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Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: All the Rubber Bands Holding Your Business Together Are Keeping You Up at Night

If you’ve built your business on QuickBooks, you know it’s a great entry-level accounting solution. As your business flourishes, however, QuickBooks may not be able to keep up. There are telltale signs you've hit your limits with your current systems and when those start to occur, its likely your future growth will be stifled until you step up to a more comprehensive business management solution.

We have compiled a list of growing pains businesses like yours are facing when outgrowing QuickBooks. In this blog series, we will address some of those common growing pains and how a business solution from Microsoft goes beyond entry level accounting software to keep you on the path of growth.

Growing Pain #1: Rubber Bands and Sticky Notes Are Keeping You Up at Night

As your business grows, your financial data becomes more complex to collect and analyze, your supply chain isn’t the fine-tuned machine it used to be, and the many workarounds you and your team have put in place are starting to make you worried you won’t be able to keep up. When manual data entry continues to rise, countless spreadsheets aren’t giving you the insight you need to make good decisions, and your people are reactive instead of proactive, it may be time to look to the future. When you find yourself using so many creative workarounds that managing your businesses seems more challenging and time consuming than it should be, it may be time to step up to a business management solution that is ready for the next stage of your growth. Comprehensive doesn’t have to mean complex.

Microsoft Dynamics is a complete, yet easy to use solution to help manage your entire business from financials, people, supply chain and customer relationship management, and it provides powerful business intelligence right from the start.

Travis Perkins, Director of IT for EMIT Technologies says, "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." He continues, "With Microsoft Dynamics, we’ve evolved from managing each order individually as a one-off job, to a true manufacturing environment where we have greater insight and control while having uniform processes in place across the company."

Thousands of customers have outgrown their entry-level accounting software and have turned to Microsoft Dynamics to support the next phase of their business. Rip off the Band-Aids and implement a solution that will help you sleep well at night. Join us next week when we explore the growing pain: Closing the books and managing cash flow isn’t as easy as it used to be. Until then, take a test drive or learn more about our cloud or on-premises solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. It’s easier and more affordable than you might think.

Jennifer Godin

Marketing Director

Jennifer specializes in marketing and works to make it as clear as possible what makes Andosi different. Working with the team architects and masterminds, Jennifer captures their thoughts and industry knowledge and turns it into ways users can consume – blog posts, demonstration videos and other touch points. The Andosi team member have worked on a lot of projects through the years and the number of answers they have to questions that everyday users have needs to be known!

Jennifer is also a super fan of Click Dimensions, a Dynamics CRM add-on that helps facilitate sales and marketing tracking trough CRM—but on a whole new level. If you’re reading this right now, Jennifer probably already knows about it because Click Dimensions helps track everything that is happening with your Marketing and Sales efforts.

Recent Projects

In a recent project, Jennifer helped a large financial firm gather and document their needs for a complete CRM system overhaul. The project helped the company communicate their needs and work more efficiently with the system design architects who would bring new life to the system they had all but given up on!

Jennifer worked on a similar project, helping to define and document internal sales processes, with another client who needed to first hash out how their business flowed, before taking the next steps and building software that would truly work for them.

 

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