Friday, January 8, 2016

Michigan Treasury Onlne

I'm optimistic for the future of State of Michigan Treasury Online services. Michigan Treasury Online is currently undergoing a system upgrade and promises to have a friendlier user experince. The new site will be up on January 16th. I look forward to exploring this and helping to get more of my clients able to make their Sales, Use and Withholding taxes online.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

QuickBooks Usage & Analytics Study

I am not comfortable with Intuit collecting my or my client's data. I'm turning this off.

"About the QuickBooks Usage & Analytics Study Only the administrator of the company file can turn the QuickBooks Usage & Analytics Study on and off. Once you turn it off, you can't turn it on again.

What data is collected? We collect information about the features our customers use, how they navigate through the product, and other demographic and quantitative data. We also collect information about your license, product, system, or other technical data that help us direct you to the appropriate information or services. We don't collect data that is identifiable to your employees, customers, or vendors.

How will Intuit use your data? We will use the data to improve your experience, to enhance our products and services, and to recommend products, services, and promotional offers that we believe will add value to your business. We won't sell, publish, or share data you entrust to us that identifies you or any person without your explicit permission.

How is the data transmitted? The transmission of data is secure and encrypted. Data transmission takes place in the background without disturbing your current tasks and shouldn't affect the performance of your computer.

What if you don't want this data collected? If you prefer not to have your data collected, or if you change your mind about participating in the study, choose Help > QuickBooks Usage & Analytics Study. Then click Discontinue."