on September 12, 2011
I was "forced" into purchasing the updated version of Simply Accounting Pro 2011 as I had to purchase a new computer, and Simply Accounting 2008 was not compatible with Windows 7:(
The program is ok - don't like that I have to open it with "run as administrator" each time, but minor inconvenience. What I really don't like is that I had to upgrade my home computer with this program as well, which does not run Windows 7, so there seems to be some "miscommunication" in the program when I try to restore my work from backup. It isn't as simple a procedure anymore - you can't restore from backup from running it on another computer and storing the backup on a flash drive. You have to copy the backup file over to the backup location on the other computer, then open the program as administrator, accept the default date, then go to 'restore' in the home window to access your most recent work. Very tedious, and I'm always worried some work will be lost in translation/upload.
One good thing - Amazon offers this product at a great price!! $199.99 is a steal compared to what you pay directly with Sage Simply Accounting (I was offered a 'loyalty customer' price of $249.99, otherwise it was $299.99) or other buy direct stores prices ranged from $300 - $540! It paid to shop around + Amazon gave free delivery right to my door:)
on October 4, 2012
I upgraded my computer and needed to replace my very old version (1997) of Simply Accounting for three companies. I looked at the Sage site and didn't want to spend $200 for 2012 Simply Pro. I received my less than $30 2011 version on Tuesday from Amazon and it works great. I am the only employee and can easily find tax tables on line so I don't need payroll updates. I was amazed that the 2011 version converted my files without a problem and I am ready to go.I purchased the 2011 version thinking that if it didn't work, I wasn't out much money. Overall, I am pleased and while the program is different, the modules are similar and much improved.
Amazon now has this software available for even less money.