Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software

Accounting/Financial/Tax Preparation

401(k) Easy
Vendor:401(k) PRO
Phone number: (800) 660-0050
Street price (packaged): From $495/year (up to four employees)
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Helps small businesses manage their own 401(k) programs. Includes monthly participant statements, monthly plan testing and unlimited discount brokerage accounts from top companies.


ACCPAC Advantage Series Enterprise Edition
Vendor:ACCPAC INTERNATIONAL
Phone number: (800) 773-5445
Street price (packaged): $2,000/module
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Multitier business-management system that offers analysis and reporting tools, multicurrency multicompany and multilingual support, unlimited users, databases, e-business capabilities, customization options, complete accounting feature set and sales force automation.


Simply Accounting 8.5
Vendor:ACCPAC INTERNATIONAL
Phone number: (800) 773-5445
Street price (packaged): $99
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Accounting and payroll package with strong Internet and e-commerce features. E-mail invoices, orders and quotes, handle credit card sales and purchases; and bank online. Has dual-currency, integrates with Microsoft Office, allows custom reports and mail-merge documents.


Kiplinger Taxcut Home and Business Edition
Vendor:BLOCK FINANCIAL
Phone number: (800) 235-0229
Street price (packaged): $49.95
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95, Mac OS 7.5.3. Federal and state tax filing software that enables electronic filing of tax return; offers financial planning advice from tax experts; and provides forms for personal, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporate, S corp., payroll and fiduciary returns.


Profit Gold 1.0
Vendor:CHAMPION BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Phone number: (800) 243-2626
Street price (packaged): $250
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Bookkeeping and financial-management software. Includes unlimited inventory and transaction entry, inventory reminders, secure client-server access and support.


QuickBooks Pro 2001
Vendor:INTUIT
Phone number: (800) 4-INTUIT
Street price (packaged): $150
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Manage accounts payable and receivable, as well as invoicing. Features Internet-connected business services such as online billing, merchant accounts and a professional-quality Web site builder (separate fees may apply).


Quicken TurboTax Deluxe
Vendor:INTUIT
Phone number: (800) 4-INTUIT
Street price (packaged): $39.95, $49.95 for Mac OS OS 7.6
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Tax preparation software with customizable advice and integrated electronic filing capabilities.


Money 2001 Deluxe and Business
Vendor:MICROSOFT
Phone number: (800) 426-9400
Street price (packaged): $84.95
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Financial software for Schedule C filers or sole proprietors. helps manage your personal finances as well as track business income and expenses, streamline business tax filing, and create business reports. Includes invoicing and customer management tools.


MYOB Accounting Plus Version 10
Vendor:MYOB U.S.
Phone number: (800) 322-MYOB
Street price (packaged): $209
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Fully integrated, double-entry accounting solution. Includes general ledger, checkbook sales, purchasing payroll, time billing, inventory and card file fucntions, as well as jons management, starter charts of accounts, financial and management reports and e-mailing of reports and forms. Links to Excel and Word. Multi-user-ready and cross-platform-compatible.


Peachtree Complete Accounting 8.0
Vendor:PEACHTREE SOFTWARE
Phone number: (800) 247-3224
Street price (packaged): $270
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Provides a summary of items such as profit margins, inventory, key balances with current tallies on cash, and accounts receivable and payable. Website creator is available for building e-commerce-enabled Web sites. Fully compatible with Excel.


PlanMagic Finance Pro 5.01
Vendor:PLANMAGIC CORP.
Phone number: fax: (914) 962-0149
Street price (packaged): Download only, $54.95
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Financial projection software that features browser interface, pre-defined spreadsheets, fully automated charts, financial data and automatic ratios, investment budget, sales, profit and loss, and cash-flow projections.


DacEasy 10.0
Vendor:SAGE SOFTWARE
Phone number: (800) DAC-EASY
Street price (packaged): $300
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95. Accounting for up to 100 employees. Includes multilocation inventory, multiple accounts receivable and payable; sub accounts receivable and payable; and additional modules for payroll, order entry, point of sale and job manager. Integrates with MS Office.


Timeslips 10.5 Standard
Vendor:SAGE U.S. HOLDINGS
Phone number: (800) 285-0999
Street price (packaged): $400
Operating system requirements & features: Win 2000/NT/Me/98/95, MAC OS 7. Tracks time and expenses for service-oriented professionals. Includes a variety of billing methods, fully customizable bill formatting.

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This article was originally published in the May 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Entrepreneur's Complete Guide to Software.

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