E-commerce Versus M-commerce

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Difference Between E-commerce and M-commerce

E-commerce (electronic commerce) is generally considered to be any type of transaction that takes place using the internet. Many popular transactions are banking, paying bills, and shopping. These activities take place using desktop and laptop computers in the home or office.

M-commerce (mobile commerce) is also any type of e-commerce transaction, only access to the internet is not required because these activities now take place using smartphones and tablets as telecommunication devices. And, because these activities are mobile, they can take place just about anywhere: home, office, riding in a car, walking on the beach, etc.

Mobile Optimized Websites

As the e-commerce business model continues to evolve into m-commerce, optimizing the user experience with an easy-to-use mobile interface becomes key to the effort of ensuring that potential customers and users return for more.

Mobile optimization ensures that visitors who access your site from their smartphones or tablets enjoy an experience optimized for their specific device. This means that your site reformats navigation buttons, content, and images so they display correctly, no matter what device is used to view your site.

Besides being easy to read and navigate, the website must load quickly. A data hungry page that takes too much time to load is not going to attract a loyal, mobile user base.

Adoption Rate

What is driving the adoption rate of m-commerce?

Practically all top companies now have mobile apps for their customers that attract more users, make business much easier to do, and provide a better customer experience, all while saving the company money through better processes.

This includes:

* Taking mobile payments for goods and services

* Providing mobile banking services that facilitate deposits and transfers

* Allowing the filing of insurance claims

Constant Change

It’s becoming evident that technology has taken over and is necessary for any business to flourish. In this world, the only constant is change. Just when you think you’ve a full grasp on the internet and all things technology, along comes a paradigm shift that moves the game from the home or office. Whether it’s e-commerce through the internet or m-commerce through the entire global communication network, change will always be inevitable and Welter Consulting is here to help! To learn more about mobile technology for nonprofits check out our free webinar this summer on Mobility and Virtual Office Possibilities for Nonprofits. For a complete listing of our nonprofit training and events click here. At Welter Consulting we are committed to finding you the most affordable technology, the most powerful solution, and providing expert support. We are dedicated to assist you in achieving your mission by leveraging technology and superior reporting. We are passionate professionals who choose to work in the nonprofit sector for the same reason you do – helping others.

New Webinar Added to the Enrichment Series!

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Unclaimed Property Requirements and Solutions

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
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Ensuring compliance with unclaimed property state requirements and making the process less painful and cumbersome is key to this free webinar. Learn what constitutes “unclaimed property”, and the major changes to the Unclaimed Property Law that impacts all holders of unclaimed property. Receive an overview of the unclaimed property reporting process and some of the various techniques that auditors use to uncover unclaimed property. Understand the various types of property that may be claimed by the states as unclaimed property and learn various possible structuring techniques to reduce unclaimed property liabilities.

Now Offering HR & EWS (MIP Fund Accounting) Online Training!

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Online Training

HR Management (MIP Fund Accounting) Online Training

Those attending this class will gain an understanding of:

  • How to use and set-up employees in the HR system and all the utilities to make HR tracking easy including FMLA, tax form population and tracking, EEO Reporting and much, much, more
  • Mass Update feature in HR and options to reduce manual entries and adjustments such as COLA increases, leave balance adjustments and more
  • The differences between Queries and Reports in the HR module and discover how to properly use the custom report writing utility
  • Help the payroll department to streamline their processes by making updates and changes to employee information directly from within the Human Resources module, including ability to schedule pay raises, review dates and benefit plan adjustments
  • Track employee data easily and efficiently including certification/credential, education, review dates, and benefit plan adjustments
  • How to streamline workflows throughout your organization utilizing the proper functionality of the HR module for successful integration between EWS and the Payroll module

$400 Per Person or $320 Per Person if on Welter User Support Plan. If three or more people register and attend then take an additional $30 off each registration. (If three or more people register and attend then price is $360 per person or $280 per person if on Welter User Support Plan.)

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EWS (MIP Fund Accounting) Online Training

Those attending this class will gain an understanding of:

  • The set-up of Employee Web Services (EWS) module so that information (tracking timekeeping, expense reimbursements, leave requests and/or leave entry) flows directly to payroll and eventually the general ledger, without manual intervention.  We will review the set-up for EWS system settings that is stored on the server.
  • Manager approval and employee submission/approval process for electronic timesheets.  We will also review the manager reporting process, pivot tables and available custom reports specific to your organization.
  • Many timesheet entry preferences are available including the option to record hours by multiple cost centers, streamlining timesheet entry
  • Reduce or eliminate requests for information by providing employees and managers with 24/7 self-service web access to their pay stub, timesheet entries, expense reports, benefit information and other important employee messages
  • Employee Web Services provides a seamless and secure integration between the Human Resources and Payroll modules for a completely integrated solution, freeing Human Resources personnel from requests for information.

$300 Per Person or $240 Per Person if on Welter User Support Plan. If three or more people register and attend then take an additional $30 off each registration. (If three or more people register and attend then price is $270 per person or $210 per person if on Welter User Support Plan.)

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Accounting Today just released its Top New Products for 2016, which includes Abila MIP Advance as a Top Pick!

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Accounting Today just released its Top New Products for 2016 (click link to download)

Abila Inspire Possibility

February 3, 2016

Accounting Today just released its Top New Products for 2016, and Abila MIP Advance was among the select picks for the best tools. MIP Advance was also the only nonprofit accounting solution to make the list.  All picks are selected by Accounting Today editors because they solve problems, create opportunities, and represent the best new offerings available to accountants.

Also, CPA Practice Advisor just published their annual review of nonprofit accounting software systems. MIP Advance has received a 5 star rating (out of 5 stars)!

MIP Advance offers users the flexibility of a cloud-based system, along with strong fund management and reporting options. Pricing for MIP Advance starts at $99.00 for a single user and includes GL, AP, Bank Reconciliation, Dashboard, and Export to Excel Only modules. The Standard Version is $199.00 for a single user and includes all of the above modules as well as Budgeting, AR Reporting, Forms Designer, API, and Import/Export modules. Other variations of this model are available from Abila’s website.

Best Fit: MIP Advance is a true fund accounting solution well suited for mid-sized nonprofits and government entities that manage multiple funds and require advanced reporting capability.

Product Strengths:

  • Available as a cloud-based product or installed on-premises
  • Product offers a mobile app that allows users to access the system using smart phones and tablets
  • Excellent selection of fundraising and donor management tools
  • Available in multiple editions

Potential Limitations:

  • Product setup time may be considerable

Sage Nonprofit Solutions was acquired by Accel-KKR; a private equity firm, in July 2013. Rebranded as Abila, MIP Advance offers nonprofits excellent reporting and fund management capability. The product also offers a long list of add-on modules that increase product functionality tremendously.

Here’s a link to the full review.