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Top 5 Reasons to Ditch the Spreadsheet

Today’s topic is the top 5 benefits of ditching the spreadsheet and move to a computerized accounting system. For content purposes, QuickBooks Desktop is the accounting software I am talking about. I want to make one thing very clear about this post…..it is specifically created for Landlords. There may be some overlap into other industries but this is based on my 6+ years as a bookkeeper for landlords who manage their own units. Y’all know I like to dive right in. Excel is a great analytic tool to help compile, sort, calculate, and analyze LOADS of data. It is employed by large and small business owners alike. What makes it such a great tool is that you can do quite a few things with it. Create dashboards, databases, and turn it into a low-cost accounting system. For the former uses, you will hard-pressed to find any as user-friendly and priced so well. For the latter, there are a few reasons why Excel is not the best choice for accounting. Landlords this is especially true for you. • How many sheets do you have for your Rental Business Workbook? • How much time does it take to make changes to the