I have been handling my small photography business accounts manually,
and I am looking to take the plunge into a proper accounting package.
I'm looking for some advice into what software is going to help (not
hinder) my business, and I value the diverse audience here (rather than
just talking to one accountant who may have a bias).
It appears as though some of the software packages at the low end of
the spectrum (Simply Basic, Quicken Pro, Peachtree etc) do the basics,
but don't have nice integration into the rest of our lives (email, MS
Aside from doing basic accounting, I would like to have the facility to
email invoices (let's save some paper!), prepare tenders and quotes,
and perhaps integrate with my current online shopping cart.
Does anyone have experience helping photographers with this sort of
thing? Is there anything else I should be looking at from a photography
perspective? (So much of our work is on the computer these days, I
imagine a solution for photographers could be all-encompassing, but
that would be pretty custom software!)
I trade in Australia and Canada, and I'm happy to keep the accounts
completely separate or use separate copies of the same software, but it
would be nice to use the same type of software so I don't need to learn
more than I need to!
Studio One Photography