Advances in information technology have truly revolutionized the way businesses operate today. More and more businesses are using the Internet to contact business partners in other countries, and many businesses have made an effort to run a paperless operation.
Curiously, there are still a good number of businesses in the United States that have yet to install accounting software, such as Peachtree Accounting, to support their businesses. After all, accounting software can help save time and increase employee productivity by automating computations and business processes like purchasing and shipping. In addition, many businesses owners who use accounting software have been able to make informed business decisions due to an accurate “what if” scenario feature that uses real-time financial information.
If you are still undecided on whether your business needs accounting software or not, read what PC Magazine has to say:
If you haven’t been using accounting software, it would probably be going something like this: You’d turn to your PC and fire up some Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. Pull open a drawer and grab some invoices and purchase orders that need processing. You might nod your head toward a calculator and a label printer, and point out your checkbook and envelopes. There are sticky notes on your monitor, one from an employee who wants to change her income tax withholding, another from a vendor wanting to check on a payment, and another from a customer checking on an order.
In the time it’s bound to have taken you to accomplish all of this, you could have set up and started using small business accounting software.
A probable reason why some business owners may not want to shift to accounting software is fear of the unfamiliar. However, one of the hallmarks of a successful business is its ability to adapt. To help businesses make the transition to accounting software, many I.T. solutions firms, such as I.T. Works Inc., offer outstanding Peachtree Accounting support to their clients. In addition, many of these I.T. firms also offer online support for business owners who cannot make it to an in-house training session.
Don’t wait for your business to get buried under accounting paperwork before you finally consider purchasing Peachtree Accounting software and receiving Peachtree support. Contact an I.T. firm today and give your business the competitive advantage it needs.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Do You Need Accounting Software?, PC Magazine, March 1, 2009)