) is lagging far behind Kenya, Africa in it’s money transfer systems. I just read a survey in a QuickBooks Blog that states: Think about the business opportunity for a disruptive shake-up of our banking and credit card processing system. As our clients know, we are an advocate of Plooto


The Risks of Cloud-Based Software

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What? Risks of cloud-based software? As anyone who regularly reads my blog, you may be startled by that headline! Well, of course, there are risks in everything in life, and cloud-based accounting is no exception. The risk in using cloud-based accounting software is there, and I have written about this before, so this Blog is


Systems Need to Be Flexible but Not Too Much!

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A system is designed to create efficiencies and ease and, most importantly, predictable outcomes. People should not have to think through each step. Systems need to be living organisms, where people are empowered to modify the systems (with oversight) to create an environment of constant improvement. When your business creates an environment of problem-solving people


The Inherent Risks of Desktop Computing

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I get frequently asked if cloud-based accounting is secure. My answer – “what has you think desktop computing is secure?” The answer I hear most often is something like this – “I want to control my own data; I don’t trust putting it online. What if someone hacks into it?” The other risk people fear