will demo AccountEdge running under Mac OS X at this week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
MYOB AccountEdge tackles such duties as job tracking, sales management, time billing, inventory, and payroll. It includes invoice and check registers that make it easy to find open invoices, credits, quotes, payments, and other transactions quickly. See our
Jan. 4 hands-on review
“AccountEdge for Mac OS X blends the new Mac OS X Aqua look and feel with the powerful functionality for which AccountEdge has become known,” according to Christopher Lee, executive director and interim general manager of MYOB. “AccountEdge helps define the meaning of doing business on the Macintosh, and Mac OS X offers a unique opportunity for small businesses to use a current, state-of-the-art financial management solution.”
A free update to the carbonized version of AccountEdge will be available to all AccountEdge users soon after the release of OS X. Special pricing will be offered to purchasers at the Macworld Expo show floor. MYOB is offering a US$100 rebate off the full retail price to QuickBooks Pro Version 4 users.
AccountEdge retails for US$249. A trial version will be available for download at the MYOB US Web site.
Minimum requirements for full installation are a Power Mac with 32MB of RAM; 40MB of available hard disk space; an average of 35MB additional HD space for each data file maintained; 800 x 600 screen resolution; and Mac OS 8.6 or higher. For Online Help and other e-features, you must have Internet access, version 4 or higher of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, and QuickTime 4.0 or higher. (Microsoft IE 5 and QuickTime 4.12 are included with AccountEdge. Installation requires an additional 16MB of free RAM with Virtual Memory plus 30MB available HD space.) Recommended for better performance are an iMac, G3, or G4 with 64MB of RAM. For “acceptable network performance,” MYOB also says you’ll need 100BaseT or faster Ethernet network with AppleShare IP 6.2 or later.