ERP/Accounting

ERP/Accounting

ERP/Accounting

Probably one of the most important, but least glamorous IT functions is support of base Accounting operations of the firm. Having effective operational systems in place is critical in maintaining checks and balances, producing accurate and relevant reports to support decision making and for regulatory compliance.

Business operational systems was one of the first uses of information technology by business and Accounting/ERP is probably the most mature and stable of software industry offerings. Pretty much one package is as good as the other, and implementation and maintenance costs far exceed software outlays. As such, more important than the software is the selection of IT professionals having a wide breath of business, technical, security as well as accounting knowledge.

The Accounting/ERP team supports two systems tailored to the needs of the client:
        Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics ERP is an enterprise resource planning application primarily geared toward midsize organizations as well as subsidiaries and divisions of larger organizations. Microsoft Dynamics includes five primary products: Ref wikipedia.org
   
QuickBooks Accounting QuickBooks is a popular small business financial software package developed and marketed by Intuit. There are several versions available:
  • QuickBooks Online: A hosted, online subscription service.
  • QuickBooks Pro: The basic accounting package
  • QuickBooks Premier: Additional features, including forecasting and business planning tools
  • QuickBooks Enterprise: The most advanced version, includes more sophisticated reporting, inventory and user control capabilities.
  • QuickBooks Accountant: designed for professionals who support multiple accounting clients.