There is so much you can get from Excel spreadsheets, and no more! Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft’s Excel has its many purposes one of which is capturing information and making calculations including statistics with useful bars and graphs resulting in eye-catching, aesthetic presentations; however, it does not have the capacity to convert information from one report type to another, reconcile entries, or provide real-time bookkeeping and
Accurate reporting is essential to making sound business decisions. Whether you are using a simple spreadsheet to enter your data or a more advanced and comprehensive software system such as QuickBooks, you must ensure you are inputting correct information in order to have accurate output in your reports.
High quality reports allow you to keep track of your revenues and expenses which is crucial for setting new goals and improving operations. Accurate reports such as your balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements will allow you to see where your business is financially, where your money is going, and how to allocate it more efficiently to improve your cash flow and your bottom line. Accurate reporting makes it possible for you to evaluate whether you have enough cash to invest in new ventures, as well as what area or areas of your business is yielding better results.
If you are looking to have investors invest in your company, or you are pursuing a loan, it is critical to have accurate reports to present to prospective investors and lenders as well as accurate credit reports. Lenders are interested in whether you are able to pay debts in full while shareholders usually want to know whether investing in your business will be profitable and risk-free. Accurate reporting should contain essential information from which your investors and lenders can get the data they need to evaluate your financial position and creditworthiness.
Accurate reporting is essential in every area of your business. It is important for your company, lenders, investors and potential partners.