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Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, BACS

image[11]Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008

It is finally here!!  There are 2 major versions - the free version and the paid for version, plus a number of add-on services you might want to buy too.

You can get lots of information at http://www.msofficeaccounting.co.uk/default.aspx and if you are an accountant then the Microsoft Professional Accounting Network is for you (http://accounting.microsoft.com/mpanuk.aspx).

You can download the Express Version here:

You can Download Free Trial here

 

It says about itself:

Microsoft® Office Accounting Professional is an easy to use, comprehensive accounting package that works with other Office applications you already know.

  • Easy to learn and use

    • Works just like Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Get started in minutes with wizards that import your data
  • Save time managing everyday tasks

    • Share and reuse data across Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Manage customers, suppliers, employees and stock
    • Pay bills, track expenses, send invoices and bank online
  • Get a complete view of your business

    • Run customisable reports so you always know how you’re doing
    • See all your important data in one glance with the Digital Dashboard
    • Get reminders of important deadlines, pending bills and overdue invoices

Product Overview information is available here:

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Below are the product features and the comparison between the 2 versions 

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Get up and running in minutes

 
    Import data from Sage© or Excel* ✔
    Choose from dozens of business templates to set up your company ✔
    Work in the familiar Microsoft Office interface ✔
    Visit the Resource Centre to get help with common questions ✔

Save time on everyday tasks

 
    Track your income and expenses ✔
    Manage customers, suppliers and employees ✔
    Print cheques, create quotes and invoices ✔
    Bank online and download transactions ✔
    Get paid faster with PayPal invoices ✔
    Get reminders for recurring documents and activities ✔

Save time with Office integration

 
    Track billable time, create quotes and send invoices in Outlook ✔
    Export reports to Excel with one click ✔
    Create just the right look and feel for your docs in Word ✔

Get a complete view of your business

 
    Create a custom and actionable dashboard ✔
    Get insight into your business with over 60 customisable reports ✔
    Build a budget for your business and forecast your cash flow ✔
    Generate VAT returns ✔

Manage payroll in Office Accounting

 
    Track and manage employee information ✔
    Print cheques and payslips or pay employees by Bacs ✔
    Print P45 and P60 forms straight to HMRC stationery ✔
    Get reminders of important payroll tax filing deadlines ✔

Get even more from Office Accounting with add-on services**

 
    Pay suppliers and employees through Bacs ✔
    Buy compatible cheques and stationery ✔
    Get paid faster with PayPal invoices ✔
* The data migration wizard currently supports Sage© L50 v11, Sage© L50 v12 and    Sage© Instant Accounts v12
**Additional fees apply
 

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List of Features

Express
FREE
Download Express Now
Professional
£149.95
Buy Proessional Now
Core Accounting (Nominal ledger, Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, invoicing, purchase invoice payment and banking) ✔ ✔
Integration with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook ✔ ✔
Integration with add-on Payroll and e-Payment services* ✔ ✔
Visit the Resource Centre to get help with common questions ✔ ✔
Generate VAT returns ✔ ✔
Over 40 additional reports   ✔
Multiuser access (peer to peer or over Small Business Server network)   ✔
Job costing and department tracking   ✔
Stock tracking and valuation   ✔
Customisable company dashboard   ✔
Sales Orders   ✔
Purchase Orders   ✔
Cash Flow Forecasting   ✔
Recurring documents   ✔
Late payment charges   ✔
Run on SQL Server 2005 Standard, Workgroup or Enterprise edition   ✔
Foreign currency support   ✔
*Additional fees apply.

 

ttfn

 

David


Posted Thu, Nov 15 2007 11:39 PM by David Overton

Comments

Grant Broaden wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Nov 16 2007 12:10 AM

Am quite excited to see it here, am surprised that the migration wizard only supports sage. Most of my experience has been that my customers who are "small businesses" are using quickbooks,and are really looking for a place to jump ship.  Quickbooks has some striking omiisions such as the virtual inability to process a supplier refund! I really hope that ms accounting fairs much better and would eventually have a migration path. Even if they used the exported iifs to import data, it would be fairly simple job to create

Paulie wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Nov 16 2007 1:17 AM

Any idea if this will be included in the next MAPS update?  

I am quite excited about this product, can't stand Sage.

David Overton wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Nov 16 2007 6:42 AM

Grant,

at the moment I believe that Quickbooks import is done via Excel.  Have a look in the help file and search for Quickbooks.

thanks

David

Martin wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Nov 16 2007 9:57 AM

Did not the beta in the US have add on for importing from Quickbooks?

If it cannot directly import from Quickbooks it going to be of limited use!

Amir wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Nov 16 2007 6:18 PM

I have been anticipating this release for some time, as I particularly dislike Sage (both their licensing model and their product!). As soon as you have an import facility that supports Line50 2007 (v13) I will be ordering the product. I already downloaded the trial and had a play - looks good so far!

CPM support wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Mon, Nov 19 2007 3:43 PM

Is there anyome out there that's already receiving support for this product? We need help in exporting from an older version of Sage etc.

David Overton wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Mon, Nov 19 2007 3:58 PM

CPM Support - could you e-mail me so I can get more details.

e-mail address at the top of the page.

thanks

David

Julian Sharp wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Tue, Dec 4 2007 6:34 PM

David

Any news on the SDK for this as I want to integrate it with CRM?

Regards

Julian

Murray wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sat, Dec 8 2007 9:02 AM

Any idea how the database for MSOA 2008 works. I use Quickbooks and merely backup the database, copy it to a Flash disk and give it to my accountant. I see MSOA links with Outlook etc. Does that mean my accountant will get all my emails etc if we swap databases or does it have its own file one can back up and copy over?

David Overton wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sat, Dec 8 2007 9:28 AM

Murray,

Office Accounting has its own database stored completely seperately from Outlook's mail store.   There is also a button to create a copy of your accounts for your accountant, making it easier for you to do, as well as the option to share with your accountant online.

thanks

David

MikeLJ wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Wed, Dec 26 2007 3:31 PM

Have had a play with OAP2008 and while initial impressions are good, we have a problem in recommending this to any of our customers running Quickbooks as there seems to be no easy data migration path for this. There is an MS download (transaction migration update) which installs OK but then gives no other options to import QB data ! I suspect that this is either intended to work with US release or just doesn't work with the trial ?

Real shame - we would be one of the first to jump ship and move to OAP should this facility be available !

Mike Frain wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Mon, Jan 14 2008 6:01 PM

I have used Microsoft Money 98 happily for years. My main need is to download and recocile multipl,e bank statements which Money 98 does well. But Money 2005 does not. Does this new system allow staement downloads and subsequent checking of each transaction before accepting into the main account register. Also, can it import files from Microsoft Money 98 or 2005 please?

Steve Glendinning wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sat, Jan 26 2008 12:06 PM

David, do you know if there are plans to ship this as part of the UK action pack?  Currently "Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 currently does not ship outside of the United States."

Laurence Shafe wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Wed, Feb 6 2008 6:09 PM

There is a Quickbooks import tool called the "Office Accounting 2008 Transaction Migration Update" at www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

Unfortunately it doesn't work with the trial version of Accounting Professional 2008 and it is precisely the import from Quickbooks that I want to test before buying! Has anyone found a solution?

Peter wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sun, Apr 13 2008 2:12 PM

When I bought 'Accounting Professional' I was told it shares a data base for contact information with Outlook's 'Business Contact Manager'.

While the Customer information is automatically shared in 'Outlook' the 'Supplier' information isn't and trying to find out how to achieve this is a nightmare !

If anybody knows please email me:

mr.kent@tiscali.co.uk

Thanks

Darrin W Pretorius wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Tue, May 27 2008 10:31 PM

I too am waiting for the import from Sage version 13. Once that can happen, our company will jump at purchasing this product.

Whats the time frame for getting the import from Sage version 13?

GreenNet wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Mon, Jun 2 2008 4:50 PM

"Whats the time frame for getting the import from Sage version 13?"

We are waiting for answer...

David Overton wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Mon, Jun 2 2008 8:59 PM

It would be good to know if you have hit problems importing from Sage 13 - while it is not supported yet, I know people have had success here.  Let me know what your experience is.

Thanks

David

Jason Jackson wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sat, Jul 12 2008 9:08 PM

I have had problems importing from Sage v13.  Not expecting and answer, just letting you know what my experience is.  My import fails with "Diagnostic - [MOA_DM_E2002] The Company account cannot be saved. Tax agencies must post to a balance account.

Error - [MOA_DM_E2001] Migration stopped because of a fatal error. "

Thanks.

Looking forward to a release that supports v13.

Alan Wright wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Sun, Jul 13 2008 12:26 PM

Had a look at the trial. Looking good.

Use QB2008 after upgrade from 2004. Nightmare!

Interested in availability vis MAPS and migration from QB.

Pricing seems very reasonable in any case.

Will keep an eye on things before jumping from frying pan...

andreas wrote re: Office Accounting Professional 2008 ships in the UK ... download the free Express version, buy or try the Professional version for extra features (Multi user, SQL support, sales order, purchase order etc) and also sign up for online services (Paypal, B
on Fri, Aug 20 2010 12:20 PM

dear sir

tell me please where i find to download the office accounting 2008 professional because i make format my laptop and i cant to download again these programm.

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