How to Save Your Organization $147,000
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
What comes to mind when you hear the term "fraud?Ē Enron? Bernie Madoff? Itís likely to be complicated schemes swindling millions from Fortune 500 companies and not a small company like yours, built on strong relationships and honest practices. While it may not make national news, smaller businesses are both more likely to be affected by occupational fraud and suffer greater losses than large companies. According to a study of 1,388 fraud cases by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), more than 30% occurred in businesses of fewer than 100 employees, with a median loss of $147,000. Can your company afford a loss like that?
The Benefits of In-House Customer Support
Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013 | 0 Comments
When a business needs customer support from their software vendor, they rely on a competent support staff, clear communication, and a coordinated effort between support and software development in order to resolve their issues quickly and effectively. You should evaluate how a prospective software company handles client support calls as you select the right vendor for your businessís software.
Is Your Accounting Software an Asset or Liability?
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
In todayís competitive environment, you need accounting software that supports you as you manage your business. Providing an electronic shoebox is not enough. Meeting government reporting requirements is not enough. You need more. What weíre talking about is information that may be critical to the management of your business but not essential for your bookkeeper.
The Business of Cash Flow
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
The present economy has created an unfortunate time when itís easier for companies to fall into cash flow problems and run the risk of going out of business. Cash flow can be an issue for most businesses, but with the unpredictability of the economy, there is less room for error because it is difficult to predict what the future holds. Letís look at three different scenarios in which cash flow needs to be analyzed.
Cougar Mountain Software Assurance
Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 | 0 Comments
As an innovative leader in financial software solutions, Cougar Mountain offers Software Assurance to help you safeguard and maintain your business accounting system and critical information. Software Assurance provides you with software stability and fewer business interruptions because it ensures access to the latest version of Cougar Mountain software.
Why Choose a Point of Sale System?
Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 | 4 Comments
One statement I consistently hear new business owners say is "I donít need a point of sale system, Iím just going to use a digital cash register.Ē This may seem like a savvy business decision, after all a PC based point of sale (POS) system including hardware and software will typically cost $1,500 - $4,000 while a basic digital cash register can cost as little as $200. So the question is: what benefit does a business, especially a brand new- cash strapped business,
receive that would justify spending all that money?
How Documentation Can Make or Break Your Company
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 | 2 Comments
"If your business hasn't been paying attention to your documentation, you're ignoring a sales tool and a revenue generator and you need to rethink your priorities.Ē
10 Tips to Avoid Embezzlement
Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 | 8 Comments
Fraud perpetrators have one thing in common they are morally flexible. Some are serial embezzlers, leeching what they can from a victim organization before moving on. Most are otherwise honest people who see the opportunity for easy money, and take it.
Payroll In-house vs Outsourced
Posted on Saturday, June 25, 2011 | 15 Comments
Should I process payroll in-house or should I outsource?
This is an important question with cost and liability considerations. You may be suprised to find that in-house payroll processing is not only less expensive, but with the right payroll processing software can be secure and hassle free.
Whitepaper: Fulfilling CPA Needs
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Cougar Mountain Software is always integrating new tools to help CPAs fulfill their clientís needs efficiently and effectively.
Whitepaper: Is Your Data at Risk?
Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | 1 Comments
Is Your Financial Data at Risk? What You Should Know...