Many PC users have suffered an unnecessary lack of performance during day-to-day tasks. Have you ever asked why that progress bar is moving slower than molasses, or even gone as far to shout obscenities at the screen? If lack of performance is part of your daily routine, here are some tips that will help your system perform at optimal speed. Network Suggestions Consumer grade network appliances don’t always meet the needs of small to me...Read More
Most of us started the year with an ambitious list of things that we wanted to accomplish and some that we needed to accomplish. We are far enough into the year to ask ourselves: How are we doing? Since self-management is a hallmark of successful individuals and organizations, let’s get started. First, get out your list of objectives and major projects you were going to get done this year. To assess you you’re doing, you’ll need to provide ...Read More
The decision to seek new construction accounting software, particularly for contractors moving up from QuickBooks or Peachtree, is generally driven by the complexity of operations. As your company grows, you require additional functionality with more detailed reporting, particularly in the areas of project management and job costing. This functionality and reporting is vital for analyzing data and making better decisions. Growth also drives...Read More
For small start-up contractors, entry level accounting software programs such as QuickBooks Pro or Peachtree are useful tools. However, as work volumes build, these systems become less useful for construction accounting. By the time a contractor reaches $5M or more in annual revenues, financial reporting needs begin to outgrow the capabilities of these programs. From a construction accounting perspective, entry level software is problematic...Read More
One question that many construction company owners and managers ask me is: "Should our project management software be integrated with our accounting and document management programs?" My answer is always a resounding, “Without a doubt!” To understand my response, let’s look at the role of accounting software in the construction firm. Simply stated, construction accounting software handles the financial aspect of managing construction pro...Read More
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