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https://www.waveapps.com/
Anybody tried it? Thoughts?
Seems pretty intuitive. I messed around with it a bit this weekend and like it.
Any other recommendations for free/cheap accounting software? Up until now we've always used a mish mash of excel spreadsheets for invoicing, accounting, etc. Starting to get tired of it, especially as the business grows.
 

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Hard to beat Quickbooks for accounting/invoicing. I have the 2008 edition but I'm guessing the new version of Pro would do everything you need. Next time I upgrade I will go with the Premier Contractor version so I don't have to make up Job reporting from scratch.

They have some really good addon's and a whole host of other programs play nice with QB.
 

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Hard to beat Quickbooks for accounting/invoicing. I have the 2008 edition but I'm guessing the new version of Pro would do everything you need. Next time I upgrade I will go with the Premier Contractor version so I don't have to make up Job reporting from scratch.

They have some really good addon's and a whole host of other programs play nice with QB.
Pro looks good and not too spendy (though you can't beat free). Any access to info on the cloud or do you have to pay monthly fees for that? Having things on the cloud is nice for backup purposes or being able to update things from multiple devices.
Wave is customizable, but not really made with construction in mind per se. My invoicing isn't overly complex, though, so maybe it's more right for me.
 

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Pro looks good and not too spendy (though you can't beat free). Any access to info on the cloud or do you have to pay monthly fees for that? Having things on the cloud is nice for backup purposes or being able to update things from multiple devices.
Wave is customizable, but not really made with construction in mind per se. My invoicing isn't overly complex, though, so maybe it's more right for me.
Check with your accountant before you choose anything. Mine specializes in QB so I figure I saved the cost of the program the first time he did my taxes.

I don't know about their mobile setup as I only do my books at home but I back everything up to my Dropbox folder as an added precaution. All business docs go in the Dropbox folder and get a physical backup once a week.
 

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Free? There's gotta be a catch to it someplace. We use QB 2010 and considered using QB online but it's really not the same as the desktop version. The biggest disadvantage to QB online in my opinion is that it won't let you invoice off of estimates, hence the key advantage of knowing what you have already invoice and what's left to invoice. I couldn't imagine doing without this feature with multiple jobs going on.
 

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Free? There's gotta be a catch to it someplace. We use QB 2010 and considered using QB online but it's really not the same as the desktop version. The biggest disadvantage to QB online in my opinion is that it won't let you invoice off of estimates, hence the key advantage of knowing what you have already invoice and what's left to invoice. I couldn't imagine doing without this feature with multiple jobs going on.
I think they get you with extras like taking payment via cc, but not sure what else.
Maybe their plan is to get you hooked and then charge after a couple years.

Does QB allow you to sync up with your bank account so you can track transactions?
 

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I grew tired of entering all the numbers, long ago.

I pay a CPA to do it for me and, since he enters all my info, he simply pushes a button to complete my 1040 with all the attachments.

Mine might be inexpensive though, as another CPA expressed to me just last week, at a $140/mo.
 
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