Current Version Beta (Technical Refresh)
Author Microsoft
Downloads Count 3,381
License Type Free
Date Added Sep 12, 2006
Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP
File Size 378.214 MB
Description Microsoft has released a public beta of the next version of its small business accounting software, adding useful integration with the popular online selling, payment, and credit advisory services eBay, PayPal, and Equifax.

The program has undergone numerous modifications, including a name change, since its formal debut last year as Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006. I took a look at the beta before it was released.

In addition to the aforementioned integration with several online services, you can now customize the layout and labels on accounting forms and add and track the results of new data fields. Security is more flexible, and it's easier to share data with your CPA, who can make adjustments while you continue to work on your books. The program also adds new capabilities such as fixed asset management.

Note: The beta is a large 370MB file. In addition, I had to try three times before I successfully installed the beta, and it operates a tad sluggishly. I therefore don't recommend it for production use.

Click here for PC World's full review.

--Richard Morochove

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