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Review CriteriaMoney Manager MMEXMr Tax Filling SoftwareMultiledgerMYOB Accounting Plus v11MYOB Accounting v13 to v18Nano Accounts
Year End RollbackNoNoYesYesYesNo
Windows/ MacBothWindowsBothInterchangeableInterchangeableMac
Multi-userNoNoYesYes (3 user)YesNo
Tax CompliancePoorFairPoorGoodGoodPoor
PayrollNoNoYes, addonNoNoNo
How is the software paid forFreeProprietoryProprietoryFree from SALif you have an old MYOB licence.ProprietoryProprietory
Drill downYesNoYesYesYesYes
Ledger BasedNoNoYesYesYesYes
Hosted versionNoNoNoNoNoNo
Import/ExportYesNoYesYesYesExport to Excel. No import facility.
Multi currencyYesNoNoYesYesYes
Work from SAL template?NoYesYesYesYes
Links to other softwareCSV exportNoQuickbooksPdfs, MS Office(except email)MS Office, Outlook, Mac MailExcel, Mac Addressbook
Moving datafileYes?YesYesYesYes
Datafile usable offsiteYesnoYesYesYesYes
HelpdeskNoYesYesSAL will helpMYOB Usergroup Professional PartnersEmail
Partner SchemeNoYesYesSAL onlySmallNone
AdvantagesFree, multi platform solutionOffers tax calcs for self employed. Amendable.Mac and Windows, amendable.Existing MYOB customers will understand the interface.Licence open ended. No Digital Rights Management. Easy to import/export to v11 from later versions of MYOB.Existing customers will understand the interface. New licences from Mamut at 200 each.Very simple and cheap. Good amendability. Good links to Mac incl addressbook. Similar feel to MYOB.
DisadvantagesNo VAT, limited reportsVery difficult to use. Limited bookkeeping functionsInterface difficult to understand. US and CanadianNo upgrades in future. Limited to three users. You still have to create a new datafile.No upgrades. Poor networking for macs. Confirmation codes available from lightweight, no payroll. Difficult credit/debit. Unable to amend invoice template. Discontinued.
Cost excl VATFree£139$399.00Free if you have a valid MYOB licence. Templatethree-user datafile is £100.Our Business Companion clients can receive this product free as part of their overall fee.£0 if you are on your current licence.Single user $39.99