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PC Software Accounting, Inc. Offers Write-Up & Accounting Options

From the Nov. 2008 Review of
Client Write-Up Systems

[Note: This article appeared as a sidebar with our review of write-up systems.]

It seems like the professional tax and accounting software market continues
to shrink through buyouts and mergers. So it’s nice to occasionally note
smaller technology vendors who serve the profession and have achieved success
by offering programs that either fill a niche missed by the big guys or offer
a different approach to more common tasks.

PC Software Accounting, Inc. (PCSAI) is such a company, providing professional
client write-up, payroll, fixed asset management, checkwriting and job cost
programs. Most notably, the company’s Client Write-Up package has been
very popular with its users, claiming second place in our 2007 Readers’
Choice Awards ( Initially developed in the early
1990s, the program is designed for accounting professionals and offers strong
GL and journal functions, bank reconciliation features, after-the-fact payroll
and fully customizable financials.

PCSAI’s Client Write-Up provides a comfortable user interface with intuitive
menus and heads-up or heads-down navigation functions. Client and vendor lists
provide good sorting and filtering options, and data-entry and transaction screens
are efficient. The program is designed so that users can keep all periods open
indefinitely, allowing the professional to make changes and produce financial
reports at any time and for any period. Likewise, the system’s integrated
payroll functions allow for customization with support for direct deposit and
electronic filing.

PC Software Accounting Inc.’s Client Write-Up system provides an audit
trail and user-level password security features. It interfaces with QuickBooks
and other client-side accounting programs, and allows reports and financials
to be output into PDF, Excel or Word formats. An e-mail tool within the program
can be used for sending documents electronically. Reports can be grouped and
batched, and include options for summary and detailed financial statements,
comparisons and consolidated financials, all of which can be customized using
a built-in report writer.

PC Software Accounting, Inc.’s Client Write-Up program costs $795 for
a single user; $895 for a network-ready, multi-user version. Unlimited tech
support, and program updates are included in annual pricing.