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Outgrowing QuickBooks? 4 Signs that Your Business is Ready for ERP

Outgrowing QuickBooks? 4 Signs that Your Business is Ready for ERP

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As your business grows it and also grows in complexity. Up to this point QuickBooks has served you well and you carried your business far with minimal investment in software. Like most growing businesses on QuickBooks, there comes a time when you start to realize you need more than basic bookkeeping, inventory management and backward looking reporting. More and more businesses outgrowing QuickBooks are making the move to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. If you are ready to invest in more efficiency and accuracy from your desk to the front desk, then you are ready for an ERP system. Here are the top 4 reasons we found that companies decide they are finally outgrowing QuickBooks and ready for ERP. When you are ready to look into ERP systems, you will need a complete business management system such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, which is one of the solutions we support.

Outgrowing QuickBooks? Do You Relate to these 4 Signs?

The following business scenarios indicate that it may be time to upgrade your business management software:

  1. You cannot scale operations to support business growth.  A growing business typically requires more people, more productivity and more collaboration across all departments to keep up with demand.  As you expand product lines and enter new markets, your business processes become more complex. With basic accounting software, even the simplest processes, like invoicing and month-end closing can take hours...even days to complete. In addition, if your business is stifled by the number of people who can access information, transaction limits, or the size of your database, it’s time to find a solution that can scale with your business to allow for growth.
  2. You can’t wrap your arms around your business anymore.  The used to be a one-to-one correspondence between your employees and the business functions they managed. Now, data moves from desk to desk and you don’t have the controls in place to ensure a detailed and accurate audit trail. If multiple users can make changes to financial entries in entry-level accounting software, it’s difficult to trace who has done what. Protect yourself with a business management solution that supports and enforces well-defined roles and processes and give you tighter control over critical functions like payments, purchasing, and inventory management.
  3. Your business is reactive and needs to be proactive:  Sure QuickBooks can give you a snapshot of your sales performance for the past quarter, but do you know which product produce the highest margins and which customers are likely to purchase the highest volume of those products? Instead of looking at reports of past performance, you need insight into current activities and developing trends to move your business forward. The right business management solution can give you full visibility into what drives your profitability and the ability to turn those profits into the cash flow what will support your future growth.
  4. You cannot meet customer expectations:  Are you using QuickBooks to manage your finances and a whole different set of tools to administrate contracts, track customer interactions or manage delivery systems? If you don’t have the right system in place to track customer interactions and forecast demand, and those systems don’t talk to each other, you may find yourself unable to meet customer expectations. To compete in an increasingly completive global economy, you need a well-tuned supply chain and the ability to manage customer and vendor requirements.

Get ready to grow your business and elevate to a robust, proven, and reliable Enterprise System from Microsoft.

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About iCepts Technology Group, Inc. Middletown, PA

We are a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner offering implementation, service, and support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV in: PA, DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV, and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region. We also offer implementation, service, and support for Accellos One Warehouse Management Systems in: PA, DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV, and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.

As experienced SCM, WMS and ERP consultants and value added resellers (VARs), we provide start to finish services for the solutions we represent Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Distribution and Manufacturing, Accellos Warehouse Management System (WMS), Server virtualization, open source VOIP phone systems and infrastructure and security. We provide services that cover process analysis, implementation, training, security and networking. Naturally, we also provide full ongoing support for years after implementation to help our clients succeed. We are your one stop shop for your business technology needs.

Phone 717.704.1000

Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc.-A Pennsylvania Microsoft Dynamics NAV Reseller

Another version of this blog was previously posted on January 21, 2015 on iCepts Technology Group, Inc.’s blog by Greg Miles:  4 Business scenarios that indicate you are out growing QuickBooks

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