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Flexible, anywhere access to software and the business information it generates is critical for making timely data-driven decisions in today’s agriculture and livestock operations. AgCompass can provide that access by hosting nearly any windows-based software. We specialize in hosting managerial accounting software such as FBS Systems, Red Wing and Quickbooks but we also host mill software from Vertical, trucking software such as ProMiles and more.
AgCompass and FBS Systems: High Tech Synergy for CPA Firms and Farms
A Fifteen Year Relationship of Providing Financial Software and Hosting Services
Specialists in hosting managerial accounting software such as FBS Systems, AgCompass can help improve your business productivity, mobility, file access, data collaboration, and security. If you need to share your FBS Systems data with business partners, advisors, or clients, our secure virtual desktop environment can provide increased flexibility at an affordable price. We manage all the software updates and data backups for you as well as provide one-on-one U.S. based support.
“We’ve partnered with AgCompass for 15 years,” says Norman Brown, President of FBS Systems. “It makes new user setup much quicker and easier and it facilitates technical support as well as “virtual controller” services for clients who need accounting assistance. It’s the ideal platform for family members and employees working remotely. Even companies with their own IT staff often choose AgCompass as a simpler and more economical alternative to maintaining their own network.”
Clients from a variety of businesses say that hosting their FBS Systems with AgCompass has many advantages, from improving access to technical support:
Heidi Anderson, CPA
Heidi Anderson, CPA, uses FBS and AgCompass with a farm family that grows row crops in North Eastern Arkansas. They grow Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, and Rice and have been using FBS Systems on a virtual desktop since 2015.
“AgCompass hosts our FBS Systems software on their remote server. Anytime I have a technical issue, I’ll call AgCompass and their support is phenomenal. Their staff is very timely and knowledgeable,” says Anderson. “I also have a payroll system that talks to our FBS Systems Software and anytime I need an update AgCompass is very responsive. They do the update for me manually right after I call.”
Lepley Farms, LLC.
David Lepley at Lepley Farms, LLC has been an FBS Systems client since 1988 and started using AgCompass for software hosting in 1997. Lepley Farms, LLC includes 2,200 acres and has 1,000 head of cattle in Bellevue, Ohio.
“AgCompass hosts the FBS Systems software for us, handling backups and updates with FBS Systems automatically. If we have any issues we call either FBS Systems or AgCompass and they work together to figure it out,” says Lepley. “Hosting our FBS Systems software with AgCompass seems to work pretty flawlessly. We can get to the software from anywhere with an internet connection on any device. I even have it on my cell phone.”
Latta Harris, LLP
A CPA firm in Southeastern, Iowa, Latta Harris, started working with AgCompass in 2006, after an FBS user conference. Several dozen of their clients, including farm operations of all sizes throughout the Midwest, are using AgCompass as their virtual desktop.
“With the shared environment, clients and our staff have easier access to their financial records and our staff can easily support them to maintain robust financial statements,” said John McNutt, a business consultant at Latta Harris. “With Ag Compass we help our clients reduce costs freeing up everyone to concentrate on adding value instead of moving files around.”
The staff at AgCompass has deep roots in agriculture along with Midwestern values and many years of experience in IT. AgCompass knows security and data independence are important concerns for CPAs and Agribusinesses alike.
“With a virtual desktop, while data is technically in the cloud, unlike web-based applications, business data is securely stored in your own licensed software – like how it is stored on a personal computer,” says Nick Chambers, Business Manager for AgCompass. “With the added advantage of storing your data in a world-class data center your financial records are less vulnerable to hardware failure but with more flexible access to the key people in your operation.”
Contact FBS Systems at 1-800-437-7638 or visit their website (http://www.fbssystems.com) to learn more about how FBS Systems software can take your operation to the next level. No matter how big your agribusiness grows in size and complexity, FBS Systems software is robust enough to grow with you.
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