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Help with Accounting Software?
lbyard Feb-06-01 05:56 PM
OK, itís my turn to ask for help. My business has changed quite a bit over the last year or so (http://duxcw.com/about/count.htm). We have been using a DOS-based accounting program (SBT) for so many years I canít remember when we bought it. It must be 10 or more years old. We now need something simpler and Windows-based. At the suggestion of my accountant, I have been looking at Intuit's QuickBooks Pro. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thank you. Larry

1. RE: Help with Accounting Software?
deerslayer Feb-06-01 07:07 PM
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I have heard that it is a good program that is easy to use, but have not tried it myself.

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lbyard Feb-06-01 08:04 PM
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Thank you. Larry

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lbyard Feb-13-01 01:19 PM
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We bought QuickBooks Pro. Larry

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diletante Feb-14-01 05:45 PM
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I have been using Quicken for personal finances for years. Intuit seems pretty well in tune with user needs. Upgrades seem to be useful, but not required. In other words, you don't have to buy every new version to be compatible (e.g. with their web services or tax software). If Quickbooks is similar to Quicken, I would expect it to be a good value. Rob

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lbyard Feb-15-01 01:43 AM
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So far, we are impressed with the product. On the other hand, our comparative reference is a 10 or more year-old DOS-based accounting package. The installation and setup was a breeze. The documentation is first-rate. The ability to add starting balances on the fly as we are entering data in other accounts instead having to enter everything all at once before we can even start entering transactions as in our old software and to be able to modify them later, and not having to spend hours each month closing-out several accounting modules, is worth the cost of the package alone. Maybe, Iíll actually know how much we are making in real-time, what I actually have in inventory, and how much Iíve got in the bank-- without having to sit down with a calculator and the checkbook. Larry

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