Desktop software: I to L

Review CriteriaInstant AdminIntactJob OrderKibizKMyMoneyLuca
Cost excl VAT£59From £1500$14,950.00from $999Free$0- $29.99
AmendabilityYesLimitedNoNoYesYes
Year End RollbackNo?NoYesYesNo
Windows/ MacBothWindowsBothBothLinux BothMac
Multi-userNoYesYesYesNoNo
Tax ComplianceOKGoodPoorPoorPoorPoor
PayrollNoNoNoNoNoNo
How is the software paid forProprietoryProprietoryProprietoryCompulsory ServiceFreeFreeware
Drill downYesYesNoYesLimitedYes
Ledger BasedNoYesYesYesYesYes
NetworkableNoYesYesYes?Yes
Hosted versionNoNoNoYes?No
Import/ExportExport only to CSVYesYesYesYes via CSV, QIFYes via MSQL and now CSV.
Multi currencyYesYesLimitedYesYesYes
Work from SAL templateNoYes??YesYes
Links to other softwareNoMS OfficeYes via CSVYesgnucash?
Moving datafileYesYesYesYesYesYes
Datafile usable offsiteYesYesYesYesYesYes
HelpdeskYesYesYesYesNoNo/email
Partner SchemeNoYesNoYesNoNo
AdvantagesQuick and easy to manage invoices and receipts.Good for warehousing businesses.Beautiful interface. Integrated CRM.Built in Contact Management, Inventory, Sales, Personnel and Accounting. Scalable for medium and large firms.Free solution, with comprehensive bookkeeping feature set. Personal AccountantAdvance features such as forex and auto postings.
DisadvantagesNo chart of accounts, limited reporting functionality, no VAT e-filing, bank accounts etc…Expensive. No mac version. Not amendable. Very negative reaction from one MYOB converter.Very pricey. Not amendable.Poor tax compliance.No payroll. Not amendable.Quite pricey. Based on Filemaker.Limited reports, no VAT option. Not easy to enter transactions. Failed to work on a Mac using macport. Being converted to windows.Runs only on Snow Leopard.  
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