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Peachtree For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-05195-5
492 pages
March 2011
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Not feeling too peachy about computerizing your accounting system? Relax! Peachtree For Dummies, 3rd Edition will show you how to set up your company in Peachtree and then use it to pay bills, invoice customers, pay employees, produce financial reports, and more. You’ll quickly discover how Peachtree can save you time, effort, and money so that you no longer have to do your accounting by hand or pay someone else to do it for you.

Publishing to coincide with the latest release of Peachtree, this third edition is revised to cover the newest updates and enhancements made to the most recent version of Peachtree. Veteran authors Elaine Marmel and Diane Koers break down the capabilities of Peachtree Premium Accounting, from building an effective chart of accounts, to customizing forms and modifying reports, to setting up default information that will save you time down the line. You’ll also discover how to:

  • Work with purchase orders
  • Sell products and services
  • Generate invoices
  • Track project costs
  • Produce income statements
  • Back up and restore data
  • Balance accounts
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle customer prepayments
  • Pay for purchase orders with a credit card
  • Keep your account information safe

Packed with examples of everyday, real-life situations, Peachtree For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the reference you need so that you can put Peachtree to work for you and get the job done quickly and correctly.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1. Mastering Peachtree Basics.

Chapter 2. Setting Up Your Company.

Chapter 3. Designing the Cart of Accounts.

Chapter 4. Setting Up Background Information.

Part II: the Daily Drudge.

Chapter 5. Buying Goods.

Chapter 6. Payment Bills.

Chapter 7. Selling Products and Services.

Chapter 8. Collecting the Money.

Chapter 9. Paid Employees Are Happy Employees.

Chapter 10. Billing for Your Time.

Chapter 11. Counting Your Stuff.

Chapter 12. Tracking Project Costs.

Part III: The Fancy Stuff.

Chapter 13. Working with Forms.

Chapter 14. Making Reports Work for You.

Chapter 15. Reviewing the Financial Picture.

Chapter 16. When the Bank Statement Arrives.

Chapter 17. When Accounting Cycles End and Other Miscellaneous Stuff.

Chapter 18. Keeping Your House Safe.

Chapter 19. Real-Life Ways to Use Peachtree.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20. Ten or So Common Peachtree Messages (And What You Can Do About Them).

Chapter 21. ten or So Things You Can Get From the Web.


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Author Information

Elaine Marmel is president of Marmel Enterprises,LLC, an organization that specializes in technical writing and software training. Elaine has an MBA from Cornell University and has worked on projects to build financial management systems for New York City and Washington, D.C. This prior experience provided the foundation for Marcel Enterprises, LLC, to help small businesses implement computerized accounting systems.

Diane Koers owns and operates All Business Service, a software training and consulting business formed in 1988 that services the central Indiana area. Her are of expertise h as long been in the word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics area of computing as well as in providing training and support for Peachtree Accounting Software. Diane's authoring experience includes more than 30 books on topics such as PC security, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Paint Shop Pro, Lotus SmartSuite, Quicken, Microsoft Money, and Peachtree Accounting. Many of her books have been translated into other languages such as Dutch, Bulgarian, Spanish, and Greek. She has also developed and written numerous training manuals for her clients.

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