You started a business a while back with a dream of putting your passion to work for you, your family, and community.
In the beginning, the business may have been run out of your home. Over time, it became apparent that continued growth required moving into a physical space capable of supporting expanded product lines, more services, and an increase in staff – all because of rising sales.
So, you did it.
The same can be said for other parts of your business, including your financial accounting system. You once asked yourself if you had outgrown your home based office, and now are faced with another question: “Is it time to leave QuickBooks?”
Here are some of the issues you may be facing with your current QuickBooks set-up:
- Slow-downs when multiple users are logged in across your network
- Sluggishness due to the size of your company file
- Concerns about data security with more users on the system
- Limited opportunities for customization to support your unique business
- Absence of expanded tools for sales and customer service teams
As a result, you may be wondering if the time has come to invest in a system other than QuickBooks.
Before moving on and spending tens of thousands of dollars, just remember that QuickBooks is the most widely used accounting software for small businesses, some with revenues upwards of $25 million. There are reasons why successful small businesses with hefty revenues stay with QuickBooks.
One of the primary reasons is that Intuit has developed a nationwide network of highly trained consultants called Pro Advisors. The ProAdvisor role assists businesses in setting up, troubleshooting, and consulting on issues relating to the performance of QuickBooks. ProAdvisors also assist businesses in identifying and implementing third party applications that can plug into the organization’s QuickBooks company file.
There are a wide range of these applications on the market designed to overcome challenges in the QuickBooks ecosystem. Applications have been designed to expand on QuickBooks in areas of CRM, Purchasing, E-Commerce, and ERP, among others. Some even scale up the number of users capable of reading and writing information to QuickBooks beyond the user limits in the various QuickBooks editions.
If you’re considering a big move to a new accounting platform, don’t forget about the vast array of solutions available to users like you. Take some time and get to know a ProAdvisor who can help move you to QuickBooks Online or introduce you to highly effective third-party applications. Alternatively, give us at SalesPad a call about SalesPad Cloud to discuss your current and future needs.
— Ben Lilly