To achieve that, though, you need accounting software that goes beyond accounting to help you run your business rather than just count your money.
Yes, of course it should do the basics – like income statements, balance sheets and keeping a hawk-eye on cash flow.
But it should also incorporate things like intuitive drill-downs that give you access to all relevant data from wherever you are in the package, saving you time and money; intelligent reporting that helps you base your forward-looking decisions on facts rather than hunches; and, customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities that focus your resources more relevantly on your market.
Many vendors claim they can give you this sort of functionality. Rather take the advice of accountants and bookkeepers. They work with different packages and know which ones help to drive revenue. For instance, 90% of accountants who recommend accounting software to SMEs, recommend Pastel.
Track record also speaks volumes. Pastel has 180 000 customers world-wide. They must be doing something right.
Pastel solutions retail from R499 and are available at Incredible Connection, Stax and Makro nationwide.
For more information call Pastel on +27 11 304 3600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pastel.co.za