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For the Growing Business Using QuickBooks, Where Do You Go Next?

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By Mark Jensen, Director of Product Management

As a QuickBooks user, you found an accounting package which felt just right for your business. Easy to use, not full of accounting jargon and at an affordable price. Yet, as your business has grown, you have also found a few challenges with QuickBooks' ability to grow with you. Flexibility to change report formats or customize reports and financial statements, importing data from other business applications, or transaction level security which provides an audit trail and stops the changing of information ‘after the fact.’

These are not small challenges for a growing business. Some businesses don't report on monthly intervals and QuickBooks doesn't readily facilitate reporting on non-standard periods. Your Bank and your Accountant have requirements for reporting and you would prefer to not pay them extra to format financials statements or spend your time trying to figure it out in Excel. These challenges impact your team’s productivity. You feel more focused on the transactional then you do serving customers or developing new strategies. Plus, you need a system which is secure; you need to know sensitive data and company records are protected from unauthorized access.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is the business management application which responds to your needs. It’s the right next step for your business. Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s new approach to end-to-end intelligent business applications in the cloud.

  • Start with what you need - Dynamics 365 apps are designed so they can be easily and independently deployed. That means you can start small with the right fit for your role, industry and business and pay only for what you need.
  • Productivity where you need it – Deep integration between Dynamics 365 and Office 365 connects the structured workflow of business applications and processes with the unstructured work of collaboration and productivity. Therefore, your employees are empowered with familiar, easy to use productivity tools surfaced in the context of their business processes.
  • Built-in Intelligence – With Dynamics 365, Microsoft is the only provider of business applications that infuses data and analytics into processes out-of-the-box to proactively guide employees & customers to optimal outcomes with predictive insights, prescriptive advice and actionable next steps. Data & insights transformed into action for intelligence where it’s needed. And your reports are easy to customize either within the application or by using Microsoft Word.
  • Ready for Growth – Dynamics 365 enables companies to adapt and innovate in real time so you can compose, modify and extend processes. You are empowered to change and adapt without IT in a secure environment.

Dynamics 365 for Financials is easy to use at an affordable price. Dynamics 365 streamlines access to key information, removes administrative tasks, secures each transaction and frees you up to focus on more strategic tasks such as analyzing the data and making informed decisions. Dynamics 365 for Financials enables you to take control of your data so your time is better spent. It’s the right next step. To learn more contact us at

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