This software delivers a good value considering its price point. It’s best suited for small startups. I’d be leery of trying to transfer records from an existing company into this database because it lacks many of the features of more expensive software. If you buy this program:- customer support is very expensive and (i’ve heard) not very helpful- the free online avanquest support forum is filled with mostly unresolved problems from frustrated users. Avanquest moderators have seemingly abandoned this forum. – don’t expect features comparable to peachtreeit’s a good bare bones program. If you have higher level accounting needs, spend the extra money on a more advanced program. Update:bookkeeper now has online support at [. this site seems to have better information on it than the old bookkeeper forum. ]
I’ve been using bookkeeper since its inception and it continues to be a solid small business accounting product. The features you get for the price are still a better deal quickbooks or peachtree. This latest release contains an improved interface and the ability to handle credit card swiping. New graphical reports are also a nice improvement. For bill paying, i can track my payments made by check, credit/debit card and cash as well as tracking cash through atm transactions. For sales, i can create several types of invoices that include payment history and aging. I can even email invoices to my customers. And with inventory i can track purchase orders and all transactions made against my inventory items. Payroll is a great bargain and handles fed, state and local taxes. There are well over 100 customizable reports plus tax forms.
It is easy to learn, and it has many more features than i would expect from a product in this price range. It allows me to track accounts payable and accounts receivable, it tracks inventory, and it prints invoices, purchase orders, and checks. It also allows me to process credit cards directly from the program. Payroll can handle hourly, salary, and bonuses. It has a good set of detailed reports, and it has the year end tax forms i need. It is really nice to finally find good software that doesn’t break the bank. It lets me do all of the things i need to do and i don’t need to take a class to understand how to use it.
- Good for basic bookkeeping functions
- Still a great small business accounting software
- Great Software However!!!
The software is awesome for payroll and basic invoicing, however, if you have any questions about it or problems, you might as well throw it away and get something else. I needed to import tax tables and did not get my follow up email with the. Exe file required to install the tables. 1st call – waited on hold for 10 minutes, second call – waited 40 min, third time – i called the product ordering line, finally talked to a real person, thought i was getting somewhere, they transferred me to the same line i was on before, waited 20 min, said forget them, i finally found a site where i could login and get the email with the. Just dont expect any help from the company outside of basic faq’s on their website.
Needed to fix customers machine.
Features of Bookkeeper 2008 [OLD VERSION]
- Included Features: Check writing, Payroll and Time Sheets, Billing and Invoicing, General Ledger, Payables and Receivables, Purchase Orders, Inventory Control, Budgeting, Job Tracking, Easy Start-up Wizard, Credit Card Processing, 115 Custom Reports
- Import Product, Customer, and Vendor Data
- Export Invoices & Estimates to PDF
- Email Your Invoices & Estimates
- Add freight costs to purchase orders, and apply multiple sales tax rates to invoices