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#1 Limit Risk and Fraud. QuickBooks and
Sage 50 allow real-time posting of transactions.
Transactions, such as Invoices, that have already been posted can
be modified. As a business grows, the owner may have a hard
time delegating responsibilities knowing that posted transactions
can be changed. More advanced programs use batch
processing. Once data is entered and posted, the transaction
cannot be modified.
#2 Inventory Control and Costing.
Advanced programs allow for multiple warehouses. Costing
methods can be selected by item and include standard cost, FIFO,
LIFO, Average, Lot and Serial Numbers.
#3 Production Processing. Advanced
programs have modules for bill of materials and work order
processing that allow for commitment of raw materials and
manufacturing of finished goods. A small and growing business
must know the real cost of what it takes to make a finished product
and how changes in raw material cost are impacting the
#4 Multiple Ship-To Addresses. Many
customers have multiple locations and multiple ship-to
addresses. Advanced programs allow for an almost unlimited
number of ship-to addresses per customer. Sales can be
tracked by customer and/or ship-to location
#5 Customer and Vendor Pricing. Advanced
programs have many different options for tracking customer price
levels, inventory price codes and vendor prices. Alias Item
numbers can be linked to a Vendor and or Customer.
#6 Customized Reporting. QuickBooks and
Sage 50 have limited reporting capabilities. Advanced
programs come with Crystal Reports which allows existing reports to
be modified and new reports to be written. Using ODBC links,
Microsoft Access can be easily connected to the database for more
advanced reporting requirements.
#7 Multiple User/Location Capability. As
a business grows, a central database is needed for processing of
customer orders, tracking inventory, shipping and invoicing.
QuickBooks and Sage 50 were designed for single locations with a
limited number of users.
#8 Time Collection. Tracking and costing
of employee time is critical as a business grows. Advanced
programs have several different options for Time Tracking.
TimeCard is a module that collects data and directly feeds Payroll
and Job Cost.
#9 Data Integration. Being able to have
different systems communicate is a must as a business grows.
Advanced programs have modules that allow for data to be imported
and exported from many different types of sources.
#10 Bar Coding. Increasing accuracy and
efficiency can be done by bar coding of orders, items, production
paperwork and shipping documents. Advanced programs provide
barcoding options as well as links to industry standard bar code
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