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5 Ways LA Distributors Can Wow Their Customers With Technology

Posted by Craig Pollack on Aug 4, 2016 11:10:15 AM

These days, it isn’t enough to merely please your customers with lower prices or respond to them quickly. If you want to ensure you’re going to keep your customers yours and get and stay ahead of your competition, it’s essential that you Wow your customers at every turn. While being on the ball and listening to your customers’ needs will take you far, the technology that you use and, further, how you use it, will help build into your organizations process ways that increase wow factors.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

Is Encryption Software Worth the Hassle for LA Distributors?

Posted by Craig Pollack on Aug 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As an LA distributor, you have far bigger things to worry about than whether your network information is encrypted – things like are your inventory levels accurate, is the right product in stock, are orders filled, delivered, and invoiced. Right? Wrong!

Take a minute to think about the information that’s stored within your company’s network - the emails that you send and receive; the personal information of staff and customers; your customer list, your price book, your proprietary intellectual property;

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

The 7 IT Habits of Highly Successful LA Distributors

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As hands on as the key manager of a Los Angeles distribution company needs to be, you still rely upon technology throughout the majority of your day.  And while you may think you’ve got it covered, don’t ever underestimate the influences of those around you.  We’re creatures of habit that learn by example, after all.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

6 Things the SEC Looks for When Assessing an RIA’s Security

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Created by US Congress to ensure that financial markets are secure and that the interests of investors are being protected, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may already have visited your RIA firm. If you’ve received an audit, you’ll be well aware of what the SEC is on the lookout for. If you’ve yet to be audited, the idea may fill you with dread. 

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Topics: Investment Advisor Articles

The Top 5 IT Mistakes LA CPAs Can’t Afford to Make

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

As a practicing CPA in Los Angeles, you’re no doubt aware of how integral IT has become to your role. Long gone are the days of paper spreadsheets. You use the latest and greatest software, while billing and invoicing are also handled electronically. Indeed, there’s a good chance that every aspect of your work day is now dominated in some way by technology. But, do you know how to make the most of it?

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

Remote Access Best Practices for LA Distributors

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Remote access is becoming hugely popular across a range of industries, enabling businesses to operate at a more efficient level no matter where workers are. Designed to allow employees to use company networks and shared documents regardless of whether they’re in the office, away on business, or at home, remote access is especially useful in a fast paced, sales environment.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

The Top 5 Must-Haves in a BYOD AUP for LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Thanks to the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets (as well as laptop computers), the ways in which we work and use technology have changed exponentially. These days, very few CPAs have to be tied to their desk in order to get things done. And policies enabling employees to use their own devices to complete tasks have made firms far more flexible and efficient.

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

How Encryption Software Can Protect LA RIAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jul 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As an LA based Registered Investment Advisor there’s a good chance you’re doing as much as you can to protect the sensitive data you handle on a daily basis.  From firewalls and paper shredding, to system purges and strong passwords there’s a lot that can be done to ensure that your business’ information never falls into the wrong hands.

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Topics: Investment Advisor Articles

The Top 5 Time and Billing Systems For LA CPAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jun 30, 2016 9:20:00 AM

As a busy CPA in Los Angeles you know that your time is as precious as your ability organize your paperwork. Not only are you responsible for all of your clients’ accounts, but for your own too.  And such organization doesn’t happen on its own. While it’s quite possible to create and maintain your own paper trail, these days it is so much quicker, and easier to purchase software that’s going to do the job for you. Would you rather spend that extra hour sorting through invoices or completing work and making time for yourself?

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

The Top 5 Things For LA Distributors To Include In Their AUP For Their Warehouse

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jun 29, 2016 8:50:00 AM

Did you know that some 80% of computer crime is committed from within or that 48% of companies blame their worst security breaches on employees? As an LA distributor you know how integral computers and the internet are to your daily operations. But the consequences of misuse can be terrifying; security breaches, data theft, and loss of reputation could be just a mouse click away - whether an employee has meant to cause damage or not.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

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