Acclivity (http://accountedge.com/mac/)'s AccountEdge 2010, the latest version of their small business accounting software for the Mac, is a solid update -- especially if you need web store integration. Among the new features are integration with Sofa's web store Enstore, more detailed tracking of item information, profitability of a sale analysis, and bank deposit slip printing.
EnStore is the new web store developed by Acclivity's Checkout partners, Sofa. This feature should appeal to anyone that wants to offer their customers a simple, elegant online shopping experience.
EnStore is a pay-as-you-go web store that integrates with AccountEdge. Products, images, pricing and other details are managed in AccountEdge and synced up to EnStore. AccountEdge pulls down new orders, customers, payments and taxes.
EnStore comes with the flexibility to customize your store, automatic shipping and tax rate lookup, hassle-free payment processing through major payment providers and a set of designed templates. EnStore comes with free setup, free hosting and unlimited bandwidth and storage. Several store templates come with EnStore; you can add your own pictures and descriptions.
Also, AccountEdge 2010 comes with more robust tracking of item information, including item weight, tagging functionality, brand association, Internet price, and the ability to attach up to three images to an item for multiple viewpoints. You can learn the profitability of a sale with the Show Profit Analysis button. It shows gross profit, margin, and cost of each item you're selling and for the entire invoice. You can change the price per unit to see how it affects margin and profitability. You can show profit analysis from an order, quote, or an invoice.
You can now print out your bank deposit slips, while taking into consideration cash back on deposits, total cash, total checks, and number of items deposited. You can purchase accompanying deposit slips that come pre-printed with your account information, and take your deposit slips right to the bank.
AccountEdge 2010 offers list searching improvements. You can search by first name, last name, company name, phone number, and more. The new Search By feature works for vendors and items, too.
An "Open last company file" window comes with a new design that purportedly makes it easier to open your company file with the new Open Last file function. Open Last displays the last company file you opened, allowing you to start working with a single click.
The User Guide and Getting Started Guide are installed and accessible from the Help menu. Of course, you can always seek help from the support section of the AccountEdge web site. The Help menu gives you the choice of going to the website for help or searching the help files included in AccountEdge. Most windows in AccountEdge also include the Help icon, which displays information related to whatever section of the software you currently inhabit.
AccountEdge's Auto Update feature automatically checks for any new software and payroll updates. Plus, you can back-up your file in .zip format to share your file with Windows users.
Available through the AccountEdge website and other online outlets, mail order catalogs, and select retailers. AccountEdge is priced at US$299 for new users, and $159 for upgraders ($249 for Network Edition upgraders).