Acclivity was formed in 2005 as a result of management buyout of the MYOB US Operations from the Australian entry-level accounting vendor. The company purchased the rights to MYOB US (Mac and Windows) outright in 2008 enabling them to take AccountEdge back into Canada and other parts of the world while focusing more attention on the Mac version of the software. As such, AccountEdge is the result of a divergence from the MYOB product line which was the dominant entry-level accounting application in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim for decades.
Unlike most of the new SaaS accounting applications, Acclivity’s AccountEdge product is a traditional desktop application. The product is available in two editions – AccountEdge Basic for $99 or AccountEdge Pro for $399. Basic includes sales orders, invoices, banking, customer management, reporting, payroll, and credit card processing for sole proprietors (limited to 1 user). Pro is limited to 10 users and includes inventory, purchasing, and more. Payroll is available as an optional add-on. Integrations are provided for ecommerce, recurring billing, retail POS (for Macintosh), CRM, time clocks, and more. With that said, their third party integration options are very limited.
Acclivity AccountEdge is a solid accounting application and has a ton of great features for the price. It even includes some surprising distribution features such as serialized inventory, sales commissions, invoice email with link to pay online (additional fee), and a whole lot more. While it lacks manufacturing capabilities, it’s an affordable and very functional option for smaller distributors and very light manufacturers – especially those who don’t need to track labor to work orders and can get by with labor as a component in a kit. AcccountEdge is a good fit for professional service firms including legal professionals and contractors who need progress billing and retainers.
Acclivity is moving to the web with an optional add-on, AccountEdge Cloud. This allows for access to some (not all) of the AccountEdge features through a browser with data synchronization back to the application database installed within your network. We see great progress from Acclivity to move AccountEdge to the cloud. They also offer several mobile applications for accessing certain tasks through a phone or tablet device.
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