Formerly known as Premier Accounting, AccountEdge 2010 from Acclivity has been completely updated with loads of new features and functions. Many of you may be more familiar with the product’s previous name, MYOB. Acclivity purchased the U.S. development portion of the company in November 2008, releasing its new and improved product in February 2010, just in time for this review.
A-Systems Corporation has been providing quality software products since 1978. Starting as a construction accounting software vendor, A-Systems eventually expanded its line of products to include a general accounting product called Visual Bookkeeper, which is reviewed here. Though in direct competition with industry giants such as QuickBooks and Peachtree, A-Systems offers its customers a more personalized, customized product.
In 2007, Cougar Mountain Software celebrated its 25th anniversary and has continued its committed goal to offer an excellent software product geared toward small to mid-sized businesses. The CMS Professional products were first introduced to the market in 1997, and were the company’s first Windows-based product. CMS Professional 2010 product packages include an accounting package, point-of-sale package for retailers, and a FUND accounting package for nonprofits and government organizations.
Database Creations was founded in 1982, initially offering database applications. Now offering customized accounting and inventory applications using Microsoft Access, Business! Professional Edition is the offshoot of the highly successful business accounting program called Yes! I Can Run My Business. The vendor also offers Business! Standard Edition designed for smaller businesses..
Who hasn’t heard of or used QuickBooks? Let’s factor in the millions who are using QuickBooks at this very minute. All told, QuickBooks is by far the single most popular financial accounting product designed specifically for the small business owner. But Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, has not been content to rest on its laurels. Instead, more features and functionality are found with each new release. 2010 is certainly no exception.
Peachtree Premium Accounting, like a fine wine, seems to get better with age. Always an accountant favorite, Peachtree has really ramped up its product improvements and enhancements since being purchased by Sage, making Peachtree a staple in the offices of millions of small businesses worldwide.
Red Wing Software began in 1979 and continues to offer high quality accounting and financial software products designed for small to mid-sized businesses. The vendor currently offers both CenterPoint Accounting (an entry-level product) and TurningPoint (also reviewed in this section), which is designed for mid-sized companies looking to graduate to more comprehensive software.
Red Wing Software was founded in 1979 and continues to offer high-quality accounting and financial software products designed for small to mid-sized businesses. TurningPoint Software, the more robust of Red Wing’s products, is a modular accounting product that provides a powerful system specifically designed for mid-sized companies.
Softrak launched Adagio in 1999, marketing it as a full suite of accounting modules for small to mid-sized businesses. Originally designed as a software product to aid migration from DOS-based products, Adagio continues to add new updates that now include excellent reporting capabilities.
For those who still don’t quite understand the whole “cloud computing” movement, don’t worry. You don’t really need to know what it is to be a part of it. In fact, you already are a part of it. Much of the things we do for our professional and personal lives are now done through web-based programs, and with the continued movement of small and mid-sized business accounting systems to online platforms, businesses and their accountants will continue to move increasingly toward the cloud model.
Founded in 2007, Qvinci Software is a data aggregator designed to work with QuickBooks and Excel. From the start, Qvinci’s focus was to create a way to improve financial reporting capabilities for small and mid-sized businesses that currently use QuickBooks and Excel.