5 Reasons to Move From QuickBooks to Sage Intacct

Jun 23, 2022 by Sage Thee

QuickBooks has served your needs since day one and still (mostly) gets the job done. So why move from something familiar and functional like QuickBooks to a next-level accounting solution like Sage Intacct? The reasons may be more compelling (and urgent) than you realize:

1. Break Free From Spreadsheets

The limitations of QuickBooks force most users to fall back on a mountain of spreadsheets that, over time, make accounting more confusing and less organized. Sage Intacct integrates all the information trapped in spreadsheets onto a single financial management platform equipped to handle everything, making spreadsheets irrelevant.

2. Put Time Sinks on Autopilot

Accounting consists of many repetitive, data-intensive actions. QuickBooks makes you do most of them manually, taking up vast amounts of valuable time accountants could be spending on more important tasks. Sage Intacct automates all of these tasks. As a result, obligations are completed promptly while accountants focus their time and skills on more high-value activities like planning and budgeting.

3. Master the Essentials

A jack of all trades yet a master of none, QuickBooks makes it hard to get the essentials — things like the month-end close — consistently perfect, especially as your accounting needs evolve. By integrating so much financial data and automating so many key processes, Sage Intacct helps you master accounting essentials even as the quantity, complexity, and compliance footprint of accounting expands.

4. Use Reports to Your Advantage

Reporting is not a strong suit in QuickBooks, causing too many companies to pour massive resources into reporting only to end up with underwhelming insights. Not only does Sage Intacct streamline the reporting process so that it takes minimal time and input, but it also allows users to generate reports on anything and drill into the numbers behind the metrics — without the help of IT.

5. Gain Some Breathing Room

At a certain point, all successful businesses outgrow QuickBooks. The speed, scale, and sophistication of their accounting requirements exceed what a basic, introductory solution can offer. By then, QuickBooks is as much of an obstacle to accounting as an asset. Sage Intacct matches the financial and technical requirements of companies that are growing, maturing, or pivoting and need accounting software that can keep up.

There are two ways to think about moving from QuickBooks to Sage Intacct. On the one hand, you eliminate all the frustrations and impediments from using underpowered accounting software. And on the other, you gain all the capabilities and efficiencies that come from using a comprehensive, cloud-native, AICPA-endorsed financial management platform. It’s a win-win situation.

The difference is night and day once you replace accounting software that has outlasted its utility with software that makes high-level accounting not just possible but easy and accessible. And when the financial engine of a company improves, everything else does too.

If you’re wondering whether it’s time to leave QuickBooks, the answer is probably yes. Feel confident in that decision and excited for what comes next by upgrading to Sage Intacct. Read our blog to learn more about the benefits and best tips for navigating month-end in Sage Intacct.