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Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I ran this on my laptop and installed to one folder in my programme files, fast and without installation problems. Immediately it becomes clear that with this programme comes plenty of help with -
* a Quick Start Guide
* full access to a complete manual via the `Help Menu'
* email and website support
* free updates for life

Backing up data can be automatically set up to save the BAK folder regularly, which acts as an extra safeguard for all your precious accountz, however it should be externally backed up, too in case your hard disc dies. In my experience, you can never have too many copies of your most important files - in more than one place other than on your computer. It runs on Window/Linux/Mac, which is good.

My initial reaction to the name `Accountz' is that the name doesn't sound very professional, but I was pleased with the software, which was user friendly and loads fast. In some ways, I should imagine it is quite a complex system for a novice, but once set up (which I found easy, although time consuming -- aren't they all?) it ran very smoothly. After a little practice it does make accounting this way, less of a worry. That Eazy button is very useful, too, but once you get the hang of it, you'll not need to use it as much. Should you need more help, the Accountz staff are always on hand and the lifetime upgrades is definitely a positive bonus to consider. Instant 1 click VAT Return and the fact that it's HMRC accredited for online VAT submission is also a very appealing addition. As an accounting professional it feels quite adequate for small to medium sized businesses. The running of reports is a little basic, but you get the accuracy you need and for the money, this makes sound financial sense and a viable option to consider to get a business accountz package that does the hard work for you.
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on 14 March 2012
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Our firm doesn't have an accountant as such, we have a book keeper. Said booker is a learned mature lady who believes in the pen and paper method and her skill is near legendary. We have been trying to get her to use this for a couple of weeks now. The software tagline is that it is so easy to use anyone can do it. Our book keeper has started using it and inputting into it, not everything is on there yet because she is still maintaining a written set of accounts thus far. The fact that she is trying to use it all amazes me. Time will tell if the ledger starts to stay in the drawer more and more often. I certainly hope so, my only fear would then be data meltdown but this programme does allow offsite backups so that is fantastic, the only foible is learning to trust your entire financial goings on to a storage facility that's not yours. I have found what bit I have used really easy and straight forward. I haven't yet had to use the support forum but after reading peoples comments and stuff you have to really admire a company that will offer life time support, you don't get many guarantees of that calibre these days.
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Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
My requirements are unsophisticated so I haven't tested this product to the limits.The functionality is there for small businesses and the interface is straightforward.

Pros
- quick and easy installation and set up
- configurable to your needs
- set up for the UK user
- straightforward interfaces for data entry and reporting, invoices etc
- runs on Window/Linux/Mac
- ongoing updates and support provided

Cons
- not the best usability but perfectly adequate
- interface with Excel is via .csv files
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Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Accountz Pro is aimed at small to mid sized businesses, so it shouldn't really be a surprise that it's a fairly complex product. Having said that it does have a rather clunky design and feel which could be off-putting to people used to swish modern software. But once you find your way around, it does pretty much all you need it to. The installation is pretty seamless, but you will need to set aside a fair wodge of time to get used to where everything is. One huge bonus is that the company says they will offer free updates for life, so come those pesky tax changes we'll see how it goes! The reporting side does let things down slightly, but as cross platform mid-range business accounts package, it does the business. Sorry, buziness.
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on 24 October 2012
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This software still has the silly Accountz name, but it certainly does the job. This will do pretty much everything a small business will need, and perhaps a lot you'll never use. The 'EZ' button is, indeed, a great idea and I have used it several times to clear up a mess or to check how things would be in a different financial situation (not it's intended use perhaps, but it does no harm). Installation was easy, the support is second to none, and although the system is pretty unique it is also relatively easy to understand. You will not need any training to use this software effectively - just a grasp of basic bookkeeping and business software will see you through. The real question is do you need this or the Enterprise version, which is more expensive. I recommend you check the differences carefully before purchase.
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VINE VOICEon 8 April 2013
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
If you're looking for an accounting package for your business then this will definitely meet all your needs but it does take some getting used to.

If you're entering all your details and want to get information summarised in the form of a VAT return or simple profit/loss sheet then most of this is quite easy to do with a bit of practice and you can drill down on almost anything to see what details make up that total.

The package itself is cheaper than some out there but has all the features you'd need.
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on 13 February 2012
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Easy to set up and easy to use - just right for small businesses. Also comes with free updates for life, which is a great feature, and a very good support re day-to-day queries etc. from Accountz.

The accounting side has always been a bugbear for me, so I was pleasantly surprised by how simple they have made this package to use - you certainly don't need to be an accountant to use it, and you'll learn to love the Eazy button!

After you input the setup questions, you'll find that so many previously time-consuming tasks become streamlined, and that sums up this software for me - highly recommended.

PS - It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
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Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I've tried various accounts packages and this is one of the easiest that I have used to date. It looks easy to use rather than baffle you from the start by having a complicated interface like some packages and it has a range of powerful, yet easy to use features. Data entry is quick and easy and I like the fact that you can submit details to HMRC online which makes everything much quicker than the postal system. You can also produce all of your documents with this package such as quotes, invoices and statements, etc which is great. Overall an easy to use package that I can recommend.
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on 12 February 2012
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Installed on my PC in around two minutes, the software will prompt you for a business name, address telephone number and e-mail [required] address. Looks straight forward and easy to use but offers a highly powerful software accounts at your fingertips, icons and descriptions make it easy to add details to overview your accounts. Informative screens and prompts are laid out nicely with a feel of ease and flow to the whole software programme. Aimed at the small business and quite easy to use. Recommended.
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VINE VOICEon 11 May 2012
Vine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
Words like "Accountz" and "Eazy" don't come across as being particularly professional so I wasn't expecting this software to be much good and was amazed to discover its price, particularly when there are better-known rival packages that aren't too much more. Anyway, aside from that that, it's great that this software is geared towards UK businesses, our tax, VAT etc and it works quite well with a good set of functions.

The Eazy button brings up a rather dull screen of blue boxes with various choices of actions to take. This screen looks quite dated and could do with some modern icons or other sprucing up, but it does its job. Each box takes you to a corresponding wizard that takes out some of the guesswork that novices like me might need to use. Having said that, manually entering every expense etc via the Eazy option would take an absolute age, so once you've got a feel for the software it's better to explore it fully and find out where you can enter everything on the one page - much quicker.

I did find a problem with the reporting function, in that I got Accountz to run some sample reports based on what I'd already entered, but there seemed to be no way of deleting those reports. Looking online it seems like the last 10 are kept, whether you want them or not. Another user was having difficulty deleting reports and the instructions were to highlight the report and click the Delete button, for me the Delete button remained greyed-out, no matter what I tried.

I visited the Accountz website forum to post a question about this issue and received a message saying that forum registration requests have to be approved before posts can be made. The promised registration approval never materialised and my question remains unanswered.
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