You’re not just in the accounting department; you ARE the accounting department. You like your accounting software — whether it’s QuickBooks, Sage or something else — the way you like it and no one better screw it up. So you’re not so sure about your company adding a business automation solution like a professional services automation (PSA) software.
How will that affect your accounting? Will it require double-entry? Will it introduce errors?
All valid questions. So here are the top three reasons why you should want a business automation software that integrates with your accounting system … or, how we at Tigerpaw like to say it, why you should automate that shit:
You have shit to do
You don’t want to waste your time re-keying transactions from your business automation software into your accounting software. You want something that can do that for you so that you can focus on something more important like building reports for your c-suite.
The robot overlords are perfect
Computers generally don’t make mistakes unless humans tell them to. You want a software that will send over information to your accounting package, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally adding an extra zero where it shouldn’t be when re-keying things into your accounting software.
Show me the money
As the accounting guru, you need and want to be able to easily and quickly see what is going on with your company right now from a financial standpoint. You need to have this information at your finger tips to be able to help your leadership make agile decisions to grow your small- to medium-sized business (SMB).
Bonus round: Let the software be an expert in what it does
Ultimately, you want your team of accounting professionals focusing on accounting software that drives your accounting books and you want a team of professionals that focus on automating business processes to support your business software.
By these teams specializing and focusing on what they do, you are supported by experts in their fields to move your business further faster. Finding a solution that can bring these two specialized teams together is what you need.
Look for the right business automation software
OK, now that you’re concerns have been addressed, it’s time to start looking for the right business automation platform for your company. Download this PSA Checklist to see all of the features, including integrations with popular accounting packages, that you should look for in a business automation software.