Category Archives: Hosted Accounting + Technology Services
Nothing is more powerful than habit, they say. And it’s true. Unfortunately, for those of us with computers and smart phones, that can be a bad thing.
If you’re like most people, you have between 20 and 30 online accounts and logins. It’s a surprising number until you think about it: banking and investment accounts, online stores and auction sites like eBay, credit card accounts, remote-access logins, cloud backups, social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, web-based personal finance managers, and (continue reading…)
It’s all about passion, that relentless drive to make a difference in your community, your world. And it’s about the business of doing good.
Bader Martin can help with the financial and advisory services that allow you to do it well. Our not-for-profit practice delivers an integrated, year-round suite of services for not-for-profit organizations and private foundations, as well as their executives and donors.
You might say we have a special passion for not-for-profit organizations. With backgrounds in auditing, tax planning, governance, (continue reading…)
Imagine: Online access to your financial information, anytime, from anywhere. No security worries. And no time-consuming desktop updates or backup procedures.
Advancements in technology promise wonderful new capabilities and labor-saving efficiencies, but they often bring with them an increase in maintenance requirements and potential security risks.
However, if you use QuickBooks® or Peachtree® accounting software, Bader Martin can help you to safely and effectively harness the power of technology, while reducing its risks and costs.
We, in partnership with technology hosting leader Right (continue reading…)
I won’t go so far as some and call it the next Y2K scenario, but there are things you need to know about this year’s extended daylight savings time (DST) and its impact on your computer.
Beginning this spring, we have four more weeks of daylight savings time than in past years — three more weeks starting March 11 and one more week extending into November. The change can impact airplane departures, ATM machines, digital watches, and the calendar on any (continue reading…)
The devil you know… the old saying goes.
It explains why we stay with so many things well beyond their usefulness, ignoring the potentially high cost of doing nothing.
Sticking with what you know is understandable. Especially when the alternative can involve significant outlays in time and money.
But many businesses continue to use their accounting software long past the time to replace it. They put up with slow or unreliable systems, create inefficient manual processes and work-arounds to supplement them, and even (continue reading…)
Your best salesperson just completed a major sale to your most important client. And because your inventory data is weeks old, your best salesperson just sold a lot of inventory you no longer have!
True story. Sometimes the answer to my question is soooo obvious!
However for many businesses—and perhaps the majority of small, privately owned businesses—the answer to the question is not obvious at all. Instead, less-visible-but-no-less-important problems or missed opportunities cost the business money and efficiency, increase risk, reduce growth (continue reading…)
The numbers are alarming.
One out of every 14 notebook computers sold in the United States was stolen last year.
Fifty percent of the organizations in a recently published FBI survey lost a notebook computer or other mobile device to thieves in 2005.
The theft of just one Ameriprise Financial laptop exposed the confidential data of 230,000 persons, including both the company’s customers and advisors.
And it’s not just stolen computers. Web- and email-based attacks are also on the rise.
No question, computer crimes are (continue reading…)
As your company plans its future, it is important to critically evaluate its use of technology. Simply buying the latest (or even the cheapest) technology doesn’t necessarily provide the best value.
Technology is a valuable tool, but it’s generally not a total solution. New technologies can offer significant benefits, but they may also require significant costs in terms of training, data migration and changes to internal procedures and controls before you see any benefits.
It’s important to carefully consider the costs and (continue reading…)