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Sunday
Jan312016

Whats good for the goose, is good for the gander

Quicksilver Accounting & Consulting has been touting the many reasons for companies to take their financial software to the cloud and off their clunky desktop computers.  Over the last several years we have either moved many to Intuit's QuickBooks Online, or started them there.   In the back of my mind, I was pondering what that type of move would do for our own company as well, but since we used Intuit's Enterprise Solution software and very happy with it, I was hesitating.  

I've been in this software since inception of my company, 2007.  There is a lot of history there. Unfortunately, it is the only desktop software that doesn't convert to QBO by a few clicks of the keys. Certainly it makes sense. People who are using Enterprise are usually big manufacturing, retail or service companies with lots of transactions, and needs, not a small accounting firm like ours. I would have to go rogue and do all the work myself. Was it worth the move?  Yes, it was time to move.

So, to that end, starting the first of January, I have started to make the move, and following our own advice to most of our clients. Not that we weren't virtual before. I could get to our server from anywhere in the world and have done so many times, but there were advantages to being in QuickBooks Online.  The biggest to me was the ability to connect directly to banking and credit cards and have this all come in automatic downloads. No more bank feeds, no more sync manager. It would be hard, I would have to start a new file basically but I felt the gains would be worth it. Also, as a Live Plan Certified Expert, this software would tie directly to my file.    I'll let you know as we close out the first month how it's going.

 

 

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