It will soon be time for us to migrate from OneWritePlus to a currently available and supported program since I'm guessing that Payroll deductions will be changing this year or next.
It's not only that I'm accustomed to the vagaries of OneWrite, its that it just seems so 'smart' in the way it does the sort of stuff that we need in our business.
Worst case I could continue using OneWrite forever for accounting and just use a third-party payroll program... or resurrect a PR that I wrote a hundred years ago. No, let's not do that..
OneWrite was absorbed into Peachtree a while ago and we bought the 'upgrade to Peachtree' package from them, but I'm wondering if someone else's software might be more to my liking. (The OneWrite to Peachtree 'data transfer' was/is not seamless or painless and if I'm going to spend that kind of money on an accounting/payroll program, I'd like to be sure it's not stupid.)
I just purchased QuickBooks Payroll that comes with a starter edition of Quickbooks - the basic accounting package seems very light on cash entry, linking to the General Ledger and just about everything else I'm accustomed to.
Here's what I'd like, is there a version of QuickBooks that comes close?
1: Weekly entry of daily cash register closings. We're a cash business (motion picture theatre) and we accumulate daily reports and want to enter them once a week or so. With OneWrite I have a 'customer' thats 'Boxoffice' and another that's 'snack bar' and I can quickly enter the day's receipts and the appropriate GL account is linked to the 'customer' and the appropriate GL entry is automatic and simultaneous. The 'starter version' of QB seems to want to do a cash invoice for every transaction, and it doesn't seem to want to assign the revenue to a 'revenue specific' GL account. (i.e. 'customer 'boxoffice' revenue always goes to GL account 'Admission Revenue', etc.)
I'll admit that I didn't get too far into trying to use the QB product because it was not intuitive as to how to accomplish these mappings of transactions to GL accounts.
2: In A/P, a OneWrite customer card has a standard GL associated with it, so for example 'Ace Garbage Collection Company' and "ABC Electric Utility" vendor transactions are automatically posted to the 'Utilities' GL account. (but that can be easily overridden when entering invoice details)
3: How good is the linking of QuickBooks Payroll with the accounting package?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.