Opinions on Newviews/Export to other programs

Hi all,
I've got someone (a non-profit that runs some low-income housing units) who has been using Newviews for DOS for years and they are about to purchase an upgrade to the Windows version. I'm not an
accountant but I had never heard of this program before and most other people I know use QuickBooks or Simply Accounting. I'd love to hear some opinions about Newviews for Windows, particularly about whether it makes sense to purchase the Windows version or if they should move to another, more common, accounting package at this stage. They don't have very complicated needs but I'm not sure how tough it might be to move their data to another program. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
JS
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On Mar 13, 5:59 am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

why don't you check out TurboCASH? it's open source, but don't let that throw you off.
TurboCASH is the first, and probably still the only, full-featured open-source accounting software, comparable to Quickbooks, Sage, Pastel, Peachtree, MYOB, and all of the other off-the-shelf, commercial accounting packages.
TurboCASH is much more than a simple 'home finances' or small business bookkeeping system. It aims at businesses with 1 to 5 accountants.
Commercial Small business accounting software providers typically release a low-end crippleware product for around 100 that excludes such basic features as cashbook and stock control. These products are usually no more than "brochures" inviting you to spend more on the the "pro" version. TurboCASH includes most functions a business will ever need: debtors, creditors, general ledger, full stock control, VAT accounting, invoicing, bank reconciliation, trial balance, balance sheet and income statements, full reporting and analysis, as well as multi-company and multi-user capabilities.
With commercial vendors there is always an excuse for you to spend a few more hundred dollars for this or that feature or extra addon.
TurboCASH is free to download from http://www.turbocash.net , or you can purchase the CD which includes the plug-ins by clicking on the link below:
http://turbocashtraining.co.za/os/product_info.php?ref=254&products_id=139&affiliate_banner_id=22
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