As I am slowly moving towards my own business, I will probably need good accounting software to log our day to day expenses and income. This will lower the cost a little when I go to the accountant. He recommended Pastel accounting software.

I am unsure as to the function and cost that will be involved. Also needless to say I am completely new to Pastel. I was recommended to take a training course and will be doing just that. But what other cost are involved?

Do I need to renew it every year if so what services will I get? Do customers have telephonic support? Above all what are your experiences with Pastel in general?