Re: Why Pro?? - Posted by Glen-NY
Posted by Glen-NY on March 07, 2000 at 17:55:44:
Quickbooks pro includes time-based billing, if you bill on an hourly rate as I did in my past life as an engineer it is quite useful. (Unfortuately I could never bill enough hours… but that is another newsgroup).
I have used QB for several different organizations and businesses and find it to be very powerful and capable, but sometimes it is difficult to get the reports to show exactly what you want, mostly because it wants you to enter your receipts and expenses like the accountants do. My general review is good, however, and I know several business owners who use to automate their payroll also, even though they use accountants for taxes, etc.
Quicken is also good, and Quicken 2000 has better support for mortgages than Quickbooks 99, I have not upgraded to the quickbooks 2000 yet. I don’t play that yearly upgrade game…
In a nutshell, both can provide what you need, but quickbooks is more business accounting oriented.