Telltale Signs You've Outgrown QuickBooks: Part 9

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Your Most Valuable Asset, Your People, is Losing Productivity 

With entry-level accounting solutions, like QuickBooks or Peachtree, you’ve gone beyond a pen and paper to automate processes and better manage your business. Although the familiar clicking of keyboards may sound productive, disparate software programs reduces the productivity of your people and limits insight into overall business operations.

Growing Pain #9: Your Most Valuable Asset is Not Living Up to its Potential

Your business needs people and your people need powerful tools. If you're using your most valuable asset, your employees, to enter and reenter data into QuickBooks and other business software programs, you could be losing money in more ways than you know. Redundant data entry not only takes time, it can lead to mistakes and bad data. You know you’ve outgrown QuickBooks when your team is handling data multiple times and taking more steps than necessary to get through their everyday tasks. Help your team work smarter, not harder. Imagine handling everything from financials, project and services management, to human resources and payroll in one robust solution. This comprehensive insight will connect your team and strengthen communication which is stifled by disparate software programs. An integrated solution will reduce repetitive data entry and protect data integrity, saving time and improving productivity. Your people will also be happier when they can spend their time making business decisions instead of mindlessly entering data over and over again.

That’s where Columbus comes in. The role-tailored experience of Microsoft Dynamics gives your people access to information- the right information. And when your people can get their hands on data specific to their day-to-day jobs, they can be even more productive at the office, at home, or on the road. What makes it even better is the fact that Microsoft Dynamics works like and with the Microsoft Office productivity tools they already use. So your team can get started quickly and become efficient even faster.

Transform the way you work and support your most valuable assets to improve productivity and drive business growth. Join us next week when we explore the next growing pain: entry-level accounting is holding you back.. Until then, visit our website 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 companies like yours are outgrowing QuickBooks and how a Microsoft business solution from Columbus will help 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

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

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

Growing Pain #7: Cloud Computing Has You Questioning Your Technology Footprint

Growing Pain #8: System Limits Not Keeping Up with Business Opportunities

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