MYOB US on Tuesday announced the release of AccountEdge 2008, a new version of their business management and accounting software for Mac OS X. It costs $299 for a new license, or $159 to upgrade.
AccountEdge includes payroll, budgets and report functions, sales and purchase features like quotes, orders, invoices and purchase orders, contact management capabilities, time billing, online banking and bill paying, inventory control and more.
New to AccountEdge 2008 is a new-look command center that’s easier to use, including task drawers that provide you with instant access to common functions. The new version also integrates more effectively with Mac OS X applications — it works with iCal and .Mac. Reminders can be set up to iCal via AccountEdge, for example, and AccountEdge can be backed up to .Mac iDisk.
AccountEdge 2008’s search functionality is enhanced — you can no search contacts, items, transactions and more using fields like zip code, item description, first name, e-mail address, vendor number and other criteria. A new reminder log has been added to help you create reminders even for events that don’t have associated contacts. And AccountEdge now tracks employee time off.
You can use AccountEdge 2008 to e-mail and print pay stubs. The new release also has improved inventory features and reports, itemized customer statements that include discounts and credits, itemized payables stubs, which can include debits and discounts, the ability to print and e-mail itemized payment notifications, and a new help system.
MYOB US’s Web site still pointed to AccountEdge 2007 information as Macworld posted this article.