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Have You Outgrown Your Old Accounting System?

by | Aug 4, 2020

5 Signs Your Accounting System is Holding You back

5 Signs Your Accounting System is Holding You back

While your business is ever advancing, it can be frustrating trying to keep your operations up to date. That accounting system you relied on to manage finances has gradually become a barrier to growth and efficiency.

Take a look at these signs to see if your current accounting system is holding you back.

  1. You’re on an Old Accounting System Release

Outdated software can hinder business performance, decrease productivity, and even pose significant risks to your databases. However, sometimes companies with old accounting systems find that upgrading is too costly and time-consuming. Here’s some advice: Find out how frequently your vendor releases new versions and how upgrades are managed in order to seamlessly maintain customizations from older releases.

  1. You’re Held Back by Disconnected Systems and Processes

The integration of your on-premises financial management system with various applications and databases can be more of a hassle than it’s worth. Instead of being trapped in a constant maintenance cycle or a single-solution approach, consider a financial management solution that will seamlessly integrate the tools and systems to cater to your business’s needs.

  1. You Can’t Keep up with Business Expansion

The complexity of managing finances increases as your business units and markets expand. Legacy accounting systems are typically ill-equipped to handle the fast growth of businesses. Here’s how to remedy this: Plan for the future! Determine how easy (or complex) it is to add entities in the future—and whether you’ll get the reports and visibility you need across your business.

  1. New Business Requirements and Regulatory Compliance Are Difficult Obstacles

One of the most important new developments that was created to keep up with customer expectations is the subscription business model, which is increasingly popular across many industries from software to services. The downside of this is the billing and revenue-recognition requirements for subscription businesses are more complex. Unfortunately when your traditional, outdated accounting system was implemented, these new requirements and rules didn’t exist.

  1. You Aren’t Able to Fully Track Your Business

To ensure a business’s success, you need a holistic view of everything from bookings to available capacity to inventory levels and, of course, financial metrics. But you can’t make informed, timely decisions if it takes weeks to assemble, present, and analyze that data. Today, more people in your organization need better reports, and they want those reports faster than ever. An outdated accounting system slows down this process and lacks the capabilities to fully track your business.

It’s out with the old, and in with the new if these signs applied to you!

Maximizing the efficiency of your business starts by ensuring that your current systems are not holding you back. When determining the capabilities of your accounting system, keep in mind that most aspects of your business should adapt to your needs. If you are ready to explore how you can better your business, contact InCloud360.