We recently published a post on our blog about why you should consider moving to QuickBooks Online or Online Advanced. If you read that article, you may be wondering why we mentioned upgrading to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise in some cases. We mentioned QuickBooks Enterprise because, in some cases, Enterprise will still be your best solution based on your business needs. We realize in that article, much is not discussed in detail about knowing when Enterprise is right for you. So, we produced this article to help you determine why QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise may be your best move after all.
The name “Enterprise,” and what buyers typically think it implies, thwarts some decision-makers. Many business owners believe QuickBooks Enterprise is strictly for enterprises, and many of its abundant and powerful features are too robust and in excess of their current needs. Enterprise was actually designed for growing Small-to-Midsized Businesses (SMB) to help them grow to the Enterprise level. While your current needs at the time of purchase may seem to demand less than what is offered in Enterprise, it is often not the case for businesses experiencing growth whose needs will rapidly evolve and grow. We have spoken with many clients who have properly gauged their current needs but fail to properly fit their solution to their growth needs, and then come to us to be right-fitted for their growth needs.
The cost of a wrong-fit solution is significant so it’s very important to ensure your new solution is right-fitted properly. Thus, it is also very important to focus on your growth goals and go into decision-making with a “what we WILL need” mentality. Lastly, remember that some features that may seem excessive to you now can also be leveraged for their significant economic efficiencies, such as streamlined advanced workflows and the Pick, Pack, and Ship sales fulfillment process. This article will discuss the features of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, how those features can be leveraged for economic efficiencies, and why QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise may be your best move after all!