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    Accounting Package Recommendations

    Hello,

    Looking for recommendations on an accounting package.

    Something easy to use, affordable and preferably with out yearly licensing.

    Main reasons at this point will be for invoicing customers and drawing reports on the invoices\sales.

    Future expansion availability to do all round general record keeping will be a plus.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Some basic inventory control will also be great!

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    I take it you're looking for something less obvious/mainstream than Quickbooks or Pastel.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Hi Dave, if they have a simple offering if that makes any sense for SME's I don't mind looking at them.

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    Quickbooks is the no.1 best selling accounting software in the world - and I reckon for good reason.

    There are outright purchasing options and there are a number of different packages ranging from very simple to pretty advanced (so there is a growth path for growing businesses). Like most larger software outfits nowadays, they're pumping up their cloud solutions. But scroll down for the desktop package offerings...
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    Thanks Dave - sounds like what I am looking for. Will have a look

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    Anyone using Quickbooks that can tell me how effective the Pro package inventory \ stock control is?

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    I would highly recommend Xero, it is a cloud based application that can be upgraded depending on your current requirements and includes a basic inventory module.

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    Looks abit pricey compared to the quick books once off purchase at the cheapest option I would be able to use ($30 per month) as I need it mainly for invoicing

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    I would support the recommendation to use Xero. It is a cloud-based solution which means that it available on any device anywhere. It has a monthly subscription, and if you go through a Xero partner, it has various 'flavours', and pricing options which makes it very scalable. Whilst it may not yet be the predominant accounting software in the world, it is growing rapidly. Consider this: awarded 'most innovative growth company in the world" - two years running - by Forbes. 16,000+ partners. 700+ add on solutions; processed more than $1 trillion worth of transactions in the last 12 months. It has a robust project management, and more importantly for you a very stron invoicing and inventory solution. There is a trial version available, so I suggest you take a look. Regards

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