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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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7 responses to “Nibbling Around the Edges – KashGuard for KashFlow”

  1. Kashflow’s security nightmare | AccMan

    [..] I read a piece at CloudAve that stunned meto the point where I had to read it several times, rub my eyes, swig a cup of tea and then lie down. This is what CloudAve is saying: [..]

  2. Euroasia

    Xero needs to get on sorting out user permissions fast. At the moment, it’s a real pain with high level management not being able to give full access to staff and having to be real hands on with approving invoices…

  3. KashGuard goes live! | KashGuard

    [..] You can head over to Cloud Avenuewhere they have released an article about the new service. [..]

  4. Martin Blackwell

    Just lost an hour of my life reading the Kashflow/KashGuard thread from Accman. As usual, people with too little to do and too much to say. My sympathies for the abuse you had to take. FWIW, I chose to join the Kashflow partner program and, yes, I put multi-user permission access at my top need, coming from a 30 year IT career in multi-user commercial systems. Since I own and control my customer’s access which I sub-let, I set the passwords (auto-generated complex strings) and can prevent them accessing VAT, journals and nominals. Kashguard really should have been called KashFront since that’s all it is and I could write an Access application to mimic it in short space of time… What Kashflow is good at is :-
    1) It’s on the Web
    2) It’s cheap
    3) It has a fuller API than most
    4) It has many third-party apps giving my customer flexibility
    5) I get all the backup copies each week in Sage format
    6) They listen and fix things quick – I’ve had many suggestions added
    7) Let me know when Sage get’s anywhere near this anytime in the next 10 years.
    Cheers (and no need to reply ;-))

  5. Ben Kepes

    Thanks Martin – while there’s no need for me to reply as you mentioned, I always like to reach out and thank people for their support. Stay in touch!

  6. SaaS Certainty – Escrow is the Answer | CloudAve

    [..] While not overly exciting, SaaS escrow services are becoming ever more important. Recently Ipostedabout a new third party application providing granular user permissioning for a particular SaaS accounting application. My post caused something of a storm, the net result of which was users and influencers of SaaS accounting software balking at the fear of data loss and lack of security for the core application. [..]

  7. stuartm

    Don’t confuse authentication and authorisation!

    Compare this to online banking.

    Many online retail banks allow multiple users (joint account holders) to log on to the same account – but offer no control beyond that. Business banking and corporate banking systems typically offers a more granular authorisation model.

    I’m sure Duane has done his market research and his users, perhaps typically smaller enterprises, do not require this.

    Although we have fine grain control in Fusion Accounts, we typically find that it is only larger businesses with multiple users doing Sales Order and Purchase Order processing who really take advantage of it.