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.
BS1 Accounting is a multi-currency accounting software program, with accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, inventory, and sales analysis. It is upgradable to BS1 Professional for time billing or to BS1 Enterprise for sales orders, purchase orders, and manufacturing. Payables and receivables are tracked separately for each currency, and the GL automatically converts revenues and expenses to domestic currency.
User-defined financial statements can be created through a simple set-up process. GL account totals and inventory totals can be viewed onscreen with drill-down to original source transactions. Sample data is provided and an optional getting started wizard. Delphi source code is available.