Thanks for the question!
It’s not uncommon for companies to use Cetec ERP to run their operations (sales/purchasing, inventory, production, shipping, etc.) while using another platform like Quickbooks to run their financials. So, you’re not crazy!
Typically, companies will have an accounting/clerical staff manually enter whatever shipments/invoices (i.e. closed sales orders) shipped in a day/week and re-enter those in the accounting system. On the purchasing side, they’ll re-enter whatever POs and/or PO Receipts have processed in Cetec, re-enter those as POs in Quickbooks (and handle vendor invoicing/bills in Quickbooks from there).
You’ll have to maintain two sets of customers/vendors in Cetec / Quickbooks (or Xero) respectively. And, all your GL activity and financials would live in Quickbooks. For inventory, you could do a regular full inventory report in Cetec to get total inventory value (real-time at end-of-month, for instance), and make a recurring post in the Quickbooks GL. Same concept for WIP reporting: run the detail report in Cetec, make the financials post in Quickbooks or Xero.
We do have a Quickbooks Online plug-in coming in the next release to Cetec ERP, actually. That will have an announcement and its own special pricing as a plugin on our upgrades page on our website (should be ~$200/month). Nothing yet on deck for a Xero plug-in though… though likely at some point in time in the future that will come.
Let us know if you have any questions.