Windstorm reminds everyone about the importance of Disaster Recovery


On June 29th, 2012 at 5:15PM a brief but severe front came through the Midwest and in a span of under twenty minutes cut electricity, phone and data lines to millions of homes and businesses.  My business was one.  Fortunately it was Friday and just after the standard work day and our battery backups switched…

TG Daily Article: Dell shipped faulty PCs for years, court documents show


So for years AccuNet has warned our customers about the risks they take with buying Dell.  We’ve warned that they are not reliable because they constantly switch our manufacturers just to go to one with a cheaper part price.  Now this article shows some pretty damning information about how they treat their customers – concealing…

Convergence Wrap-Up/ SL Updates


By James Neal, AccuNet Vice President Another good Convergence came and went this April.  Convergence?  What is it?  It’s the Microsoft Dynamics Customer event where over 10,000 Dynamics customers and partners converge to learn more about the direction of the products, new features and functionality, meet with vendors of most of the 3rd Party product…

Integrated document management with Dynamics SL is finally here!


It seems I have been looking for a simple document management system for years that would allow our customers to scan in an invoice, apply an approval workflow and then attach it to a voucher and project in SL.  It is finally here! It is called PapersavePro.  This easy to use system allows a receptionist…

Rumors about FRx being discontinued?!


I have had two customers call me recently in a panic asking what they should do because FRx is being discontinued.  This is not true! Here is the truth.  FRx is owned by Microsoft and it is also licensed for use by many competing accounting packages.  Microsoft is discontinuing FRx for the competitors to use. …

The iPad and Why Its Not Meant for Businesses


Apple announced that is sold 300,000 iPads in its first day.  That’s huge!  But is the Apple iPad meant for business use or is it just a fun gadget? Our client’s have been asking us if the iPad will work with their business.  We did some research and found these issues that anyone considering an…

Benefits of a hard close verses the flexibility of open accounting periods


Dynamics SL has always touted its flexibility.  Flexibility is designed into the closing process.  For many accounting systems once the closing process has been run, those financials are cast in concrete.  This is of critical importance to companies that are publicly traded, or report to investors or a bank. For the other 90% of the…

Paperless Accounts Payable?


In many businesses today the Accounts Payable (AP) department is a hub of activity and the place where the buck literally stops.  The AP department is where a bill is documented, filed, approved, budgeted, job costed, re-billed to customers, compliance is satisfied, matched with purchasing documents, entered into AP, and in some cases the price…

Why Keep Maintenance Plans Current


by Mike Milligan One of the most common questions I receive from our customers is “why should I keep my maintenance plan current?  All the major accounting software vendors charge an annual maintenance fee.  Software is evolving so fast that you want to keep up with the features and benefits that your competitors are getting. …

Adding a Web Order Site for Your Business


Imagine if you could have a web order site that would allow customers to check stock, look at a picture of your product, review features and sizes, look at promotions, check shipping costs, check pricing, and place orders, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Would that increase sales, would customers consider it an…

Keeping a Clean Chart of Accounts


Every accountant I have ever met likes to keep a clean chart of accounts but over time, businesses drop and merge divisions, change reporting requirements and the once clean COA becomes a cumbersome mess.  A great little utility called Keychange will clean up a COA and save all your transaction history.  The utility has a…

Prudent Enhancements to Your Financial System


Positive Pay (A feature of the eBanking Suite by Sandler-Kahne) For years now AccuNet has been promoting the benefits of Positive Pay also known as Safe Pay.  Positive Pay is fraud prevention made easy if you own SL and purchase Sandler Kahn’s Positive Pay module.  In a nutshell, this additional module added to SL catches…