Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by ratboy, Jan 24, 2009.
Which is the best to get and why?
The best one to get is the one that your accountant recommends because it's the one that they will be more comfortable with yo using, and quicker with.
I've heard good things about Small Business Accounting Software - Mac and Windows which is an entirely online system, but I've never used it myself.
If you don't have an accountant, then give Microsoft Office Accounting Express a look, it's free (has limitations, but a full paid for version is also available). You can do your VAT and most common business reports with the free version.
Sage & Quick Books are also very popular and both have version for small companies.
Alternatively, a spreadsheet and a little bit of thought will usually allow you to do everything you need.
bb99 is spot on.
One of the most popular is Sage. (for both businesses and accountants.) Very easy to use. I have used Sage Instant Accounts for 5 years now and i'm happy with it.
A big timesaver for me is invoicing as I have 500 advertisers now, hopefully extending this to a few thousand this year so I guess they all do that fairly well.
Just wondered if there were any naff ones to avoid.
I believe the one I've linked to above has some sort of API so you may be able to magically code up something between your advertising system and the online accounting jobby to do all your invoicing for you at the push of a button...
Microsoft has a SDK, so potentially you may be able to hook up the invoicing, I had a look a while back, but have not had time to look in detail, but it certainly seemed do-able.
I guess Sage & others will have similiar API's, you'll need to check.
Not if you're running it on a Vista 64bit m/c. Upgraded in November, only to find it wouldn't run. Sage finally accepted there was a problem, and issued a credit note upon return of the software. They verbally confirmed they expect to see a fix/upgrade by end of March '09. We shall see, but really hoping they will do it, nice if it coincides with Y/E.
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