Analysis & Information Services
AIS has provided strategic consulting, design, programming and implementation of accounting and workflow software for over 30 years with 100% integrity.
Our expertise is software, business workflow and accounting. We take the long view to develop cost-effective strategies to keep your system current with your changing requirements over the years. We set up, customize and integrate flexible systems that exactly fit business needs.
AIS is different—we use technology to help people reduce harm and stress, and increase well-being, while improving business outcomes.
What is integrity to us?
✔ Increase your profit through increased efficiency and extended automation.
✔ Increased your security through software you control with access to source code.
You want the best that technology has to offer. And you want to use that technology to also benefit your employees, customers and vendors.
As an owner or manager you care about your people and want to make it easy for them to do their best work. Everyone’s quality of life improves while achieving greater higher efficiencies and growth.
To enable this, you’re looking for a next-generation technology partner with adaptable tools that can do anything. You appreciate working with ethical partners who excel in innovation that makes things better, and who care about your needs not just their profits.
What is integrity to you?
✔ Lower your costs through higher long term ROI.
✔ Lower your stress through working with experts who understand accounting, manufacturing and distribution.
Work with a team that has over 30 years of enterprise level business experience to transform the way you do business into the way you want to do it.Transparency | Job Creation | Diversity & Inclusion | Compensation & Benefits | Environmental Footprint | Supply Chain | Community Involvement | Innovation | Kindness | What do you want to track and measure?
7 ethical ways to use accounting software
At AIS, we believe innovative accounting isn’t about designing more creative P&L statements. It’s about using your software to help your people, your customers, your supply chain.
For example, when you automate things—like giving staff an easy “all-in-one-place” view to customer activity and status—it brings pragmatic results like quality service and customer retention, which improves net profit. And it supports your commitment to treat people well.
1. Do no harm
This is the first priority. Ensure that you’re not using technology to support products or practices that exploit people; that lead to degrading or unfulfilling work; that hurt the community or environment; that deny responsibility; or that lead to suffering rather than health.
2. Create well-being
Ask wide-open questions. How could life be better? How would the ideal day be? How do you want to live and work? How can profit be generated with ease so that more money is available to fund good initiatives? Then, ask how could you automate that to run easily and facilitate your workflow? Leverage software to add lightness, kindness, balance and the capacity to make things function well.
3. Assess often
Use your software to look deeply at what’s actually going on, to make it easy for your team to stay flexible and resilient. Set up alerts to signal changes in sales volume or to validate quality. Automatically monitor your inventory flow, your computer usage, your people’s suggestions—so you can tune things and put systems in place to have what you want to occur, occur. Be informed so you can shift in response to brilliant ideas and external changes.
4. See the whole
View the system as an interdependent whole. If you focus on optimizing one department and ignore another, then the other can break when weight is put on that area. Deploy software tools and data to foster opportunity, responsibility and problem solving among people at all levels. This level of care also makes it easier to hire solid people and keep them with you.
5. Be accountable
True accounting goes beyond finances, profit, taxes and earnings. Use your software to track values-based metrics. Things not normally on the books can become traceable assets and liabilities to monitor and improve. For example, your preventative maintenance, your service call response time, or the amount of non-renewable resources you use.
6. Be transparent
Use your software to facilitate open communications about what’s important. With distributed projects, employees, and customers, technology gives easy cooperation and efficiency. In the old days it was confidential ledgers. Today it’s open accountability, “What lot number is that from?” “What’s our response time for order fulfillment?” “What’s our environmental footprint?”
7. Build self-reliance
When you add software, consider what independence, flexibility and community resources are built in, versus dependence on the vendor. Get all you need and only what you need, but ensure you can change and expand. Use its full capacity; keep it up to date with your needs. Maximize the value you receive over time. Unlike a car that’s built to last a limited life, your software should strategically leverage your investment over time .