QuickBooks is a good entry-level product, but it has database limitations and lacks sophisticated features so many organisations quickly outgrow it. When your business begins to outgrow QuickBooks, you should consider Microsoft Dynamics GP. Dynamics offers conversion tools designed to help QuickBooks users step up to a more powerful business management system that will meet their needs for many years to come.
There are numerous benefits to migrating from QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics GP. Here are a few:
Better Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics GP offers far more reports (700+ standard reports) than QuickBooks (140 standard reports). Both Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks allow users to edit reports and send them to Excel or Word, but only Dynamics allows users to view reports in real-time through an integrated web portal. Also, Microsoft Dynamics provides more than 200 Excel reports that contain an active ODBC link to the Dynamics database; ensuring data is never out of date whenever the Excel file/report is opened. Moreover, Dynamics GP also provides over 70 standard SRS reports based on SQL technology.
The Microsoft Dynamics GP FRx advanced financial reporting tool allows users to schedule reports to be printed automatically at regular intervals, and automatically delivered to the appropriate recipients via e-mail or publishing to a business portal website. This feature ensures that the desired reports are generated and delivered automatically, on time, every time without any effort. Using the FRx tool, users can create entire booklets of reports including charts, cover pages, graphic images, logos, tables of contents and title pages – and subsequently, FRx will automatically generate and deliver these booklets incorporating the latest data into the booklets.
Both QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP offer a wide variety of Microsoft Office integration features, such as:
Exporting reports directly to Microsoft Excel (with built-in formulas) or Microsoft Word
E-mailing reports and documents directly through Microsoft Outlook
Using ODBC drivers to link data directly to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
Integrating Outlook Calendars to time and billing systems.
However, Microsoft Dynamics GP provides additional advanced Office integration features via SmartTags and Workflow. SmartTags enables users to view Microsoft Dynamics GP information from within Excel, Outlook and Word.