will I get access to my accounting data?
use an Application Service Provider (ASP) to host your bookkeeping
software and data file. At any time from any Internet accessible
computer you can use your password to access your accounting records.
They are always up to date and always accurate. This is the same
procedure and technology your bank, medical records and the IRS
use to access and process information. It is secure and it is
dependable with 100% back up running in real time.
owns my data?
a hosted ASP, you own your data files and you are able to download
them back to your local computer if you decide to discontinue
Internet accounting packages such as Net Ledger or QuickBooks
for the Web® you do not own your data. If you decide to disconnect,
you will need to have hard copy printouts of your information.
These would then need to be re-keyed into the new software you
controls the money and makes the decisions?
have 100% control of all monies and the decisions on how it is
used or invested. You decide what individuals and which vendors
get paid. We provide the data, but you approve all invoices for
payment and sign all checks ensuring proper segregation of duties
over the cash function.
other people access my data?
one can have access to your data without your company’s
express permission. ASP takes great lengths when it comes to security
measures. They have greater security than many companies would
have if the software and hardware were located in-house. Your
data is backed up on a real time basis to an offsite
backup facility. Also, the facility’s power supply
is hooked up to backup generators to protect against power failures.
If you think about it, how many of us with computers in our offices
have this type of system and security?
measures are taken to make sure that your information is protected.
Each company’s data is password-protected. You create your
own passwords, so no one (not even the ASP employees) can see
or have access to your password. As your data travels over the
Internet, it is protected by a technology called Secure Sockets
Layer or SSL encryption. SSL ensures that your data makes it your
location before it can be decoded. For added security, your company
needs to make sure your browser supports 128-bit encryption. This
level of encryption is the highest currently supported by consumer
web browsers. Be sure you are also using the latest version of
your web browser, as enhancements have probably been made since
you last upgraded. (See Security.)
is one of my favorite questions. Right now if you are like most
of us, your accounting records are in an unlocked file cabinet
or worse sitting on someone’s desk. You already have bad
security. BYB and the TADOnline system use the same level of encryption
that a major bank, such as CitiBank and Wells Fargo uses. For
the first time you can be assured that you and only you are privy
to your most important data.