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7:42 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm sorry if this has been posted, but after a site search, I came up with nothing so here I am begging for help :)

I do a fair bit of freelance work outside of my "real" job. I've always just used an MS template and Excel to send and track invoices. Unfortunately, that's quickly becoming more of a problem than a solution.

What kind of software do you use to create/track invoices? Any advise or suggestions would be a great benefit. Thanks,

Greg

7:45 pm on Apr 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Quickbooks seems to be widely used.

PCWorld (or PCmagazine?) recently did an article about accounting software, and another less costly software was very well received (can't remember the name, sorry).

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Quickbooks here. Best deal for the money for me. I know some folks use PeachTree as well but 6 to one...
It really comes down to what you're most comfortable with.
9:46 pm on Apr 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use quickbooks as well. I wasn't crazy about it, but I got used to it.

Years ago I used Peachtree and thought it was fabulous. I recently downloaded the latest version and was appalled. It's a clone of Quickbooks.

So, I'm still looking for something better as well, but for now Quickbooks does the job.

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I initially used QuickBooks but found it to be to big for what I needed. I now use Quicken Home & Business...

This gives you the ability to do invoices, proposal, etc. Also if you are just freelancing you probably only need to file a Schedule C each year so it will integrate with your other finances making tax time easier...

4:30 am on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I also use Quicken Home & Business. It has pretty good invoicing and with the click of a button will send an invoice as an email (HTML attachment).

It's pretty lightweight, and minimal investment if you're not sure what you need.

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I have been using Simply Accounting for years. I have a new bookkeeper who uses QuickBooks, and that is fine. I do all of my invoicing in SA, and send her a copy of the client invoice so that she can enter it into QB. I only see her once a month and need to invoice more regularly - plus I like to see how much I am on track to make this year.

It is double entry, but I don't "validate" my SA - only her QB has to agree with my banking records...

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3:39 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use sage / peachtree

[edited by: Travoli at 4:36 pm (utc) on April 30, 2003]

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We use Sage BusinessWorks for main company - but that's much too big for home.

I keep up with web invoicing using PeachTree - LOVE It. It's not as wonderful as BusinessWorks, but it's better than the other small biz accounting packages i've seen.