Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: What Once Made Your Business Shine Just Doesn’t Sparkle Anymore
Let’s say your print business is growing – and with that growth, you’re dealing with more quote requests, orders, higher customer demands, and increased competition. If you’re feeling out of breath trying to catch up, then your systems are feeling stressed as well. The way your people work is changing too.
When it’s time to crunch the numbers, QuickBooks may be easy to use, and you may be worried about the complexity of a more robust solution – but a more powerful alternative for your business is waiting, one that works the way you do, improving productivity while scaling to fit your growing requirements.
Growing Pain #8: System Limits Not Keeping Up with Business Opportunities
While you’re busy managing the growing demand for your print services and meeting the increasing needs of your customers, you may not notice you are quickly approaching user or transaction limits in place within your QuickBooks software. This would be the time to begin the search for solutions to manage the next chapter in your print business.
The best solutions for business should be simple, usable and flexible. Did you know there is a full ERP solution developed specifically to address the needs of the graphics industry? PrintVis is built directly into Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and gives graphics businesses like yours complete control over your core processes – from RFQ to production to invoice. PrintVis is easy to use and easy to deploy, so you can quickly, simply, and finally transcend the limits of your overworked and undersized software programs and unify your entire apparatus with one complete print software solution.
- People get it. PrintVis and Microsoft Dynamics NAV look and work like Microsoft Office. That means everyone can jump right in and get to work.
- It’s on your terms. With PrintVis, your office team can work when and where it works best—at the shop, at home, or on the road. Cloud and on-premises deployments give you the flexibility to choose what’s best for your graphics business, and shop floor users can maintain communication with the front office management at all times.
- It reduces your risk. After decades of experience and hundreds of successful projects, our local implementation partners are there with you every step of the way. With RapidStart Services, implementations take less time and less money than going through a manual setup. And you can import data from your legacy accounting system, so you can be up and running in fewer hours and with less risk. The vast majority of print MIS systems do not give you the full accounting package you need – PrintVis does. It is the only print software system you will need.
Michael Donovan, Technical Manager at Stephens & George says, “The PrintVis vertical has allowed our commercial departments to produce higher levels of work without the need for additional labour. The flow from estimate to order is painless and allows for a high-level of flexibility, which is needed in the ever changing world of print. Purchasing practices have improved and entries are posted into the financial ledgers with ease. With one system we have been able to remove many software packages with their expensive upgrade and support costs.”
Check out how easy it is to get started with Microsoft Dynamics by watching this short video. Take a NAV test drive and then contact us to learn more about PrintVis’s cloud or on-premises solutions for print companies, small, mid-sized and large. Join us next week when we explore the next growing pain: your most valuable asset not living up to its potential.
This blog series addresses some of the common signs businesses like yours are outgrowing QuickBooks and how a business solution from PrintVis with Microsoft Dynamics NAV helps keep you on the path of growth. If you missed the previous postings, you can view them here:
Growing Pain #2: Managing the Books and Cash Flow Isn’t As Easy As It Used to Be
Growing Pain #3: A Lack of Control and Weak Audit Trails Create Business Risk
Growing Pain #4: You Can’t Move Forward When You Keep Looking Back
Growing Pain #5: You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities
Growing Pain #6: You Are Becoming a a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None
Growing Pain #7: Cloud Computing Has You Questioning Your Technology Footprint