quickbooks vs. peachtree

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnwizards, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    just wanted to know the pros and cons of each. i have peachtree and it seems quite confusing. are all the programs that way? thanks.
  2. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I don't believe I've heard of peachtree. what's the link to their site and all let ya know.
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I had somebody give me a copy of peachtree to try out once, and I have never been so lost in my life. Quickbooks pro is what I use and is a lot eiser and user friendly but thats just me.
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I had a student copy and hated it.
  5. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    More accountants use QuickBooks. I think Peachtree is geared toward business with inventory. QuickBooks has service oriented versions such as QuickBooks Contractor addition.
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,852

    i've used Peachtree Complete Accounting for 3 years. as Soupy pointed out, yes, it's heavily weighted towards inventory controls. for my remodeling and lco businesses, i just switched to Quickbooks, which is much more intuitive for non-inventory driven businesses.

    if you need the inventory functionality, you can buy Peachtree right now (base edition) for "free" after rebates.

  7. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    Peachtree is WAY OVERKILL for this business, unless you have a large business and the right person to run it full time...if not 2 or 3.
  8. Craig Jones

    Craig Jones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I have Peachtree 2004 and bought it because it was free last year with rebates. I have been using it since I have an accounting background. As mentioned in previous posts it is geared for more inventory/production related businesses where you would use more cost tracking then in lawn maintenance. I do not believe it is as intuitive as Quickbooks. Have been looking to change to Quickbooks but waiting for a good price. Also, Quickbooks has interfaces with popular lawn maintenance programs and more accessories available for it, i. e. invoice forms, checks, etc.
  9. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    if you want somethine REALLY simple and intuitive, get Microsoft Money for Business. simple, can't do EVERYTHING that QB does, but it's good enough for $60.
  10. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    No Microsoft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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