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Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: You Are Becoming a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None

We are all called upon, on occasion, to wear different hats and be responsible for things that may be outside the realm of our traditional job tasks. There is nothing wrong with learning something new and taking on additional responsibility, unless you are juggling more than what you can handle. Just because you can balance your checkbook, doesn’t mean you can create detailed corporate financial reports or implement business application software. There are some things that are better left to the experts, and that includes managing business technology.

Growing Pain #6: You Need a Trusted Advisor to Take Your Business to the Next Level

It's hard to admit, but a lot of us are not experts at everything. This is especially the case with software implementations, technical support, and performing the occasional software upgrade. QuickBooks offers software support; however, they are limited in their business expertise, especially when it comes to industry specific insight. You need to focus on your business and while you know that technology is a key component of your business success, it may not be your area of expertise.

Microsoft's global partner network was created to provide users with the local support they need at the level of service they expect. Certified Microsoft partners are able to do more than just sell and install your business management software. These specialists can help you determine which software best suits your business needs, create or package solutions to serve your specific industry needs, and get you up and running quickly with productivity right from the start. Microsoft partners offer flexible licensing that reduce the need for capital expenditures, as well as provide technical support now and far into the future. You can get the business software you need at a price you can afford. Support doesn’t end after deployment. By leveraging Microsoft’s partner network, you will have access to experts that can answer simple questions, provide follow-up service, as well as teach you how to optimize your software to a competitive advantage.

According to Microsoft Sure Step Customer Benefits, the top three benefits customers receive from partner engagement are operational improvements to drive greater business performance, reduced training costs, and increased productivity through improved user adoption.

You don’t need to be a ‘jack-of-all-trades’, just a master of your own business. Let the experts provide you with the technology you can use to drive growth. See how a business solution from Microsoft can drive growth and reduce your risk by watching this short video, take a ‘test drive’ to see the product in action, or learn more about Microsoft’s cloud or on-premises solutions for small and mid-sized businesses or find a reselling partner near you. Join us next week when we explore the next growing pain: not enough flexible deployment choices.

This blog series addresses some of the common signs businesses like yours are outgrowing QuickBooks and how a business solution from Microsoft helps keep you on the path of growth. If you missed the previous postings, you can view them here:

Growing Pain #1: The Rubber Bands Holding Your Business Together Are Keeping You Up at Night

Growing Pain #2: Managing the Books and Cash Flow Isn't As Easy As It Used to Be

Growing Pain #3: A Lack of Control and Weak Audit Trails Create Business Risk

Growing Pain #4: You Can’t Move Forward When You Keep Looking Back

Growing Pain #5: You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities

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