Small business software tips.

August 23, 2017

 

 

I’m Albert Steed with Advanced Computer Solutions. I want to talk about some business stuff today and I want to talk about what ACS does for software. I know that this doesn’t apply to everybody; actually it applies to very few of you. But, kind of interesting I think to know what other business owners are using and how they’re managing their business with technology.

 

So, at Advanced Computer Solutions we have a line of business software called Autotask. That’s what we call everything software; it’s our ticketing, it’s our project management, it’s our customer relationship management, it manages some HR functions, scheduling and it does everything around the business. Out of that come invoices, so we bill for time and we bill contracts and invoices get in and out of Autotask and then flow into QuickBooks.

 

So, we use QuickBooks and we’re in the verge of updating our QuickBooks and I think we’re still on 2014 or 2015. I think its 2015 and still supported by Quicken, so it’s not out of date. It’s just we’re approaching the end of life for it. I do not like to update my QuickBooks every year. I find once I get QuickBooks set up and working, I like to try as long as I can until Quicken forces me to update. In some situations that’s a good way to manage them and in some situations it’s not.

 

We also use a program called Bill.com and that’s our accounts payable. All our information fills the QuickBooks and Bill.com and Bill.com flows back. So, if you have to pay bills, I pay bills from my bed and in my iPhones. Awesome! We also use our RMM or our remote management tool and it’s called MAXfocus. We utilize or go to Cetrix for customers who don’t fit into our MAXfocus profile. Those are the major softwares that we use to run my business. If you have any questions I’d love to talk about it. I hope you guys figure out what software would be good for your business.

 

I’m Albert Steed with Advanced Computer Solutions. Thanks for listening!