Good point Michael. In my opinion however; it comes down to basic ROI analysis, and not risk minimization. After all...how many of you have had fraudulent checks cut against a company account? Maybe I am being naive but I haven't heard of this occurring in my 20+ years of business. I am sure it has happened somewhere but it didn't play a part in our justification for an automated forms solution. Also, we use the Acom (EZ Print) solution to eliminate most all of our preprinted forms. Dale Walker VP, MIS Gross-Given Mfg. Co. Automatic Products International www.automaticproducts.com -----Original Message----- From: Michael Laiter [mailto:mlaiter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 3:35 PM To: 'mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: Re: Forms for AP checks Hi Bryan, There are different paper options when it comes to printing checks. I think individuals need to assess the risk of fraudulent checks with each option. The riskiest is purchasing pre-printed check stock with the lines / boxes / headings / logos / MICR line already printed on them. This check stock needs to be stored in a very secure location, because someone got their hands on a few sheets of this stock, they could create a fraudulent check on an old fashion typewriter or send it through a standard printer. The opposite end of the spectrum is using a forms package and a secure MICR printer to generate your checks. In this scenario, you could purchase blank check stock. The forms package (in conjunction with a secure MICR printer) will generate the checks. This will include the lines/headings/shading/MICR line/etc. The nice thing about this option is that you dramatically reduce the risk of fraudulent checks. With a secure MICR printer, you can limit the users that have the authority to print checks. You can even securely turn off the feature that enables MICR lines to be printed. Michael A. Laiter Manager, Professional Services Quadrant Software Phone: (800) 258-3399 x495 Fax: (508) 828-6242 Email: mlaiter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx _______________________________________________ This is the MAPICS ERP System Discussion (MAPICS-L) mailing list To post a message email: MAPICS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/mapics-l or email: MAPICS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/mapics-l.