The tools you use for your business are a key component in your success and overall efficiency. The choices of accounting software for your business can be overwhelming at times and might leave you wishing you had a crystal ball to see into the future as to whether the choice you make works out for you. If you are looking into QuickBooks Enterprise Desktop we have an in-depth understanding of what will help you make your decision. We’ve created a list of questions you could ask (of us!) that will not only reveal if Enterprise Desktop is right for your business, but also give you the confidence that you made the right decision.
1. What features of your software are most commonly used by companies like mine?
This question is helpful to ask because it may reveal a feature of the software you didn’t even know existed. If you learn how other companies are utilizing it to their advantage it may spark an idea of how you could harness the power of it for your unique business needs.
2. What are the main reasons companies like mine adopt your product?
Similar to above, the answer to this question will help you see if your challenges will be solved by the software, and may show you a different path to that solution.
3. What do your customers say about ease of accessing information and creating reports?
Find out the process beforehand and that will ease your mind about time-sucking operations. If you can gain real-world examples of executing reports within the software, it will give you the opportunity to compare it to your current way of doing things, or other software you are considering.
4. What do companies like mine say about how easy your product is for all staff to use?
You probably have staff at various skill levels when it comes to accounting software. You want to ensure that everyone will be on board with your software choice and able to use it for their specific job function.
5. What is the typical time frame and cost for implementation?
It’s important to understand this well ahead of time so that you can plan your timeline of software implementation around other tasks and happenings in your company. The last thing you want is to be surprised at the timeline or cost of implementing the software and then be forced to make an impulsive decision based on those factors.
6. Are my employees familiar with the software? How much training will be needed?
Understanding the training involved up front will allow you to see if it’s a good match with your current staff. Ask about the training resources available and generally how much time is involved.
7. What do companies like mine report as the biggest payoff?
This is a great question to ask that may just seal the deal for you. Getting a glimpse of how the software can potentially go to work for you and positively affect your bottom line is valuable. You may find that the benefits of the software actually reflect your business goals and then you will know the software is the right choice as it can help you meet those goals.
8. What is the total cost of the product, up front and on an ongoing basis?
Ensure you understand all the costs involved so you can determine if they fit into your budget.
If you have further questions about QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise please contact us.