BS1 Accounting

BS1 Accounting

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.4
  • Total Downloads:
    92,704
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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BS1 Enterprise Accounting provides a simple way to view many aspects of small business accounting. While the program was easy to use and effective, it lacks added accounting tools its free cousin provides.

We were initially surprised to find this program's interface consisted primarily of a desktop toolbar. However, the Help file's tutorial showed us that this was actually a benefit to keep things simple, and we agreed. With this toolbar we cycled through various accounting departments like Accounts Payable and Receivable, Accounts, Sales, and Inventory. Each was organized in a pop-up window with a grid outlining each product and its financial impact in that particular area. These were exceptionally easy to drag around and arrange onscreen. The program even provided a Filter feature that allowed us to search through each category for specific information. While we were pleased with the results, we don't think it's as complete as BS1's Free Edition, which is the same program, but with additional Sales Orders and Purchase Orders options, which provide a clearer financial picture for small businesses.

BS1 Enterprise Accounting is a freeware program. It leaves folders behind after uninstall. While the program worked well, we do not recommend it, since another free version provides the same tools and more.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Simple, effective business accounting solution."

February 22, 2015  |  By SSASuppliesLtd.

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2015.1

Pros

- Simple straight forward program
- Low cost
- Inventory, invoices, customer details, export, import
- Easy to learn

Cons

No cons to report after using the program to keep track of
customers, add products or make invoices to date.

Summary

I was looking for a solution to get way from Quickbooks.
As a small Canadian business which needed to track inventory,
make invoices, keep a customer data base and keep track of
payments at low cost, I have been very happy with BS1.
Sometimes simple is better, in which I must say, BS1 is it.

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5 stars

"Excellent and User-Friendly!"

February 10, 2015  |  By AnnieBookkeeping

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2015.1

Pros

I am SO glad I found BS1 Accounting. I had been using a very old version of Simply Accounting when my old desktop died. I tried all the big-brand names and it was an exercise in frustration. BS1 is very user-friendly, no-nonsense and quite inexpensive. On top of that the customer service is the best I've ever received.

Cons

I honestly can't think of any.

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5 stars

"Excellent simple accounting system!"

January 17, 2015  |  By missionbookeeping

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2015.0

Pros

BS1 Accounting is a simple to use accounting system which is small in size and resources compared to other bloated packages such as MYOB and Quickbooks which are popular desktop choices in Australia. The ability to enter in all transactions through the GL quickly which saves me time as an Accountant is one of its best features.

Cons

It would be good to be able to drill down into transaction from the P&L and Bal Sht. But you can do this through accounts section.

Summary

I am a CPA qualified Accountant with 15 years experience and can't recommend this program more highly enough.

Mark Ryder CPA MBA

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2 stars

"Overlooking the paid 2012 five star reviews..."

January 12, 2015  |  By HumbleUser

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2015.0

Pros

small free and quick to download... hopefully no adware will be forced onto me.

Cons

no standards... everything seems in the wrong place.. layer on layers just to do simple tasks. sticky and confusing user interface..

Summary

I rather pay $500 for something I want than have something forced onto me for free...

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5 stars

"Great Free Accounting program for small business!"

November 08, 2012  |  By KansasAccountant

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2012.2

Pros

Ability to handle multiple general ledgers. Handles sub accounts well. Customizes with ease to add and delete accounts. Prints nice financials. Imports backup copies with ease.

Cons

Versions change each year so if you upgrade computer you'll need to purchase a version upgrade.

Summary

Overall, I love this program. I have used it for several years for several small businesses. It allows for simple accounting with little thought.

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4 stars

"Very Easy to use great software and reasonable Price"

June 15, 2012  |  By Lukaine

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2012.1

Pros

I used the entry level software Bs1 Accounting and its ability to perform multi currency transactions won me over. It has been a a breeze to teach the non accounting staff the intricacies of double entry with this software and the reporting available of the bat are adequate for my needs.

Cons

The version I am using did not have the ability to send clients account statements by email or print to PDF.

Summary

Updates of the software are regular and the vendors seem genuinely interested in implementing suggestions made by clients. I recommend this software for any environment that requires a software easy to setup and implement quickly.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, very functional and portable"

May 08, 2012  |  By luciavp

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2012.1

Pros

Flexible and easy to use but highly functional. So far everything I need to do can be done in BS1 Accounting. I especially like that I can carry it around on a thumb drive. Sometimes I need to access my data from where ever I might be and I can have it with me. Also like that it can accommodate both a small non-profit and a retail brick and mortar with boatloads of inventory. At the end of the year I print off my reports and give them to the accountant and I am done.

Cons

Dollar amounts downloaded to Excel need to be in currency format.

Summary

Would recommend to anyone who needs accounting software but doesn't want to be an accountant. Pretty easy for anyone with only a basic understanding of bookkeeping.

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5 stars

"Very good little piece of kit"

May 08, 2012  |  By GBDemondot

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2012.1

Pros

For someone simple like myself, I find this software marvellous and very easy to use. Have been using it for several years now in fact probably nearly 10. Have had no problems at all and I don't have a lot of time to spend on accounts.
My accountant on the other hand wants me to buy Quickbooks or some such, which I refuse to purchase!
Like the fact that reports can now be downloaded into Excel etc.

Cons

One minor gripe - when reports downloaded to excel, values are not in figures so cannot be added up immediately. Also invoices are listed per invoice item not as a total for invoice.

Summary

Would recommend to anyone who has to undertake their own accounting for small business - just makes like easier - life is too short to be spending hours on accounting matters!

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5 stars

"Easy to use."

May 06, 2012  |  By mistressa

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2012.1

Pros

This is a fantastic program for someone who is not an expert in Accounting but requires a comprehensive accounting program for their business. My partner & I have used this program & its upgrades since 2006 and have had no problems whatsoever. My partner had absolutely no accounting experience at all prior to 2006 and quickly mastered the accounting principles through using BS1 Accounting and now has no trouble entering all the relevant information.

Cons

So far we've found nothing that could be classed as a con.

Summary

We highly recommend BS1 Accounting to anyone with a business, who has limited accounting experience and wants an uncomplicated accounting system to record the business transactions, etc.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work after you download"

August 05, 2011  |  By kental68

 |  Version: BS1 Accounting 2011.2

Pros

None that I can find because the software doesn't work

Cons

Not able to get it to load

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.4
Version 2015.4 has improved filters and layout.
General
Publisher Davis Software
Publisher web site http://www.dbsonline.com/
Release Date May 17, 2015
Date Added May 18, 2015
Version 2015.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Accounting & Billing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name bs1sb.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 92,704
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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