Desktop software: S to T

Review CriteriaSage 50 Accounts ProSpeed-e-booksTas BooksThe Accountant
Year End RollbackNoYesNo?
Windows/ MacWindowsBoth: Excel basedWindowsWindows
Tax ComplianceGoodFairGood?
How is the software paid forProprietoryProprietoryProprietoryProprietory
Drill downYesYesYes?
Ledger BasedYesYesYes?
Hosted versionNoNoNo?
Multi currencyYesYesYes?
Work from SAL templateYesYesYes?
Links to other softwareYesYesYes?
Moving datafileYesYesYes?
Datafile usable offsiteYesYesYes?
Partner SchemeYesNoYes?
AdvantagesWell documented and supported. Huge partner program. Remote access through a mobile phone.Looks sophisticated enough for small cash based businesses. Amendable.Easy to use. Well documentedComprehensive system. Some functions appear to work differently from MYOB (say the bank rec).
DisadvantagesNo amendability. Not easy to useNo invoicing or stock. Spreadsheet – so many codes have to be entered repetitiously.No integrated payroll. Limited multi currency functions. Limited importOnline shop is broken. Very difficult navigation in the example datafile.
Cost excl VATSingle user: £1095 3 user Licence: £1595$29.00£395N/A