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David Barnett January 17th, 2017 11:00 AM

Accounting Software
Previous threads were back from around 2010, so I imagine some new startups might be worth checking out. My question is is anyone using accounting software they recommend. Mostly, aside from Quickbooks, or is Quickbooks worth the money and if so what addt'l services do you find make it worthwhile (ease of use, support/tutorials, sales mgmt).

Looking for accounting software, I've heard of Xero & Zoho, and in researching came across Freshbooks too. Sometimes however these knockoffs can have their faults, or bad support/little tutorials online. I tried accounting software thru my web host (GoDaddy) last year. It seemed to be software they purchased from a company a few years ago. It was a bit cumbersome & I couldn't download and save invoices to easily, wasn't much of a fan. Kindof online only like Google docs vs MS Word/Excel. When I called for help, understandly their (web hosting) tech support didn't know all that much about it, almost surprised they offered it or a customer actually was using it. Moving on.

Roger Gunkel January 17th, 2017 12:59 PM

Re: Accounting Software
Hi Dave,

Have a look at this programme https://www.gnucash.org/ I got very fed up with escalating costs of quick books etc and when my last version of Intuit suddenly stopped working after 4 years, I was told by them that they had changed to annual subscription at about 150 p.a.. I tried Gnucash on recommendation and found it as good as any of the others and it's FREE.


Pete Cofrancesco January 17th, 2017 10:23 PM

Re: Accounting Software
I have an very old version of QB that I only use to create invoices and mark them paid. Everything else gets entered into a spreadsheet with the end goal of compiling the information I need to do my taxes ie tracking my expenses and documenting my deductions.

Simon Denny January 18th, 2017 01:43 AM

Re: Accounting Software
I use this: https://www.manager.io
It's free and works extremely well, they update often and the forums are loaded with info.

Jim Michael January 18th, 2017 05:13 AM

Re: Accounting Software
Use something an accountant would be familiar with so you don't end up paying for the learning curve. QB 2017 is available as an installable application if you want to avoid the web based implementation and less than $200.

Mike Watson January 18th, 2017 04:23 PM

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I use waveapps.com for my invoicing, it's free. I do my expenses through a complex system of saving e-mails, bank statements, and spreadsheets. I was all set up to buy quickbooks starting 1/1/17 and when I went to buy it I saw solidly mediocre ratings across the board, and decided what I had was mediocre or better, so I didn't do it.

Simon Denny January 18th, 2017 04:32 PM

Re: Accounting Software
Manager IO https://www.manager.io has all that one needs for small business or personal use. I have tried them all and found Manager IO the best all round. Generating reports for your Tax Agent is simple, invoicing, P/L statements, contractors, payroll and the list goes on... it's all in there.

It's free (FREE) don't forget and once you set up a Business in Manager IO you'll never regret trying this.

Phil Goetz January 18th, 2017 05:17 PM

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You can make invoices in paypal...

Alex Khachatryan February 3rd, 2017 07:34 PM

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I use this platform for 6th year and it only gets better:

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