by Robert Gross
(Pottstown, PA )
Two of the issues with any software is where it resides, and how many people can use it.
We started using Quickbooks Online (QBO) about 8 years ago.
You can start with a for-profit or non-profit setup. It's cheaper than buying software and allows for multiple users, from any internet accessible location.
In addition to being accessible via an internet browser, it also has full-featured apps for Windows, Mac, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Android devices.
Since it is all on-line, it eliminates the need for computer hw/sw/security management and for backups. It also provides electronic access to your checking, etc. accounts.
The non-profit setup is designed for fund accounting, although you and do cash accounting as well. For added cost there is a payroll package and some other extra features.
You can provide reporting-only access, various levels of access control, and full access to your accountant.
We are quite satisfied with it - we have definite issues, but not with the accounting package.
Christ Episcopal Church
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If you want to DIY your payroll, I highly recommend you look at using Gusto! It is very user friendly and their support is awesome! Plus they know how to set up and maintain payrolls for churches and nonprofit organizations.
Note: I am a "partner" of Gusto, but as I have told you before ... I never recommend anything that we or our clients have not tried and love =)