BS1 Enterprise Accounting with Manufacturing provides a comprehensive look at all accounting aspects for a small business. While it is a great product, users must decide if it is better than the free version.
The program's interface initially surprised us, as it was a simple toolbar on our desktop. However, the Help file's instructions explained that this was actually an intuitive way of managing various aspects of finance. We were able to build and view all imaginable aspects of our business, from Accounts Payable and Receivable, to Stock, Orders, and Manufacturing. All popped up in small grid-like screens that laid out each item and described its financial impact to that department. We were able to add, remove and edit items and information at will and loved the program's filter feature, which let us view only specific items in each window. However, we didn't see a huge difference between this program and BS1's free accounting program. The Manufacturing window was the only new addition and is really only a necessity for monitoring the production of an item. All other users might steer clear of this program for its free cousin.
BS1 Enterprise Accounting with Manufacturing has a 30-day trial. It leaves folders behind after uninstall. While we loved its flexibility and ease, we only recommend this program for users who absolutely need the Manufacturing option. All other users should try the freeware version.