BS1 General Ledger

BS1 General Ledger

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2014.6
  • Total Downloads:
    21,442
  • Date Added:
    September 28, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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The General Ledger has been the basic bookkeeping tool of double-entry accounting since the Green Eyeshade days. It records financial transactions as both Credits and Debits in balance sheets, which before the advent of software were bound together in huge volumes like something out of a Dickens novel. BS1 General Ledger from Davis Business Systems brings the General Ledger up to cyberspeed with a variety of easy-to-use accounting tools that can track budgets and financial data and generate income statements, balance sheets, and other reports. It's freeware, a good start, accountancy-wise.

At just 1.44MB, BS1 is a fairly small download for an accounting tool. The setup wizard let us choose to view sample data or enter our own; we started with the sample entry. The program opened with a very small control console, no bigger than a miniplayer. File menu entries offered sample data under Accounts, Journal Vouchers, Budget, and Reports, each displayed in a variety of compact spreadsheetlike views. An excellent Help file included everything from exporting data to Excel to accessing the program's Delphi source code. We clicked File/Companies/New Company to set up our own data, which involved entering a company name and selecting a directory for the database. We clicked Accounts/New Accounts, and BS1 walked us through the steps of setting up account data with a series of compact wizards. The program offers more than just flexible, attractive accounting sheets, though; under the General menu, we could compact and re-index tables with the Pack/Repair tool, import, purge, or back up data, and set security. The General Ledger menu accesses not only the accounts, JVs, and Budgets tools but also the Totals and History tables. We could also filter entries by date.

BS1 General Ledger proves just how much high-quality business software is available for free, though it's also available in a paid version that adds technical support and free updates. However, many businesspeople, entrepreneurs, treasurers, and others will appreciate what the freeware can do for both sides of the balance sheet.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Simple outlook yet powerful reporting"

    September 06, 2013   |   By Akbar_Tejani

    Version: BS1 General Ledger 2013.7

    Pros

    The best thing about the software is its ability to generate cutomized reports. I am a public accountant and was looking for an accounting software that would allow me to generate financial reports including balance sheet and profit & loss account etc. The software a very simple and user friendly interface provides features like customization of reports and comparison with budgeted targets. Cherry on top is its sub-accounts feature that allows recording of product/segment-wise results ..

    Cons

    The only downside i see is that with the freeware version u cant generate the reports in excel format but the cost to own the software is not much anyways so once u get urself familiarized with it u would definitely want to own it :)

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  • 3 stars

    "very helfuf"

    October 08, 2007   |   By sinneda

    Version: BS1 General Ledger 2007.4

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2014.6
    Version 2014.6 includes an option to create a new JV by copying data from the GL history.
    General
    Publisher Davis Software
    Publisher web site http://www.dbsonline.com/
    Release Date September 21, 2014
    Date Added September 28, 2014
    Version 2014.6
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Accounting & Billing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.48MB
    File Name bs1gl.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,442
    Downloads Last Week 59
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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