Which accounting software is better, Quickbooks or Peachtree??
Not sure which to go with...
Oh oh I know!
I'll assume we're talking about for a business (some people do go nuts and work up a full Quickbooks for their personal stuff). I'm partial to Quickbooks. It's really easy to use, really easy to generate useful reports, and if you set it up correctly and are diligent, will save you a lot of time come 1099 time. Also very easy to send a file to your CPA for tax prep when it's tax time!
And don't believe the hype. If you buy 2012 Quickbooks and it does everything you need, there's no reason at all to go out and upgrade... ever. I still have some clients on 2002, because that's where they were set up and it's where they'll remain. Hooray for one time costs!
Like @shrdlu noted, I believe that understanding what you're doing is more important than where you're doing it. A la, knowing basic accounting is more important than Quickbooks vs. Peachtree.read more collapse
@mlutz3: Quickbooks is for businesses. If you're trying to select between them, it's not going to have a lot to do with who does your taxes (or not).
Now that I think about it, I'm going to drag in some expertise here:
@dcalotta knows stuff. He'll probably tell you not to use either one. :-D
For the sake of long term employment, however, my point still stands. Knowledge of one of those packages can help you to get a job. The other one, not so much.read more collapse
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