From XU Magazine, 
Issue 36

When Accounting Software is Not Enough

A powerful, complementary solution to manage sales and operations.

Accounting software is essential for compliance and financial reporting; however, it is not enough to manage the entire day-to-day business operation.
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When growing businesses face operational and process challenges, many accounting professionals tend to recommend replacing the existing accounting software with a more advanced version. However, this approach is likely to be the wrong solution, especially for small to medium businesses. The truth is accounting software is primarily designed to manage accounting processes and handle compliance and reporting functions. While it serves its purpose well in these areas, it lacks the necessary features to manage day-to-day business processes efficiently.

These challenges call for a more comprehensive solution that can streamline sales, stock, operations and help businesses scale effectively. This is where business management software comes into play.

A Better Way: Introducing Tall Emu

Imagine having a system that complements accounting software by focusing on day-to-day business operations. Tall Emu is a robust system that seamlessly integrates with existing accounting software. Rather than replacing the accounting software, Tall Emu works alongside it, automating the transfer of essential accounting data and ensuring smooth collaboration between the two systems.

Tall Emu is ideal for businesses that sell, make, or distribute physical products and need a complete business software. Although Tall Emu is labelled as a CRM system, it has most of the functions of an ERP system without the price tag. Tall Emu is often referred to as a “mini-ERP”.

What sets Tall Emu apart is its ability to address the critical aspects of business that are often overlooked by traditional accounting software.

Top benefits of Tall Emu CRM:

  • All-in-one solution: Tall Emu functions as an end-to-end CRM that integrates with accounting software including Xero, and various everyday tools like payment gateways, webforms, phones and shopping carts. It becomes the primary hub for daily business operations.
  • Effective customer relationship management (CRM): Efficiently manage customer interactions, sales pipelines, and communications. Integration with phone systems automates customer data updates.
  • Easy sales pipeline management: Monitor and optimize sales leads on a single screen, enhancing conversion rates.
  • Effortless quote management: Simplify quote creation and follow-ups, expediting deal closures.
  • Efficient order processing: Automate order processing and outbound shipments with barcode scanning and smart pick, pack, ship features.
  • Powerful inventory control: One place to track, purchase, produce and manage orders and stock. See sales to fulfilment in real-time and sync all data with Xero, and platforms like WooCommerce.
  • Optimised manufacturing management: Businesses engaged in “Manufacture to Order” type operations can efficiently manage their manufacturing processes including bill of materials (BOMs), work orders and stock replenishment.
  • Seamless integration with ecommerce: Easily sell products and services via websites including WooCommerce. Download orders to CRM for super-fast order turnaround, plus quote and take payments online. Sync stock to WooCommerce and sales data back you’re your accounting software. Use Instant buy forms and links to sell via social media, SMS, and embed in emails and websites.

Tall Emu vs Other CRM Systems

As an Australian-developed, supported, and hosted CRM, it is tailored for Aussie and New Zealand businesses, providing local support. This, coupled with its seamless integrations with accounting software including Xero, make it stand out from the crowd. It offers free support and training videos and covers inventory management within the subscription. Subscriptions are affordably priced at AUD$65 per user per month (annual) or $85 per user per month (flexible).

Tall Emu’s setup process is quick and efficient and mandatory assisted setup ensures users not only adopt but also truly benefit from using the CRM.

Getting Started

To explore Tall Emu’s compatibility with business needs, visit their website for a customisable demo. A 14-day free trial with real or demo data is available without the need for a credit card.

Partner Program – Build a Business from Referring other Businesses!

Tall Emu offers a Partner Program for business advisory, accounting, and agency professionals. This program facilitates offering Tall Emu as a comprehensive business operations solution to clients, creating an additional revenue stream through reselling or referrals.

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