Beyond QuickBooks: Navigating the Shift to Cloud-Based ERP for Enhanced Business Efficiency
Simple and easy to use, QuickBooks is often the go-to accounting application for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Sustaining popularity nationwide since the early 2000s, QuickBooks has established a reputation for being a user-friendly accounting system. However, as cloud-based technology has become the prevalent approach for efficient enterprise resource planning (ERP), is QuickBooks ERP still the best choice for companies to manage accounting + ERP needs? QuickBooks presents obstacles to a growing business, such as:
- Lack of real-time visibility into orders and inventory for a closed-loop system
- Missed opportunities for key insights to drive new revenue streams and lower costs
- Less impactful customer service
- Costly on-premise ERP infrastructure maintenance
- Vulnerable data storage
Not surprisingly, studies predict that in 2020, nearly four out of 10 large organizations will conduct 60% of their ERP applications through the cloud since it is able to enhance device performance and worker transparency while also streamlining IT infrastructures. In the end, applications such as Ascent Solutions are changing the resource management landscape with increasing adaptability, versatility, and connectivity, previously unseen in on-premise applications like QuickBooks.
Ascent Solutions on Salesforce is a Powerful Cloud Alternative to QuickBooks ERP
New market trends such as rising e-commerce rates, automation, and globalization have driven business users to implement greater visibility throughout the entire supply chain in order to remain competitive. In fact, Zebra Technologies’ most recent Field Operations Vision Study estimates 97% of organizations plan to invest in mobile devices by 2023 which enhances visibility on the go. As a Salesforce and Zebra Solutions Partner, Ascent Solutions integrates all of the benefits of a cloud-based system into the latest generation of mobile computing, preserving your team’s competitiveness while setting them up for success in the new on-demand market.
Benefits of moving to cloud ERP versus a QuickBooks ERP approach include:
- Ability to integrate complex sales order processing for dynamic operations
- Manage a greater device pool through an application that embraces business growth
- Expand accurate tracking to your field teams
- Synthesize collected data through multiple filters
- Implement automated processes without losing software functionality
To help companies get a head start on the cloud ERP technology evaluation process, we’ve created a guide full of tips, resources, and checklists as a primer for moving your ERP system to the cloud. Have a read of our Ascent Solutions Cloud ERP Evaluation Guide here:
When it comes to the future of efficient enterprise resource planning, cloud-based systems are revolutionizing the way companies of all sizes scale, grow and improve operations. Learn more about how Ascent Solutions customers leverage cloud technology to create a closed loop ERP system or contact us for a free cloud ERP assessment.
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