Accounting Software Only Sounds Boring

Most business owners I know think that accounting software is boring. Not as boring as say, sitting through the movie “Watchmen.” Or waiting in line at Starbucks while some idiot discusses what flavor of tea he should choose (it’s TEA for God’s sake). Or listening to NPR.

But accounting software can be fun. Fun, I say!

Jason has lots of fun with his accounting application. He’s the owner of a 20-person firm that distributes party supplies. His company’s all about inventory. He’s spent the time to make sure that inventory is tracked in great detail by his accounting software. This is not an easy task as he’s got over 10,000 items. Oh, and a lot of helium for balloons. Now, that’s fun.

Jason’s completely obsessed with quarterly cycle counts, weekly spot counts and semiannual physical counts. His warehouse is cleaner than my kitchen, but that’s only because I have teenage kids who specialize in home destruction. Jason’s inventory records are even cleaner than his warehouse floor.

A lot of business owners ignore inventory management in their accounting software. Some don’t like keeping detailed records because they don’t want to reveal too much to the tax guy. But using these features can keep this asset under control and therefore save lots of money. Now that’s fun.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Jason’s big into alerts. So when certain inventory levels get below a minimum his purchasing guy gets an e-mail alert to order more. If a ship date passes the current date then his customer service person gets an e-mail alert. If an inventory item hasn’t been counted recently his warehouse manager gets an alert. Jason takes alerts even to his receivables systems too. His controller gets email alerts when invoices go past 30 days. And if helium inventory levels are high then Jason takes care of that too. He has a lot of fun doing that.

All of this is done by his accounting software. Most popular accounting applications do this stuff today. And most major databases, like Microsoft’s SQL Server allow you to write “triggers” which are the same as alerts. Knowing things before they happen is fun. Finding out after the fact isn’t. Just ask the people who invested with Bernie Madoff.

Want more accounting software fun? Ask Susan.

Susan is a partner at a 10-person law firm. Sure, as an attorney she likes to eat puppies and beat little children. But there’s another side to her too. A fun side. She’s a penny pincher, running a business. Susan doesn’t have to worry about inventory. But she can still have fun with her accounting software.

There’s a lot of stuff she needs to know about every day. Like unbilled time that needs to be billed. And pending client work that needs to be assigned. And client projects that are running up against their limits. Susan’s not an accountant but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to use her accounting software. She gets flash info.

Every day there’s a Flash Report on her desk. This report is a one pager with key information about the firm. The flash info. Plus open receivables and open payables. She’s not waiting for the end of the month to get her information. She’s getting it immediately. She’s taking advantage of the daily reports that her accounting system offers. Like alerts, most software today generates dashboards and flash reports and daily status information, in addition to the detailed financial stuff that accountants like to know.

Like Susan, Ellen’s another owner who has fun with accounting software.

Ellen sees her accounting application as a sales tool. She runs one of those annoying franchise kiddie-tumbly-gymastic places. The ones that hand parents two Advil and a shot of Jack Daniels when entering. Every time Ellen sends out an invoice she plays with the message on the bottom. She advertises upcoming classes. She promotes her summer camps. She highlights a great staff member. Her invoices are like mini-tweets (there, now I’m cool because I just referenced Twitter). Ellen looks at her invoices not just as a bill for services, but as a communication with her customers. Fun!

Another fun thing I’ve seen good penny pinchers do: They beat up their accounting software partners. They have them come in, or get online, and demonstrate to them new features, add on applications, and better ways to use the product they have. They torture them with questions and try to soak some free training from them. The software vendors think they’re going to sell upgrades or more licenses. Boy, are they naïve.

See? For some penny pinchers, accounting applications can be fun! And profitable too!

Software Application Services: Reaching a Higher Grade

The fast paced technical world is compelled to go global. The software application development services are getting popular. It has started acting like a necessity for many organizations. Be it huge or a small enterprise, or be it government or a private based, it is requisite for all. The popularity of these web development services have now become barefaced with the upgradation and accession in clamor for the umpteen amount of software programs which procure to the rapidly changing demands of several businesses organizations.

The software application services are benefiting many organizations, by being the most cost-effective strategy opted by several organizations. The employment of these application development services over other different industries has proven to be very helpful and approaching demands and abstaining the requirements that lie there.

The software application services carry software application programs which run on the operating system of the computer and help software users to attain day to day tasks in a well manner. To carry out the business efficiently and smoothly, you would need to make it run in an apt and exact manner as you want it to. It gets even more important to give proper attention to the detail of the job and to make it up to high quality.

Software application development has grown up and extended its realm towards a new and innovative area of specialization. With the boosting up of technologies and Internet favoring world, to have an online presence of your own is very important for the business growth. This will lead to the popularity of your company, as people will more precisely know about your company and would develop a feeling to business with you.

The web development and application development has now become a way out for the companies to gain substantial and steadfast automated services at very low prices, while assuring with perseverance and perfectness.

It helps businesses to retrieve higher gains on lesser investments. It also increases the efficacy and proficiency of the work operations. It assists in saving the cost of manual services, thus resulting in cost effective and cost saving plan.

By increasing the velocity of the processes of business and work operations efficiently, application development helps you to focus on the core competencies of the business by amalgamating the business processes perfectly consistent.

All what you need to have is a skilled and proficient professionals to work according to your needs and help you in providing you the best application and software solutions that would cater to the efficient management of the software needs of the firm.

Java Development and Languages for to Develop Software Applications

Java language is the most commonly used programming language to develop software applications for domestic as well as offshore customers. Java development is done in the presence of various essential elements, and that state is called environment. This java run time environment is also called as private run time. Various software development companies provide Java development kit and Software development kit to their users.

The run time environment comes along with the kits. So it becomes easier for the users to work in that language without spending extra for the other supporting components.

Java Development Kit and Software Development Kit are often mistaken for the same relevance. Java development kit has a narrow work of area, whereas software development kit has wider applications. Java development kit is actually a subset of Software Development Kit. The task of JDK is to write and run the java programs. The other elements comprising the SDK are -application servers, extra soft wares, debuggers and documentation.

Java as a programming language has some basic goals. Like:

• The program should contain features like simplicity, object orientation and familiarity.

• The program should be secure.

• I should be platform independent and open source.

• Should attain high performance, and produce quality work.

• It should be interpreted, stringed or threaded and should be dynamic also.

Due to the presence of all such dynamic features any program written in java language can be run on any other hardware or operating system platform which supports java applications. Instead of specific machine code, the compliers change java language code into java byte code. These java byte code instructions appear analogous to machine code, but are further processed for proper usage by the new hardware as well. To mange memory, java uses an application called automatic garbage collector in the object life-cycle.

Due to the simplified elements and various other unique features, java is better than any other programming language. But it is often accused of being slower than other programming languages and requirement of more memory space to store its contents. But since its origin, the execution speed of java programs has improved remarkably. This is due to the introduction of just-in-time compilation system during 1990s.Some of the advanced features added to this language are:

• Better code analysis and optimizations like Hot Spot
• Introduction of microcontroller
• Introduction of Jezelle option in the ARM family CPUs to support the execution of java byte code.

Since its origin, this language has been improved a lot in terms of memory space required and speed. May be due to all such advancements, java has become widely popular among the developers located all around the world.