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BS/1 Small Business

Type of Program:Accounting
Supported Platforms:Windows 95/NT
Company Name:Davis Business Systems.
Installed Size: 10Mb


The install went effortlessly, if a bit unconventional. You apparently cannot run the setup from WinZip so that it can be uninstalled from within Winzip. But no matter, because you will want to keep this program, also there is a good reason for the way they have set up the install. It is setup so that you can extract the setup files to 3 floppie disks, an option most of the current bloatware these days does not give you. It also lets you pick the directory and drive for the program files.

In this new version they start you out with the records of a sample company, a nice touch. This program may be small as programs go these days, but it sure has all the features a small business needs for their accounting system. It even has some small but nice things like space for you to enter your vendors email and web addresses. Discount terms, like the %, number of discount days, Net days, and the Default number of days to due date are all there and easy to enter. Another nice feature, in these days of everyone doing business internationally is the ability to set up foreign currencies for your accounts. Contacts and notes for each company record are there too.

You can even print checks with this powerful program. All of the standard accounting accounts are here, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable General Ledger and General info. Simple enough for a home business yet powerful enough for a medium-sized corporation. They start you out with sample company files, then after you have had a chance to study them you can delete them and a setup wizard starts for your company. All in all this is a great package. I heartily recommend it.

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Reviewed by O'Henry

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