How many business trips to clients do you need to make this week or month? How many are in driving distance from your office? Are some clients too far to drive to by car? If so, you'll have to buy a plane ticket, maybe reserve a hotel room, and even rent a car. Let's see…before you head out to a client, you will also need to make sure you have all their paperwork or files on a CD or in your laptop. Check. Fill your car with gas. Check. Or, get to the airport on time and pack your bags. Check. Keep track of travel expenses and your time. Check. Finally, will your data be in synch with what the clients have on their computers or paper files? You can only hope so. It's just one more thing you have to check even before you get down to work.
Ever wish there were a simpler way of working with clients that saved you time and travel headaches? Ever wish you could always know with absolute confidence that the client information and financial data you have is in synch with what your clients have? There is. Web-based programs like Intacct and Bill.com eliminate the travel headache and eliminate the data synchronization problem. With web-based programs, the information you are using is always up-to-date with what the client is using. Which means you can collaborate with a client in real time from any location. So you can cancel some of those overnight flights or day meetings. That's a time saver I find hard to resist. How about you? Do you have any travel or engagement nightmares you'd like to share? Have you discovered the advantages of using a web-based accounting program?