SOURCE: AccountMate Software Corporation

November 27, 2007 06:00 ET

Security Company Triples Business in One Year With Customized AccountMate Business Management System

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Employing over 4,000 security officers, FJC Security Services Incorporated is one of the largest privately owned and operated security service providers in the New York and New Jersey areas. In business since 1988 from nine locations, they deliver superior protection for residential complexes, commercial properties, major airports and high-profile public landmarks.

In the past, FJC maintained payroll records on its thousands of employees using an off-site payroll service. FJC accounting personnel would key in all pertinent payroll information from Excel to an external application.

Compounding the problem was an influx of new business, necessitating hiring more employees whose payroll data had to be established, maintained and tracked. The accounting department began to be crushed under the weight of the data work.

FJC management was deeply concerned because margins in this industry are razor thin and any accounting mistakes prove costly. They felt their system was inefficient, arresting productivity and would not be able to keep up with the continuing growth of the company.

Because FJC utilized a PC-based in-house network of several dozen servers, 250 workstations and an IT support staff, the initial short-term goal had only been to create a system that would move data from the external application back to FJC into their accounting solution.

The true long-term solution came when FJC partnered with Friendly Software, Incorporated, an AccountMate Elite reseller who developed and delivered an AccountMate-based solution that fit FJC's immediate needs and those of tomorrow.

Friendly Software developed an efficient data "bridge" from the external system that would create a journal entry for the payroll information they were tracking and a summary of accounts receivable.

They also worked together with the FJC IT group to create a full conversion program from their existing system into the AccountMate system, eliminating the retyping of all the data. The conversion was completed over a holiday weekend. When the FJC employees came to work on Tuesday the system was "live."

It's been over a year since the AccountMate modules were installed, and already FJC has nearly tripled its business. Having the right accounting tools in the right place certainly played a role in that success. The accounting department runs smoother, faster and more productively.

The system will also grow with FJC because AccountMate modules adapt to any business's unique processes. The "source code," the mechanics of the software, is modifiable so it can be conformed to any business and evolves as a business does.

Stephen Finkel, Vice President of Finance at FJC Security Services, Inc., sums it up by saying, "Our partnership with Friendly Software has made a direct and positive impact on both our processes and profits. The consultative expertise and product applications of Friendly has streamlined our accounting system, increased employee productivity and helped us better prepare for the future. Specifically, the easy integration of AccountMate Software solutions into our existing platforms has maintained continuity in reporting, while enhancing the informational output."

About Friendly Software, Incorporated

Friendly, an AccountMate Elite reseller, is a highly experienced, broad-based software business with a depth of expertise and resources. Their skill set lies in understanding business as business, not just technology. They believe computers and software are tools and methods to streamline today's business processes, increase productivity and generate profit.

About AccountMate

Since 1984, AccountMate Software Corporation has provided customers with powerful and flexible accounting and business management software. AccountMate provides the most stable and technologically innovative modifiable accounting solutions for the mid-market. The accounting systems are sold by the module which enables customers to acquire the software they initially need and add modules as their business needs increase. The availability of source code makes this software highly modifiable so that it can be adapted to any changing business environment. For more information, contact AccountMate at 800-877-8896 or visit their website at

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