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I'm considering Quickbooks online so that I don't have to mess with back ups. But it's a little on the expensive side. I was looking at zoho.com (zoho books) but I don't like the lack of security (user name and password only). Of course, the security of Profit Gauges isn't any better and I don't remember if quickbooks online has an option for multi-factor authentication either. (Multi-factor auth. is the reason I use Google Apps over Zoho.)
I just briefly checked on the features for Quickbooks online. I don't see any information about multi factor auth. It looks like they rely on an audit trail (logs). My first reaction to that is that's all fine and dandy except for it's a manual process for security after the fact. How about stronger intrusion protection too?
Zoho seems to ignore the security in their marketing for the most part. (Other than some encryption and back-ups.)
 
I think ProfitGauges is geared toward the leased owner-operator and not the o/o w/ authority. Aside from the lack of invoicing in ProfitGauges, I want to use the accrual method and you can only do the cash method with ProfitGauges. It may not matter too much for a one truck operation, but I still find the cash method frustrating to use and accrual is the only way to really know the health and direction of your business.
 
If you're considering a version of Quickbooks that you have to host on your hardware then you might also want to consider Gnucash ([http://gnucash.org|gnucash.org]).
 
I'll make a decision after I meet with my accountant, but I'm pretty sure I'll drop ProfitGauges.

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Edit by: Ed MacLane ,

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I'm considering Quickbooks online so that I don't have to mess with back ups. But it's a little on the expensive side. I was looking at zoho.com (zoho books) but I don't like the lack of security (user name and password only). Of course, the security of Profit Gauges isn't any better and I don't remember if quickbooks online has an option for multi-factor authentication either. (Multi-factor auth. is the reason I use Google Apps over Zoho.)
 
I think ProfitGauges is geared toward the leased owner-operator and not the o/o w/ authority. Aside from the lack of invoicing in ProfitGauges, I want to use the accrual method and you can only do the cash method with ProfitGauges. It may not matter too much for a one truck operation, but I still find the cash method frustrating to use and accrual is the only way to really know the health and direction of your business.
 
If you're considering a version of Quickbooks that you have to host on your hardware then you might also want to consider Gnucash ([http://gnucash.org|gnucash.org]).
 
I'll make a decision after I meet with my accountant, but I'm pretty sure I'll drop ProfitGauges.

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open

Original post by: Ed MacLane ,

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I'm considering Quickbooks online so that I don't have to mess with back ups.  But it's a little on the expensive side.  I was looking at zoho.com (zoho books) but I don't like the lack of security (user name and password only).  Of course, the security of Profit Gauges isn't any better and I don't remember if quickbooks online has an option for multi-factor authentication either.  (Multi-factor auth. is the reason I use Google Apps over Zoho.)

I think ProfitGauges is geared toward the leased owner-operator and not the o/o w/ authority.  Aside from the lack of invoicing in ProfitGauges, I want to use the accrual method and you can only do the cash method with ProfitGauges.  It may not matter too much for a one truck operation, but I still find the cash method frustrating to use and accrual is the only way to really know the health and direction of your business.

I'll make a decision after I meet with my accountant, but I'm pretty sure I'll drop ProfitGauges.

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