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1040man (talk|edits) said:

3 April 2007
Since I have been on this board TA, I have noticed that there seems to be a big difference between Lacerte and ProSeries as far as input screens and it seem everything else. WHY, they are both developed by Intuit? I started using MacInTax way back in the early 1980's before Intuit bought them out.

Deback (talk|edits) said:

April 3, 2007
I believe that Intuit bought Lacerte a few years ago, and I'm assuming Intuit kept the format the same. I'm not sure about what I just said, because I've never used Lacerte, but this is what my memory is telling me.

Michaelstar (talk|edits) said:

3 April 2007
Deback - your correct - Lacerte went the way that most tax soft ware has gone - bought out by someone else. I started with a company called Jettax in 1986 which was bought out by Lacrete. Can not even remember the batch software b4 that. I then went to a tax software called ITS which I beta tested for a number of years. I called myself the "midnight beta tester". They were bought out by a company (that I do not think is around anymore) and I then went to Lacerte.

Lacerte as a tax software seems very intitutive to me which made the transition easy.

Pegoo (talk|edits) said:

3 April 2007
Too Expensive for me :(

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

April 3, 2007
LaCerte's roots are in DOS land, the beanie group of the 70's. And as you note, ProSeries' roots are in the finely polished and finished Mac. *running* BUT IT's TRUE!!!!

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

3 April 2007
I did Proseries DOS version my first three years and watched each year as the Windows version kept being improved while DOS languished. I had no love for DOS but my partner did; when she retired I switched.

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