Intuit QuickBooks has earned the reputation of being ideal for new businesses. It’s affordable, simple to set up, and easy to use. But is QuickBooks enough as a company grows and matures? At some point do you need to make the switch to a full ERP platform? And if so, when should you do it? Have you outgrown QuickBooks?
Let’s take a look at some telltale signs that you’ve outgrown QuickBooks and why an ERP system may better suit your needs:
- Your company has become multiple entities
Although QuickBooks allows you to set up multiple company files, it doesn’t allow you to track multiple entities in one place. You’ll struggle to get a consolidated view of your corporate finances. A modern ERP system eliminates this problem. All of your company information, from each entity, is readily available in one spot.
- You want to customize your solution to the way you do business
Built for entry-level businesses, QuickBooks is pretty limited when it comes to customization options. ERP systems, on the other hand, are designed to be customized so that your business software reflects the way you do business
- You’re wasting time on duplicate data entry
QuickBooks isn’t designed to integrate with other enterprise systems-something that maturing companies require. This means a lot of time is spent entering data across multiple applications. If you find yourself in this situation, it might be time for a full ERP system, which is built for seamless integration.
- You’re tired of having to install software to access QuickBooks
In order to access QuickBooks, you have to download and install a client program onto the device you want to use. To make life easier, a cloud ERP platform gives you the full benefits of “anytime, anywhere” access. As long as you have a web-enabled device, you are good to go.
- You can’t get straight answers in the documentation
QuickBooks relies on its user community for documentation. That’s why when a problem arises, you end up sifting through user responses, comparing one against the next. On the other hand, a quality ERP platform is guaranteed to come with vendor support. You gain reliable assistance straight from the people that designed the product.
QuickBooks certainly has its place, and no doubt you were happy to have it when your business began. But what about now? Is QuickBooks enough for your company or is it possible that you’ve outgrown it?
Check out these success stories of companies we helped move from QuickBooks to a modern ERP system:
Are you ready to move beyond QuickBooks? Contact CAL Business Solutions at [email protected] or 860-485-0910x4.
By CAL Business Solutions, Acumatica and Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner,