10 signs You’ve outgrown QuickBooks

Overcoming Obstacles to Small & Medium Business Success

QuickBooks is amazingly diverse and easy-to-use software for a growing business, with many ways to expand the software so that it can evolve with your business. However, there will come a point when your company will outgrow QuickBooks and it is no longer the best choice for your financial management software.

You love QuickBooks. QuickBooks may have been good to you. But maybe it’s time to move up.

Your business has been using QuickBooks for years to manage customer accounts, keep track of inventory and business finances, create forms for your business use and store information on your customers, vendors and other contacts. You’ve purchased all 20 concurrent licenses, you’ve set into motion aggressive growth plans, and you’re ready to formalize the financial management of your company. Now is the time to consider why you need to move beyond QuickBooks:

1. Industrial-strength Information Security:
Small and medium-sized businesses have the same information security needs as a large business. You need the peace of mind that your company financial, customer, inventory, payroll and reporting information is proactively managed, backed up, has redundancy/failover capability and protected from external security intrusions.

2. Full/Tighter Business Integration:
In the global marketplace, it is critical that you consider tools that allow you to integrate your business to save money and integrate with your suppliers and customers for additional responsiveness and profit.

3. Greater Productivity and ROI:
You want all of your employees using the best tools to manage sales order processing, inventory, customer relationships, payroll, and the like. If you have more than 20 people who need access, it’s time to move up.

4. Special/Unique Business Requirement:
Your customers and business are unique. You need to have a financial system that adapts to your business, bringing you the greatest benefit. Small and medium businesses should never have to compromise on taking care of business.

5. Better Business Planning/Reporting:
To compete today, small and medium businesses need to have the best planning and management tools. You need to understand where your business stands at all times, where your customers are and have access to information to make faster, more informed decisions.

6. More Transaction Capability:
A small and medium business should never be held back by their financial system. Being able to handle more customers, vendors, inventory items, internal and external customer requirements – and all at greater transaction volumes and speed – are key to your business’s growth and success.

7. Tighter Internal Controls:
Waste and internal process cost rob profitability. Having tighter internal controls gives you the visibility to reduce or eliminate waste, drive out costly processes and create new incremental profits for your business.

8. Full Financial Accountability:
Small and medium businesses need full audit trails, double entry accounting, rich business reporting and automated processes just like a large business.

9. Business Differentiation and Advantage:
As you compete and grow, you need tools that directly contribute to creating advantages that your competition doesn’t have and differentiation that your customer recognizes. Your fully integrated financial system can provide new levels of responsiveness, customer satisfaction, and profitability to your business – making you and your business stand out from the crowd.

10. You Want Help NOW!:
When a problem hits, you want it to go away right now. Don’t spend time ‘browsing’ for answers or waiting for a support ‘call back’ or get charged by the minute for every problem. Rest easy by getting the best, immediate application and technology support possible, right now – no waiting!

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8 reasons to move from Quickbooks to Sage 100 ERP

While your QuickBooks accounting system may have served you well in the beginning, things have changed. You have more human resources, more capital resources, more customers, and more complexity across your business. At this point, those spreadsheets, hand-written notes, and other workarounds you’ve started using to make up for a lack of functionality in your QuickBooks system just won’t work anymore. It’s time to consider a move to a system that is better equipped to deal with your business as it is today and as it could be in the future. If you’re on the fence as to whether or not it’s time to upgrade from QuickBooks to a more powerful system, you might want to read this article that discusses the indicators that the time has come. If you already know the time has come, Sage 100 ERP may be the perfect fit; and here’s why:

  1. Deeper insight for better, faster decision making:

    Sage 100 ERP features at-a-glance dashboards and has powerful, customizable reporting and analytics which gives you the ability to drill-down into the details that matter when it comes to managing your business. With this information readily available, you can make faster decisions, stay on budget, and identify new revenue and profit opportunities to take your business to the next level.

  2. Confidence in your accounting:

    Unlike QuickBooksSage 100 ERP was designed to handle the complex accounting needs of growing businesses. By eliminating spreadsheets and other archaic practices, you will have a far more accurate view of your company’s finances, confidence in the face of an audit, and the tools you need to accelerate financial close.

  3. Sage 100 ERP leaves room for the future:

    You’re growing so who know where you could be three, five, or ten years from now. Sage 100 ERP can grow with you and easily expands to suit needs as they arise. The modular design of Sage 100 allows companies to choose the functionality that best suits their business needs now and as your needs change, you can quickly add users and modules.

  4. Simple migration:

    Your switch from QuickBooks to Sage 100 ERP will be relatively hassle free with minimum disruptions. Lightcubes LLC recently underwent a migration from QuickBooks to Sage 100 ERP and reported, “We were ecstatic that data on our 2,000-plus customers converted seamlessly, as did all of our open invoices. We’d feared a horrendous upgrade process, and instead found it was relatively painless.”

  5. Finally work the way you want to:

    Sage 100 ERP has flexibility that allows user-level personalization and role-based dashboards so you have instant access to the information you want and need to be at your best.

  6. It’s easy to use:

    Making the move from QuickBooks to Sage 100 ERP can be scary. After all, a larger system means a more complex one, right? Not when it comes to user experiences. Yes, Sage 100 ERP is more complex under the surface to help you manage your more complex business needs, but it is not more complex to use. Unlike other ERO systems, Sage 100 has an intuitive, user-centered design so you can focus on your work, not on figuring out the software.

  7. Increased visibility and tracking:

    With Sage 100 ERP you will be able to see more than financial information, you can see up-to-the minute information across your organization; from financial to shop-floor and everything in between. You’ll be able to track inventory in a single or multiple locations.

  8. Streamline the back office with integration and automation:

    Stop wasting time and money on manual data entry and other non-value added manual processes. Seamless integration between CRM, ecommerce, and financials allows you to eliminate data entry errors and operate an end-to-end business system, automating and integrating everything from accounts receivable management to payroll, sales orders, and everything in between.

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