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Is your accounting software turning you to the Dark Side?
Thursday November 26, 2015

Star Wars the Force Awakens has received for the most part some excellent reviews and worldwide acceptance. Now we are to look forward to the next two episodes coming out in 2017 & 2019. 

Now enough of this Galaxy Far Far Away, let’s bring the focus a little closer and back to our own business; the question for this installment… Is my accounting software turning me to the Dark Side?

We talk to hundreds of businesses about their challenges with trying to handle the accounting process and the headaches this can cause by their system.

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For those Star Wars fans out there which wise character said the following?

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering”

Master Yoda mentioned these words to a young Anakin Skywalker who clearly was not very interested in listening to the warning signs and went through each phase until he completed the prophecy and nearly wiped out the Jedi for good.

When we discover businesses in time we try to engage and provide a new accounting solution before they have made the full transition into Darth Vader. But this does lead on to an interesting point and I wonder how many of these phases you may be discovering yourself faced with on a daily basis.

In its simplest form it might go a little something like this…

Fear – Accounting software is not enabling me to carry out my job role effectively

Anger – If this accounting software worked quicker and smarter I could have finished this by now

Hate – This Accounting Software is standing in the way and not allowing me to accomplish my goals

Time and time again we are seeing a number of common problems crop up within an accounting system and these range from the system running too slow, through to long term challenges such as running business reporting forecasts, group consolidations and multi-currency revaluations across reporting currencies. Here is the full list of 5 challenges pushing business towards the Dark Side.

5 Accounting Challenges pushing you towards the Dark Side 

  1. System running too slow with the number of users
  2. Lack of significant Audit trail
  3. Lack of Business Intelligence – too manual and complex process to generate reports
  4. Multi-currency Revaluations
  5. Group Consolidations

Over time there will only be one result carrying on with the same fashion and that is fear, anger and resentment towards the existing software. Never leave it too late, keep true to yourself and a Master of the Force in your business. Examine the options available to you and as always be mindful of the traps that can stand in the way of progress.  If you ever need a helping hand and guidance to the next step, search your feelings…or just give us a call on 01268 724005 or email

Here is the final trailer for the Star Wars Force Awakens. May the Force be with you!


Written by Kyle McLaughlin at 00:00