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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
I have used Quick Books for about 15 years. I took a Computerized book Keeping course and Peachtree was much easier. The older version is a real bargain ! I got it for my daughter in laws business - she will be a pro in no time ! Highly recommend for all small to medium businesses. Quick delivery + Ease of Use and the features = A must have. Great for even those who itemize deductions. Signed, IRS Registered tax Preparer and Certified Financial Advisor.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2011
This turned out to be a shot in the dark at first. I needed something for my start up business to keep a general ledger. This had enough info to get me started...have to see where to go from here. For the what I paid it was well worth it!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2010
This accounting is miles ahead for Quick Books and costs less.

I have used Peachtree since the early 80's in the more complicated versions but when I retired my computer had Quick Books so I used it. It was OK, but when I bought a new computer that didn't have Quick Books I went back to the home version of Peachtree and I'm glad I did!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2014
High hopes, since I had a minimum of things I wanted this to do.
First- opening the box, it has a user manual one inch thick. Red Flag!!!
Second- enclosed literature tells you that you are allowed one support phone call. Get ready to use that call installing it and I hope you have an hour or two to just wait for the company to pick up your call.
I put it into my drive and it started making a terrible noise. Followed the prompts and when it got past the part where my computer asks me if it's ok to make changes, it tells me there's a problem with installation and call toll free #.
I called the # and while I was waiting to talk to someone, for ONE HOUR- I tried several other disks in my computer just to make sure the problem wasn't in my disk drive. It wasn't.
After an hour, I was done. I asked Amazon to come and pick up the item for return. Kudos to Amazon for alway's taking care of business.
I will end up paying 10 times as much for a product that actually works and is backed up by a good support system. It will be worth it because my time is much more valuable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2012
Never got too far in to this software since it cannot create quotes. It can create invoices, but not quotes. Doesn't really make since to me as to why you want software that can't do the most basic tasks. But guess what? It's cheap. I bought Xin Invoice. A lot of bang for the buck with that one.
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on January 21, 2015
No trouble installing the program on my 2014 laptop. Seems to work perfectly. That said, after taking a couple days to get to know the program, I don't really like it very well and decided to go back to learning and using Excel 2013. I was hoping this would be easier than using Excel, but it just wasn't my style.

I like doing the accounting directly in the ledgers, and not filling out little electronic forms like receipts, checks, invoices, etc. It had a lot of little "rules" that I found odd or just didn't like, such as requiring a unique reference number for every transaction. That's okay for checks, which are numbered, but for debit card transactions or other simple transactions, it just seemed like a chore. Also, when I would transfer funds from one account to another, I had to choose whether it was a "payment" or "receipt" for every transaction (which should be obvious by whether I put it in the credit or debit column), and then it would show up strangely in the other account. For instance, I would do the transaction in the register for one checking account, choose "payment" because I am transferring funds into the other checking account, and instead of showing up as a deposit (or "receipt") in the other account, it would show up as a negative "payment." Weird...just plain weird.

Perhaps there are ways to get around these rules and quirks, but after a while it just didn't seem worth the effort. It may meet the needs of some people, but it just wasn't my style. Worth the 10 bucks I paid to explore it and find out, though.
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on April 25, 2015
Full disclosure...I am a Peachtree "fanboy" (Now called Sage 50). I have used both Peachtree and Quickbooks for several years and it is clear to me which one is the "best" product. However your decision must be made on what is best for you and there is no question that there are more "3rd party programs" that will work with Quickbooks than there are for Peachtree (Sage 50). But Quickbooks has one very big problem. They have something like 95 percent of the market share and they know it and they are very arrogant and lazy. Don't take my word for it. Just read lots of quickbooks reviews and it becomes clear. Sage 50 has made some changes in the last couple of years that I am not crazy about so I prefer older versions of their product. But if you must get the latest version of Sage 50 then I recommend that you get the version that includes "ownership" rather than the cheaper "rent it" version. You will have to read the fine print to understand what I am talking about. Basically they charge more to "own the license" so that if you ever stop paying for support then the software will continue to work. Otherwise it will go into "read only" mode 60 days after you stop paying for the "yearly support" (which is excellent for those who need "hand holding" when using accounting software). As for Peachtree 2010...it is an excellent product that does not require that you buy the support package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2012
Bought this product for primarily the price of the item, I should have paid more to its features and benefits. This is strictly a business product and lacks adaptabilty to an individual.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2011
when i saw this for such a cheap price i was happy and i jumped to buy it. when i got it i was even more surprised that i worked well 5 starss
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2014
This program did not load so buyer beware and not waste your money. If anything get a more up to date version, but this one is not for windows eight.
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