QuickBooks Simple Start Edition 2005

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  • Create estimates, invoices and sales receipts
  • Write checks, pay bills, record expenses
  • Track money in, money out
  • Keep it simple and start working right away
  • Work with familiar, everyday forms

Product Description
QuickBooks Simple Start is the simplest way to manage sales expenses and customers with ease. Automatically tracks sales and expenses to help you keep complete and accurate records for taxes. One-click reports show you precisely where your business stands. Simple tools for tracking money coming in and going out so nothing falls thru the cracks…. More >>

QuickBooks Simple Start Edition 2005

5 Comments For This Post

  1. John C. Parker, Jr. Says:

    I was looking for an inexpensive QuickBooks program that would install in Windows 7. This one did not. Service from the seller was great, but the program did not install with Windows 7.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. C Pellett Says:

    I got this because I use PayPal and Quicken doesn’t support importing QIF files, and I thought it would be useful to get on Quickbooks anyway. PayPal does support the exporting of Quickbooks format (iif I think) – so I figure this would be perfect.

    However, Overly Simple Start doesn’t support this basic, simple task of importing data from anywhere, in any format. You are stuck typing in every transaction… And if you are getting a lot of payments on PayPal, this will cost you TONS and TONS of time.

    I don’t think that this goes for other versions of Quickbooks, and it did look like I might be able to “use” the software – if I didn’t mind spending hours entering data.. And I don’t know if I can later export that to the real version of Quickbooks when I need to…

    I paid $99 for this, and the only good thing I can say about the purcahse is that it can be written off as a business expense… 🙁
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Crystalys Says:

    I downloaded this for free at the Intuit website and it is perfect for what I need it for. I use it to keep track of my son’s baseball team finances. I can create invoices and record parent’s payments, bank deposits and team expenses. If you have a regular business though, I would go for something more advanced.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Kevin P. Barbee Says:

    I like QuickBooks basic because it does everything I need and is simple to use. It’s help feature when deciding how to categorize expenses is good. Some things are a little difficult to get the hang of (such as how to enter invoices, etc.) but it does a lot and is worth the price if you need to organize your small business finances.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. kc Says:

    This is as advertised. Super simple to get started with accounting for a very basic business. It took about 5-10 minutes to load, walked me through half a dozen basic questions, and was ready to start taking bank account entries and categorize them. I was also able to set up a business credit card to track expenses there and enter things very easily.

    The simplicity however comes with a real lack of flexibility for anything more involved. Within the first 30 mintues I was already noticing features missing that I would like, and found myself needing to upgrade to a more complete version of Quickbooks. For instance, expenses are only single level — you can’t have subcategories for expenses. Credit card entries can’t have memo fields to remind you what the expense was (checks can however). Etc.

    I imagine if you have a business with a very limited set of vendors and customers, and you have little need to categorize your expenses in too complicated a way, this program could be sufficient for your needs. It also is an easy first step into accounting software — but I would probably start with the expectation that you’ll have to upgrade.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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