Breaking up with your accounting software isn’t as hard as other severances you may have dealt with in your personal or professional life, but it can still be tough.
After all, if your attachment to say, QuickBooks, is holding you and your business back from seeing even more success, a permanent split should be considered for the sake of your company’s future growth.
Perhaps you’ve already been having these thoughts and have made the decision to call things off. Congratulations!
Perhaps you’ve reached the conclusion, as many entrepreneurs have, that QuickBooks was great at the start of your relationship when you were a small business and needed the basic tools and structure to get started and keep track of all your financial details.
But now, you’ve matured, your business has thrived, and you no longer want and need the basic-level features QuickBooks provides, especially since Intuit has no indication that it’s ever going to get much better. Sure, there are updates and occasional new tools, but these are often more cosmetic or offer help with situations that you’ve already dealt with or don’t need right now.
QuickBooks doesn’t offer major upgrades like a full ERP system, the ability to bring in other metrics such as sales data and customer profiles, or other customizable features. It also doesn’t make it easy or affordable to add an unlimited number of licenses.
Don’t worry, QuickBooks has heard this before and it will get by just fine – while many agree it’s a decent ‘starter’ software for those just trying out their business venture wings, there’s a good possibility that eventually there will be enough reasons to outgrow it as business conditions improve. And doing better is the goal of most business owners.
Otherwise, if you stick with QuickBooks, you’re likely to remain unsatisfied with the one-size-fits-all approach and maybe even feel limited in your growth possibilities. You may have to work within the system or find third-party add-ons that aren’t always that stable. None of these are great choices. You might have to pay more, especially as you add people, and spend more time solving problems and creating work-arounds rather than getting work done.
So now what? One natural evolution that many businesses move to is the Acumatica platform. It provides a greater selection of tools, including the ability to work in a full ERP environment. This creates even more resources for companies in growth mode and beyond, including plenty of options to customize the features you need.
Benefits of Making the Move to From QuickBooks to Acumatica
MIBAR, a leading Acumatica partner, can help answer questions and offer assistance in making a system that lets you integrate Acumatica into your organization. Advantages can include:
Rather than the structure in QuickBooks, Acumatica is the opposite. There are all sorts of authorized applications, APIs, web services and add-ons that can be tailored what your businesses needs. They’re also designed to be low-code or even no-code which means they’re easy to make sense of.
Acumatica uses the power of the cloud to make transferring files and sharing applications simple. ERP systems are also more affordable than they were in the past and can provide so much more.
No limit on employees/authorized users.
Unless you’re prepared to pay, Quickbooks makes a challenge to go beyond 30 licenses. In the enterprise world, you can add as many licenses as needed. These new users can also download their own applications from the cloud and set themselves up rather than having someone go to each station and load the program.
Easy to see dashboard
Rather than having to dive deep into various menus or have multiple monitors, users can set up their accounts so they can see all the data they need, in real-time. Sales? Inventory? Current and pending orders? Supply chains? This also could help keep track of employees in the field, or branch office revenue, pretty much everything managers could need or want. This Business Intelligence info isn’t just reserved for top executives who want top-level access – any employee can be granted access since this information can provide adequate information for discussions and help with educated decisions.
Control over deployments
Acumatica releases updates twice a year and is always eager to introduce more tools for machine learning, data visualization and artificial intelligence. However, it’s up to you when and how these can be deployed into your system. Do some users need these updates first and the rest can have them later? Do they only need some components? The flexibility also can allow different groups to learn and train first so they can train the others. This also reduces possible disruptions if everyone is trying to learn at once.
More attention to customers
While QuickBooks lets you keep track of how much your customers spend or are owed, it isn’t always easy to learn about them, in terms of their preferences. Acumatica provides the abilities to incorporate sales info, including preferences, buying behaviors which can help track success and anticipate future trends. Likewise, it also incorporates warehouse info, including how fast to get products to customers when a sale occurs.
Get the Full Guide: The Many Reasons SMBs Are Replacing QuickBooks with Acumatica
Our new QuickBooks to Acumatica guide highlights the struggles many SMBs face with QuickBooks and the benefits they enjoy when they switch to Acumatica Cloud ERP. You will learn:
- Why QuickBooks’ architecture does not fit today’s digital economy.
- How Acumatica’s cloud platform can be tailored to meet changing business needs.
- How QuickBooks’ functional limitations creates barriers to growth.
- How Acumatica unifies business processes.
- What industry-specific features and benefits Acumatica users receive that QuickBooks users don’t.
- Why QuickBooks users report dissatisfaction with customer support (and why Acumatica users enjoy a customer-first approach).
- And what will happen if SMBs stay on QuickBooks longer than they should.
SMBs have a choice to make: stick with QuickBooks or move to Acumatica. Our free guide clearly demonstrates which solution can help SMBs remain competitive, exceed customer expectations, and grow into the future and which solution cannot. Click here to download.
Set Your Business Up for the Future with Acumatica Cloud ERP
Not taking any action is an option for QuickBooks customers, but the consequences are substantial. The delay in evolving your technology backbone increases costs, lowers profitability, and results in customer satisfaction issues, including customer churn.
Stop spending time and money on QuickBooks. Instead, invest in Acumatica to future-proof your business and realize your company’s growth potential. Eliminate data silos, capture data faster, exceed customer expectations, and gain new insights into every area of your business.
If you’re consider making a switch, talk to the QuickBooks migration experts at MIBAR. With more than 30 years of experience helping clients create their own customized solutions, MIBAR is happy to assist any organization looking for ways to become more efficient and competitive.