I’ve been going back and forth with different ideas about how to implement ERPNext in business I work for.
Currently all of our business operations are handled in MYOB Account Right. Since I do sales and marketing this frustrates me, but of course our accounts people love MYOB.
Over the last two months I’ve spoken to developers about extending ERPNext to have some of the features that our accounts people have become accustomed to in MYOB. The costs are not astronomical, but I’m really in two minds on it. Same thing with developing a connector, or moving to QBO to make use of, or revive the connector project for QBO.
But after much thought I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s the potential for long term instability with any type of connector, and adding features to ERPNext could end up getting costly, and not to mention missing out on new time saving features that might be introduced in our accounts package.
All this has got me thinking, our goal is to achieve a net improvement in speed and accuracy. I’m not adverse to increasing the slightly increasing the laboriousness of a process if time saved on other processes still result in a net improvement.
So now I’m thinking, how painful would it actually be to run to two simultaneously? What data really needs to be moved between the two, could company processes be separated?
The main issue is I have a pretty poor understanding of the accounts side of things.
I’m wondering if anyone else has attempted anything similar.
Would we be needing to export and import CSV files for all purchases and invoices, or could we handle that in ERPNext and just enter bills into MYOB manually and use it for payroll? Any thoughts?
Both our accounts people are totally Karen’s (if you know the meme) and according to them everything is just too hard. But I’m wondering how much extra work it might add, vs. time saved in other areas.