Purchasing the proper bookkeeping software can be a decision that’s best left to one’s accountant. He or she should know your business intimately and can recommend the package and features you need. You should also do your own analysis of your needs. Write down your requirements in a checklist and mark which requirements are critical and which are just desired. When it comes time to purchase, check online sites such as Amazon.com or discount retailers such as Best Buy. If you count yourself among the technologically challenged, be aware that the major brands, such as Peachtree or Intuit’s QuickBooks, have extensive online support and a community of advisors that can help you along the way.
For more on bookkeeping software, be sure to read Setting Up a Bookkeeping Software System.