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    Accounting package recommendation

    I have some properties that I need to rent out and will have to issue invoices and monitor profits, expenses, taxes etc...any recommendations on user friendly accounting software? I haven't tested anything yet but have the following in mind - Sage, Quick Books, Turbo Cash, pastel. It's a small business, we have 6 tenants that need invoicing every month.

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    I don't know Turbo Cash.
    Work in a small business myself and used Quick Books up to 2 years ago until our SARS accountant convinced my boss to move to Pastel (by Sage). Big mistake. Quick Books was was easy to use whereas you really need to go on a course to use Pastel - having a degree in accounting is almost a requirement. Also there is very little help available if you're stuck on a problem.
    I miss Quick Books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basment Dweller View Post
    I have some properties that I need to rent out and will have to issue invoices and monitor profits, expenses, taxes etc...any recommendations on user friendly accounting software? I haven't tested anything yet but have the following in mind - Sage, Quick Books, Turbo Cash, pastel. It's a small business, we have 6 tenants that need invoicing every month.
    Palladium, for that size is free and works fine.

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    Thanks will test both suggestions...

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    Hi Basement, I use turbo cash for small business, its free.
    For my two rental units i use rent book on the TPN website. Rent book is aw-sum imo, just what i needed. Its free if you have less than 20 properties and is available online. It tracks both your income and expenses perfectly. it can also send invoices to tenants via sms and email as well as you can set reminders and more

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    I'm taking a look at this and I would prefer a cloud based application rather than something that installs on a hard drive, any suggestions?

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    You could also try FreshBooks. Its cloud accounting, easy to use, but costs about R300/month. You can try it free for 30 days.

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    Thanks will give these systems a shot...

    I've been using TPN rentbook, as Julies suggested, in the mean time and its perfect for what I need to do (send invoices, track expenses), and it's cloud based and free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismine View Post
    That looks pretty full blown!
    Given the OP spec.

    But pretty interesting to me!
    Thanks. I might just dig into that one a bit.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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