Accounting Software Help!!
Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:11 PM
I am a recent convert from the pc world and loving my MacBook Pro.
However, the only issue I have yet to figure out how to solve is accounting software.
I currently use Quicken Home and Small Business which is not available on the Mac Platform.
I checked out Firstedge but a stumbling block is that they do not support converting any quicken transactions...I would have to re-enter a lot of data.
I manage personal bank accounts and download data from the bank.
I also need the ability to generate a small number of invoices and manage a small consulting business.
Appreciate any advise - I've been researching for hours and have not figured out a solution.
p.s. I don't want to run Windows - I love Mac and Mac alone!!
Posted 16 February 2009 - 09:30 AM
It is not uncommon to enter your balance sheet from the prior year and begin using a new accounting program without the historical information. It's not ideal, of course, but it is an option.
Some other options for Mac Users:
* QuickBooks for Mac (of course) which has some limitations, but is a good bet for a lot small businesses.
* Xero - You cannot import QuickBooks, but it's a good online double entry accounting system. You can import bank downloads and reconcile them within Xero.
* Clarity Accounting - another online option, but it does not support online banking
* Less Accounting - I haven't used this and cannot recommend it. It looks to be okay for freelancers, but it isn't a full fledged accounting system (not for businesses that use their financial data for more than tax returns). I believe they can import QuickBooks files and it has online banking capabilities.
~Kelly, CrackerJack Accounting
Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:04 PM
I can recommend an application that I use - Flair Finance.
Looking for 2 years now for something to replace Peachtree for Manufacturing on Windows to go to Mac.
Connected has only 18 months open periods. Not enough. Need at least 12 more periods. While it lists a lot of features there is not enough detail to determine functionality. No mention of assemblies.
Looked at MoneyWorks but no payroll and no fixed assets and no lot/serial control - must have.
Have been trying to get Sage to revive Peachtree for Mac. Had one developer pushing it at Sage; but he has left the company. Anyone else who want to contact Sage please do so and help get the ball rolling.
Anyone else have accounting software suggestions?
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:25 AM