Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 40
Oh my... that's an interesting question to a small business owner, but not a very "researchable" one. The answer is more about risk management and knowing what it is that you don't know. After all, QuickBooks is just the tool, and garbage in/garbage out applies online as much as it does on paper.
I've spent a lot of time searching for articles, and my searches were generally unsuccessful. I found no evaluations on QuickBooks and the level of experience needed to be successful with it. I did find a couple of articles that provide context -
Perry, G. (2014). The evolution of small business accounting system. CPA Practice Advisor, 24(5), 8-9. "In an interview, founder Scott Cook and CEO Brad Smith discuss the evolution of small business accounting. Smith said they accidentally discovered the use of small businesses in their consumer software, Quicken. They transformed that surprise into QuickBooks, the first accounting software without the accounting in it. Small business owners could run their business, send invoices, make accounts invisible. Smith said they foresee 4 major trends that will not only shape customer behavior but will shape technology: 1. Products become platforms that users can configure and make their own. 2. Work borders have come down. 3. The mobile experience has won. 4. We are in the era of big data for the little guy."