Accountants: better start reading about XML
and its impact on our software and electronic commerce.
Client/Server is out and web technology is in. Small Business
moves to Accounting Systems that run on Webservers instead of
Fileservers. Whether the Webserver runs on your LAN or at your
ISP, this change is rocking the software world: Web-based
Hypercubes on internet will cause big
social changes in the future. Consider what
ASPs can do with their intercompany
journal bus. Posting intercompany payments on the server
makes an ASP like a bank.
"We don't need no steenkin' Web Ledgers!!!"
---How to service Peachtree
GPL software is free, and charging fees for online accounting
systems built on GPL Software is
perfectly legal. Get positioned to sell something which costs nothing, but is
extremely valuable if sold supported as a service.
Comparing 20 of the ISPs who provide ADSL in the Seattle Area. Obviously, it's time
for us all to get connected at 256K. The
ISP will charge you the same as 28.8K dialup. The telco will
charge you $35/month but you may not need a 2nd phone line
Actually, the page you're looking is a rather
obsolete notion; there are so many good indexes online. Try Altavista
Looksmart index and
drill down into internet commerce, for example. The best resource finding
internet BSPs or ASPs is ASPNews.com.
The best general purpose search engine seems to be Google.
Here are some editorials and rants:
Some general E-Commerce Links
Here are some of my recent usenet posts: Deja News Search (gulp - I
hope I haven't said anything too stupid, recently, at whatever
point in time you read this! )
Accounting is the first major software below $100 to expose a
complete object hierarchy for programming by Visual Basic. Here
is a printscreen just to make it more
graphic for you. Is this significant or what? Be sure to read the
(note, sadly, Sage Software of the UK has since bought Peachtree
and terminated future development of POA. The moved is widely perceived as
protecting their expensive midrange software. )
I also think CYMA IV is a good strategic bet for Object
Oriented developers of vertical market solutions. Here is a brief
Comparison of Features. CYMA IV has a
good SDK and it exports data directly to Andersen A+Tax corporate,
partnership, or individuals.
Be sure to look at Visual
Accountmate. FoxPro developers having a field day with this, it's way
better than Solomon or Great Plains for small business. Ask Myron
Joy CPA and Foxpro guru; he is actually running this as a WebLedger.
I do some minor Visual Basic programming. Here are some Downloadable files
You know what they say about opinions - they are, like, well,
everybody has one. Well, I have lots
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