QuickBooks is a really great application for companies that are just starting out. As a small business, the software gives the company exactly what they are looking for in order to run their business smoothly. However, all companies that continue to grow will outgrow QuickBooks. Unfortunately, sometimes it is easy to get stuck in old habits and not realize that you have become too large for the software. Below we’ve compiled a list of all the signs you need to know you have outgrown QuickBooks.
Many companies start out using an introductory system like QuickBooks- and why shouldn’t they? QuickBooks is a well known solution that is easy to use and fills the needs of a small company. But over time companies who have outgrown QuickBooks begin to experience some of the common hassles and expenses of using a system that can no longer handle the changing requirements, processes, and accounting needs of a larger business. As a growing company you recognize the need for more visibility and additional functionality to truly thrive. So you make the decision to move from QuickBooks to a larger and more robust system; but at what cost?
We have been working with manufacturing, distribution, and service companies for many years, and we have found one thing to be true. Many companies who begin with QuickBooks eventually find themselves busting the seams of the software due to their growth, and that can lead to some serious headaches. Starting with QuickBooks is great for companies that are just getting started, but QuickBooks was not designed to handle the complex requirements of companies who grow beyond a certain point.
Are you at that point yet? If you are familiar with the following scenarios, it may be you have outgrown QuickBooks and its time to make the switch… Continue reading
Most companies grow slowly, they slowly gain traction, slowly and steadily grow their customer base, slowly add more employees…you get the point. But over time, they also slowly outgrow their business systems. QuickBooks is a great option for those who are just getting started, but over time companies outgrow the basic functions and features in their QuickBooks accounting systems. If some of the bullet points below strike home with you, then it is a good indication you are ready for a change, you have outgrown QuickBooks. Once you have come to this realization, the next logical question is, “what do I do now?” Continue reading