Originally Posted by smallbiz
There are two more business packages in this price point for the Mac that are serious accounting packages - and easy to use. The first is FirstEdge. The second is AccountEdge. FirstEdge is made for the sole proprietor, or someone without a corporation, payroll or inventory.
There are lesser or greater products than MYOB or QuickBooks, but both of them do a nice job of doing accounting. If you're an accounting geek, there is also MoneyWorks (which is an international, not a US product). iBank (which is just a checkbook) and Marketcircle's Billings (which only does invoicing, but it's cool) are more lightweigh versions. Netsuite is state of the art full CRM and really, it needs configuration and setup, and it's a serious investment. There is also the ever-ancient Multi-Ledger, and the mid-level AcctVantage.
Thanks for the info. I'm actually familiar with many of those, because I'm constantly in search of an alternative to QB. However, do any of those support multiple lines of business? As far as I can tell, not one does, which I find surprising.
I find it very handy to track separate lines of business and be able to generate reports where each line of business is broken out separately (as a separate column).