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Simply Accounting: Seemingly Anyone Can Do It

Reviewing: Simply Accounting Pro  |  Rating:
milletappe By milletappe on
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Late last year I was offered the opportunity to take over a friend's very simple bookeeping requirements. Although I had never done any bookeeping, I had this idea that it was something anyone could easily pick up, and I knew I'd be using Simply Accounting, which I'd always heard great things about. I said sure.

What a wild ride! Let's not digress too much and just say that bookeeping is not something anyone can easily pick up, as far as I could tell. But back to Simply.

I actually have almost exclusively positive things to say about the product, since I was able to muddle my way through this whole year without ever calling customer service or breaking down and taking a class. Heck, I was barely in the Help, and never online looking for answers. You can figure out what to do just by reading menus and their descriptions and so forth. WITHOUT ANY PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN BOOKKEEPING - think of it! Sure, this business' setup and ins and outs are, as I mentioned, the very most basic. But still.

The only complaint I have is the unrelenting flow of emails for courses, addons, and upgrades, for which I never opted in. I'm not suggesting there is insufficient means to end that barrage of emails, I don't know as I haven't even opened them to see what they say at the end. It is just the only thing about my Simply experience which I can't recommend. Everything else was quite astounding to this a-little-less-newbie.