New for 2007 Microsoft has updated their small business accounting software to make a run at the industry leader QuickBooks. The name has changed from “Small Business Accounting” to just “Office Accounting 2007”. There will be two versions offered to the public to meet all the needs of small business owners. The two versions are:
Microsoft® Office Accounting Express 2007 – immediately available as a FREE download. Visit http://www.ideawins.com/ to download a free license.
Microsoft® Office Accounting Professional 2007 – available for purchase through retail or online early next year.
Microsoft Office Accounting Express is similar to QuickBooks Simple Start software in that it is designed for small businesses with one owner and home based businesses. It allows these users to immediately get up and running with a computerized accounting system to replace their shoebox system.
Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 offers additional features to small business owners that will allow them to work more efficiently. Some advancements are the ability to work with different currencies, integration with PayPal/Ebay, and payroll services for those with employees. It also has additional features that allow accountants faster more accurate accounting.
Microsoft Office Accounting Express will be offered as part of the Microsoft Office Professional 2007 suite, and Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 will be offered with Microsoft Office Small Business and Office Ultimate 2007 suites.
For more information on how these two new accounting offerings can make your business work smarter visit these websites:
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Brian N. Stovall