Which Cloud Based ERP Software is Right for You?
When it comes to accounting, there are a great many armchair enthusiasts out there. This is true even of
Making the best decision for what is right for you and your business is hard. Do you need separate payroll accounting for executives, managers, and the floor? Do you need separate accounting for different departments within your organization such that the money passes from one to another in some logical sense? Maybe you do, and maybe you don't. Either way, we can help you determine the best cloud based accounting software for your business needs.
There are lots of different cloud based accounting software packages out there in the world. You can go from a Tier 1 ERP software like Intuit's QuickBooks Online, to Tier 2 ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics, to a Tier 3 ERP software like SAP. A quick internet search will produce dozens of potential cloud based accounting software packages. However, there are only a few like Microsoft Dynamics ERP that can fit the needs of many different types of companies in all the various industries that are out there.
A Tier 1 cloud accounting software like QuickBooks is great for startups and small mom & pop stores. However if you are a business with over 20 employees or plan to grow at any point, QuickBooks has serious limitations. You can only store so many inventory products, the chart of accounts is limited, can only handle a certain number of transactions per month and investors hate QuickBooks since you can make changes to tables which normal Tier 1 and Tier 2 ERP systems would NEVER allow. As
“QuickBooks does not support serial number tracking, multiple warehouse locations, or customer-specific pricing. You know you're beginning to outgrow QuickBooks when you notice unacceptable menu and screen delays occurring as you navigate through the product. Another clear indication you’re outgrowing QuickBooks occurs when your reports begin taking an unacceptable amount of time to print.”
A Tier 3 ERP product like SAP is usually overkill for a lot of companies unless you are a Fortune 500 company with thousands of employees across the globe. Usually these are multi-year and multi-million dollar implementations.
However, a Tier 2 ERP software like Microsoft Dynamics can cater to the small startups that want to set up their company correctly from day 1 and will be attractive to investors who are looking for a stable company/product to invest in that is SOX compliant. As
“More horizontal Tier 2 ERP systems tend to be financially stable and often have third-party enhancements that make up for missing complexity out of the box. These systems tend to be the most popular for the mid-size company. They can be installed and supported by local partners and offer a lower TCO.”
Written by B.H (Sales Team)