Are you ready to graduate from QuickBooks?
There is always a peak for a company, where above that the tools that initially supported their growth start to have a negative effect on agility. Have you ever considered that your entry-level accounting software might be holding your business back? When your organization begins to grow in complexity, you need more than basic bookkeeping, inventory management and reporting. It's high time you considered switching to a complete business management solution like Microsoft Dynamics GP.
5 Clear Signs that you've outgrown QuickBooks
You can't keep up with demand even as you add headcount.
As you diversify and add new products and markets to your operations, your business processes become more complex. Even the simplest processes like invoicing and month-end closing can take hours or days to complete when using a basic accounting system like QuickBooks. Microsoft Dynamics GP will automate your business processes and handle growth without adding to your payroll.
You can't wrap your arms (or your head) around the business anymore.
You were used to your employees being solely responsible for individual tasks and now data moves from desk to desk without having control to ensure a detailed and accurate audit trail. If multiple users can make changes to financial entries in entry-level accounting software, it's difficult to trace who has done what. Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains is a business management solution that supports well-defined roles and processes and will give you tighter control over critical functions like payments, purchasing and inventory management.
You can't scale operations to support business growth.
A growing organization requires more people, increased productivity and collaboration across departments to keep up with existing demand levels. If you struggle with the number of employees who can access information, transaction limits or the size of your database, Microsoft Dynamics GP will the right solution that will scale with your business.
You are reactive when you need to be proactive.
QuickBooks is only able to provide you with a snapshot of your sales performance for the past quarter, but do you really know which products produce the highest margins and which customers are likely to purchase? Instead of looking at reports of past performance, you should get insight into current activities and trends to move your business forward. Microsoft Dynamics GP will give you full visibility into what drives your profitability and support your future growth.
You can't meet customer expectations.
QuickBooks allows you to manage your financial data but you need a whole new set of tools to administrate contracts, track customer interactions and forecast demand. Also, if those tools don't integrate with each other, you won't be able to meet customer expectations. Microsoft Dynamics GP will empower your organization with a well-tuned supply chain well-managed customer and vendor relationships that will transform your business into a well-oiled machine.