Cloud-based accounting software for small businesses: A post-implementation review of QuickBooks Online in UAE.
Here are the advantages and disadvantages we have observed from implementing QuickBooks Online by many of our clients. Of course, there are many other similar good software. We have chosen QuickBooks based on our internal product review, without any reservations about other software.
Access from anywhere
Zero initial setup cost
Broad adoption and application extensions
Limitations in customisation
The software is made a robust platform with limited scope for customisation. In addition, companies may need to manage some workflows and approvals offline. The branding on invoices and stationery is also limited to a couple of styles and logo addition.
The solution is ideal for small and medium-scale business accounting. However, the solution has limited scalability in terms of features. Companies may need to migrate to other programs to implement access control and centralised information across business functions after achieving a volume. Therefore, we do not recommend the solution when the need is more than ten users.
If there is more than one company in the group, it requires two licenses, which does not pass automated entries for intercompany balances. This may cause inconvenience where there are plenty of inter-company transactions.
Incomplete features in UAE
Automation of transactional data downloads, available in the feature list, has not been functioning.
Lack of enough shortcuts
Since the program works on a browser, keyboard shorts are not as effective, which affects the working speed.
Needs internet connection
Disclaimer:- The views expressed are purely personal based on our experience working with many clients in accounting. Our views are personal without liability to any third parties, and readers are advised to take caution before acting based on the information above.