3 Reporting features to look for in an accounting package

Start-ups and small businesses can find it tricky to decide which accounting package to use. Price and features, like bank feeds, are important, and so is reporting.

Financial, sales and other business reports tell a story about your business. You should rely on your reports to see how your business is doing and make smart business decisions to fuel your business’s growth.

Here are three reporting features a good accounting solution for start-ups and small businesses should have:

  1. An easy to use and familiar interface

You’re a business owner, not an accountant. You don’t have time to figure out how to create reports, you need to focus on running your business. So, the ideal accounting software needs to provide you with reports that are ready-to-use in a format that’s easy and preferably that you’re already familiar with.

  1. Room for customizing reports

Your reports shouldn’t look the same as those of another business. For your business to succeed, you must focus on information that is relevant to you and can help you make smart business decisions. For example, you should have the ability to customize your sales reports to show which products are selling fast, as well as products that are not doing as great. You should also be able to make tweaks like adding extra rows or columns, and adding your company logo.

  1. Interactive and visual reports

While you’re always on the run, it’s important that you know what’s going on in your business, even if you have an accountant crunching the numbers for you. You need to get a quick ‘health check’ of your business daily. If your data is represented in graphs and charts then you can get a snapshot view of your data that’s easy to grasp so you can always stay informed.

Sage Intelligence Reporting ticks the boxes, and it’s now available for Accounting customers

Intelligence Reporting is currently available for Accounting customers in South Africa, Malaysia and Australia.

Intelligence Reporting is a reporting tool within Accounting that offers you ready-to-use reports which you can run and use as is or edit to suit your business needs.

Intelligence Reporting helps you keep your finger on the pulse by providing you with reports that mean something to your business, so you can run your business like a pro! Accounting is perfect for start-ups and small businesses. It will help you create quotes and invoices, prepare VAT returns and monitor your cash flow from any device with an internet connection.

Got Accounting?  Give Intelligence Reporting a try!