Desktop software: D to H

Review CriteriaDO$HEconomacsGenesis AccountingGnuCashHansa
AmendabilityYesLimitedUnpostNoOnly with difficulty
Year End RollbackNoYesYesNoNo
Windows/ MacBothMacBothBothBoth
Tax ComplianceGoodFairPoor?Good
How is the software paid forProprietoryProprietoryProprietoryOpen sourceProprietory
Drill downYesTrickyYes??
Ledger BasedNoNoYesYesYes - optional
Hosted versionNoNoNoNoNo
Import/ExportNoExport onlyYes, excelLimitedYes
Multi currencyNoYesNoYes?
Work from SAL template?YesNo??
Links to other software?Addressbook, ExcelYes, Genesis Transactions and Business Metrics??
Moving datafileYesYesYes?Yes
Datafile usable offsiteYesYesYes?Yes
Partner SchemeYes?NoUnknownSmall
AdvantagesAmendable and fairly easy to useGood links with addressbook. Built in VAT number checker. Mac version. Amendable.Fairly good screens. Further integration possible.Linux Open sourceLarge number of multiuser. Multi platform
DisadvantagesPoor interface design. Very limited reports. No automatic VAT calculationsNo PC version. Difficult to amend invoices. No drill down.Poor tax compliance. Very expensive.Tricky navigation screens. Odd use of double entry in entry screens. No bank register. Difficult to trace transactions. Not amendable.Difficult to amend transactions.
Cost excl VATFrom £49£79$6000- $10,000Freefrom £170