I come to you with a bit of a conundrum. I have a long time client that is currently with Sage 100 Contractor but wants to move back to Quickbooks if possible. They found if they switch to Quickbooks they will need the most sophisticated version, Enterprise. They will need to migrate and I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with this situation? I know there is a tool that Intuit provides to move those with Sage 50 to Quickbooks but there is no guarantee it will work with any other version of Sage. The second part of this is more complicated. I am not convinced that Quickbooks Enterprise will work better than Sage 100 Contractor. I need someone with more expertise on both Sage 100 Contractor and Quickbooks Enterprise than I have. Some details on the client: This is an energy engineering firm and their biggest accounting requirements all are related to payroll and job tracking. A big chunk of the complexity has to do with the project manager coming up with approximately 500 cost codes now in Sage that he uses to monitor the jobs. These cost codes filter into payroll as well as A/P. A few years back we were still manually putting the labor hours into QuickBooks. At that time, we couldn't find a suitable "app", at an affordable price that would handle the extensive cost code structure, seemlessly integrate with QuickBooks and provide a flexible report writing capability for project management, but we believe they may exist today at affordable prices. And it needs to be simple enough so that all of the accounting functions are accomplished by no more than two FTE employees. I think we are looking for someone to: Recommend software solutions that would work with the most appropriate version of QuickBooks Help with setting up a chart of accounts that would allow for governmental reporting (there are federal contracts involved) Advise on GAAP related to direct, indirect & overhead and handling allocations Recommend a way to account for multiple divisions Advise on the best practices for using items and payroll items Assist with establishing a cost budget for the project and ongoing support Generally, be available to guide the company when questions arise Because the Sage installation did not go smoothly (we didn't get the kind of assistance from the vendor that we expected) the company will likely want a very through understanding of the software capabilities & requirements and references to people using it now before committing to make the change. Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong area. Please let me know if there is a better spot to ask any of these questions. Thank you for any help you can provide.
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