office-pro.jpgMicrosoft released its free trial version of Office Accounting Professional 2008, a comprehensive small-business accounting and financial management software designed for small businesses which is well compatible with Microsoft’s applications. Users who are interested in this application can enjoy the 60 days’ free trial period on this Office Accounting Professional 2008 application.

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008 features all basic accounting functions such as book keeping, bill payments, accounting reports, payroll, creation of quotes and invoices, expenses tracking, etc. The added advantage of this accounting application is it has integrated the conventional Windows based accounting software with the web-based accounting software (or so called Software as a Service (SaaS). This new system can be well customized to help accounting firm to communicate better with their clients online. For instance, an accountant can use this software to integrate portions of its website into the Microsoft Accounting 2008 menu. The accounting firm can thence offer enhanced services such as reminders of tax payment due dates, online newsletter, etc. to its clients. Besides, this software also allows the accountant to develop one or more customised Business Templates for a specialised company configuration and to create a standard chart of accounts suitable for clients in specific industries. The accountant can then export the custom template and send it to a client to help the client get started more quickly.

The Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008 is quite easy to learn and use. It offers an online Resource Centre where users can use the video tutorials to learn the program operations, tips, FAQ, etc. You can download the free trial version via the link here.

The summary of the key features of Office Accounting Professional 2008:

Get up and running in minutes
• Import data from Quickbooks, Excel or a CSV file
• Use step by step wizards to set up your company
• Work in the familiar Microsoft Office interface
• Visit the Resource Center to get help with common questions

Save time on everyday tasks
• Track your income and expenses
• Manage customers, vendors and employees
• Write checks, create quotes and invoices
• Bank online and download transactions
• Get paid faster with PayPal invoices
• Manage your payroll with Excel templates
• Get reminders
for recurring documents and activities

Save time with Office integration
• Track billable time, create quotes and send invoices in Outlook
• Export reports to Excel with one click
• Create just the right look and feel for your docs in Word

Get a complete view of your business
• Create a custom and actionable dashboard
• Get insight into your business with over 60 customizable reports
• Build a budget for your business and forecast your cash flow

Reach millions of customers on eBay
• Create eBay listings in Office Accounting
• Manage pending transactions
• Download transactions and completed PayPal payments
• Turn eBay buyers into repeat customers

Get even more from Office Accounting with add-on services
• Process credit cards in Office Accounting
• Run payroll in Office Accounting
• Run credit checks on customers and vendors in Office Accounting
• Buy compatible checks and forms

• Core Accounting (General ledger, A/R, A/P, invoicing, bill payment and online banking)
• Integration with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Integration with add-on services for payroll, credit card processing, eBay and many others
• Visit the Resource Center to get help with common questions
• Over 40 additional reports
• Multiuser access (peer to peer or over Small Business Server network)
• Job costing and class tracking
• Inventory tracking and valuation
• Sales Orders
• Purchase Orders
• Cash Flow Forecasting
• Memorized transactions
• Finance Charges
• Fixed asset manager
• Run on SQL Server 2005 Standard, Workgroup or Enterprise edition
• Integration with Microsoft Point of Sale
• Multi-currency support

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Microsoft Office Accounting 2009 Professional is now available.