Archives for February 2013

QuickBooks or Microsoft Accounting?

Small businesses looking for the right accounting software package often ask us why they should select Microsoft Dynamics GP (previously called Microsoft Great Plains) over QuickBooks.  While both products provide a good, basic platform for managing receivables, payables and payroll, QuickBooks is solely focused on accounting while Microsoft Dynamics GP is a whole business ERP solution that can be customized to meet the needs of your organization and scales up as your company grows.

Quick Books or Microsoft Accounting Software?QuickBooks has been a popular choice for individuals and small businesses alike and may have the advantage of name recognition that MS Dynamics GP doesn’t enjoy.  While it may be a good entry level solution, there comes a time when QuickBooks is no longer going to do the job.  Even QuickBooks Enterprise falls short when compared to Microsoft Dynamics GP, which is designed to bring together all of your departments’ data: HR, operations, supply chain and project management.

Some of our customers notice the limitations of QuickBooks straight away.  We’ve heard many of the following comments:

  • “We can’t confidently comply with regulations around securing and monitoring our financial data.”
  • “We experience unacceptable delays with QuickBooks menus, reports and navigation once we exceed a certain number of transactions.  We’ve had to sacrifice keeping historical data to improve performance.”
  • “Our license limits the number of users we can give access to the system. “

We work with many companies that have long since outgrown QuickBooks but were reluctant to upgrade to a more robust ERP system.  Price generally factors into the decision-making processes, but businesses need to consider the long-term value of a system that can accommodate the increasing complexity and growth of their organizations.

As your business grows, so does the need for enhanced reporting to both internal and external stakeholders, improved system performance, and better integration with your other software and systems.  MS Dynamics GP excels in these areas.  It’s easy to use, and operates just like software your organization is already familiar with: Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and Outlook.

If you think you may be among the many businesses that are outgrowing Quickbooks, contact us.  We can help you determine if Microsoft Dynamics GP is the right choice for your company.


Microsoft Dynamics GP Satisfies More Customers

Become a Dynamic Business with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 features many out-of-the-box modules to improve business efficiency. It delivers functionality, performance, and ease of use to diverse businesses around the world. From financials and human resource management to manufacturing and operations, Microsoft Dynamics GP brings people and systems together to help you run your entire business more efficiently and effectively. Whether you are an existing customer evaluating options to expand your solution with additional modules or a prospective customer considering making Microsoft Dynamics GP your company’s new business solution, this guide will provide a valuable overview of the product modules available within Microsoft Dynamics GP – grouped by business functionality – and the various packaging options available.


How to Buy Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Microsoft sells Dynamics GP through a network of both Silver and Gold Authorized Partners who provide planning, implementation, customization, and support services specifically to optimize the solution to each customer’s unique needs.


Easier Licensing

Licensing for Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to help both small and midsize businesses jump-start their value with an affordable starting price, rapid implementation tools, and functionality. Perpetual Licensing simplifies how you purchase an ERP solution. The entire solution can be licensed “on the back of a napkin” with just a few components. Access to the functionality is through user licenses on a concurrent user basis and through two main components, the Starter Pack and the Extended Pack.


Integration Suite

Use the tools in this suite to import data from other applications. Each tool has a specific functionality for an individual task, such as Integration Manager–Distribution, Integration Manager–Financials, eConnect, and Web Services.


Modifier with Visual Basic for Applications

Modify the appearance and functionality of any Microsoft Dynamics GP or Dexterity-based third-party window, add new fields, change global resources to affect the entire application, and attach VBA code for less complex business logic.


When companies want value-added services from a Metro New York–based firm, they go to Accountnet. We are experts in the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and can provide training and CPE credits. Because it is more flexible than Oracle and much more comprehensive than QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP is a solution you can grow with.  And because it comes with all the modules you’ll need, it is the obvious choice for your business management needs.  Your organization deserves the best – make it Microsoft Dynamics GP.


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