Desktop software: T to X

Review CriteriaThesaurus Solutions Free v2010TurbocashVision XVisual BookkeeperYou need a budgetxTuple Postbooks
Cost excl VATFrom 100 EurosFree, £172 pa for support$4000 plus $495 per workstationFrom $79.95$60.00FREE for open source version Commercial Licence $350 per user pa
AmendabilityYesYesUnpost onlyNoYesNo
Year End RollbackYesYesYes??Yes
Windows/ MacWindowsWindowsBothWindowsBothBoth
Multi-userNoYesYesYesNoYes
Tax ComplianceFairYesPoorFairPoorPoor
PayrollOptionalYesPoorYesNoNo
How is the software paid forFreewareOpen sourceProprietoryProprietoryProprietoryProprietory
Drill downPoorYesYes?NoNo
Ledger BasedYesYesYesYesNoYes
Networkable?YesYesYesCloud syncingYes
Hosted versionNoNoNoNoNoYes
Import/ExportLimitedYesYesYesYesYes
Multi currencyNoYesYesYesSingle currencyYes
Work from SAL templateNoCSV exportYes?YesYes
Links to other softwareNoYesThird party payroll and CRMExcelNo
Moving datafileNoYesYesYesYesYes
Datafile usable offsiteNoYesYesYesYesYes
HelpdeskYesNoYesYesYesYes
Partner SchemeNoneNoNoNoYes
AdvantagesOffers online filing, Amendable, CIS module Some amendability. Open sourceEasily customised.Easy navigation screens, robust sales, purchase ledger. Intuitative screens. Quick spending at a glance. Built in budgets. Mobile apps available to access datafile.Good CRM, inventory andeRP features for manufacturing.
DisadvantagesVery poor interface for bookkeeping product. Payroll and CIS products not freeLookup lists are difficult to find. Has odd glitches. No proper help desk. Clunky, cannot use more than one window at a time. Unfriendly interface. Poor amendability. Very pricey.No VAT recording, Limited reports. Screens difficult to follow. No VAT return or e-filing facilities.
Websitethesaurussoftware.co.ukturbocash.co.uklogisoftinc.comvisualbookkeeper.comyouneedabudget.comxtuple.com