When developing software for non-accounting purposes, accounting likely isn’t ever top of mind. You could be building software to help salespeople close more deals, general contractors manage construction jobs, allow importers to easily navigate complex requirements, or a million other things that don’t have anything to do with accounting.
Further, every time you’ve caught a glimpse of the ancient, monolithic, rigid ERP at your organization, you haven’t exactly been keen on learning more. Accounting systems are traditionally so tough to deal with that the only people using them are accountants and nobody else wants to touch them. This is unfortunate, because accounting is a great way to track anything financial.
What if it was easier to use accounting systems and connect them to other applications? What if non-accountants spent more (or any) time using accounting systems? Would some unexpected benefits arise?
Here are some use cases for accounting systems that might not be intuitive:
These are just some examples we’ve seen so far. There are many more ways accounting could be used in conjunction with non-accounting solutions. The more accounting functionality is incorporated early into software development, the quicker software providers will be able to get to market and the more visibility their customers will have into their own businesses. Plus, there are bound to be some other benefits we don’t even know about yet.