Last summer I experienced a “data nightmare” with a QuickBooks data file. We were using QuickBooks Enterprise 12 R8 and the data file had about 5 years of transactions. The problems we encountered get to the core of what can go wrong when connecting two software systems together, but this case is specific to QuickBooks [...]
In January 2013, The Sleeter Group conducted some research of small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners across the US. The goal of the research was to learn about what SMBs want from their outside accounting firm. We asked a series of questions that targeted the types of services currently provided by CPA firms, as well [...]
Since many small businesses are addicted to software solutions developed to run on Windows, the idea of pulling the plug on all of that software all at once is sometimes just too much to take on. This is where the idea of hosting your windows applications in the cloud becomes not only a viable option, [...]
As an accounting professional, you’re required to transfer sensitive information every day in tax returns, payroll reports, financial statements, QuickBooks or Peachtree files, and other financial documents. Most of us would just attach these items to an email, but is that really the safest, smartest way to share information?
It seems like with all the features that QuickBooks includes, there are still gaps in functionality for some industries and specific businesses. As a QuickBooks Consultant, how do we address these issues? Sometimes it is by using a work around in QuickBooks alone, but what about when that is not enough? That is when an [...]
For those of us who make a living focused on desktop accounting software such QuickBooks, Peachtree, or any of the dozens of Windows-based accounting products, I see huge disruption, but also exciting opportunities on the horizon. As I look around at new innovations, new venture capital investments, and new successes in the market, I’m becoming more and [...]