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Ask HN: Alternative to Quickbooks?
6 points by mmayberry 1585 days ago | hide | past | web | 7 comments | favorite
Does anyone know an alternative solution to Quickbooks? Maybe even a YC company tackling this field?


I've been curious about inDinero as well, but they don't seem to have a free trial option. I once signed up, but forgot about it, and now it won't even let me poke around the UI without enabling billing:


Any startup that wants to tackle this space should: 1) allow import of Quickbooks files, and 2) have a free option which allows you to import / type in numbers and run a simple report. Then, if you want more automation or detailed reports (e.g., for taxes) then you need to pay up.

Basically, I'm not going to pay up for something I can't test drive (for like a year), since both my accountant and I are already used to QuickBooks. To overcome my inertia, you have to blow my mind with your features and/or your pricing model.

I agree with you here. Not sure why inDinero wouldnt offer a freemium model. Its tough for me to even request a beta invite when all I see is one screen shot of their service. Seems like the are prepping for a major roll out which would explain the limitation on your end.

Best options seem to be web services like Wave Accounting or Xero.

The same problem exists on the personal side: There does not seem to be any decent alternative to Quicken.

I looked at indeniro (YC) but I dont have time to wait for an invite. Freshbooks was also recommend to me and that looks pretty good.


I'm a big fan of FreshBooks http://www.freshbooks.com/

Big fan of Xero.com

Also the guys there are pretty cool

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