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If you’ve built your business on QuickBooks, you know it’s a great entry-level accounting solution.  As your business flourishes, however, QuickBooks may not be able to keep up.  There are telltale signs you’ve hit your limits with your current systems and when those start to occur, its likely your future growth will be stifled until you step up to a more comprehensive business management solution.  

We have compiled a list of growing pains businesses like yours are facing when outgrowing QuickBooks.   In this blog series, we will address some of those common growing pains and how a business solution from Microsoft goes beyond entry level accounting software to keep you on the path of growth.

Growing Pain #1:  Rubber Bands and Sticky Notes Are Keeping You Up at Night

As your business grows, your financial data becomes more complex to collect and analyze, your supply chain isn’t the fine-tuned machine it used to be, and the many workarounds you and your team have put in place are starting to make you worried you won’t be able to keep up.  When manual data entry continues to rise, countless spreadsheets aren’t giving you the insight you need to make good decisions, and your people are reactive instead of proactive, it may be time to look to the future. When you find yourself using so many creative workarounds that managing your businesses seems more challenging and time consuming than it should be, it may be time to step up to a business management solution that is ready for the next stage of your growth. Comprehensive doesn’t have to mean complex.

Microsoft Dynamics is a complete, yet easy to use solution to help manage your entire business from financials, people, supply chain and customer relationship management, and it provides powerful business intelligence right from the start.

Travis Perkins, Director of IT for EMIT Technologies says, “We were relying on QuickBooks for basic accounting, but we needed to address long-term goals of our growing business and knew we would need a more robust solution that handled inventory management and manufacturing as well.”He continues, “With Microsoft Dynamics, we’ve evolved from managing each order individually as a one-off job, to a true manufacturing environment where we have greater insight and control while having uniform processes in place across the company.”

Thousands of customers have outgrown their entry-level accounting software and have turned to Microsoft Dynamics to support the next phase of their business. Rip off the Band-Aids and implement a solution that will help you sleep well at night. Join us next week when we explore the growing pain: Closing the books and managing cash flow isn’t as easy as it used to be. Until then, take a test drive or learn more about our cloud or on-premises solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. It’s easier and more affordable than you might think.