SBA does not recommend accounting software !


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Bob

Arnold - FYI - The SBA says :

"Being a federal government agency, the SBA does not endorse or recommend
particular companies or software."


Go to your nearest SBA office and ask if they have a construction
accounting program > on their computers of if they recommend one. The SBA
purchased a copy for every > > office in the nation.
You can order the SBA copy from A-Systems at (800) 365-6790. By the
way, the SBA version is the only software endorsed by the United States
Small Business Administration. http://www.a-systems.net/



Bob wrote:
where is this accounting software endorsed or recommended by the SBA? I
don't see it on the official http://www.sba.gov/ site -


Arnold said:
You can order the SBA copy from A-Systems at (800) 365-6790. By the
way, the SBA version is the only software endorsed by the United States
Small Business Administration.























Brad wrote:


I am a CPA just starting to use Quickbooks. One of my clients is an
engineering firm that has just started up. They've asked me to
produce monthly job reports for each ongoing job. Allocating direct
costs to the job are not a problem - when entering the expense into
QB, I use the appropriate job code. However, overhead costs are
supposed to be allocated to each job based on direct labor hours. At
the end of the month, I examine direct labor hours and come up with
something like this (as an example):

Job A: 38% of direct labor hours
Job B: 21% of ""
Job C: 41% of ""

I then examine overhead expenses such as office expenses, equipment
rentals, utilities, etc. and I am supposed to allocate the costs to
individual jobs based on the percentages above. The only way I can
think of doing the allocation is extremely time consuming - I export
the unallocated expenses to an Excel spreadsheet, do my allocations,
then go back into QB and assign a job code to every unallocated
expense. Is there a simpler way to do this?

I'm sure there are a lot of posters with much more
experience/knowledge than me. I'd greatly appreciate any help they
may give.
 
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Arnold

Bob,

The SBA purchased a copy of our software and put it into every SBA
Business Information Center in the nation. The purchase order is framed
in our office. A-Systems routinely receives calls from contractors who
were told to call A-Systems about job cost accounting software. Those
are the facts.

Arnold
 
B

Bob

anyone can email the SBA and get this response:
"Being a federal government agency, the SBA does not endorse or recommend
particular companies or software."










Bob,

The SBA purchased a copy of our software and put it into every SBA Business Information Center in the nation. The purchase order is framed in our office. A-Systems routinely receives calls from contractors who were told to call A-Systems about job cost accounting software. Those are the facts.

Arnold



Bob wrote:

Arnold - FYI - The SBA says :

"Being a federal government agency, the SBA does not endorse or recommend
particular companies or software."




Go to your nearest SBA office and ask if they have a construction

accounting program > on their computers of if they recommend one. The SBA
purchased a copy for every > > office in the nation.

You can order the SBA copy from A-Systems at (800) 365-6790. By the
way, the SBA version is the only software endorsed by the United States
Small Business Administration.

http://www.a-systems.net/


Arnold




Bob wrote:



where is this accounting software endorsed or recommended by the SBA? I
don't see it on the official http://www.sba.gov/ site -






You can order the SBA copy from A-Systems at (800) 365-6790. By the
way, the SBA version is the only software endorsed by the United States
Small Business Administration.



Arnold

























Brad wrote:


I am a CPA just starting to use Quickbooks. One of my clients is an
engineering firm that has just started up. They've asked me to
produce monthly job reports for each ongoing job. Allocating direct
costs to the job are not a problem - when entering the expense into
QB, I use the appropriate job code. However, overhead costs are
supposed to be allocated to each job based on direct labor hours. At
the end of the month, I examine direct labor hours and come up with
something like this (as an example):

Job A: 38% of direct labor hours
Job B: 21% of ""
Job C: 41% of ""

I then examine overhead expenses such as office expenses, equipment
rentals, utilities, etc. and I am supposed to allocate the costs to
individual jobs based on the percentages above. The only way I can
think of doing the allocation is extremely time consuming - I export
the unallocated expenses to an Excel spreadsheet, do my allocations,
then go back into QB and assign a job code to every unallocated
expense. Is there a simpler way to do this?

I'm sure there are a lot of posters with much more
experience/knowledge than me. I'd greatly appreciate any help they
may give.
 
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tippy

Top post-- regarding the facts. I don't doubt you believe what you
said but your remarks are likely not true. An individual in or
employed by the SBA may have recommended your software but I doubt
seriously that SBA would endorse any company over another.

In support of that remark, the web site you posted is silent on any
SBA endorsement. If your company truly had such an endorsement or
recommendation, I suspect it would be prominently displayed.

For you to claim the SBA endorses your product could lead to some type
of sanction should the SBA legal staff become aware of your claims. I
suggest you check with YOUR legal department to properly word your
claims to avoid potential problems. My opinion anyway....



Bob,

The SBA purchased a copy of our software and put it into every SBA
Business Information Center in the nation. The purchase order is framed
in our office. A-Systems routinely receives calls from contractors who
were told to call A-Systems about job cost accounting software. Those
are the facts.

Arnold
_____________

Tippy
 

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