If you’re an SMB looking to replace, or upgrade your old accounting software, like QuickBooks, approach the decision-process methodically: consider the product’s lifecycle within your small manufacturing or distributorship—will you have to replace it again in four or five years?
Furthermore, make certain your key staff has time to evaluate the software before purchasing, and get a consensus from the top-down on the final choice.
Part of the evaluation scenario should include vendor input as to the ease of install, implementation, and final deployment. Do you have a step-by-step plan for data migration to minimize disruption of internal as well as customer transactions?
More importantly, do you foresee the need to customize the new accounting package to fit specific needs in procurement, warehousing and supply chain management?
When it comes to comparing QuickBooks vs Microsoft Dynamics, the main advantage with using the Dynamics GP alternative is the capability to manage all aspects of the business through one, database platform—QuickBooks lacks the ERP functions built into the Dynamics product line.
Having such a single solution to monitoring an array of business processes is a powerful tool in company-wide data management. Dynamics GP delivers real-time data, fully accessible via today’s mobile devices, to generate accurate financials, or for sharing and collaborating on key projects.
What’s more, QuickBooks does not scale as easily as Dynamics GP software. In addition, the former was not designed to handle a large number of users, nor does it have the robust security measures in place, which Microsoft Dynamics offers in on-premise and cloud-based deployments.
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Written by E.S. (Consulting Team)