Advice on Accounting Package for 3 Users - Only G/L, AR, AP, Budget

I am looking for an accounting package for 3 users.
Can I install a single user package on a server and access via PC? OR should I look for something else.
Please help. Thanks.
P.S. Between the Quickbooks and Peachtree, which is better?
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as400tips
behaves like an accounting would expect a program to work. QuickBooks is widely used, more so from the perspective of a non-accounting user. I tried QuickBooks first. Having used a number of other programs in my career, I had mild frustration with QuickBooks. I tried Peachtree and kept it.
The major negative I have with QuickBooks is that its import format is proprietary. Peachtree can import simple text files (when laid out correctly). For me that was a huge reason. I build my monthly journal entries in Excel. I didn't want to have to rekey those transactions after having keyed them into the JE forms.
had Peachtree files on my server and the two users accessed it.
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TKnTexas

Which one should I buy? Peachtree acounting or Peachtree Complete Accounting?
I will have 3 users that would access these files. One user primarily used to key data and the other two to view reports (data would be stored on SBS 2003 server).
Will Peachtree accounting single user work?
Thanks.
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as400tips
Single version is just that SINGLE. It might be installed on multiple machines, but only one user can access at a time. I do not see that as a workable solution for 3 people. You have to use the Complete version to get multi-user. I think that have a 3-user pack that gives better pricing.
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TKnTexas
Single-user license is just the license . . . so they could still use Peachtree Accounting - they'd just need to buy 3 copies of it :^) I personally prefer Peachtree Complete (it's been so long I can remember whe the feature difference is between the two) - and we always purchase the Multi-User Pack, which (I believe is still) a site license - allowing you to install PT on as many machines as you wish, but I believe it caps out at 5 concurrent users . . .
And no problem using PT with an SBS network. All you want to do is create a share on the server, and have your workstations map a drive letter (e.g. P:) to that share . . . you can even do that via your login script so it happens automatically for users when they log in. Once you have your drive mapped, start the Peachtree install and choose the network option. When prompted, change the path for the company data files to your mapped drive. Repeat for each install on each PC, and you're good to go . . .
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Chad A. Gross [SBS-MVP]

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