Quickbooks vs Peachtree, Welcome
I am a Quickbooks Consultant and YES I use it.
To me Peachtree does not seem to be as popular as it used to be.
If you decide to go with Q B, I will be happy to help and answer your questions.
Good luck, LUCKIEST
I have Peachtree and it is made I think for companies that need much more than QB.
In Fact I am sure I am using Peachtree wrong but I guess it works, the taxes got done.
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This is a good question. As a CPA and bookkeeping business I have and my clients have used both programs. They are designed from different approaches to the needs for accounting information.
Have a look at the needs of your business activities and the number of transactions during a given period as well as the responsiveness of your reporting requirements to help you make your decision as to which way to go. I also suggest that you locate a professional advisor knowledgeable in both systems to help you review your requirements.
Good Luck in your endeavors.
Santa Fe CPA
Thank you very much for the detailed explanations. Your post confirms my doubts about these softwares. I downloaded a trial version of PT and also the free version of QB. I will definitely go with QB.
I have purchased some basic accounting books to help me along the way
I just got a prompt on my quickbooks 2006 that says I am almost out of data space and that the limit is 15,400. I will need to upgrade and am considering Peachtree as they have a product that is unlimited for space. Quickbooks tells me that the only product that will help is the $3000 QB Enterprises solutions.
I have been searching and have not been able to find a forum or any information on anyone running out of data space. Can you offer me any insight and tell me if converting to Peachtree is the answer or if upgrading is the best solution.
You do have a problem here.
The first question is, how many years of data do you have in the file? A simple house cleaning of excessively old data may do the job for you. Is your system networked and do you have more than one user on line at a time?
How many inactive customers and vendors do you have in the file?, they take up a lot of space.
Are you close to exceeding the maximum number of items/names in the system? Can any of them be deleted from the file to free up space?
How detailed is your chart of accounts? Can you merge some of them?
Do you have inventory? If so how do you value it, average cost, FIFO, LIFO, or specific item? QB and Enterprise only support the average cost method., PT support all valuation method.
QB Enterprise Solutions will nearly double the space availability, but is rather expensive in comparison for a single user license.
If you can clean-up and purge your files you will, most likely, be better off with an updated QB Pro 2009. (Support for your 2006 version will terminate later this year.) (Also you will still be limited by the item/name count.)
If these don't work for you then a conversion to Peachtree (PT) is probably the way for you to go. PT does not have the flexibility of QB. It is a bit more expensve the a single user QB but is quite a bit cheaper than Enterprise.
If I can be of assistance to you, please call or e-mail me. I am a QB Certified Professional Advisor.
Richard G. Robinson, CPA
Santa Fe CPA
I've used Quickbooks and Peachtree -- IMHO Quickbooks is much better! With Peachtree you had to enter whatever period you were trying to update, i.e., January 09, February 09, etc., Quickbooks is much, much better ..
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Thanks William. Tell us more about yourself
Which one is better at cloud computing?
Since I started my business in Sept 2008 I have used Quicken to keep up with bank accounts and balances. My POS software handles inventory. My business is in retail and I am ready to switch to a real accounting software, can anyone shine any light on the pros and cons of these 2 softwares?