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Looking to get an idea what some of you use?

Quickbooks?
Outright?
Maybe just Excel?

Can you tell me what you use and why. Curious what to use for my business in 2012 as I plan to get more serious into this on the side of my main job.
#accounting #software
  • Profile picture of the author kymobilemedia
    I use a combo of fresh books and outright.

    Fresh books is great for invoicing, and it links with outright to track income and expenses, and makes tax time easier.

    Thanks
    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author mralex050
      Originally Posted by kymobilemedia View Post

      I use a combo of fresh books and outright.

      Fresh books is great for invoicing, and it links with outright to track income and expenses, and makes tax time easier.

      Thanks
      Jason
      I agree with you @ kymobilemedia
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  • Profile picture of the author localvseo
    It partly depends on how many transactions and the level of reporting and features you expect to need. Quickbooks is fine for bookkeeping. I have also used Netsuite if you need a more enterprise level solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author liindsay
    I would go for a cloud based accounting software.

    Xero is easily the best out there in my opinion, followed by saasu.
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    • Profile picture of the author amcg
      Originally Posted by liindsay View Post

      I would go for a cloud based accounting software.

      Xero is easily the best out there in my opinion, followed by saasu.
      Second Xero, easy to use and powerful simultaneously.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cram
      Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

      I like WaveAccounting... and it's free!
      also using waveaccounting.com and wavepayroll.com
      fast and easy
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    • Profile picture of the author robin2011
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      • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
        invoice2go app for iphone for me.

        load your logo,
        style
        product and service codes
        shipping codes
        product codes
        Paypal intergration
        tax add-ons
        terms
        auto adds tax at rate you set
        sends invoice as an attachment
        tells yopu when invoice is due to
        email out again
        Has running totals of outstanding invoices
        2 taps and invoice is moved over into paid folder

        I can run my business from my hand, anywhere with my iphone and invoice2go.

        Best,
        Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author John Callaghan
    I use Quickbooks, mainly because of the reporting capabilities. I also traded some video seo work with a local certified Quickbooks expert who keeps everything up to date for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author CollegeCEO
    I'm going to have to look into WaveAccounting, I've never heard of it before but I'm always up for free software
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahjohs
    I would go with Handdy Apps, as the feature of the software is the combination of both the Quickbooks and Excel. Of-course this software is completely free to manage our accounts and is also embedded with Google app engine to have the high data security.

    To have a better try, you can check this out.
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  • tried Mint for any handful of months but I could not seriously see a advantage to it because it does not let you record transactions or spend bills.

    I use quickbok that's built for the window 7 and not that it's a superior software package selection but what I like by far the most would be the complementary record transactions and sync back to my computer system version with the software package.
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  • Profile picture of the author marksimon87
    humm nice actually buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author JimConnolly5
    ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE. . . . . . . .?

    Which accounting software can you recommend me to use for a large enterprise? like Quick book, tally etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
    Quickbooks, though manly because I know it backwards and forwards by now. A company I worked for back in the late 80s used peachtree (sucked!) and then switched to Quicken, then Quickbooks so I stuck with it after learning it there. I only keep the basics of bookeeping though, so really, it's sort of overkill, but fast and easy for me so sticking with it lol
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  • Profile picture of the author bob ross
    Old thread but I'll second quickbooks. I love 2014 too, the bank feeds and rules make it a breeze for my bookkeeper.
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      For my paper receipt roll business I use an iphone app called invoice2go.

      Does everything I need and smoothly.

      Doesn't need to connect with the accountant because all he wants are bank account statements.

      Best,
      Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalTrader
    A lot depends upon how complicated your current business operations are - if you track inventory, pay independent consultants, have a payroll, you will most likely be best served using Quickbooks.

    If you simply cash affiliate checks, pay typical hosting and other such bills, you may wish to consider Quicken Home & Business which is what I have used since 1997 and it makes my life so much simpler.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I use both advanced excel, and quickbooks. Best way I can keep everything under control efficiently is with quickbooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

    Looking to get an idea what some of you use?

    Quickbooks?
    Outright?
    Maybe just Excel?

    Can you tell me what you use and why. Curious what to use for my business in 2012 as I plan to get more serious into this on the side of my main job.
    My accountant recommended Xero and I'm glad he did. Really easy to use and at least in terms of online accounting software, it's the best I've used.
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    • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
      did you use peachtree? If not yes try it. You will enjoy this software and very nice style in reporting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    xero is the way to go! Amazing system
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  • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
    Freshbooks and Xero all the way for accounting
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  • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
    I like to use peachtree accounting software. In this software you can customize your all reports as well as design your company as you wish to set the codes. Its very easy to use and very nice style of reporting.
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  • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
    You can contact me for any guidance about peachtree. I will happy to guide you.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Im a geek, I use excel! excel 98 to be exact, that's before they screwed it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    Less Accounting FTW. Freshbooks if your needs are more simple. Quickbooks if more complicated. For those home service folks among you, mhelpdesk + quickbooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zaman Butt
    we use Excel and peachtree, both soft are awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author webtraf101
    i prefer excel, it is commonly use so better to stick to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Quickbooks
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  • Profile picture of the author harryvent
    I use Netsuite, Accountmate and many software tried in my beginning stage. I am confused to choose which software is suitable to account management. One of my clients suggests Apptivo software. For Invoices, expenses report many integrated apps used to manage accounts. Try to reach them.
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  • Profile picture of the author shrivatsa
    I am Using "Averiware" Accounting Software. Averiware is nice-looking business accounting software that runs in the cloud for small & Mid Size businesses.so business owners and their advisors always have instant access to real-time financial data.
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