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Home Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux)
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I exported my MSMoney data (about 10MB) and imported it into Home Accountz without any difficulty. There were a number of comments in reviews of the previous version about how long winded this process is, but I think that's people with unrealistic ideas on data migration. Just follow the instructions, tidy up any errors and Bob's your Uncle!
The way in which the data is displayed was also a criticism from other reviewers. It is different from MSMoney but it would just take a little while to get used to it. Home Accountz seems to do everything that MSMoney does, just in a different way.
Although I like MSMoney, it's no longer available and it's no longer supported, so I need to migrate to something else. Home Accountz seems to only have been out for a few weeks, replacing the older Personal Accountz, and I was very impressed with the functionality so far and the on-line forums where I searched for a few features that I couldn't find. It's really good to find a UK Company filling this gap in the market.
Missing features (or at least I couldn't find them) include: Password protection for the file; importing of data downloaded from the bank (transactions and statement reconciliation); and archiving of old/redundant data.Read more ›
Checking out their user forum, the reviewer here who had trouble importing from Personal Accountz is not alone - but I didn't. I followed their instructions and it worked perfectly. Not sure what's special about my setup to make it work as expected and I'm certainly no genius! An ugly GUI is personal opinion but it looks absolutely fine to me! And as for ease of use, I'm not sure how to make it easier. When I buy groceries i enter a transaction as being FROM current account TO groceries. To me that's logical and easy. There's even a place to enter a payee so if you want to differentiate between money spent on groceries at Sainsbury or Tesco, you can do that too. The workings follow standard accounting procedures but unless you're used to accounting, you wouldn't know that. The layout of data makes it easy to follow - at least, I think it does hence my confusion that some criticise its ease of use.
Most importantly, the support from Accountz is probably the best I've come across. OK, the program on launch had a few minor glitches - what program doesn't - but for me they were just that, minor glitches. Accountz have released several updates in response to users not only finding these glitches but making suggestions that "such and such would be a nice feature" so the software is evolving almost daily. If you have a problem you'll likely get a quick resolution from the user forum or from contacting Accountz.
Would I suggest you buy this? Certainly. Is it perfect? Not till next Friday ;-)
First the basics. The program installs very easily. I like software which allows you full control over where you store things whilst offering simple defaults for novice users. Full marks were earned there. You should note that you can only install the software once. This is not as awful as it sounds, although you do have to visit the Accountz forum to find out which files you need to back up - these can be reinstalled if you change your PC. In addition, they state that you can contact them if you have changed machine and they will confirm your new installation.
I admit my first ten minutes with this software were completely baffling! I then started to work through the 'walkthrough' in the simple getting started guide. Things soon began to fall into place. (And also, to be fair, I've had 15 years practice of just doing things the "Quicken way"). I had a little hiccup when the date defaulted to 2020 (!) which I didn't notice for a bit. However I felt quite impressed with the sheer flexibility of the software. Really, you can arrange things just how you want them and change them pretty much any way you want to in the future. In this respect, I think it is a fair bit more flexible than Quicken. I was soon understanding how to enter stuff and how things worked together. For new users, then - or people willing to abandon a previous Quicken history - I think this is a pretty solid piece of software. It does vary a little between being intuitive in places and then pretty confusing at other times, but I never found it too difficult to sort out the confusions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this product. Alright...I am very used to it and it can be quite quirky at times.
Nevertheless, I like a simple program that keeps me up to date and in control, and... Read more
While the level of functionality is pretty good, the user experience is horrendous. The UI is straight out of the 1990s, with all the worst aspects of that era. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. Kavanagh
Maybe it's the shape of my brain but this is as intuitive to me as hitting my head with a brick while sawing off the branch I am sitting on. On Quicken, please come back... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This simply did not work for me. May be I was getting it wrong, but it seemed to display everything in an extremely unhelpful and counter-intuitive manner. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tredegar