Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks – Growing Pain No. 10

Thoughtware Article Published: May 16, 2016
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, big business has been eliminating jobs since 1990, while small businesses have added 8 million jobs. Is your small business ready to grow? If you’re finding it hard to meet customer expectations, keep up with business demand or close out each month without pushing your team to the brink, the answer is “yes.” It’s time to make a change, and you need a powerful and innovative business solution to help you rise to the next level.

Growing Pain No. 10 & Summary:  Entry-Level Accounting Is Holding You Back

Traditional accounting software like QuickBooks can slow you down in multiple ways. As we’ve discussed in this blog series, QuickBooks has limited scalability and requires manual processes, resulting in downtime and obstacles for your business instead of paving the way for success.

Travis Perkins, director of business technology at EMIT Technologies, believes that switching from QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics was a smart move for his company:

We were relying on QuickBooks for basic accounting, but we needed to address long-term goals of our growing business and knew we would need a more robust solution that handled inventory management and manufacturing as well. With Microsoft Dynamics, we’re now in a position where we’re better prepared to accept projects we wouldn’t usually manufacture. There’s a good chance we’re designing something new every day.

No matter what growing pains you’ve experienced, you can overcome your current limitations with Microsoft business solutions. Microsoft has an end-to-end vision for business applications that goes well beyond the traditional capabilities of standalone enterprise resource planning solutions. It starts with a unique combination of business intelligence, collaboration and communication tools embedded throughout your core business processes. The result is proactive people who make decisions that help increase your margins, improve cash flow and drive business growth.

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve already started your discovery process. Now you can take the next steps to learn more about Microsoft business solutions or take a test-drive. Your business and your people deserve it.

You’ve completed this 10-part blog series. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find them below.

Growing Pain No. 1:  Rubber Bands & Sticky Notes Are Keeping You Up at Night

Growing Pain No. 2:  Managing the Books & Cash Flow Isn’t As Easy As It Used to Be

Growing Pain No. 3:  Lack of Financial Controls & Audit Trails Is Putting You at Risk

Growing Pain No. 4:  You Can’t Move Forward When You Keep Looking Back

Growing Pain No. 5:  You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities

Growing Pain No. 6:  Needing a Trusted Advisor to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Growing Pain No. 7:  Not Enough Flexible Deployment Choices

Growing Pain No. 8:  Limited Systems Can’t Keep Up with Business Opportunities

Growing Pain No. 9:  Your Most Valuable Asset—Your People—Isn’t Living Up to Its Potential

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