Hello again ACCOUNTS beta testers.
I am very pleased ot announce version 0.30, which includes the ability when setting up a new database to import your chart of accounts from QuickBooks, Quicken or Simply Accounting (which is shortly being renamed to Sage 50 Canadian Edition).
If any of you have any of those programs, I would strongly appreciate it if you could try these new versions, read the Help on that importing (to learn how to export your chart of accounts from them) and then try creating new databases and importing the exported charts of accounts. The importing cannot be perfect, in any of the cases, but I need to know if you can see any ways I can make it better. (Either the process, or the results.)
The other great new feature is that the Description / Payee column in the Register windows is now a drop-down list, showing all previously-used Descriptions in that account’s register. You can also just start typing, and matches will pop up. (That’s called auto-complete – it’s the same way the Cheque # / Paid By column works in DONATION.) When I add the Accounts Payable module, where you can set up Vendors, they will also be added to that drop-down list.
I’ve bumped the version number up to 0.30 to show progress. I’m still aiming for a November 1 official release, and boy, is there a lot still to do!
Many thanks for your help, and whatever comments you can give on the features and fixes in this new version.