Articles Tagged - advisoryservices

Utilize Your Point of Difference to Stand Out Among the Crowd

By Wiss, Posted in General Business

By Paul Peterson How to Utilize Your Point of Difference Today’s marketplace has never been more competitive. The fierce combat for the preponderance of consumer attention has skyrocketed in the past decade. Consequently, it is imperative for establishments to acquire and apply the professional skills required to be distinct among contenders, add value to the profession, and assist in supporting clients with sculpting a more affluent future for their businesses. When casting your line in the profou... read more.

Reduce Year-End Accounting Woes with these End-of-Month Closing Best Practices

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Felice Rudolph One of the best ways to alleviate end-of-year financial stress is by being more proactive in your monthly closing process. The trick to keeping procrastination at bay throughout the year is to make your monthly closings more productive and predictable. Follow these tips to stay on track each month.  Set and maintain a schedule. When your staff knows that the final Friday of the month (or whichever date you set) is close time, it becomes a structured part of the schedule. An official... read more.

Beware the Temptation of Offshore Consulting Services

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Paul Ursich Outsourcing accounting consultancy services overseas can be a tempting strategy for gaining expertise at a highly competitive cost. But as someone who’s previously done that, here are a few precautions I learned along the way. Language can be a barrier. I admire anyone with any degree of fluency in a second language. But while you can easily find English-speaking talent almost anywhere, there are degrees of familiarity with the language. When addressing, in person, someone who speak... read more.

Transitioning to the Cloud

By Wiss, Posted in Technology

By Wiss Associate What if you lost your company’s computers, servers and phone system? The culprit could be hackers, natural disaster or technology breakdown, but the end result is the same: You lose nearly everything of importance to your business for an unspecified length of time.  Your business is at a standstill until you hire an army of IT specialists to get you up and running again. They’ll get right to it — or at least as soon as they can fit your company into their busy sch... read more.

Seven Critical Steps to Upgrading your Accounting Software

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Robert Risk  Corporate accounting software generally lasts about 10 years before users get bogged down with a system that’s out of touch with current needs. Perhaps your people use Excel spreadsheets for processes that should be easily automated. Or the company has grown to where your existing software can’t keep pace. Or — worst of all — you can no longer trust the numbers on your reports. As you look for a cost-effective system that will serve your needs now and into the... read more.

Make the Numbers Add Up

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

How to ensure successful implementation of new accounting software By Robert Risk  At some point, nearly every company will start thinking about upgrading its accounting system when the pain points become difficult to dismiss. Here are a few things to think about before making a complex, long-term decision that affects your entire enterprise.  Know when it’s time. Frantic energy — a lot of it — can be one of the first signs that your accounting software system is overdue for... read more.