Being a small business owner, you have many issues to deal with daily. With this in mind, you need an accounting system that is robust enough to actually help organize your finance and maintain your books.
Sage Peachtree and Intuit QuickBooks have long been recognized as the industry leaders in small business accounting software. Peachtree is among the oldest and QuickBooks among the most popular. And in fact they both offer great answers to most of a small business’s bookkeeping problems.
QuickBooks is known for its ease of use and polished interface. In fact it was designed with the small business owner in mind, not an accountant. Peachtree on the other hand is generally thought of as being more geared to traditional accounting. While accountants prefer it, small business owners could easily get lost trying to navigate the program.
However, with the recently released Peachtree 2012, Sage has taken major pains to improve usability. Its new features and slick looks make it a real competitor in the areas where QuickBooks has traditionally dominated. Because of this, I have put together a side-by-side comparison of these products.
Guest writer, David Matthew of Software Advice.
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