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Old Aug 8th, 2009, 10:14 PM   #11
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Depending on your business needs you might want to take a look at Books by HansaWorld or HansaWorld Enterprise. You can check them out at www.hasaworld.com and download a demo. I have been very impressed with the software and the support has been fantastic.
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Old Aug 8th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #12
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I'm currently using MYOB that's about 5 years old and would love to convert to OSX. This is my last app that needs classic. Any suggestions about a suitable replacement. I do like this software. Does the job pretty well, but it isn't being made for Canada any more.

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Hands down HansaWorld Welcome page: HansaWorld Canada
http://www.hansaworld.com/downloads/HWEnt_brochure.pdf


Hansaworld is what you want. Supports any language or currency as well.

CRM, ERM, JOB COSTING, ACCOUNTING, QUOTES, SALES ORDERS, PURCHASE ORDERS
STOCK, CALENDARS, CONTRACTS... etc..

the coolest thing is with a blackberry or iphone, you could create an invoice on the go or manage time, everything you do on your desktop can be done, from your PDA device.

More than your average accounting program, it will be the last package you will ever buy.
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Old Aug 9th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #13
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We used to use Quickbooks via Bootcamp for our accounting but at the end of the last fiscal year we decided to switch to Moneyworks and CheckMark payroll. We made the switch mainly for the convenience of having all our software in OSX but as it turns out we prefer this combination to Quickbooks. The workflow is easier for us to manage. The Checkmark integration could be smoother but overall the package works quite well.
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I was using MYOB. Switched to Quickbookspro but the Windows version. Use it via VMware fusion. works great.
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Hands down HansaWorld Welcome page: HansaWorld Canada
http://www.hansaworld.com/downloads/HWEnt_brochure.pdf


Hansaworld is what you want. Supports any language or currency as well.

CRM, ERM, JOB COSTING, ACCOUNTING, QUOTES, SALES ORDERS, PURCHASE ORDERS
STOCK, CALENDARS, CONTRACTS... etc..

the coolest thing is with a blackberry or iphone, you could create an invoice on the go or manage time, everything you do on your desktop can be done, from your PDA device.

More than your average accounting program, it will be the last package you will ever buy.
When I look here I only see a US version, how well does it support Canada businesses?

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I am currently using Quickbooks Pro through Parallels, and while it works great, I would prefer a native OSX product.
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Old Aug 12th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #16
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When I look here I only see a US version, how well does it support Canada businesses?

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I am currently using Quickbooks Pro through Parallels, and while it works great, I would prefer a native OSX product.

We just installed one in Ontario.. so it has no issues with Canada nor tax laws..
there are 3 installs in BC and another we are proposing in Quebec - so Language and taxes are not an issue.. In fact you can run multiple corporations in the same program - with multiple countries as head offices...

They have both PC and Mac versions.. this has been around since the Mac Plus days.

also just to bring attention - if you are looking for a cheapy version accounting, I am on a serious budget package for personal there is iBank software as well, moneyworks but you get what you pay for... also soon not sure when Accounting edge is coming back to Canada after leaving us high and dry, but to you want to support them after that?
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We just installed one in Ontario.. so it has no issues with Canada nor tax laws..
there are 3 installs in BC and another we are proposing in Quebec - so Language and taxes are not an issue.. In fact you can run multiple corporations in the same program - with multiple countries as head offices...

They have both PC and Mac versions.. this has been around since the Mac Plus days.

also just to bring attention - if you are looking for a cheapy version accounting, I am on a serious budget package for personal there is iBank software as well, moneyworks but you get what you pay for... also soon not sure when Accounting edge is coming back to Canada after leaving us high and dry, but to you want to support them after that?
Quickbooks is a good choice. The co. will be around, I believe that matter most....support.
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Quickbooks is a good choice. The co. will be around, I believe that matter most....support.
That's the point, Quickbooks for the Mac platform is not offered in Canada. What a lucky thing as the Quickbooks for Mac product is horrible. What kind of an accounting package doesn't offer at least a version that supports multi-currency.

Hansa is a wonderful product, but it is designed to be higher end. When I looked at it, my estimates were that it was a minimum $50,000 solution (yes that many zeros) and would for most installations work out to be closer to $100,000. It is designed to fit in well in an operation of 25 users and up.

Hansabooks is a brand new product, less than a year old.

MoneyWorks fills the less than 10 user requirement. Solid package, long history although not in North America, but it is from New Zealand where they do understand GST. There is also integration with both Daylite and FileMaker Pro.

MYOB is now back in Canada under the name Acclivity. There is integration available with Daylite.

And just to set the record straight, it wasn't MYOB that left Canadian Mac users high and dry. They sold their entire Canadian division (both Mac and Windows) to Intuit Canada. It was Intuit that abandoned the Canadian Mac market, for Quickbooks, Quicken, and QuickTax.

The new owners also understand that there is a bitter taste for many former MYOB users, so they are trying to make it up to them.
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Hansa is a wonderful product, but it is designed to be higher end. When I looked at it, my estimates were that it was a minimum $50,000 solution (yes that many zeros) and would for most installations work out to be closer to $100,000. It is designed to fit in well in an operation of 25 users and up.

Hansabooks is a brand new product, less than a year old.
Actually it is 1 year old in Canada... but the Company has been around as long as the Mac Plus... with clients around the world, Canada was a late implementation with two languages and plenty of different taxes.

Your estimate cost was a custom offering, it is does mean that is the price; you had options priced that not every company may or may not require - not to mention, amount of users you were priced out.

it has many versions which start at $200 for basic personal usage ( Books/First office )
then the pro version which is called HansaWorld starts at $1600, grows based on your office needs/ company requirements like any SAP, CRM, ERP or other type product would.

We just did an installation for a client: final cost was $18,000 - but that covered HQ and about 15 remote offices/users - plus job costing and many other features that most will not use.

so lets just be fair to all programs out there..
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Accounts and AccountEdge

I use Accounts. For a very small business, it's cheap and works well.

Nano Software - Accounts

AccountEdge is now available in Canada. AccountEdge is meeting up with Apple Resellers tomorrow in Toronto (they held a first session with them last week). They will be more and more visible in Canada over the next two years.

AccountEdge | Mac Accounting Software for Canada

Finally, Quicken for Mac is coming in February 2010.

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