Quickbooks, like Business Central, is a software solution that offers accounting functionality for businesses and like business central, it offers a core functionality you need to handle your basic accounting requirements. Compare the two however and it’s clear that they’re both worlds apart.
While Quickbooks is more suited to small businesses or micro businesses, Dynamics 365 Business Central offers the flexibility to expand and grow with your business. Despite its strengths, Quickbooks lacks the full range of options needed by many SMEs and growing companies. From weak user roles and security options to un-robust audit trails and even limited/inconvenient reporting options; these weaknesses can leave a business vulnerable and open to errors.
What’s more, unlike Dynamics 365 Business Central, Quickbooks isn’t scalable which means if you’re growing a business, you may find Quickbooks becoming more and more insufficient and limiting. Add to this its lack of multilingual functionality and it’s clear that Quickbooks simply won’t keep up.
Much like Quickbooks, Xero is an entry-level accounting solution for freelancers as well as very small organisations. For medium sized businesses and larger organisations however, limitations will become obvious. Xero was designed to connect with a variety of different third party applications to provide a broad service offering.
Dynamics 365 Business Central however, is a very strong alternative as it offers an all-in-one solution that caters to not only small businesses but growing, medium sized businesses too. Despite Xero’s benefits in terms of accounting software for small or micro businesses, Business Central has the capability to effectively and efficiently manage finance, sales, operations and customer service.
With a better range of functionalities, Xero pales in comparison. What’s more, Business Central has the ability to grow with you as your business grows. Xero unfortunately doesn’t have this range or capability and instead, creates limitations for growing businesses in need.
Sage 50 Migration
For users of Sage 50, you’ll undoubtedly reach a point where this system becomes too much of a challenge for the purpose of which you need it. Some find themselves simply getting used to inefficiencies and becoming reliant on spreadsheets however, those aren’t it’s only troubles.
For those using this software who aren’t accountants, it can be incredibly difficult to navigate with more in-depth Sage 50 training being needed for all who use it. Many also find the homepage can become quite cluttered and confusing when one opens it up. It can of course be customised so the user sees what they consider to be most important, however, this isn’t something everyone is usually aware of.
Compare this with Business Central which offers unrivalled visualisation and artificial intelligence and it’s easy to see why so many make the leap to Microsoft’s all-in-one software option.