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QuickBooks or Microsoft Office Accounting?

    • 1 posts
    June 23, 2009 4:07 AM EDT
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    • 1 posts
    January 14, 2009 9:44 AM EST
    I searched for this answer, but was unsuccessful in finding anything that answered my general question...
    What does everyone recommend for a new e-commerce start-up that has no past records, wants to be able to download/reconcile from their financial institution, create invoices, etc. (basic functionality)?  Microsoft Office Accounting or QuickBooks?  QuickBooks Pro or Premier?  2008 or 2009?  MS Accounting 2008 or 2009?
    Thanks in advance for the advice.
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    August 18, 2009 11:13 AM EDT
    Always use the same software your accountant is using - or potential accountant.  That often means Quickbooks.   You can move data back and forth to an accountant very easily with Quickbooks. 

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    January 13, 2010 12:26 PM EST

    Microsoft Office Accounting is an awful accounting system. QuickBooks all the way; or Peachtree. Depends on your background and business.

    Microsoft Office Accounting is also no longer supported by Microsoft. They dropped it late last year as a product.


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    June 16, 2009 2:02 PM EDT
    From my own experiance with both, you can never go wrong with quickbooks pro 2008, its designed with everything in mind starting from creating invoices and reports also has the most options when you need to buy quickbooks checks  and think about it this way, so many people are using quickbooks with so many help fourms out there, how many cpa`s have knowladge in microsoft money? but they alldo in quickbooks
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    September 8, 2011 8:41 PM EDT

    Well since i'm familiar with Microsoft Office accounting, i'm going to go for that one. 

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    September 8, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

    Use quickbooks. 4.5 million business owners do. I sell a point of sale system that works with many different accounting packages. We prefer quickbooks since most of the small business owners we talk to use it and like it because it is easy to use. Quickbooks is great for accounting but terrible for point of sale or inventory management.


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    January 23, 2009 5:15 AM EST
    I was wondering about QuickBooks too, but Microsoft`s products are always just awful.  Their bloated code and memory leaks just make them sooo slow.   

    I have heard good things about Peachtree but it looks like it`s a more complex system for bigger businesses than mine.

    Melanie20092009-1-23 11:17:22


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    March 14, 2009 6:52 PM EDT
    As a CPA, I only use QuickBooks because my client`s purchase it before they get to me.  QuickBooks is easy for day-to-day bookkeeping, but I have found that if a professional has not set it up correctly before it is used, the entire company file is a mess.

    For that reason, I do not recommend the software to clients unless they agree to allow me to set it up, they let me set the admin password, and let me create user ID`s for them with permissions that only allow the to perform functions that I both they and I are comfortable with.

    Michael W. Crosby, CPA
    (832) 693-2711

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    August 17, 2012 11:09 PM EDT

    Well, quickbooks is better than microsoft office accounting. I have used many free accounting software and from all of them quickbooks is the best one.


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    October 26, 2009 5:19 AM EDT

    i cannot agree more with coupon clock - in addition also consider the fact that most businesses are aiming to be quickbook compatible (at least in my experience). example, i have accounts with 4 different banks.  each of the online banking portals has an option to directly dload data to QB. the same goes for my credit cards

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    August 19, 2011 3:04 AM EDT

    Well i think Quickbooks is the most suitable software for you as a starter....All of its versions are available in the market like pro, premium and enterprise.. Its depends on your budget which one you can afford.... Otherwise all of them are good.... you can check with this link you will get some more information..