These are entry level packages and are Windows based. They are ideal for home based or small businesses with an office staff of up to 5 people. The primary advantage of these and other entry level accounting packages is that they are relatively easy to learn and use. For more detailed product information, please visit QuickBook's web site.
Unfortunately, most small business owners believe the advertising of Accounting Software Vendors who suggest that all you have to do is buy their software, load it onto your computer and all your worries are over because Accounting is now the simplest thing since sliced bread. In reality, Accounting Software is just like any other tool. In the hands of an expert, it is nothing short of amazing what can be done, however, in the hands of a novice, frustration is generally the rule of the day. As yet there is no such thing as a perfect piece of Accounting Software. The idea is to find the solution which best fits your requirements and resources.
The following is a general overview of this process and is not intended to replace a thorough review of your requirements and a proper implementation plan.