Our last blog in the Outgrown QuickBooks series went into detail about what happens when you start to experience bottlenecks in your processes. You are comfortable with using QuickBooks. But what happens as key processes such as order processing, invoicing, and fulfillment get slowed down as the volume increases? Instead of looking at the longer term benefits of implementing a more robust, scalable system, you continue using QuickBooks and decide to try and integrate other solutions to better manage the roadblocks. For example, as your organization continues on a path of growth and more and more orders start coming in, you may turn to an order management solution that integrates with QuickBooks. This solution still can’t provide you with the scalability and overall performance upgrade you need. Similarly, you may need your eCommerce site to integrate directly with your accounting system and inventory management system. Most likely, there are customizations you need but are unable to implement. You keep adding more and more systems because you are not ready to give up QuickBooks.
With so many different systems used to run your business, your IT group spends too much time and money trying to integrate them all, maintaining the applications, and upgrading to the latest versions. Your data is all over the place, making it impossible to do any real-time analysis. This should be enough of a reason for you to consider leaving QuickBooks. Why not move to one system that can manage all of your business processes?
If you have experienced any of the above pain points while trying to work off of systems you have integrated with QuickBooks, it is most definitely time to consider upgrading to a more robust solution. Contact Third Wave today and find out what your next steps are!