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Business Accounting Packages

Price when rated: $399

Pros

  • Inventory management
  • Good reporting
  • Excellent accounting tools

Cons

  • Not user friendly
  • Poor setup process
  • Weak user interface
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Price when rated: $49

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Inexpensive
  • Can export directly to a spreadsheet program

Cons

  • No support for invoices, accounts payable, or other accounting features most businesses need
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Where to buy
Price when rated: $300
Lowest price: $595.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Easy export of reports to MS Excel
  • Improved integration with Windows version
  • Automatic backups

Cons

  • Still no feature parity or direct file compatibility with Windows versions
  • Little has changed from 1997 version
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Price when rated: $299

Pros

  • Integrated credit card processing
  • Greater customization for multiple users
  • Integrated electronic funds transfer

Cons

  • Intrusive security structure
  • Five-company limit
  • New features may be of limited value to some users
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Price when rated: $625 (At press time. Price depends on the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the New Zealand dollar.)

Pros

  • Sophisticated features comparable to those of QuickBooks and Account-Edge
  • Easy setup

Cons

  • No U.S.-based customer support
  • Account settings designed for use in New Zealand
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