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Accounting Software

Post by MadMac » Wed, 10 May 2006 12:24 am

Hi,

After getting some spam snail mail about a software called Tradepac or something like this a couple of days ago (thrown away already) I spent some time to browse through available accounting software packages today. Looks like a huge market and big money in there ;).

Before wasting more time, could someone recommend a customized good package for Singapore which is useful and productive and has possibly a demo to try out? And of course doesn't cost as much as a new car here :)

Thanks,
Mac

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Re: Accounting Software

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:57 am

MadMac wrote:Hi,

After getting some spam snail mail about a software called Tradepac or something like this a couple of days ago (thrown away already) I spent some time to browse through available accounting software packages today. Looks like a huge market and big money in there ;).

Before wasting more time, could someone recommend a customized good package for Singapore which is useful and productive and has possibly a demo to try out? And of course doesn't cost as much as a new car here :)

Thanks,
Mac
Probably the best for a small or new business is MYOB. It's easy enough for anyone even without accounting backgrounds. It's real time and very user friendly. I use a stand-alone version (single user) for my online company and my Employer uses a server based one for multiple user and more that just the accounting package. If you want more info just check out MYOB. The package is localized for the Singapore market.

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Post by Fantastic » Wed, 10 May 2006 12:41 pm

Another would be ACCPAC.

SAA (Singapore Accountancy Academy --- ICPAS) do run courses designed to introduce basic accounting concepts and skills to set up a computerized accounting system using ACCPAC's Simply Accounting Software.
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Post by MadMac » Wed, 10 May 2006 9:43 pm

Thanks, thats valuable information. Will take a closer look at the packages mentioned.

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Post by Fantastic » Thu, 11 May 2006 9:45 am

UBS software (Singapore edition).
Demo available.

http://www.ubs-software.com.sg

Have not used this before.
But it seemed a lot of small and medium companies were a few years ago when I was looking.
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Post by jpatokal » Fri, 12 May 2006 1:04 pm

GNUCash is unbeatable pricewise -- it costs nothing. I find it quite adequate for my needs, but learning curve is a little steeper than some of the competition.

Peachtree also has a fairly good rep.
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Post by MadMac » Fri, 12 May 2006 8:29 pm

Found another one in the open source space. Turbocash. (http://www.turbocashuk.com). Looks promising, but I did not manage to get the latest beta to run. I'll try again with the last stable version.

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