quickbooks file size limitations

Never Let a QuickBooks File Size Hold You Back: Grow with Confidence in the Cloud

Running a growing business is hard. Despite the temporary hiccup caused by the coronavirus outbreak, it’s likely that over the past decade, you’ve seen your business take massive strides.

However, it’s likely that over the past few months, you’ve come to a realization: even if your people have valiantly adapted to the changes, even if you were able to adapt your processes and workflows to handle the new work-from home landscape, everything you’ve done to retool your company has been held back by your current business management product.

Growth Doesn’t Require Growing Pains

This is a common occurrence for growing businesses—buy a product to start out, use it for years, grow to love it, and ultimately grow beyond it. Of course, this presents a problem: if employees have gotten accustomed to a product, they’re going to be resistant to change—even if they know the product is not built for the future (or the present).

Call it comfort, call it embracing the status quo, but the reality is, it’s institutionalization. Those weird kinks in the system and the necessary workarounds are just part of the day.

The hassles your IT team had to deal with last month in order to get your employees remote access? Just one of the tradeoffs you needed to make to keep costs low, right?

After discussing the challenges and concerns businesses have had trying to get QuickBooks to work with a remote workforce, we would today like to turn our attention to another common—yet well-known—challenge: File Size Limits.

Are QuickBooks File Size Limitations Slowing You Down?

QuickBooks was built for the small business, delivering the processing power to match. This isn’t meant to be a knock on the product, millions of companies use the product and nearly as many love it. But nice words don’t increase capacity. A gallon is a gallon, a gigabyte is a gigabyte.

QuickBooks’ performance decreases as the size of the company file increases. Though there are no actual limits on the size of your company data file, performance may be hindered if your network is not capable of handling large data files.

Here’s a quick if/then scenario: If increasing file size means decreased performance, and performance is hindered if your network is not capable of handling large data files, then the worst possible scenario is… Having a larger-than-recommended file size and adding extra steps to access the software.

Imagine, one day, the government ‘strongly encourages’ employees to work from home to stop the spread of some kind of pandemic. We can only assume that something that’s already slow at the office is going to be unbearable when you nave to run it through additional steps to access and upload a file. Sound familiar? Because the likely situation is that you’re living in this environment now.

Learn more in 6 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown QuickBooks.

Built to Scale, Built for Growth, Built to Process Effectively

While QuickBooks is built with a soft cap on the file size—a cap you start to feel with each passing day—true cloud solutions are built to grow with the companies that use it.

Built on a modular architecture and relying on some of the largest, most powerful data centers available, cloud ERP providers are able to deliver for you no matter the size. Imagine doubling in size tomorrow. Not a problem in the cloud.

One such provider, Acumatica, delivers a full-featured accounting suite that addresses the most complex requirements for companies of all sizes. Plus, it integrates with Project Accounting, Customer Resource Management (CRM), Manufacturing Management, and other product suites offered by Acumatica.

Pair this with buyer-friendly pricing and easy integration, and this solution can handle your needs without causing undue stress on your pocketbook. We invite you to learn more about your journey from entry level to the cloud by reading Seven Signs You Need ERP Software, 5 Benefits of ERP for Accounting and Financial Management, and How to Improve Efficiency with a New ERP Solution. Read to learn even more? Contact us for a free consultation.