One of the main reasons to use creative agency management software is to reduce the redundancy of duplicate data entry. Having your accounting software separated from your agency management software doesn’t help. In fact, it can make the problem worse. However, not all accounting software is made equal. Here at Function Point, we have a strong integration with QuickBooks and we feel it is the best option for a small to medium sized agency. Here are 3 reasons why QuickBooks is the best accounting software to be integrated with your agency management software.
It’s possible to integrate with QuickBooks.
This is pretty obvious. QuickBooks has a huge marketplace of third party software developers. Intuit (the developer of QuickBooks) categorizes each third party developer as either Gold or Silver depending on the extent of their integration with QuickBooks. Function Point is a Gold level developer. All applications provided by both Gold and Silver level developers go through rigorous testing to ensure that Intuit’s requirements are met. These are proven solutions with strong integrations that are customer approved and ProAdvisor reviewed. If your agency management software provider is a Gold or Silver level developer with QuickBooks, you can rest assured that you will have a solid integration with QuickBooks.
QuickBooks is widely known.
QuickBooks is one of the most commonly used small business accounting packages in the world. It’s currently being used by thousands of agencies. So you know that it works, and works well. Furthermore, it’s easy to find staff with experience using QuickBooks. The QuickBooks ProAdvisor program makes it easy to hire an accountant with experience using your existing software. This reduces training time for new staff and expands your opportunities for potential hires.
You accounting practices are flexible yet consistent.
If you are already using QuickBooks, selecting an agency management software that integrates with it (such as Function Point) allows you to take advantage of management software that is specifically designed for creative agencies while maintaining your existing accounting practices. This significantly reduces the time it takes to deploy your new agency management software. If you are looking for an accounting package, selecting QuickBooks allows you the flexibility that comes with an accounting package that is designed to work with many types of companies. All while knowing that your agency management software will provide you with the industry specific features you need. Essentially, you’re getting the best of both worlds.
Finally, I recommend you to watch this short video which tells the story of Jose, an accountant at a creative agency just like yours!
Marc Wilson | fp. Account Manager