Posted Jan 14, 2009 13:24 UTC (Wed) by corbet
In reply to: Online accounting?
Parent article: The exceedingly grumpy editor's accounting system update
I actually looked into online accounting offerings as a possible solution. QuickBooks has an online version, for example. There are, though, some problems with that approach:
- The QuickBooks offering requires ActiveX and Internet Explorer, and it thus still Windows-only. Didn't seem like much of an improvement.
- The integration problem remains: for whatever reason, I've had a really hard time finding volunteers to hand-enter thousands of subscription sales every year.
- With online offerings you add the concern of putting all of your company's crucial financial records into somebody else's hands. You have to trust them to safeguard that data, to keep the servers running, etc.
The end result of all that is that online didn't seem like the way to go.
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