Desktop software: M

Review CriteriaMac FreelanceMac HabuMamut AccountEdge Network Edition
Mamut Accounting ProManagemoreManager.ioMoneyworks
Year End RollbackNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
Windows/ MacMacBothMac OnlyWindows onlyWindowsBrowser basedBoth
Multi-userNoNoYes: up to 5 usersYesYesYesYes
Tax CompliancePoorPoorFair/GoodGoodSomeFairFair
PayrollNoNoYes: (AE Plus or NE only)OptionalNoNoNo
How is the software paid forProprietoryProprietoryFee plus Compulsory RentalSoftware plus Compulsory ServiceProprietoryFreeProprietory
Drill downNoYesGoodPartial?LimitedYes
Ledger BasedNoYesYesNoYesYesYes
Hosted versionNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
Multi currencyYesYesAE Plus onlyYesYesYesYes
Work from SAL templateNoYesYes??NoYes
Links to other softwareIcal, Mac mailNoDaylite, iCal, MS Office for Mac, Mac AddressbookMS Office?ExcelExcel, Word
Moving datafileYesNoYesYesYesNoYes
Datafile usable offsiteYesNoYesYesYesNoYes: zip, email
HelpdeskEmailNoCompulsory service agreementYesYes- US basedNoNo Email only
Partner SchemeYesNoSmallMediumNot in UKNoWeak in UK
AdvantagesLightweight and simple. Geared towards freelancers. Upgrades existing MYOB databases. Good Mac networking. Very comprehensive system. Some functions which appear to work in a different way to MYOB.Multi user, amendable and multi platform .Beautiful screens
DisadvantagesPoor tax compliance, limited functionality for small business needs. Not amendable. Doesn’t look sophisticated enough. Not amendable.No windows version. Compulsory annual service fee without which software cannot be accessed. Expensive.Poor amendability. Some truly awful feedback from MYOB converters.Licence and service agreement required on on a yearly basis.Difficult to find transactions in a way similar to MYOB, (eg through using lists or enquiry modules or reports). Nice looking program but hard to use. Not amendable. Too much amendability. No bank register bank rec and limited report options.Interface a bit tough. Not amendable.
Cost excl VAT$44.99£35.98Single user £299 plus £240pa compulsory support.
3 user (with Payroll and Support): £1225 first year. Thereafter Compulsory Support of £528 pa.
£229 + £159 compulsory support$495.00FreeFrom £405 plus