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Old 07-14-04, 07:49 PM
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Need accounting software recommendation

My brother has his own business and has used Quickbooks since about 1999. Because Intuit is basically forcing us to spend $400 every two years to upgrade (or the tax info won't be updated) I think it's about time he tries another app.
Any small business owners have any recommendations? We need it to do the the following:
* Invoicing
* Accounts Receivable/Payable
* Payroll (~50 Employees)
* Print checks (for payroll and ap) & Invoices
* Basic reporting (amt. owed per customer/total/etc) - if it can export to xls or csv even better

It needs to be multi-user (like QB Pro) where the company data is only on one computer, but two people can work on it at the same time through the network (eg: secretary doing invoices on her PC why my bro does payroll on his). I don't care about online invoicing or anything like that. No need for inventory features since it's a service-oriented business.

Any ideas? Needs to run on WinXP.
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What's his budget?


Disclosure: My company makes software that does all of this, but I don't think we're in your price range.

I know almost nothing of Quickbooks, but is it really not possible to work around the tax updating info? (E.g., updating it manually, etc.)
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What about Peachtree?
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Usually you can get either Quickbooks or Peachtree on the cheap at Staples. Might be last year's version, but that shouldn't be too bad. Check fatwallet.
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Budget of about $400-500... I'll check out Peachtree Accounting... I had heard of it but I thought it was a more complex product... sounds like it's just like QB and more or less the same price range. Plus it has a conversion tool to go from quickbooks so that's a plus!

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