Best Time to Change Your Software: Spring?

Mark Canes

It's that time of year again when you're probably spending time cleaning out your gutters, and clearing out your garage (or else, like me, feeling guilty for not doing so). Everywhere you look people are getting ready for summer, and some business owners typically start "spring cleaning" their business processes, which of course includes taking a look at changes to their business systems. So is spring the best time to change your software? Perhaps.

Spring tends to be one of the busiest times for those looking to find a new system. Businesses that have been limping along on introductory systems like QuickBooks, Peachtree, Simply Accounting or perhaps archaic ERP software, typically start searching for complete solutions before the coming fall and winter periods.

Perhaps duplicate data entry is costing you hours of lost time each week, or perhaps your volume of transactions has exceeded the limits imposed by your introductory software. Whatever the reason, spring may be as good a time as any to do away with an old system that's slowing your business down.

If you're in that position right now, some of these resources may be useful to you:

  1. Learn about 11 Reasons You Need New ERP Software - or that you might need new software.
  2. Discover how much Inventory and Accounting ERP Software costs
  3. QuickBooks Replacement Kit

Springtime is a popular time to begin the search for a new software system for a variety of reasons. Spring tends to be a slower season for many industries (particularly compared to late fall/Christmas time) and as flowers bloom, people's minds tend to turn to romance - and let's face it, what could be more romantic than software that does accounting? Some businesses are well-suited for summer implementations as well, if that's a slow period, while others prefer to complete the search process in the spring/summer to schedule an implementation for the fall.