Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: Part 5

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Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities

The ability to manage growth is a key aspect of a successful business. As your business matures, you will add employees, suppliers and vendors, and a growing list of customers. Steady growth and expanding operations into a new state, or even a new country, creates a new set of challenges that basic accounting software, simply can’t handle. Are you spending more time on redundant data entry, creating spreadsheets, and manually calculating varying sales taxes? If yes, then you are on a short road to data mishandling and mistakes.

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

Entry level accounting solutions like QuickBooks or Peachtree can be limited in the comprehensive functionality growing businesses need to support multiple sales tax rates, multiple currencies, and the sophistication to deal with a global economy. These solutions can require extra data entry and the workarounds add time to complete your business processes. What should only take a few minutes or hours ends up taking days or longer. You know you’ve outgrown QuickBooks if you’re creating workarounds to deal with business growth.

Adding new office locations, working with vendors in other states or countries, and transitioning to the global marketplace requires a scalable and robust business management system. Columbus offers Microsoft business solutions that can help you to expand your reach. The right technology will allow you to identify new business opportunities and will enable you to take the steps needed to capitalize on new business growth.

You can count on a business solution from Columbus to help you support and grow your business. Join us next week when we explore the next growing pain: needing a trusted advisor to take your business to the next level. Until then, visit our website and learn more about Columbus and our out-of-the-box implementation offerings to fit your small and medium sized business.

This ten part blog series addresses some of the common signs that companies like yours are outgrowing QuickBooks and how a Microsoft business solution from Columbus helps keep you on the path of growth. If you missed any of our previous postings from this series, 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

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