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#1 User is offline   DUVALECC 

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:10 PM

I have been a PC user for years and have just sold my business to start a new one. I throughout all the PCs and went MAC. Love it but now I have this issue with QB. When I read all the reviews it seems to read that the cross over product is not the same and many disappointed people are frustrated with the program. OK but now what?I need to go live by December 1st.. I need a program that will track my invoices, inventory and clients... I looked at Quicken but its just not the same... can any one who runs a business let me know what to do? thanks!
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 06:23 PM

There are many things to consider when deciding which accounting program to use. The biggest problems with the current QuickBooks for Mac are: difficulty in transferring to your CPA (no accountant's copy), the interface is different (like the 1999 version of the pc version), online banking is not at the same level, and it doesn't have networking (multi-users). The 2009 version is due out in October and is supposed to have better online banking and the navigators are supposed to be similar to the pc version. Networking has not been addressed. So, depending on what you need, the 2009 version my satisfy your needs.

MYOB is a good alternative. It works exactly the same on PC and Mac, but there is a learning curve when moving from QuickBooks. It should be able to handle what you need. The biggest frustration I find in MYOB is the reporting is a lot more "locked down" than in QuickBooks.

If you love the pc product, you can always run it through Parallels or use a company like www.myrealdata.com to host the windows version. Depending on the size of your company and how much you want to spend, online programs may be a good way to go too. Net Suite or NetBooks might be good options for you as well.
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#3 User is offline   Randy_B_Singer 

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

I can't tell you what the best accounting program is for you, because I don't know your business. But I can tell you that there are certainly plenty of alternatives to QuickBooks for the Macintosh. I don't know why there is a prevalent myth that there is no accounting software for the Macintosh, but it is not at all true. Here's a list:





- MacFreelance
$40
www.macxware.com/site/products/MacFreelance/overview.html

* Accounted
$60
[http://www.oranged.net/accounted/]
* T_ACCOUNTING
$175
[http://www.double-en...-software.com/]
* Vision X
[http://www.logisofti.../products.html]
* PowerEasy ERP (for Mac OS X Server)
[http://www.effigent.com/html/productpowereasyenterprise.htm]
* Connected Accounting $589 and up
[http://www.goconnected.com/]
[http://www.accountek.com/index.html]
* FileClerk
[http://www.landrumsoftware.com/]
* Genesis Accounting
<[http://www.newmillen...s&link=BusinessSoftwareGAOverview&category=BusinessSoftware]>
* MultiLedger from CheckMark Software, Inc.
<[http://www.checkmark.com]>
* MoneyWorks (4 different versions are available for different sizes and types of organizations)
<[http://cognito.co.nz...uct.range.php]>
[http://www.cognito.co.nz/index.php]
* Aatrix Accounting
<[http://www.aatrix.com/]>
* MacMoney and InvoicIt
<[http://www.survivorsoftware.com/]>
* Big Business
<[http://www.bigbusiness.com/]>
* FlexWare Accounting
<[http://www.flexware.com/]>
* Accounts from Nano Software
<[http://www.nano.com.au]>
* AcctVantage
<[http://www.acctvantage.com/]>
* 4th QuarterAccounting.
<[http://www.4thquarter.com]>
* JobOrder
<[http://www.JobOrder.com]>
* MYOB's AccountEdge
[http://www.myob-us.com]
* MYOB FirstEdge $99 (for small businesses)
[http://www.myob-us.com/firstedge/]
* Appgen's MyBooks
<[http://www.unrealstu...en/index.html]>
* Microphage/TRT (in French)
<[http://www.microphage.qc.ca/]>
* Hold-up
[http://www.pol-online.net/hold_up/]
made in Switzerland.
* TinyBooks is a simple, flexible, non-bloated, single-entry bookkeeping and accounting system for the Macintosh. TinyBooks is designed for Sole Proprietors, home and other small businesses, and family finances.
[http://www.winograd.com]
* Corona $65
[http://www.designers...in.com/corona/]
* Clients & Profits X agency management software
job production and accounting software designed especially for creative
businesses such as ad agencies, graphic design firms, and corporate marketing departments
[http://www.cnp-x.com]
* FinanceToGo $45
[http://www.fastforwa...s/financetogo/]
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:01 PM

Hi, could you please tell me how you got quickbooks PC to run through parrells. I have tried and tried and it will not load properly. I really like quickbooks on my PC, but now I am a Mac. I would like to go all Mac, but I DO NOT like the mac version of quickboos, please help!!

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:58 PM

View Postcccvickie, on 23 October 2008 - 07:01 PM, said:

Hi, could you please tell me how you got quickbooks PC to run through parrells. I have tried and tried and it will not load properly. I really like quickbooks on my PC, but now I am a Mac. I would like to go all Mac, but I DO NOT like the mac version of quickboos, please help!!

thanks



You have to install an operating system to install Quickbooks on. I use XP in Parallels with QB 2007 installed on the XP OS.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:34 AM

This is the one we use, and we're all Mac based.

http://www.accountek.com/

Jeff
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:55 AM

I use PeachTree for Windows on my Mac using Fusion, and with Fusion's "Unity" feature, it is seamless. I can click on the PeachTree icon on my Dock and the PeachTree window opens just like any other Mac window. It's easy to forget it's a windows application.

I use PeachTree because my accountant recommended it when I started the business, and it works just fine. Today, however, my accountant is recommending QuickBooks to his clients. I'm sure they are both adequate accounting applications and I'm sure the Windows versions work just fine with either Parallels or Fusion.

I also run a couple of fairly complex statistical analysis Windows applications through Fusion and they too run flawlessly.

I used to run Parallels, but had serious issues when I upgraded to Parallels 4. I switched to Fusion and have found it to be very simple to setup and run.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:34 AM

I've been using Quicken for Mac 2009 for my business and have had no issues with tracking products, projects and customers. I create invoices, timesheets and bill for products and consulting time. Only thing I do not do is Payroll. We simply only cut cheques. Hope that helps.
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  Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

phpMoneyBooks is a web based QuickBooks alternative that I use. I replaced Quickbooks with phpMoneyBooks and it has features that Quickbooks doesn't have like an area for clients to login and check their statements and an envelope printer module to print envelopes for my statements...
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