Why use QuickBooks?
QuickBooks is the small business
accounting software of choice today. Over the years our firm
has worked with or installed many different accounting software products in use
by our clients. These software products have ranged from low end to mid-range
software costing many thousands of dollars. During this time, we have witnessed
the evolution and expansion of the QuickBooks suite of products.
professional opinion, we consider the following key factors to be the most
significant reasons for choosing QuickBooks if you have a small business:
software is extremely adaptable to most small businesses. All documents
and reports can be customized to the business needs. Reports can be
readily exported to other applications.
to use once properly setup, the software does an excellent job of
recording, organizing and reporting the financial information of the
business enterprise in accordance with established accounting standards
is compatible with many vertical market applications which allow industry
specific software applications to export directly into QuickBooks, and
more of these applications are being integrated all the time. Examples
include: Point of Sale, Construction, Medical etc.
the installed user base of QuickBooks is so extensive, the product has
been widely tested and is very stable and reliable. When you compare all
the features and functionality of this software in relation to its cost,
there is simply no other product in the market at this level which offers
a better value for the small business enterprise.
that many small businesses have or soon will outgrow the capabilities of
QuickBooks, Intuit has recently released its next generation software
called QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions which allows a much larger business
organization to use the product. For example, QuickBooks Enterprise
Solutions is a better fit for a business with perhaps 100 to 200
employees, $10 million in sales with network access up to 10 simultaneous
mean that QuickBooks is right for every small business? No. Absolutely not. Even
in consideration of all these positive attributes, there are situations in which
QuickBooks is not the right fit for certain businesses. Also, as in most
non-custom developed software, there will usually always be some limitation or
situation that causes frustration. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, we are trained to
recognize when these circumstances exist and can suggest alternatives.
QuickBooks benefits does our firm provide?
QuickBooks, like any accounting
software is merely a tool. Just as the purchase of woodworking tools will not
turn a novice into a fine craftsman, neither will accounting software by itself
effectively manage your business. In this regard, as with most skills, there is
simply no substitute for knowledge and experience. Our QuickBooks
software knowledge is complimented by years of experience in accounting
and financial reporting, taxation and business advisory services across a wide
range of industries. This gives us an unparalleled advantage
in helping you - the small business owner - implement a successful QuickBooks
setup for your company.
makes our approach to accounting software implementation different?
Often times as businesses and their related
internal information requirements grow, an assortment of applications and
procedures develop without any real overall central design or planning. Over
time, these processes become habits simply because "it has always been done
that way". But, it is key to recognize that it may not be the best or most
reasons our QuickBooks advisory process goes beyond simply choosing software
preferences and setting up your chart of accounts. Rather, through the process
of interviews and observations our objective is to define the optimal flow of
information processing through your organization and define the goals to be
achieved with the end result.
is accomplished, redundant tasks can be eliminated and an accounting information
system can be configured in such a way that allows the organization to function
at peek efficiency. Ultimately, this translates into many benefits among which
include lower manual labor costs, higher levels of customer satisfaction,
optimal purchasing and management of inventory, greater accuracy and usefulness
in reporting, improved overall profitability of the organization, etc.
are CPA's and have broad experience in financial reporting, taxation issues,
business entity structures etc. we look at all these combined elements of your
organization because they are all important factors to be considered in
designing an accounting software setup and providing training. Therefore, unlike
a computer guru, we take a very comprehensive approach when setting up an
accounting software system.
Personal Training in setting up and using QuickBooks
is available to you. Sure, seminars are great, but when you go back to
the office and attempt to apply this training, do you still find that you have
questions or that your setup situation for your business requires a non-standard
approach not covered in the seminar? If so, then you will appreciate our
approach because we work with you in setting up your
company in your office. more...
QuickBooks is designed for the layman to understand, the initial setup and
installation must be done correctly in order for future information to be
QuickTune-up: Whether you need to prepare
for tax time, a financial review or you just need to clean up some problem
areas, you'll be prepared with a QuickBooks Tune-up. In four (4) hours, a
QuickBooks Professional Advisor will help you clean up and organize your
bookkeeping system. more...
Hesitate to Ask a Question! Employees in your accounting department will
find comfort in knowing an Expert in QuickBooks is only an email or phone-call
away. Email and telephone support prevents many wasted hours of aggravation and
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list of QuickTips to save you time and make your QuickBooks experience even more
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