As a starter system, QuickBooks is a logical and economical choice. It provides the basic functionality that companies need to get going, supports a chart of accounts and manages both accounts payable and receivable. But QuickBooks could also be holding businesses back from achieving their full potential. And not just QuickBooks customers, but the partners and independent accountants that support them. As companies start to grow, expand internationally, or encounter more complex financial reporting requirements, their dependency on the QuickBooks system can turn into a burden.