Old Accounting Software and Crashes: Time to Worry?
Ask the Accountant…
Question: I have some very old software called OrderMaster on my computer. Should I worry about crashes and losing my information?
Answer: OrderMaster is written in a very old computer language and is susceptible to crashes as supporting technology, such as Windows, advances.
I get calls frequently from OrderMaster users who have lost part or all their order history. You would be wise to have a plan B in place to avoid losing your data, which is priceless to your business. Considering options before a crash is much less stressful than waiting for a crisis situation that can bring your business to a halt.
In full disclosure, I acquired the rights to rewrite OrderMaster in a more modern language, but unfortunately it proved to be too expensive to do.
Please email your questions to Harriet at Ask The Accountant.
QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise can be modified to better serve ad specialty distributors. Harriet Gatter is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a former accounting professor and a former ad specialty distributor. She advises ad specialty distributors to use QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise, often in conjunction with other industry-specific software, to manage the complexities of the ad specialty business, with the results being time saved, errors eliminated and an overall accurate accounting of your business. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.