I have been handling my small photography business accounts manually, and I am looking to take the plunge into a proper accounting package.
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 office etc)
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!
Cheers Tom Studio One Photography