Successful businesses are growing businesses—hiring new employees, increasing sales and profits and nurturing relationships with customers. While you’ve been steadily growing your business, you may have reached the point where your accounting software just can’t keep up. According to Nucleus Research, 54 percent of companies adopt new business management solutions for better process integration and 50 percent do so to resolve order processing issues. If you recognize the three telltale signs below, you’ve outgrown QuickBooks or another entry-level accounting software.
- You hit a wall: Entry-level software limits the number of users in the system at one time. Productivity and data accuracy suffer when your people are waiting to get into the system or using spreadsheets for temporary data collection.
- You’re more reactive than proactive: It may seem like you’re constantly putting out fires—fixing budgets that go awry, responding to problems with customer orders or trying to figure out where all the cash went. You can’t focus on your future with delayed or inaccurate data.
- Your team is disconnected: The traditional workplace isn’t so traditional anymore, and business doesn’t stop because you or your people are on the road or working from home. If your systems aren’t as mobile as you are, then you may be left with inaccurate data and little insight as to whether customer needs are being met. Watch the “How Do You Know That You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Accounting Software?” video to learn more.
The best solutions for business are simple, flexible and efficient. They connect people, processes and systems—all from one place. Managing your business is much easier when your calendar, email and business management systems all work together—and are delivered from one trusted source. A business solution from Microsoft combines the business management tools you need to run your organization with the tools you use to manage your day and collaborate with others. Microsoft solutions offer a consistent, user-friendly experience that will make you and your team productive from day one.
You can monitor your business, collaborate on documents and enter and approve transactions—all from your phone, tablet or desktop. Added flexibility with Microsoft solutions will enable you to get started with what you need now, and you can add capabilities or users as your requirements change and your business grows. You also can deploy your solutions in the cloud, on your servers or take a hybrid approach—the choice is yours.
Visit the Grow Your Business website to download the Grow Your Business with Confidence e-book and chat with a Microsoft solution consultant to learn how to keep your business going and growing.