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How to Protect Against Ransomware: 7 Things You Need to Know

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We here at Out of the Box Technology take cybersecurity very seriously. Ransomware attacks are the most common attack-type targeting businesses. In fact, 21% of total cyberattacks are caused by ransomware. So, learning how to protect against ransomware attacks is crucial to protect your business...

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Data Migration & Data Conversion – What You Need to Know

Obvious reasons to undergo a data migration or data conversion include change in costs for your accounting software; adopting new software solutions due to business expansion; trimming the size of historic financial data; to clean up issues with data integrity; and so on. Part of the concern is retention of historic company data – if deemed necessary to do so.

Bring real-time reliability to your accounting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Online tools have changed many activities in our lives – communication, collaboration, paying vendors and staff, and receiving income. What is QuickBooks Online? [mkd_separator class_name="sep1" type="normal" position="left" color="#ff6b00" border_style="" width="85" thickness="2" top_margin="15" bottom_margin="15"] Because so many of our day-to-day tasks can be accomplished online, they get done faster – as if in real...

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Monthly Accounting Tasks Checklist

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Solid bookkeeping practice is fundamental, but at times can be overwhelming, even for those in the accounting field. Keeping financial records up-to-date and accurate usually involves a variety of tasks. If you get behind, it can derail your whole financial system, not to mention impact your business. That’s why it’s critical...

New QuickBooks Online Essentials Plus Advanced Pricing Price Increase

QuickBooks Online Price Increase 2022 / 2023 | What You Need to Know

As you are already aware, things are constantly shifting in the vast world of Business and Accounting. Elements of products and services evolve along with the progression of the market and the needs of consumers. It is for this reason that Intuit is modifying QuickBooks Online pricing and transforming their discount program.

So, new QuickBooks Online Pricing and a new discount program… You are probably wondering, “How will this affect me?” Keep reading to learn more about what is changing, how this will this affect you, and how to benefit most from it.

If you currently pay for your subscription through Intuit, your prices were already Increased as of July 1, 2022. If you are being billed by Out of the Box Technology for your subscription, you will see the increase take effect September 1, 2022.

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Weekly Accounting Tasks Checklist

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Solid bookkeeping practice is fundamental, but at times can be overwhelming, even for those in the accounting field. Keeping financial records up-to-date and accurate usually involves a variety of tasks. If you get behind, it can derail your whole financial system, not to mention impact your business. That’s why it’s critical...

QuickBooks 2019 Discontinuation May 31st – How This Affects You

The QuickBooks 2019 Discontinuation is near! For many seasoned users, we know it is that time of the year. For those of you who have just started using QuickBooks Desktop, you may be wondering what this means to you, especially if you are using version 19 or earlier. Put simply: anyone who is still using version 19 or earlier will lose access to important add-ons, or “connection-required” features, at the end of May 2022. Also, any live support for any inquiries or troubleshooting involving QuickBooks Desktop 2019 or earlier will no longer be available. What does this entail exactly? Read on to learn precisely what services and apps are affected; and how the discontinuation itself affects your support experience.

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise: A Contractor’s Secret Weapon

Did you know that QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise can be a contractor’s secret weapon? Whether you’re a GC or Sub, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise has the features you need to monitor progress on the job site and ensure on-time completion under budget.

We often encounter contractors using QuickBooks needing help setting up their solution to allow them to leverage critical contracting features. QuickBooks was created to make accounting easy for small-business owners without accounting experience, and solutions designed to cater to industries with very specific needs have since been implemented and are often underutilized. When set up and configured properly, using these contracting features can transform an ordinary QuickBooks application into a contractor accounting solution powerhouse!

The majority of our contracting clients that enlisted our services to set up their QuickBooks, train them on proper feature leveraging, and use these QuickBooks features reported better financial performance from their Project Managers, on average. Time savings from automation, improved job site visibility and project tracking, and faster approval processes are among the top benefits reported by our contracting clients.

Read on to learn more because we want to share how you can replicate this success within your organization!

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