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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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2 responses to “Levion and the Promise of Hybrid Accounting Software”

  1. D Brydon

    Thanks for the excellent comments.

    I am trying out Levion, and comparing it to Agiliron for my small business. To me Levion looks great right now because it works so well, and because it keeps all my data in quickbooks. To me this avoids the concern of some future shut-out by Intuit. It talks directly to my quickbooks, so I should have at least a few years notice until Intuit disables my current version. And since it is quickbooks, I could easily migrate my data to another solution if needed. Finally, quickbooks is now integrated with everything I use, like stamps.com and google apps and ecommerce platforms. The new SAAS platforms are often not there. So I see leveraging the solidity and universality of quickbooks as a great plus, while my data is future-safe since I can always migrate from QB to the next greatest thing. QB is also very low-cost compared to most solutions.

    What am I missing?

  2. Yelena Milne

    Don’t think that once you have purchased government accounting software that you will not have to spend any more money. Even after you have invested in it, you must still pay to customize and maintain the program. You will likely have to fund training and additional computer hardware as well. Though the time the software allows you to save may far outweigh the additional cost, it is still worth mentioning. Most find that the software pays for itself.