Though this accounting software by intuit has come as a boon for small enterprises, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and entrepreneurs but it too has its share of concerns.
The best way to address such riders is not to go all out while allocating budget for purchase of accounts software. One can easily get hooked up to the most comprehensive Quickbooks with most of the adds-on feature. The problem occurs when the user realizes the burden of all inclusive software after spending good amount of dollars on unavailed services and inapplicable adds-on.
Quickbooks offers a host of services for customers from diversified domains. The customers wishing to avail accounting services range from construction, real estate, education to virtually all sorts of business. Again there are different software versions for Basic users and Pro users. The differences between two such applications and also between their prices can be substantial. That is why opting for right application can become cumbersome for new starters. This problem of choosing right application and add on can be a matter of concern even for up-and-running established enterprises.
The small enterprise face this problem because they tend to act and make their purchasing decisions based upon ‘what's on offer' by the service provider. Such enterprises will benefit more if they search for solutions, keeping in mind ‘what's their requirement'. Shifting the mindset from products on-offer to products matching up the requisite criteria will be an advisable to such potential users.
Such shift in the users' mindset leads to efficient resource utilization. Later on the companies may wish to add-on software services such as Quickbooks Marketplace or other feature as per the requirement. However the best thing for such companies will be to try and check the accounting services for a stipulated period say a month so that they get an idea about the functional capabilities and efficiencies of such software. Many companies offer such free trials for users so that they can analyze the usage and make the purchasing decisions accordingly.
After checking the software for requisite criteria, the willing companies or entrepreneurs can decide if they want any customization to their application software.