Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks

So many aspects of the print industry set it apart from other types of manufacturing. Most people take for granted the artistic design, mechanical expertise and technological innovation which combine to produce a printed piece – all for the sake of communicating ideas to a broad audience.  

Like any other business, however, a print shop needs to pay its people, its vendors and its creditors and still hope to turn a profit when all that is done.

If you’ve built your business on QuickBooks, you know it’s a useful entry-level accounting solution.  When 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.

Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: All the Rubber Bands Holding Your Business Together Are Keeping You Up at Night

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

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. The smartest move for a print business? PrintVis.

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, learn more about our cloud or on-premises solutions for small and mid-sized print companies. It’s easier and more affordable than you might think!

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 print business management solution that is ready for the next stage of your growth.

Comprehensive doesn’t have to mean complex.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 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.

PrintVis is built directly into Microsoft Dynamics NAV – so with it you get all the features you need to run your print or graphics business, right along with the full financial package you will never outgrow.