What the…File-type?!

There are lots of different situations that call for a separate set of tools, just so you can get the job done. A big advantage to having a professional on scene is that they come with their own bag of tricks. Solutions and software, plus software licenses that help to take the pain in the apps moments and turn them into a productive use of time.

You’ve heard me talk about favorite products like LeanLaw, and QuickBooks Online Advanced as THE BEST TOOLS for a law firm to find sweet automation, but every once in a while, a situation calls for some flexibility, and I’ll have to jump out of my favorites and into products that aid the circumstance.

“Expect the best, prepare for the worst.” ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah


On separate occasions I’ve had to jump into QuickBooks Desktop, PCLaw, Juris,  and Excel to straighten sh##$%% (stuff) out! Sorry...couldn’t come up with a pun for that one. Anyway, I know you understand, sometimes you need to go to your bag of tricks to help your process. There’s nothing quite like taking old data into a new environment (migration), or repairing damaged files that have been crucial to your practice.

I just want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone if you find yourself scratching your head, frustrated, or catching a sideways glance from a colleague because you hadn’t realized you were verbalizing those frustrations aloud. Let WTF, stand for What the File-type as a reminder that you may have better luck with a different method, for starters. Play with it. Maybe you can find your own meaning. I kinda like “Where’s the Friend”, you know...the one who’s done this a time or two and would have it done before you’ve pulled out all your hair. Ha!

Are you an attorney unhappy with the number of hairs left on your head, when it comes to your bookkeeping? Let Artesani Bookkeeping be your friends. We can ease your pain and get you firm-ly back into the scheme of things. Ha ha...last pun, I promise.


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Are you a law firm using antiquated software and are interested in modernizing your firm and moving ahead with technology and automation? Check out our Data Migration service. We love to help firms become future-forward. You’ll have a friend in us, and it will save you time and money. We love analyzing data and getting your reports groomed to perfection!

If you’re an accountant or bookkeeper and need more direction or education, please join our Facebook group QB Community Live! It’s a safe place to ask any question. I co-admin group, and I’m here to help. Our motto is, Together We All Succeed! #TWA$

Lynda Artesani

Lynda Artesani is the president of Artesani Bookkeeping where she uses her expertise and organizational skills to help her clients thrive and become profitable. Lynda is a member of the Intuit Trainer Writer Network. She is an alumni member of the Intuit Advisory Board. Additionally, she is the first Expert Columnist for the QB Community forum. She is also a co-founder in a Facebook group called QB Community Live!