Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks: You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities
A big part of nurturing a successful print business is the ability to manage your growth. You will eventually add employees, suppliers and vendors, and an expanding list of customers as your business matures. Steady growth and extending operations into a new city, state or even country, creates a new set of challenges that basic accounting software often can’t handle. If you are spending more time on redundant data entry, creating spreadsheets, and manually calculating varying sales taxes, then you are on a short road to data mishandling and mistakes.
Growing Pain #5: You’re Putting Off New Business Opportunities
QuickBooks can be limited in the comprehensive functionality growing businesses need to support multiple sales tax rates, even currencies (PrintVis has installations around the world, but even a Minnesota printer could serve customers in Canada, for example), and the sophistication to deal with a global economy. QuickBooks can require extra data entry and the workarounds add time to complete your business processes. What should only take a few minutes or hours ends up taking days or longer. You know you’ve outgrown QuickBooks if you’re creating workarounds to deal with business growth.
Adding new office locations, working with vendors in other states or countries, and transitioning to the global marketplace requires a scalable and robust business management system. The PrintVis software solution for the print industry with Microsoft Dynamics NAV is just what you need to expand your reach. With the right technology, you can identify new business opportunities and not be afraid to take the steps to capitalize on new business growth.
Jennifer Matt of WhatTheyThink.com notes, “Software has to keep moving, when you buy software you are essentially buying a ticket on a train that is funded and operated by your software partner. In the case of PrintVis the core train engine is funded by Microsoft, the print-specific car is funded and operated by PrintVis. Your investment gets you the benefits of both, an overall software solution that will continue to move based on thousands of companies and a print-specific car that is funded by hundreds of other printers around the world.”
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You can count on a business solution from PrintVis and Microsoft to help you support and grow your business. See how in this short video , take a ‘test drive’ to see the product in action, or learn more about PrintVis’ cloud or on-premises solutions for businesses of any size in the graphics industry. Join us next week when we explore the next growing pain: needing a trusted advisor to take your business to the next level.
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 #1: Telltale Signs You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks
Growing Pain #2: Managing the Books and Cash Flow Isn’t As Easy As It Used to Be
Growing Pain #3: Is Your Bookkeeping Putting Your Print Business At Risk?
Growing Pain #4: How To Move Forward When You Keep Looking Back?