Data Guidance Group now supports QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions.
"We had been looking at QuickBooks® for several years," said Bob Palmer, CPA, President of Data Guidance Group, "and were concerned about some of the things we didn't see in the product. For example, at one time backorders weren't supported by the Sales Order Entry part of the system. The product didn't support multiple locations for inventory, and many small clients need to track inventory in repair trucks or other warehouses. These issues have been addressed in the 9.0 version of the Enterprise Solution."
Integrated Solutions Round Out the Product
"In addition," Bob continues, "there are a number of new solutions that Intuit® has released. The product is now a full, robust solution for some small businesses."
Most of our clients know that we take a product agnostic approach to business software. We believe that the worst thing we can do for you is to get you involved with a product that won't meet your needs in the long run. That's why we've been successful at serving clients, because we've put their business needs before our own preferences. Our needs analysis process assures that we know your business before we propose products to meet your needs.
Data Guidance Group's Evaluation of QuickBooks
So how do we feel about QuickBooks? We have often told clients that they should look at QuickBooks. The product fits a niche.
For the business that doesn't need complex accounting software, QuickBooks is an excellent choice. "You need to be careful," says Bob, "because QuickBooks doesn't do everything. In the end, you sacrifice a few features for a much lower price tag."
One of the issues we have noticed over the years is that there isn't a lot of middle ground in the software industry. There are products designed for simple, streamlined needs like QuickBooks, then there are the mid-range accounting solutions like Dynamics, Sage 300 (ACCPAC), and others. The difference for your business is that the mid-range accounting solutions often cost more per user than a 5-user version of QuickBooks Enterprise Solution.
Customizing QuickBooks Enterprise Solution
"If you had specific needs in a single area," says Bob Palmer, "the programming interface (SDK or Software Development Kit) supports several kinds of programming to develop programs that work with QuickBooks. If you need software to handle a very specific function unique to your business, and your accounting is simple, this may be an ideal solution in terms of cost and return on investment. By custom developing, you get exactly what you need in the unique areas of your business. QuickBooks provides basic accounting at a fraction of the cost of mid-range software."
For More Information on QBES
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