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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Wed 30-Mar-11 21:21:43
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Small Business Accounts


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What do people recommend for basic business software (in an exclusively Mac household) to support a fledgling Gardening business?

Thinking of Accounting/ invoicing/ time management... +

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 30-Mar-11 23:55:43
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I had a look at a program called accountz a couple of years back which looked really good and not expensive.

This is the LINK http://www.accountz.com/accountz/business-accounting...
Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Sat 02-Apr-11 08:56:35
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Having been a fan of MS Money for years I was very disappointed by the dirth of financial apps for the Mac.

As the other poster said Accountz is an option, I tried it but did not really like it.

I'm currently using iFinance from Synium.

http://www.macworld.com/product/412673/synium_softwa...

IMHO it is not in the same league as MS Money which is the only product I really miss having migrated to an entirely Apple based product set several years ago frown


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Standard User acpsd775
(regular) Sat 02-Apr-11 09:14:07
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Have you tried this before i had a mac a few years ago and used it to install the windows version of Microsoft office as i never liked the mac one or mac alternatives but you can install all sorts of windows software by using it so if you like MS money could give it a try the last time i used it was about early 2009 so i can only presume it supports even more software now lol i am one of the few users who switched to a mac and switched back within 3 month lol.

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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Sat 02-Apr-11 11:12:26
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Hi Ash

Thks for that link... I've not tried Crossover but am currently using Parallels Desktop to run several MS legacy apps on my iMacs. Unfortunately I no longer have access to an MS Money DVD.
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 02-Apr-11 14:24:21
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Crossover won't work with money 2005 (the last uk one) as it has some dotnet stuff I think, but the CD is still floating about on teh internet, if you know where to look. It's kind of pointless now though, since none of the major banks offer a decent statement service.
Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Sat 02-Apr-11 15:04:56
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Never actually used the feature that allowed me to link from Money to the bank systems. I kept records offline on Money and then used them monthly, manually, to verify the accuracy of my bank statements. This was many years ago... all that is now redundant with online banking.

Guess we can close this one?
Standard User AlanH
(knowledge is power) Sat 02-Apr-11 22:51:40
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I use a PC program in Parallels that was the precursor to Accountz to handle Treasurer accounts I operate. I looked at Accountz when it was first released, but wasn't impressed. Maybe it's better now. I decided to stick with their old Personal Accounts software as (a) it works for me, and (b) a PC package means I'm more likely to be able to engineer an exit when I want to give up these treasurerships.

I have heard good things about Mind Your Own Business (MYOB) in the past. It is/was a Mac-native application, and probably covered most of what is needed in a small business, but it looks as if it has been subsumed into Mamut Software now. Maybe their AccountEdge product is an option?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 02-Apr-11 23:17:59
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I've used a cut down free verson of Quickbooks before (might still be about on the Intuit UK website) which does the accounting and invoicing (though not the time management - the full version of QB does that, I think).

Was limited to something like 20 customers in the free version, but could get you up and running.
Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Thu 07-Apr-11 22:06:04
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Thanks to all for comments...

Plenty to think about...

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