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Shail Akhil

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Member Since June 2013

Melbourne, VIC,

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Commercial Analyst and Programmer with a strong track record of process improvement, built on many years of hands-on experience with large, well known Australian organisations. Specialising in Business Health Diagnosis, Process Analysis, Custom Software Development, Performance Monitoring and Reporting.

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What's the difference in cloud and desktop accounting software

The exodus to the cloud has been on for many years now, and like everything, there are good and bad things to consider. The key difference between the two, as others have mentioned already, is where your data is kept. If you value your data, and don't like the idea of others having access to it, then you should keep it offline. If you don't really care who you allow access to your data, then take it to the cloud.The biggest benefit cloud-based technologies offer is transportability. That is, being able to access your data no matter where you are. But consider this: if you use your laptop to access your data, then what does it matter if it's in the cloud or in the actual laptop you're lugging around with you, after all?The most solid benefit of a desktop system is that you decide who has access to it, when and how they can have access to it. Handing it over to a cloud-based system puts it all within easy reach of its employees, hackers, and ofcourse the government.As a developer of both online and desktop solutions, the last two major projects I've completed were for very large organisations who had specific needs that no existing cloud or desktop based software was able to handle. In both cases, given the highly proprietary nature of the data the systems recorded, quite frankly, I would think they would have to be lunatics to put any of it in the cloud.Following the herd isn't always a good idea. Just ask the next lemming who runs passed your window ;-)

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Do you know a good expert for CRM/Workflow/Practice Management?

I really think a good answer to this kind of question requires a "wish list" of the features/processes you would like in an ideal system. Otherwise, all you're likely to get are lots of different opinions from people about systems they like, that may be perfect for their situations, but not so for yours.And then, if there are none out there that people can recommend, or any that meet all your requirements, you can talk to someone like me to help put something together that will meet every single one of your specific needs.

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A spreadsheet is not a toy.

Microsoft Excel® is probably the most powerful program most people will never realise they have, or ever know how to use properly. As such, it can sometimes be the most unfairly maligned ally, and the most misunderstood friend anyone could ever have. While a lot of people seem to like filling them in with that garish flourescent yellow background colour, and little else, there are practically ...

App Development

A spreadsheet is not a toy.

Microsoft Excel® is probably the most powerful program most people will never realise they have, or ever know how to use properly. As such, it can sometimes be the most unfairly maligned ally, and the most misunderstood friend anyone could ever have. While a lot of people seem to like filling them in with that garish flourescent yellow background colour, and little else, there are practically ...

Shail Akhil answered this question

What's the difference in cloud and desktop accounting software

The exodus to the cloud has been on for many years now, and like everything, there are good and bad things to consider. The key difference between the two, as others have mentioned already, is where your data is kept. If you value your data, and don't like the idea of others having access to it, then you should keep it offline. If you don't really care who you allow access to your data, then take it to the cloud.The biggest benefit cloud-based technologies offer is transportability. That is, being able to access your data no matter where you are. But consider this: if you use your laptop to access your data, then what does it matter if it's in the cloud or in the actual laptop you're lugging around with you, after all?The most solid benefit of a desktop system is that you decide who has access to it, when and how they can have access to it. Handing it over to a cloud-based system puts it all within easy reach of its employees, hackers, and ofcourse the government.As a developer of both online and desktop solutions, the last two major projects I've completed were for very large organisations who had specific needs that no existing cloud or desktop based software was able to handle. In both cases, given the highly proprietary nature of the data the systems recorded, quite frankly, I would think they would have to be lunatics to put any of it in the cloud.Following the herd isn't always a good idea. Just ask the next lemming who runs passed your window ;-)

Shail Akhil answered this question

Do you know a good expert for CRM/Workflow/Practice Management?

I really think a good answer to this kind of question requires a "wish list" of the features/processes you would like in an ideal system. Otherwise, all you're likely to get are lots of different opinions from people about systems they like, that may be perfect for their situations, but not so for yours.And then, if there are none out there that people can recommend, or any that meet all your requirements, you can talk to someone like me to help put something together that will meet every single one of your specific needs.

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