By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2007
Christopher Fleming “taking care of business” at his desk.
Christopher W. Fleming, Inc., with offices in Claremore and Owasso, offers a broad range of professional and financial services, including tax planning and preparation, payroll processing, accounting and consulting. About his company, Chris says, “Technology is our strongest suit. The technology we are offering our clients is far and above what other firms in our area are offering.” For example, one tool that has become extremely popular is the Client Bookkeeping Solution (CBS), which is accessible via the Web to allow 24/7 access from anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection.
Fleming says, “CBS is user-friendly accounting software that allows clients to streamline their day-to-day bookkeeping tasks. It automates daily recordkeeping and check writing, saving lots of time and providing an ongoing snapshot of cash flow.” The program integrates seamlessly with Christopher W. Fleming, Inc.’s professional accounting software system, which improves monthly turnaround time for financial statement presentation and allows more time for value-added services like tax planning and business consulting.
Fleming sets up the program and works with the client to determine the functionality and tools that meet their specific needs. “This is what really sets CBS aside from off-the-shelf software such as QuickBooks,” says Fleming. Features include the ability to print professional-looking checks, produce valuable management reports and instantly access up-to-date vendor balances. Additional modules are available for payroll processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial statements.
“The benefits of CBS are obvious,” adds Fleming. “Clients spend less time on their bookkeeping and more time managing their business.”
Christopher W. Fleming, Inc.’s payroll services are also becoming very popular due to powerful Web-based tools like Web Employee. Web Employee is an option that allows employees to access their payroll information online anytime of the day using personal, private and secure portal technology. Web Employee saves a tremendous amount of time, virtually eliminating the need to manually locate, copy and deliver payroll information to employees.
Web Employee is especially popular for those who offer their employees direct deposit. Workers will no longer have to print a check stub for paychecks that are electronically deposited. Instead of supplying a hard copy, employees can simply view their payroll check stubs and related payroll information online whenever needed.
Fleming says he is often asked how secure his online services are. He says, “When a client uses our online services, their information is in the most secure environment available: a Class IV, IBM-certified data center, one of the 20 largest data centers in the world.” If you are investing or banking online already, then you are already familiar with using web-based portal technology. Portals allow our clients to take advantage of online access to their financial information.
Small-business owners may want to inquire about Fleming’s “Complete Accounting Package of Services.” This unique package includes, for one monthly price, practically all accounting services that a small business may require during the year, including payroll processing and income tax preparation. If you are interested in implementing any of these tools in your business, contact Christopher W. Fleming, Inc. and let the company start saving you time and money so you can focus on taking care of your business.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.