At The Write Hand I have used QuickBooks for accounting well over 15 years. I’ve seen the improvements and the majority of my clients that require accounting assistance also use QuickBooks. Their features are excellent and user friendly. The online ability to access your accounting from anywhere is a huge plus.
There is a price to pay and based on your needs the price can range. Being a small business and vigilant in keeping overhead to a minimum, I simply have not found a better value for the investment.
However, every business is different from vision to budget and so it is important to do your homework before you settle. No matter what program you choose, there will always be that initial setup. The non-accountant may find this quite stressful, but have no fear, The Write Hand can help if you desire.
I found the article below rather informative although a few of the details may be a bit skewed; particularly the price they quote for QuickBooks. The article references the Premier version but you don’t necessarily have to “go big” right out the gate.
Take a look if you’re in the market for accounting software for your small business and then contact me if you need further help in deciding and setting up your platform.