There are a lot of things that can go wrong when proper care isn't taken with small business accounting. As such, many SME owners put in quite a bit of time to make sure that everything adds up.
A key benefit of business accounting software is that it doesn't require a massive time investment. That peace of mind is why CashManager clients stick with the software for so long. Some of them, like Kevin Brown, have been using it since the very beginning.
An easy to use, time-saving tool
As a dairy farmer in Tauranga, Kevin Brown has had quite a bit on his plate with accounting. Between two dairy operations, putting records together used to take a long time.
Now, however, Mr. Brown only takes an hour each month to enter his financial data; his old system took two or three times longer than that. A major reason why using the accounting software has made things quicker for Mr. Brown is its ease of use.
"[CashManager] is an easy to use program; if I can use it, anyone can use it," he said.
Mr. Brown also found CashManager's support reassuring - he could make a phone call to sort things out. Those factors are one of the reason Mr. Brown has recommended CashManager over the years.
"With discussion groups, friends and relatives, you talk about things like that," he said.
"Someone might say, 'Oh I'm running this program, and I don't understand it.' But I find CashManager really easy to operate."
Providing useable and accurate records
Mr. Brown enjoys having a clear picture of his finances. With CashManager, he's found keeping records to be much more intuitive.
He mentioned that many people keep records without effective notes. Years later, they can't decipher what their expenses were. CashManager, however, makes it easier to create records that will be useful in the long term.
"Once it's entered, if you want to go back five or six years to take a look at the budget figures, it's all there," Mr. Brown said.
He also found CashManager useful when it comes to dealing with unexpected financial turns.
"This year when the dairy companies said overseas prices decreased and we have to tighten our belts, we can sit down, have a look at those figures and find room for improvement," he said.
After several decades, Mr. Brown is winding down his farming operations this year. Since the 1980s, CashManager has been a reliable tool for managing the financial aspects of that long venture.
CashManager accounting software has successfully been helping small business owners and their accountants efficiently manage their cash flow and understand their performance at a glance since 1992. Find out how we can help your business grow.