Skip to main content

Small Business

Addsum Business Software Inc. — Advanced Accounting

2011 Overall Rating 4



Best Fit:

A good fit for those with high transaction volume bookkeeping operations who require inventory support. Designed for small to mid-sized businesses, particularly small retailers and contractors who require industry-specific features.


  • Strong POS capabilities
  • Multi-user version supports unlimited users at a site for $799
  • Support for import from Peachtree & QuickBooks
  • Scalable product to meet wide range of end users.
  • Solid sales order, purchase order and inventory modules.

Potential Limitations:

  • Inventory valuation supports Average Cost only
  • Limited stock reports require most users to use the TAX Premier 7i development system (which accesses the data natively) or any ODBC capable report writer

Executive Summary & Pricing

Advanced Accounting from Addsum Business Software is a highly scalable, integrated accounting software product designed for small to mid-sized businesses. The system starts at $299 for a single user; a multi-user version is also available for $799 with support for unlimited users. Affordable, and easily navigated, Advanced Accounting is a good fit for small retailers and contractors that require industry-specific features, solid accounting and inventory functions, and a product that offers room to grow.


4.25 – Basic System Functions

4.5- Core Accounting Capabilities

4.25 – Day-to-Day Operations

3 – Management Features

4.5 – Integration & Import/Export

4.5 – Help/Support

See inside April/May 2011

Orange Door, Inc. — Orange Door Tax Suite Pro

2011 Overall Rating 3.75   650-952-1773   Product Delivery Methods: _____ On-Premises __x__ SaaS _____ Hosted by Vendor   Best Firm Fit: Small practice with less complex clients, primarily 1040-focused, who need mobility or remote access, and ability to quickly ramp up/down the number of users Strengths: Fully web-based Client portals/collaboration tools Instant ramp-up/down […]


Drake Software — Drake Tax

2011 Overall Rating 4.5 800-890-9500   Best Firm Fit: 1040-focused practices looking to broaden their services with integrated write-up and tax planning options, as well as retail environments with multiple locations. Strengths: –          Exceptional live support –          Affordable all-inclusive pricing includes all entities, states, e-filing, plus tax planning, document management & write-up with ATF […]