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Rimrock Corporation

Outgrowing QuickBooks Online? We Have a Solution for You!


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According to PartnerCompete, Quickbooks online has had a surge of growth in Q4 of FY10 in spite of multiple outages in the service. This doesn’t surprise me for the most part. In a recession, people are forced to start over and try for their dreams of owning a business. But with this, also comes growth of businesses and outgrowing Quickbooks online is fairly easy to do.

I’m sure you have run across a few comparisons of QuickBooks vs. Microsoft Dynamics® GP, so the first thing you should know is that QuickBooks Online currently does not provide purchase orders or inventory tracking. Reports and graphs are available, but not as many as in QuickBooks desktop-based. Report customization also is somewhat limited in QuickBooks Online. So if you’ve already determined you’ve outgrown QuickBooks, you have definitely outgrown QuickBooks Online. Here are a few more negatives of QuickBooks Online for your review:

  • Difficult Implementation: Data cannot be imported from or exported to the desktop-based version of QuickBooks into QuickBooks Online Basic.
  • Slow Functionality: Heavy internet traffic may slow down service response time, and servers may be down, preventing access to company data and company data cannot be accessed if the user's internet connection is down.
  • High Risk: While every reasonable precaution has been taken to protect the privacy of company data, there is always the possibility that a malicious hacker could break through Intuit's security configuration and access accounting data.

Microsoft Dynamics GP, on the other hand, easily scales to the needs of growing organizations. The Rapid Migration Tool in Microsoft Dynamics GP efficiently migrates your legacy QuickBooks data in just a few clicks. Microsoft Dynamics GP also makes it easy to gain insight into all aspects of your business and increase efficiency across the organization, and it has a proven and innovative platform for continued growth. We here at Rimrock Corporation are dedicated to the total satisfaction of our clients and we absolutely exceed expectations on every project.

By Rimrock Corporation a Leading Toronto Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

One Response to “Outgrowing QuickBooks Online? We Have a Solution for You!”

  1. Neil Benson says:

    C’mon Rimrock, stop trying to criticise a cloud-based service by trying to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about internet connectivity and the cloud’s security crendetials. All businesses need good internet connectivity (preferably two). If an IT manage can’t asort that out, how much chance has he got maintaining an on-premise accounting system? And a hacker has a much higher chance of hacking a small business IT systems than Intuit’s. Ask ACS:Law.

    The days of on-premise software installations like Dynamics GP are numbered. Indeed, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is growing like wildfire and catching up with salesforce.com. And even though it’s not designed for the Internet age, some providers are starting to offer GP online because that’s what customers are looking for.

    As a business owner myself, I evaluated Dynamics GP, but chose Xero because it’s online and I can access it from home or any client’s office when I need to. Indeed, a former senior Microsoft executive now leads Xero’s UK business, so presumably he’s “All In” too.