Pro Data IV, Inc. came into existence in 1986. Originally there were 4 owners, hence the Roman Numeral four in our name. We had backgrounds in technology and accounting.
From the beginning we were focused on the needs of small businesses. We designed and programmed an accounting software package for personal computers that were just becoming popular. It was a very different time. Personal computers were very basic…no graphics. no color monitors, no hard drives, and no internet. There was little competition for accounting software packages and our software sales took off.
As time passed we continued evolving our software and hardware products and were soon installing networks of personal computers in small business offices. Part of our support service included helping our clients with their accounting questions until one day one client lost their bookkeeper and asked us for help. We offered to take over their bookkeeping processes using one of our internal staff. We would work out of our office, picking up and dropping off paperwork as needed. That was the start of our “Bookkeeping Associate” service.
Soon we adjusted our software to allow simultaneous shared workload between our client and our staff. This proved to be very popular. It allowed our clients to pick and choose which tasks they wanted to perform and which they wanted to outsource to us. This concept is still in use today.
Our “by the minute” pricing was introduced several years ago and has set us apart from our competition. Our automated internal systems allow us to track each employee’s activities by client and by the minute. These tracking systems allow us to justify our billing to our clients, down to the minute. We have truly brought “transparency” to our clients. We have and will continue growing our service offerings, while staying focused on finding ways to help small businesses compete.
It is our hope that you will want to find out more about us. Please feel free to make contact with us and if you choose to meet with us, know that the first consultation is always free.