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Ask HN: Alternative to Quickbooks?
6 points by mmayberry 913 days ago | 7 comments
Does anyone know an alternative solution to Quickbooks? Maybe even a YC company tackling this field?

thanks




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:

http://i.imgur.com/71poC.png

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

thanks

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GnuCash? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GnuCash

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

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Big fan of Xero.com

Also the guys there are pretty cool

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