Peachtree Accounting 2004

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Peachtree Accounting 2004

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  1. St Sanford Says:

    DO NOT BUY PEACHTREE if you want to enjoy your experience.

    I own a small business with 2 peachtree users. Myself and my bookkeeper. My Bookkeeper works remotely, guess what, she cannot use 2006 on terminal services even though 2004 worked fine. What’s up with that?

    They keep sticking their hands into our pockets, charging more for upgrades, support, services, etc. I am seriously considering a switch to QuickBooks.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Kurt Straker Says:

    I don’t want to rate the product as such (3 means neutral) but I would advise anyone thinking of using Peachtree to either have an understanding of accounting or an accountant nearby. It is a very good program but it does demand some accounting kowledge or technical skill.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. TextbookBiz Says:

    Once a Peachtree product has been registered, you cannot legally sell it to another person. I know this fact from experience. After migrating to QuickBooks Pro, I contacted Best Software to find out how to “unregister” my Peachtree Accounting 2004 in order to sell. The customer representative informed me that once I registered my product, it had become mine, PERMANENTLY. At the very least, the only option available to me was disposal.

    So before making your Peachtree purchase, make sure the seller has not registered the product. Also, keep in mind that Peachtree software must be registered after fifteen uses, or else you will be locked out. And once you register, Peachtree is yours FOREVER!
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. William Kelgore Says:

    This software could be good if you are an experienced accountant. However I think it is very complex and hard to work with if you want it to be simple and fun to work with. Good luck in your selection.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I got this product (Accounting 2004) to run my small business. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

    I tried running the included tutorial to learn to navigate around this product, but the tutorial was meaningless to someone who is new to accounting principles – the tutorial is simply a imaginary company with imaginary data. It just shows you in which “bin” each of the imaginary data goes, but doesn’t help you to correlate your information to the imaginary data and then into the “bins.”

    This is particular true for me since the tutorial provides for a typical products based company (i.e. lots of invoices from vendors and some invoices from your company), while my business is a service business – much like the audience for this Peachtree product. I couldn’t fully service business information on top of their product based company tutorial.

    The final straw that made me junk this product before fully implementing it is that this product does not (or at least I cannot find) understand setting up multiple checking accounts and/or setting up a trust account.

    In my line of work I handle trust money and must account for each client’s trust money in a pooled trust account. I don’t believe this product gives me that ability and upon a call to Peachtree customer service, they would not answer this basic question without requiring me to pay for a service plan. The help file and online help community was likewise unhelpful. Yes, they offer 30 days of free customer service, but my issue cropped up after the 30 days time period.

    In short I am out a bunch of money for a product that I will uninstall. I don’t even think I can sell it at a substantial discount legally. I would recommend Quickbooks instead of this thing.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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