When it comes to accounting software systems, MillerMusmar, CPAs, prides itself on being able to recommend and deliver an accounting system that is fully integrated and customizable to meet our client's needs. The phases of service available to our clients are as follows:
Analysis and Selection
Throughout the entire accounting cycle, we work directly with our client's entire department. This allows us to be able to fully analyze the client's existing process and methodology, find its strengths and weaknesses, and recommend the software that not only meets the client's existing needs but also solidifies any identifiable weaknesses.
Integration With Other Software Systems
These days, middle market and enterprise level software is open sourced, which means that it can be integrated with other software applications. Normally, databases are best suited to integrate with accounting software. Being able to integrate the accounting systems allows our clients to streamline their operations and, therefore, save in overhead costs and reduce duplicate work and data entry. We normally try to utilize an off-the-shelf accounting software that best fits the client's needs. This allows for easy technical support, annual upgrading of the software, regular technical upgrades and, most importantly, is much cheaper than enterprise software. We are also sensitive to the fact that the software may need to be able to handle multiple currencies, export to a spreadsheet software, and potentially operate in two languages. We have access to software that can perform these functions.
Standardization of Systems
When given the opportunity to work directly with the finance departments of our clients, we are able to establish a universal standard chart of accounts and standardize policy and procedure manuals. This also enables the client to establish a standard reporting method which allows the client's finance department to gather information from around the world, consolidate the data, and import it into its own accounting system. Such standardization allows for streamlined reporting, elimination of clerical errors, reduction of classification errors, more timely reports, and reduced overhead costs.
Installation and Implementation
Once the software is selected and options are chosen, we are able to implement the recommendation. We will train the staff on how to use the software either on site or at the training center. When it comes to the computer network, hardware, and IT implementation, we normally outsource the work to an IT company or work with the client's IT department.