Small Business Accounting Software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HoosPhotog, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. HoosPhotog macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
    I am looking for recommendations for a good business (not personal!) accounting app for my photography business. For now something basic will do just fine.

    Especially interested in hearing about apps people have personal experience with.

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    Hmm... You weren't very specific about your needs. Do you need to bill people? Keep track of invoices? If so, you're likely out of luck. I use Moneywiz, after much study. But I don't have to bill or invoice people. It's very flexible.
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Look at AccountEdge. They have a 'lite' version that may be more suitable for a small small-business. I started using it when it was MYOB and have been happy with it for years.

    You should state where you are since accounting packages are generally tailored for different tax and accounting practices. Even between the US and Canada there are important (though) subtle differences in accounting that need to be kept in mind.
  4. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    Accounting SW

    Take a look at MultiLedger very good program that is identical on both platforms and will do everything that QuickBooks will but easier. I have used it for 15 years for both my own business and for doing the books for others.
  5. sahnert macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2003
    If you use an iPad, you might enjoy Kashoo. The app links to a web-based account so you can track your data anywhere and the pricing is reasonable. I just started using it this January, but I like it a lot.

    If you don't need that type of connectivity, I liked MYOB for the brief time I used it.
  6. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    For the UK, this one is very easy and transactions are unlocked so no need to create journals to correct an entry. Also handles flat-rate VAT, which is a nice bonus and missing on more advanced accounting software. Mac and Win versions available.

    A bit pricey, for what it is, however, although licences are lifetime with no upgrade costs.
  7. robo456 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2008
    New Jersey
    I used to use Billings back when I ran my own computer consulting business... did well for time tracking and stuff like that... looks like the software has "beefed up" a bit since I last used it:

    Also, what about Quickbooks on the PC side (either run in bootcamp or a virtual machine?)

  8. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    Again, I would recommend taking a look at MultiLedger, runs great on both platforms and IMO better than Quickbooks.
  9. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012

    Quickbooks from Intuit is a little bit much?....Still, good software to me....

  10. mac2o Guest

    Jan 13, 2013
    Quickbooks for Mac

    Great question. I'm interested in following this thread as well.

    In your opinion, quickbooks for mac or run parallels with quickbooks for pc?

    Getting ready to purchase my next computer, and this accounting software issue is really holding me back from deciding whether or not to get a pc or a mac.
  11. sherrie.melton5 macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2012
    Small business

    I would suggest you to opt for this app- Mint. It is useful for you to maintain finances.
  12. steve123 macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2007
    Download Apache Ofbiz. Steep learning curve but you will never need another accountng app until your photo biz hits $1B of revenue. :) Includes a web store, hr, erp, etc.
  13. jdmage_mx5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2016
    I have had great luck with waveapp online accounting software. Free and does what I need. They also have various platform apps to manage your account.

    Edit: Just realized this is a resurrected from the dead thread. Im pretty sure OP has what they need by now.
  14. rhett7660 macrumors G5


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    You might want to mention where you are located also. I have a feeling some of the Apps might be centered around US laws, while others might be able to be setup outside the US.

    Also, like others have mentioned, are you doing billing/Invoicing of people? Processing credit card orders?

    What about Freshbooks? They are an online application, so it doesn't matter what you are on.

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