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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

5 Ways LA Investment Advisors Can Improve Their Technology

Posted by Craig Pollack on Jun 28, 2016 7:42:00 AM

I think you’d agree - technology for technology’s sake is rarely the best approach.  But, done the right way, technology can help your investment firm operate more effectively and efficiently ultimately impacting not only your investment performance but also the quality of service you deliver to your clients.

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Topics: Investment Advisor Articles

The 3 Things All Security Audits Must Contain For LA CPAs

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

Accountants listen up - by now you should know just how important security audits are and also should be aware of the great number of benefits they carry with them. But, are you equally knowledgeable with the types of things auditors would be looking for or the protocols you should be able to demonstrate during the review?

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

7 Considerations for LA CPAs to Make Before Moving to the Cloud

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 27, 2016 9:02:00 AM

Like all Certified Public Accountants, whether they’re located in Los Angeles or not, you no doubt spend much of your time sifting through your clients’ documents, advising them on aspects of their finances, and preparing tax returns. Do you ever wish that your storage system, or, indeed, your entire network, could be a little more accessible? Or do you ever wonder what would happen to your business if a disaster struck your base of operations?

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

5 Ways an LA Distributor Can Improve Their Technology

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 26, 2016 8:57:00 AM

These days it would be difficult, if not impossible, for your LA distribution business to operate without the assistance of technology. Your orders are no doubt placed online, while your invoices and inventories are stored within your computer system’s servers and orders tracked via GPS-enabled technology.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

5 Things a Los Angeles Distributor Can Automate in Their Warehouse

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 25, 2016 8:51:00 AM

As an LA based distributor or manufacturer, you’re well aware that yours is an industry that is constantly changing, evolving into something almost unrecognizable. While reinvention and development are both integral to keeping things moving efficiently and ensuring your customers are constantly satisfied, it can be exhausting attempting to keep up with such demands; just how can you ensure your working environment is supporting your endeavors to keep up?

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

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