Upgrade to Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2009

You can upgrade from Microsoft Office Accounting Express or Office Accounting Standard to Microsoft Office Accounting Professional by purchasing a product key online or by purchasing the product box from a retailer.

To upgrade, do the following:

  • In the Navigation Pane, click Upgrade Today, and then follow the instructions that appear.

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional includes all the features in Office Accounting Express and Standard, but also provides numerous enhancements to many features.

The following table compares the features included in Accounting Express, Accounting Standard, and Accounting Professional 2009.

Feature

Accounting Express

Accounting Standard

Accounting Professional

Company Home page

Not available.

Not available.

View an overall snapshot of your company. View and create information about cash flow, a banking summary, a set of important reminders, payments due to vendors, and overdue customer accounts.

Customers

Create quotes and invoices, issue credits and refunds, write letters, record cash sales, and receive payments.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Add sales orders and finance charges. Create new jobs and recurring documents.

Vendors

Enter and pay bills, record vendor credits, record expenses, and issue payments.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Add purchase orders, 1099 forms and reports, bill and item receipts, and recurring documents.

Employees

Track and record time, manage payroll, and reimburse employee expenses.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Add manual payroll checks and recurring documents.

Banking

Write and print checks, handle credit card charges, make deposits, transfer funds, match transactions, reconcile accounts, import bank files, and conduct banking online.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Add manual payroll checks and recurring documents.

Budgets

Not available.

Create budgets to focus on your company's next fiscal period, project for profits and losses, and budget financial data by class. You can also run budget reports for profit and loss to compare actual results to the budget.

Equivalent to Accounting Standard.

Online Sales

Set up to sell online with Office Accounting 2009 Marketplace Services, list items for sale, and download orders and fees.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Reports

Create core financial reports for your company, customers and receivables, sales, vendors and payables, banking, and employees and payroll.

Create 11 new reports, including reports for open vendor bills, unapplied customer credits, and employee payroll.

Create more than 40 additional reports, including reports for inventory, jobs and time, and purchases. Save and modify reports.

Integrate with Business Contact Manager for Outlook

Link your Office Accounting and Microsoft Office Outlook with Business Contact Manager databases.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Migrate from QuickBooks

Import your business and financial information from QuickBooks.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Equivalent to Express.

Convert from Microsoft Money

Import your business and financial information from Microsoft Money.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Equivalent to Accounting Express.

Foreign currency

Not available.

Not available.

Buy from businesses and sell to customers outside the United States.

Classes

Not available.

Group related transactions on reports.

Equivalent to Accounting Standard.

Jobs

Not available.

Not available.

Track the goods and services included in your projects for customers.

Create recurring documents

Not available.

Not available.

Save time by saving documents that you reuse.

Multiple users

Not available.

Not available.

Control your employees' access to your business information.

Inventory items and inventory

Not available.

Not available.

Track the items you buy and sell, and create reports displaying the value of your inventory.

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