Our firm has used QuickBooks for our accounting from the beginning. However, we are in great need of staff time tracking and project management information to better manage staff and projects. Does anyone have experience with QuickBooks and can recommend software to augment and interface with this product.
Thank you for your response and based upon the response I have an additional question.
Since QuickBooks seems to be difficult to use as a managemnt tool does anyone have expereince in transfering from QuickBooks to Deltec or a similar accounting and managemetn tool?
My partners are hesitant to leave QuickBooks for fear of losing data and extreme cost increases.
We have been using Deltek Ajera for about 3 years, having transitioned from Wind-2. It is very effective in managing time and billing. We also use it for scheduling, and find it relatively easy to use.
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Our firm has done the same. Very effective.
When I had my own firm I used a MS Access database to organize the data and create the reports that QuickBooks could not. Over time I customized the database and added features as needed to track my employee's hours, organize invoices, track budgeted vs actual hours on projects, etc. I found this to be a low cost option that gave me maximum flexibility. Learning MS Access was a pain, but it was worth it. If you don't want to learn MS Access yourself you can always hire a programmer.
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