Like many of us, I used to fuss and fume over missing features in expensive software I am mandated to purchase from year-to-year.
In 2001 I purchased trial balance software for around $400. Back then, most software wasn’t renewable, ie; if you bought it, it worked forever. And I did get pretty good mileage out of that $400.
About 10-11 years later, I started having nasty feelings about my TB software. Accounting practices had changed, QuickBooks® was ubiquitous and I had no importing or exporting capability. So I started shopping around. Over a 6-year period I must have downloaded 10 or 12 trials and took the time to become familiar with the features offered.
I also became familiar with the associated costs, and was disappointed. The software I had been using was catering to the international auditing market now, and their software was sold in expensive modules. To replace what I had, would have cost thousands. I didn’t bother to determine if that was annually.
The other offerings were fine. They would perform well. I never did find one that impressed me, once I loaded it-up. And then the cost is revealed. “Oh $485.00? Not bad. Per year? No way.”
In November of 2016 I started designing a system with a database engineer with a world of development experience. BalanceWare® is the end result and I am pleased to be able to offer this product to practitioners at a most reasonable cost. I proudly call it Next Generation Trial Balance Software. I encourage you to give it a no-risk try and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear your review!
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Your 'bases are covered' with importing and exporting to and from BalanceWare®. That is the key to getting the typical annual engagement up and running for the new tax year. But there is so much more. Give it a try for 30-days! You won't be disappointed!