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    MYOB or Quickbooks Pro?

    Which one is best, or better and why? Just opened a small business(trucking company)

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    Re: MYOB or Quickbooks Pro?

    Actually, I've heard great things about Peachtree Accounting, if you're interested in accounting software - since I've not used it, I cannot comment, but I did want to make you aware of it as an option.
    -Mark

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    Re: MYOB or Quickbooks Pro?

    PeachTree was way too much overkill for me although if I remember correctly it is a true double entry system. MYOB didn't have as convenient a tax prep program as QuickBooks. It has been a while since I tried MYOB they may have improved the tax schedule thing. Quicken is super easy to use but is getting to be a resource hog. And you have to buy special checks to write them with Quicken. Don't know how that works in the other programs. I don't use invoices or work orders or time sheets so I haven't bothered with the full business package.

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    Re: MYOB or Quickbooks Pro?

    Here are some reviews online:

    <table border=0 cellpadding = 4 bgcolor=yellow align=center><td align=center valign=top width=33%>QuickBooks Pro 2002</td><td align=center valign=top width=33%>MYOB Plus 11</td><td align=center valign=top width=33%>Peachtree Complete Accounting 2003</td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/supercenter/stories/overview/0,12069,553876,00.html">ZDnet
    <IMG SRC=http://www.zdnet.com/products/graphics/pid/553876.jpg></A></td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/supercenter/stories/overview/0,12069,536496,00.html">ZDnet
    <IMG SRC=http://www.zdnet.com/products/graphics/pid/536496.jpg></A></td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/supercenter/stories/overview/0,12069,561924,00.html">ZDnet
    <IMG SRC=http://www.zdnet.com/products/graphics/pid/561924.jpg></A></td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005S8HS">Amazon.com
    <IMG SRC=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005S8HS.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg></A></td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005QSSC">Amazon.com
    <IMG SRC=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005QSSC.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg></A></td><td align=center><A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006689V">Amazon.com
    <IMG SRC=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006689V.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg></A></td></table>
    Reviews of QuickBooks also can be found on Epinions.

    Intuit and Peachtree offer scaled down versions of their products at a lower cost: Intuit has a feature comparison generator for the QuickBooks product line; Peachtree offers this matrix.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: MYOB or Quickbooks Pro?

    You might want to consider a "vertical" applications as well.

    You should be able to find vertical applications advertised in your industry related magazines. Although from my experience most industry related software is still in a DOS format.

    I know one lounger is writing and Access program to handle haulage/tracking issues.

    And I think "Yes! I Can Run My Business " should have a mention, only because it is written in Access! See below

    I have no experience with this product, but have been tempted to buy it several times, but I am put off because I am not sure if it will cover all UK related issues. I need to investigate this before I purchase.

    Extract:--
    Yes! I Can Run My Business offers the next generation in customizable business accounting software for Microsoft Office users. WE GIVE YOU ALL THE SOURCE CODE! Written completely in Microsoft Access by a company with more than 18 years of experience in creating high quality, easy to use software products. Winner of the 1998 Readers Choice Award for Best Accounting Application from Access Advisor magazine, 5 stars from CPA

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