Solving the growing pains of small businesses is an intricate
and demanding task. As businesses grow, the requirements
for the systems used to govern and manage them grow in
complexity and scope as well. As part of their evolution,
businesses often need to rethink their software systems and
solutions. During this transition, decision-makers often
evaluate the merits of adopting Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) software.
At the surface, leaping from a collection of disparate
software systems and Excel files to an all-in-one ERP
software system seems like the obvious solution, but this
may not be the most appropriate option in the end. The
overall cost of software implementation, licensing and staff
retraining can be prohibitive. Are the additional resources
and systems an ERP provides worth the expense they may generate?
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise: Your ERP Alternative
Rather than implementing an ERP that may be overly complex or
over-serves what your business needs, a more appropriate solution
may be to integrate additional features into an industry standard
solution such as QuickBooks accounting software.
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers a flexible and cost-justifiable solution for growing companies ready for a system that integrates accounting and tasks that directly affect accounting, like inventory, payables and payroll, while circumventing the expense and complexity that may accompany a full ERP system.What is an ERP system?
ERP stands for enterprise resource planning. ERP is a software
suite for mid-to large-size businesses that manages and integrates
all the components of that business, including marketing,
accounting, sales, delivering manufactured and service based
products, costing and strategic planning.
Is QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise an ERP System?
Simply put, no. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is an advanced version of
our popular and widely used accounting software. Enterprise goes beyond standard accounting software to offer end-to-end solutions for companies entering the mid-sized market. Enterprise can help companies make more informed financial decisions by delivering tailored reports that present information in custom visual representations.
Our enterprise solution also helps companies manage key workflows in an intuitive and integrated environment through advanced inventory tracking and management, advanced pricing features and advanced reporting. Additionally, Enterprise offers options for cloud hosting, field service management and Electronic Data Exchange (EDI).
The Enterprise suite of services is not full ERP; it is designed to be the appropriate next step, providing features and functionality growing companies need without over-serving them.
Discover which level of QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
can help you take your company to the next level.
What Differentiates QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
From ERP Software?
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise enables companies to work within a familiar program while adding the powerful features they
need. Why pay for features you don't use?
Enterprise helps companies tailor information
to individual decision-makers in a format that makes sense.
Enterprise maintains the rock-solid accounting functions
that made QuickBooks an industry leader while adding
powerful tools to integrate payroll and payments, field
service management, inventory and warehouse
management and other systems related to your bottom line.
For companies growing into the midsized market, marketing,
sales and other components that typically are found in full
ERP systems may be best left to separate specialty
Who is Best Served by QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise?
Running a business becomes more complex as it grows.
You now have decision-makers with special roles in sales,
purchasing and payroll. Perhaps tracking inventory and
managing employees at more than one location is a new
reality. You now process a significantly larger number of
transactions, which leads to more data and a need for more
custom fields in your software to track that data. Data
access and control becomes a bigger issue. Presenting
data in customizable and flexible forms is now critical.
If you need a software solution that is more robust than your
current accounting package, that addresses the specific
needs of a growing business, and provides an end-to-end
management solution in a familiar setting but you would
under-utilize a full ERP system then you are a good
candidate for Enterprise.
- One user license for TrueCommerce Transaction ManagerTM is provided at no charge with QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. The TrueCommerce Transaction Manager license includes a Business System Plug-in that provides integration to Enterprise Solutions for inbound purchase orders and outbound invoices, and one Electronic Partner Plug-in for transacting business with one trading partner. Monthly network fees will apply.
- If you're a current QuickBooks Pro or Premier customer upgrading to QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise: 2015. Based on internal data on 6/29/14 using recommended system requirements.
- Based on Intuit Survey, April 2013.
- Based on survey of QBE customers, April 2013.