SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513 | Phone: 925-634-2344




 

 

Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA

SMEED CPA, Inc.

 

Call our Testimonial Hotline & give us your feedback at:

 

800-609-9006 extension 3638

 


 


 



 

Outsourcing an IT Function? Ensure the Dollars Make Sense


 

Many of today's businesses have taken to outsourcing various IT functions. The goal of doing so is usually to save money.
 

But rushing into such an arrangement could mean losing money on the project itself while diminishing employee morale and even compromising your reputation. Here are a few best practices to follow to help ensure the dollars make sense.

Ask the users

Elicit feedback from your staff and let them help you refine your approach to outsourcing. Ask for candid feedback about whether your company's technology is really meeting their needs.

Also try to gather "lessons learned" from other businesses that have outsourced. How did outsourcing help them? What went wrong? To find such companies, ask your professional advisors or contact a relevant trade association.

Weigh benefits vs. risks

Look at your in-house capabilities and rank your ability to deliver every service your users require. If you're coming up short on some of them, maybe an outside vendor could do a better job and, in doing so, help your employees do their jobs better.

But consider risks as well. Generally, you should outsource innovation-based work only to accommodate peak demands or when you absolutely lack expertise. And even then, ensure knowledge transfer and retain control over vital tasks such as program management and client contact.

Be committed and disciplined

If you decide to go forward with IT outsourcing, develop a plan that includes objectives such as:

> An aggressive, integrated pilot program,
> Strategically selected offshore locations,
> Multiple supplier bids to ensure better competition and lower risks,
> Performance-measuring metrics, and
> A communications strategy to keep everyone involved informed and motivated.

Remember, it's not enough to budget for only the monetary expense of IT outsourcing. You've got to plan to manage the relationship as well.

Manage it wisely

In many industries, outsourcing has become a competitive necessity. But that doesn't mean you can't manage it wisely from a financial perspective. Please contact us for help assessing and executing your next IT outsourcing arrangement. Call us at 925-634-2344.
 


 

SMEED CPA Adds Financial Services To Help Clients With Investments & Insurance Needs

So often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues that impact our clients investments and their portfolios. 

We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest, SMEED has created a Financial Services division.

 

SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to work with both individual and business clients on their investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.

 

SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale, ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of financial sales and advising experience with affluent investors.

Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available to you.

 


 

Would You Give Me Your Feedback & Testimonial on Our Hotline?

 

Hello its Michael Uadiale, CPA of SMEED CPA Inc.  Weve just installed a toll-free number that I would like for you to call and tell me how you think we are doing as your CPA firm.

 

Just dial 800-609-9006 extension 3638 and follow the instructions.  If weve done a good job please let me know.  And if we can improve on anything, please mention that too.

 


 

Help Us Be Found on Yelp & Google!

 

Also as we expand our business, we find more and more people are using YELP and Google to look for us by searching Brentwood accountant or Brentwood CPA.

 

When they do this we want to be FOUND on GOOGLE.  One way you can help us is to give us an ONLINE REVIEW on our Google Maps/Places listing --->

or on our YELP local listing below.

 

Just click here to go to our Google Listing for SMEED CPA and click on the YELP link to go there.  Scroll down to the Review area.

 

On either site it may say:  Been here? Rate and review

You will click on the Rate and review link and then log in, then give us a review!

 

You can choose between 1 and 5 STARS and write in what you think about the tax or accounting work we have done for you.

 

It's that simple.  Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!

 


 

As always you can call our offices if you have any questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at
925-634-2344. 

 

Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA

Managing Partner, SMEED CPA, Inc.

 
 

 

 

SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513
The Next Frontier CPA Firm | www.SmeedCPA.com | info@smeedcpa.com
Phone: 925-634-2344 | Fax: 925-634-2346