QuickBooks is the perfect accounting software for start-up companies in need of simple accounting, but what happens when your business starts to grow? Most likely, your accounting processes become more complex and that wonderfully simple accounting software struggles to keep up with the increased demands.

A growing company has an increasing amount of data, which can lead to an overworked system. When QuickBooks gets overworked, the software naturally starts to slow down. Signs that your company may be outgrowing your current accounting software include the following:

  • You frequently have to purge the system to make room for more data.
  • You are paranoid about the system crashing so are constantly creating new backups as you wait for the inevitable.
  • You are perpetually reaching your list limits.
  • You’ve lost track of the number of workarounds you’ve created to keep the system running.
  • Bugs and crashes are the norm, rather than an occasional issue.

If you’re spending more time fixing your accounting software than using it, your productivity is suffering. It’s time to ditch the bandages and start fresh.

But where? How about starting with a brand you already know and trust? Microsoft has its own line of accounting software designed for small and mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries. Whether you operate a nonprofit organization, financial services, manufacturing or distribution company, there’s a solution designed with you in mind.

Best of all, Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions do more than simply balance the books. They help you streamline processes in every area of financial management, increasing efficiency and giving you the tools you need to grow and become more productive.

Think it might be time to upgrade your accounting system? Check out our video on Finding the Right Accounting Solution for You. Or call 763-412-4315 to set up a free consultation to determine which solution can put your company on the fast track to productivity.

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