Peachtree vs Quickbooks 2010 Accounti...

Peachtree vs Quickbooks 2010 Accounting Software

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Going Somewhere

Lancaster, PA

#1 Jan 12, 2010
I'm aware that Quickbooks leads with 90% of the market in accounting software sales. I'm aware that Peachtree is preferred by more experienced users. I'm aware that QB can be purchased for much less than PT.

For the 2010 versions of Quickbooks Premier and Peachtree Premium, which product has more advantages over the other?
Andrea Moe

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Jan 19, 2010
Hi -

I wanted to point you to this site http://ow.ly/Yh6J where you can find information about the advantages of Peachtree Accounting. Please let us know if you have any questions by following us on Twitter @PeachtreeBySage.

Andrea Moe
Director of Product Management and Marketing
Adeel

Islamabad, Pakistan

#5 Mar 7, 2010
official web site will always tell you advantages. see third party comments
Joelitz

Victoria, Canada

#6 Mar 26, 2010
I can't get that page to load, but I did find this site for support on Peachtree http://www.geminicomputersinc.com/

They are paid but they seem to be good and have lots of experience.
Andrea Moe wrote:
Hi -
I wanted to point you to this site http://ow.ly/Yh6J where you can find information about the advantages of Peachtree Accounting. Please let us know if you have any questions by following us on Twitter @PeachtreeBySage.
Andrea Moe
Director of Product Management and Marketing
TSCAD

Elk Grove, CA

#7 Apr 8, 2010
I've used both for accounting software. I personally prefer Peachtree. I've used Peachtree for my business and have also switched over some of my clients. Peachtree does have a few limitations in that the third party support (i.e. integration with your bank) may be limited whereas Quickbooks is covered by most everyone. The reasons that I prefer Peachtree is because of the powerful customization of features and its support for many different industries. The layout of Peachtree and the ease of linking customers to orders, to shipment, to stock seams much easier. To sum it up I would say that for smaller businesses Quickbooks is probably fine. If you feel that Quickbooks is a little too "home userish" or are a larger company that wants more configurable options then I would suggest Peachtree.

Just my suggestion though!
Leonardned

Minot, ND

#8 Jun 6, 2010
I am having plenty of issues trying to use Quickbooks 2010 with Windows 7. I am thinking of switching to Peachtree because QB support does not seem to be cutting it. Can I convert all of my files and inventory seamlessly or do I need to start over?
Carrington

Marysville, OH

#10 Aug 4, 2010
Same here--I have two small businesses I run from home and want to add a third in 2011. I've been using Quickbooks for more than two years--very little customization, problem after problem and now, compatibility issue with Vista, upgraded to Windows 7--more problems. Ready to cut my losses even if I have to start from scratch. How is support for Peachtree?
Accountingguru

Lawrenceville, GA

#11 Aug 12, 2010
Peachtree's technical support is excellent. All of their support people are located in the company's U.S. office in GA. The company does not "outsource" any of its Peachtree support to overseas agents, as Quickbooks does. Further - they will convert your Quickbooks data to Peachtree free of charge!
Datta

Denver, CO

#12 Aug 13, 2010
I have also wasted a full day trying to get my Windows 7-64 to run QuickBooks. Peachtree is looking better by the minute. According to the Peachtree People (at Sage), Peachtree will import ALL QB data.

I just have to speak with both my accountant and bookkeeper before I pull the trigger ('cause I don't want to shoot myself - or my business - in the foot).

Datta Groover
http://HigherSpeech.com
Val

San Jose, CA

#13 Dec 13, 2010
I had no problems installing QB2011 on windows 7 64 bit. Never even had to call support once. It installed without any issues.
Use QB2011 as it is fully supporting Windows 7 versions. In addition QB2011 has a nice feature called File Manager which lets you manage all of your QB files from one screen regardless of version.
Taking into consideration acceptance of QB I would prefer it vs peachtree. It is harder and harder to find accountants / consultants who knows peachtree comparing to QB. Plus QB is cheaper as well
pdana

Denver, CO

#14 Jan 13, 2011
I just got off the phone with QB Support - QB 2009 does not work with Windows 7 - Many features DO work, so I didn't figure it out right away (following my change to Windows 7). After multiple support calls to resolve my problems (payroll setup, for example), I finally got someone who said only QB 2010 and 2011 would work with Windows 7.
Leonardned wrote:
I am having plenty of issues trying to use Quickbooks 2010 with Windows 7. I am thinking of switching to Peachtree because QB support does not seem to be cutting it. Can I convert all of my files and inventory seamlessly or do I need to start over?
ELI

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Jan 18, 2011
I would appreciate discussing Peachtree further with you. We just started a small business which will carry both "items for resale" and products which we will be "manufacturing" in-house. I am very curious about the manufacturing cost capabilities of both programs, especially since you prefer Peachtree and say it has more customization available.
ELI

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jan 18, 2011
Sorry. My email is: [email protected] Looking forward to your reply. Thanks.
jscottu

Cardington, OH

#17 Feb 26, 2011
TSCAD wrote:
I've used both for accounting software. I personally prefer Peachtree. I've used Peachtree for my business and have also switched over some of my clients. Peachtree does have a few limitations in that the third party support (i.e. integration with your bank) may be limited whereas Quickbooks is covered by most everyone. The reasons that I prefer Peachtree is because of the powerful customization of features and its support for many different industries. The layout of Peachtree and the ease of linking customers to orders, to shipment, to stock seams much easier. To sum it up I would say that for smaller businesses Quickbooks is probably fine. If you feel that Quickbooks is a little too "home userish" or are a larger company that wants more configurable options then I would suggest Peachtree.
Just my suggestion though!
I, too, have used both and am now a confirmed Peachtree user. Quickboooks, it seems to me, tries to "dumb you down". If you are really going to do even BASIC bookkeeping, you need to understand "double entry accounting" (debits and credits). Quickbooks tries to hide that. Also, I don't like Quickbooks constant and unprofessional attempts to get you to buy stuff while you are doing the accounting. I also heard that Quickbooks database slows down the more you use it. I don't know if that is still true but it was true 10 years ago. But you are right about "3rd party programs". Quickbooks wins there because they are so popular.
xnoreasterner

Westport, CT

#18 Jun 28, 2011
Does anyone know if one can reopen periods closed by Peachtree after conversion to Quickbooks?
MBJ3

Greensboro, NC

#19 Jul 18, 2011
Personally, I prefer Netsuite ( http://www.netsuite.com/portal/home.shtml ) over either of them. And if fraud is even remotely common in your industry, then Apex Analytix ( http://www.apexanalytix.com ) is vastly superior.
FINLION

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Jul 27, 2011
Going Somewhere wrote:
I'm aware that Quickbooks leads with 90% of the market in accounting software sales. I'm aware that Peachtree is preferred by more experienced users. I'm aware that QB can be purchased for much less than PT.
For the 2010 versions of Quickbooks Premier and Peachtree Premium, which product has more advantages over the other?
I would like to know where you found the 90% in sales. Is there a website?
FINLION

Santa Fe, NM

#21 Jul 27, 2011
I would like to know where you found the 90% QuickBook sales figure.
Dan

Round Rock, TX

#22 Aug 15, 2011
You know in my experience QuickBooks is a pretty strong offering for most small business needs. Especially for businesses that are just getting their feet under them, this might make sense because it doesn't require as much time to manage as some other systems.

I will say that personally I prefer using Peachtree. It is what I use for my business right now, and it is not as hard to use as some people claim. It can fit a lot of niches, but really is best for handling inventory.

Anyway I was just reading up on this topic and found this to be a pretty decent guide to these two programs:
http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/accoun... .
Dan

Round Rock, TX

#23 Aug 15, 2011
Oh I just looked up QuickBooks on Wikipedia and it says that Intuit owns 94% of the market.

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