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eTEK’s Accounting Systems Available as Traditional or Hosted Programs

From the March 2013 review section of Small Business Accounting programs.

eTEK Accounting for Microsoft Office 2010

eTEK offers several accounting systems for businesses of different sizes and for specific industries. The include the smaller-business eTEK for Microsoft Office, eTEK for SQL Server for larger organizations, eTEK Fundamentals for government entities and non-profits, and the SaaS version called eTEK Online. It is essentially a remotely hosted version of the original Office program.

Industry-specific versions of the programs are available for construction/project management, distribution/wholesale, governments/non-profits, accounting firms, commercial services and general business. All versions offer completely integrated GL, AP, AR, sales and checkwriting capabilities..

The eTEK for Microsoft Office version built on the Microsoft Access database and uses an interface similar to Office 2010, which should allow most users should be able to gain basic familiarity with the system quickly.

The version for larger entities is based on the MS SQL database. Navigation features use icons for accessing key system areas, with specific program modules, such as for AR or AP, located below the icon menu. Users can drill down into more detailed task areas from the icons and module menus.

Among the more notable modules available in the system are job costing and project management, time and materials billing and A.I.A.-compliant billing without the need for pre-printed forms. The program also has modules for payroll with checkwriting, human resources, purchasing, inventory management and customer relationship management.

For non-profits and churches, the system also offers fund accounting capabilities with fund raising and membership management utilities.

Even the small business focused version of eTEK is capable of larger or complex organizations, and is not really designed for startup or microbusinesses. Pricing varies based on the specific modules required.

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