Business accounting software: Business Accountz Professional review
Published: 5 January 2010
By MoneyHighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
Updated: 20 August 2011
Business Accountz Professional is part of the business accounting software range offered by Accountz.com. Read our review to see if this product is suitable for your business accounting needs.
Business Accountz Professional is owned and developed by an ambitious UK based company that has been in existence since 1985. The company provides excellent customer support via telephone and online forums and has a long experience in developing both personal money management with its Personal Accountz product, and business bookkeeping and accounting systems.
The Professional edition extends the functionality of the Business Accountz Basic product to offer better interaction and management of customer information and tracking. Businesses of all types – sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies – will benefit from the additional functionality of the professional edition when they outgrow the Basic accounting product from Accountz.com.
The ability to design and print a wide range of business stationary such as invoices, credit notes, despatch notes and estimates is a major advantage over the basic edition which cannot create invoices. Businesses can save costs by using their own logos ad graphics and then printing these stationary items onto plain paper – in colour or black and white.
Business Accountz Professional offers comprehensive customer management and tracking fetaures so that not only can you use it as a contact tracking system, complete with customer histories, you can also track unpaid invoices with one click from the customer details section.
Individual terms can be set for different customers and you have the choice of traditional end of the month statements or strict number of days since the invoice was issued. If you have problems with credit control, adopting strict terms and the ability to see exactly who owes you what and sending statements should improve cash flow.
The software makes data entry quick and easy with its Accountz Rapid Data Entry system. Being 100% transaction based means that you can take all your invoices, receipts and bank statements and enter them into the software one after another directly into the transaction table without having to keep moving between data entry screens as you have to do with other products.
Businesses need not be VAT registered to benefit from the Professional edition features, however those that are VAT registered will find the one click VAT return reports a significant time saving at the end of the quarter. A free upgrade issued to all Business Accountz users allows the system to accommodate the VAT increase that took effect on 1 January this year.
Wide range of operating system compatibilities
Business Accountz Professional is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.4+ and even Linux. It will run on a server environment although it is not yet a multi user system that bestows different access levels to different users – we are told that this is in the pipeline for Spring.
There are very few business accounting systems that run on MAC operating systems – MYOB being a well known competitor, however Mamut, who own MYOB have announced that all MYOB UK products will become read only after 31 December 2011.
You can buy Business Accountz Professional boxed with an installation disc and hard copy manual. Priced at £233 + VAT (£280.00).
With our exclusive voucher code until 31 August 2011 you can get 20% off this price too – see the Accountz website and enter MHS20 at checkout.
You can buy it as a download version if you prefer. The cost is £233 + VAT (£280.00) – see the Accountz website for more details
The product offers excellent value, particularly when compared to similar products from Sage and other competitors. It provides excellent functionality in an easy to understand and use way and has class leading compatibility with a wide range of operating systems.
Of particular note is that the product is owned and developed by a UK based company who have ambitious plans for the future and offer first rate support. If your business is growing and your bookkeeping requirements are increasing, then it makes good sense to see if Business Accounts Professional can meet your needs.