How to Create a Backup Plan for Your Business

Posted by Dionne on November 8, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Having the right backup solution can save your company from losing important data, having to pay a ransom to retrieve it, or potentially costing your business the valuable secrets that keep it competitive. At the very least, nobody wants to re-key all of their accounting data if something goes wrong after, say, a long period-end process. These are all real consequences that have brought clients to us for help and a plan.

Still, it’s difficult to know how to begin developing a backup plan without some guidance. Here are some key questions we ask when helping customers design a new backup strategy…or evaluate the effectiveness of a current one:

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Topics: Information Technology, Business Technology, Technology Services, Backups

Navigating the Changing Trends in Accounting

Posted by James on July 24, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Did you know that...

  • ...while 80% of CPAs think their role will change drastically by 2025, only 10% of them view themselves as innovative?
  • ...accounting firms with 100% of their clients using cloud computing witnessed a 15% increase in revenue year over year, compared to 4% growth at traditional firms?
  • ...over the next 20 years, there's a 97.6% chance of bookkeeping jobs becoming automated and a 93.5% chance of accounting and auditing jobs doing the same?
  • ...investments in artificial intelligence increased by 300% from 2013 to 2016, led by large accounting firms?
  • ...global spending on blockchain solutions - which will revolutionize how audits are conducted - is anticipated to reach $2.1 billion by the end of 2018?
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Topics: Customer Success, Business Technology, Cloud Computing

4 Benefits of Accepting Email Payments Through your ERP Software

Posted by B/P News & Notes on June 27, 2018 at 9:52 AM

Owning and operating a small business can be challenging. There are so many moving parts, and you need to make sure every department is running as smoothly as possible. Even if all the wheels are spinning in the right direction, you still have to factor in the parts you can’t control, like getting paid quickly and efficiently.

The fact is, 79% of business owners can’t pay themselves due to late payments, according to Fundbox. If small businesses got paid for all unpaid invoices at once, they’d each be able to pay themselves about $40,000!

Collecting payments from customers isn’t always a timely process. If you’re still managing your invoicing with paper, making the switch to email payments can save you time and help you get paid faster. With email payments, customers can pay you from any device with the click of a button. Here are four benefits of accepting email payments through your ERP software.

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Topics: ERP, Business Technology

Don't be a Sales & Use Tax Dummy!

Posted by B/P News & Notes on June 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM

We all love a short break in the workday. And we all love thinking about taxes! Okay...maybe not that second thing. Still, grab your warm drink of choice, and let’s play a quick game that tests your knowledge on current sales & use tax regulations. How many of the following questions will you get right?

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Topics: Taxes, Business Essentials, Business Technology

Bennett/Porter’s conference returns! Join us for Connections 2018

Posted by B/P News & Notes on February 13, 2018 at 3:53 PM

In 2017, we here at Bennett/Porter took a year off from hosting our annual Connections conference to focus on expanding our software and service offerings. This year we return with Connections 2018  and we invite you and your colleagues to join us.

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Topics: connections 2018, Business Technology, Business Essentials, Customer Success, ERP, People. Ideas. Technology., Conferences, Information Technology, News Alert, Human Capital Management

Tighter Integration Means Better eCommerce

Posted by James on June 21, 2017 at 2:22 PM

An Enterprise Resource Planning system with integrated ecommerce is essential for business growth in highly competitive marketplaces like the present one. Both your customers and your business profit when all of your ecommerce and logistical functions connect - and they both suffer delays and higher costs when they don't. Learn how tight integration gives the advantage to your business in our free whitepaper.

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Topics: Business Technology, ERP Selection

Data Backups and Off-Site Replication: IT Insurance for Your Business

Posted by Ryan Wroblewski on May 15, 2017 at 10:19 AM

No one likes talking about backups. No one is going to bring up the topic of “off-site replication” at the next bonfire. Small businesses often don’t see the need to spend money to ensure that their vital data is backed up. After all, you just bought new hardware last year. Why would it fail? Sending data off-site? Why would I pay for that when it is perfectly secure here? 

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Topics: Business Technology, Information Technology, Network Security

Organizing Business Ecosystems with the Adaptability of Acumatica ERP

Posted by James on March 1, 2017 at 1:09 PM

The following post was originally composed for and published on Acumatica's blog just after the turn of the new year. Visit and you'll find plenty of examples of how the adaptability highlighted below unifies business systems that once seemed impossibly separated. The sense of fragmentation is not unique, though the solution we can help you put in place might be.

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Topics: Acumatica, Business Technology

Mid-market Business Technology Trends and the ERP Vendor Response

Posted by James on October 19, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Deloitte recently published findings from their fourth annual Growth Enterprise Services survey that polled 500 mid-market executives (i.e. executives from companies with annual revenues ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion). The objective of the survey was to investigate the perceived role of technology in this business stratum and gauge how those perceptions influence decisions. You can read a summary of the findings here and even download the nitty-gritty results, but what follows are the highlights and what they might mean for companies in that range looking for an Enterprise Resource Planning solution.

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Topics: Cloud ERP, Business Technology

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