By Stephanie Elsen
Sometimes things happen so gradually that we hardly realize they are happening. Life happens, and one day we realize we’ve gained a few pounds, our house needs to be painted, and the car needs a tune-up... A similar thing can happen in business with your accounting software system!
Freeze-ups and lock-outs
If your current accounting program keeps on locking you out or freezing up, it may be because you are outgrowing its data limitations. It could be the number of inventory items, transactions, and years of history or a combination of things. Once you have outgrown your system’s capacity, it’s hard to keep it working efficiently and it may be time to search for something new.
Workarounds are the norm
When your needs become more than your accounting system can handle, you may start to use workarounds to accommodate your system needs. The more workarounds you create and use, the more manual work you create for yourself. After a while your workarounds become your norm, and you may not even realize how much time is spent on them. A new system that is more suited to the way you need to handle your accounting could really shave some manual work out of your day.
Like the purchase of your vehicle, no accounting system lasts forever. An upgrade to your current system or a completely new system will eventually be needed to keep up with your growing business. Though a transition may be difficult, it is worth it in the end.