Alternatives to Quickbooks?

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  1. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    First, it'd be nice if I could convert the Quickbooks database into another format, but if that's not possible, I'd really just like any other alternatives that are better than that piece of crap I have to deal with. Here's the situation:

    We use Quickbooks Pro 2001 at work and have a very large database, over 100MB. It takes computers over the network in multi-user mode to open and execute operations about half a minute whereas it runs instantly in single-user mode. (This was tested with only two users connected, but usually there are at least five computers connected). I upgraded the network from 100Mbit to 1Gbit to see if it was a network problem, but it was still slow. I monitored the transfer speed for files and I was getting over 200Mbit through Windows shares, but Quickbooks only used 10Mbit (for a 100MB file, this takes forever).

    I've tried just about everything and am now giving up hope for this worthless piece of software.

    Cliffnotes: What are some good alternatives to Quickbooks for large databases for multiple users?
     
  2. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Shouldn't you be asking the accountants about this? I mean they'd be pissed at work if I suddenly changed from AccPAC :rofl:

    My suggestion would be to talk to someone who specializes in the program though - you're not the first person to have to deal with this issue and you certainly aren't the largest user.
     
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Look into SQL-Ledger. It's written in PERL and works with most SQL server backends, and is totally free.

    http://www.sql-ledger.org/
     
  4. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Quickbooks is fine if you use it as intended. If you have a 100MB company file or need more than 5 users, you've obviously outgrown Quickbooks. It served its purpose at the time when you were small and it was a lot cheaper than "real" accounting packages that might cost several thousand dollars per module. Its time to upgrade but don't blame the program.
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Peachtree is pretty good.
     
  6. TheDarkHorizon

    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Everyone who uses it knows how slow it is. They want to upgrade. Even my boss wants to get rid of it. I was just looking for alternatives.
     

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