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AccountEdge Pro is easy-to-use small business accounting software for Mac users. It allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information with ease so they can focus on their business. Its feature set is built to allow users to handle every aspect of their business, including accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing.
What's New
Version 18.0.5:

Note: Install this update on all computers running AccountEdge. Be sure to Load Payroll Tax Tables in each company file running payroll.

Payroll Changes (for Tax Table dated 2-19-2014)

  • Philadelphia - the city of Philadelphia reverted back to last years wage tax rates and postponed the reduction until July 2014.
Product Enhancements and Resolved Issues
  • Added the ability to sort by item number or name on the Stock Alert Report
  • Account Transaction report ID to and From filtering now works properly.
  • Addressed a crash that occurs when changing currency symbols under certain circumstances.
  • The performance/speed of importing QIF bank statements has been addressed.
  • Combining Items could cause an error during a Company File Verification.
  • Searching by Master Item (a non variation item) was not returning correct results.
  • Fixed an issue preventing you from selecting a job on the Multiple Activity Slip window.
  • Transactions imported through Import Bank Statement would use check number 0 if not check number was included.
  • Added the ability to create a recurring Spend Retainer transaction.
  • Fixed an issue that prevent contacts set with a foreign currency to be synced to Dropbox for AccountEdge Mobile and AccountEdge Cloud.
  • Removed the need to be in single-user mode for printing 1099s or payroll tax forms.
  • Addressed an issue preventing the changing of a currency while on spend and receive money transactions.
  • Several other minor issues have also been addressed.

Version 18.0.5:

Note: Install this update on all computers running AccountEdge. Be sure to Load Payroll Tax Tables in each company file running payroll.

Payroll Changes (for Tax Table dated 2-19-2014)

  • Philadelphia - the city of Philadelphia reverted back to last years wage tax rates and postponed the reduction until July 2014.
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Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Dolphinboy2u commented on 05 Apr 2014
AccountEdge Pro 2014 v18.0.3 direct download:

http://get.acclivitysoftware.com/downloads/AccountEdge_Mac_2014.dmg.zip

(Acclivity apparently isn't keeping current with MacUpdate.)
[Version 16.1.1]


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Mtalexander reviewed on 28 Jan 2013
The backend of AEP, the part that implements the accounting rules and database, is not too bad, but the user interface is terrible. It is all based on Classic Mac APIs which Apple deprecated a decade ago. Worse, it doesn't even use those APIs in a reasonable way. Most, if not all, windows are implemented as Classic Mac dialogs which has many disadvantages. No more than one window of any type (invoice, bank register, etc.) can be open at any one time. There is a maximum of around a dozen windows of all types that can be open at one time. Worse, many things that you think are menus (e.g., selecting a vendor) are really dialogs so you may be several levels deep in dialogs and have to back out and close something because you can't select from something you think of as a menu. Some of the dialogs (like transaction recap) are even modal dialogs and lock up the whole application.

The file handling APIs that it uses are also ancient history. One side effect of this is that it doesn't support long file names. You're still stuck with the old Classic Mac limit that went away for most apps a decade ago (was it 31 characters? I forget). Even new features suffer from this. If you try to attach a file to an entry (a new feature in the current version) it fails if the file's name is longer than the MacOS 9 limit. If you try to open an accounts file with a long name you get nothing but a beep, not even an error message.

It's too bad that an otherwise reasonable program is so crippled by a bad user interface.
[Version 16.1.1]


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Macsolu commented on 30 Mar 2011
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Up to version 2011. Developer is now called AcclivitySoftware.
$100 rebate offered to QuickBooks owners who switch.

Direct download:
http://get.acclivitysoftware.com/downloads/AccountEdge_Mac_2011.dmg.zip
[Version 2009]

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D9 replied on 11 Jan 2013
I agree...why there's not more love for AccountEdge is puzzling. It has both Mac and Windows versions as well as *free* iOS apps, which Intuit doesn't even offer an app. The import of QuickBooks to AccountEdge is near perfect.

I made the switch about 3 yrs ago and am very pleased w/ AccountEdge. Give it try, folks...there's a trial version to test out.
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graytexperts1 reviewed on 29 Jul 2009
This is better than Quickbooks by a long shot!!
I am a small Business owner and do my own accounting. I need something with an easy user interface yet in-depth custom-ability.

This offers both and has great reporting tools and an easy to understand and learn effectively broken down way to keep track of items and services.

Excellent!!
[Version 2009]


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BumbleB reviewed on 30 Apr 2009
I was prepared for a less than optimal user experience. But I simply could not stand looking at this, and use it? No way! Every little aspect: Fonts, alignment, attention to detail, resizing, is a reminder that tells me how important good user interface design really is.

It is not about beauty. It is about usability. This app makes me feel nausea. All those button thrown everywhere, as if they did an acid-meth when developing this app. Yuck.

Heck, they even have halftone-screen 16-color Win95-like pie charts!

Now, why is there no *really good* small business accounting app for mac? Only MoneyWorks seems somehow to fit, but it has a wacky interface as well.

If I could develop Cocoa I would do it myself and earn a lot of money selling it. There is a huge whole in the market here.
[Version 2009]


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computer_guy reviewed on 16 Apr 2009
Complete & deep product, very mature, incredible value for the money. There are accounting packages selling for three times what Account Edge costs that don't have the variety and depth of features this product has. Uses Mac interface very well; most new users able to learn quickly without major training or manuals. Particularly strong in handling billable time along with products on invoices. Highly customizable invoices & purchase orders, unlike Quickbooks for Mac, which doesn't allow much.

My experiences with MYOB csr support have been much better in the past few years. This was a rougher area some time ago than it is now.
[Version 2009]


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mac advisor reviewed on 27 Mar 2009
Seemingly capable - final analysis is disappointing...

MYOB, often considered the leader in Mac accounting software, has offered fairly functional software for quite a while. In my experience (having been a customer for years) somewhere along the way they have:
- adopted the profoundly expensive pay per annum for updates and support
- have interface and file systems that are SO COMPLEX and finicky that they are confusing and prone to corruption
- offer Mac software that is very second-class to Windows options - limited features, compatibility, etc.
- don't seem to care about individual customers - neglecting to solve issues, passing the buck to Apple, having banker hours support - even when on paid support plans

After many hours trying to resolve my issues with MYOB to no avail - I have decided (and its a BIG DECISION to change business applications) that it is time to stop the madness. I will no longer waste money, time and endless frustration trying to make their haphazard, hobbled and dysfunctional application suit my business.

While I have yet to find a "perfect option" - the closest I have seen so far is Cognito MoneyWorks. It is a pain to convert (because MYOB does not offer a clean or easy export function) this process will take me and my staff days of time - but at the end of the process we will be free from the shackles we have suffered in for so long... good-bye MYOB - and good riddance!
[Version 2009]


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Concrete commented on 19 Nov 2008
cannot comment on version 9, as NZ is way behind still in version 6!!! and MYOB is from NZ or origianlly developed there. yes we in NZ that are on Macs are still on version 6 with the 1980's icons!!... they say a new upgrade will be available in 2009 for NZ too little too late. I am going for XERO... it is only in a few countries at present, though why go for buggy software which each release is a bug fix not an upgrade. go for www.xero.com
[Version 2009]

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Nick-Lo replied on 19 Nov 2008
You do know about Moneyworks from Cognito software (http://www.cognito.co.nz/) right? It's an NZ product (I think MYOB actually started as an Aus product):

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9699/moneyworks-gold

Note there are several variations depending on your needs.
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Concrete replied on 19 Nov 2008
Hi, both MYOB and Incognito are NZ original's. MYOB started years ago in NZ. Why go locked with MYOB and the others in when with Xero your accountant and yourself at 2 locations anywhere in the world can login at same time and make changes... easy as. Do the numbers, Xero gets upgraded all the time in the background no downloads or having to pay upgrades, the price is about that of MYOB service fee
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Rubaiyat replied on 21 Jul 2010
Didn't think that was right, so checked in Wikipedia.

"The MYOB name was first used on a small business accounting software product originally developed by Christopher Lee and the team at Teleware, Inc. in the United States in the late 1980s. An Australian republisher, Data-Tech Software (owned by Brad Shofer and Craig Winkler) then purchased the intellectual property rights to the software in 1996, and provided equity to Christopher Lee."
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teksestro reviewed on 09 Mar 2008
The support for MYOB is infamous - and has been so for a *very* long time.

Even though it is supposed to help you "mind your own business", not many small (or even medium-sized) business owners who have been able to setup their books in MYOB out of the box, without having to call the help of an accountant. The program's interface is unfriendly and unhelpful, even for an accounting package.

MYOB made their name in the day when there were not many viable alternatives for small-business accounting, and (a bit like Microsoft) have become arrogant over their success in the industry.

It was not until I switched to another package (MoneyWorks), which follows sound accounting principles, and *IS* easy to setup and use, that I started to feel just how *bad* things had been with MYOB.

Conclusion: shop around. There are less expensive and more helpful alternatives.
[Version 2008]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jun 2005
Good software, but lousy support. Assume from the start you are on your own.
I had problems with an upgrade. I talked to customer service and told them that I thought their link to the download was wrong. They explained that I had done something to my install, and therefore I would need to do a clean install from scratch.
Did it. Problem still there. Called back and was told they had a problem with their links and I had downloaded the wrong updater.
Gee, I think I said that.
Note to MYOB. Sometimes the customer isn't stupid.
[Version 8.5.8]


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Date:10 Apr 2014
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AccountEdge Pro is easy-to-use small business accounting software for Mac users. It allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information with ease so they can focus on their business. Its feature set is built to allow users to handle every aspect of their business, including accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing.


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