What Is PBS Accounting?

Passport Business Solutions (PBS) Accounting is GAAP-compliant, modular on-premise business software designed for small to mid-sized US companies ranging from 6 to 100 million in annual sales. Robust professional level accounting software that fits a wide range of businesses. From general ledger to payroll, it provides a perfect next step for companies outgrowing entry level bookkeeping solutions. PBS scales to meet changing needs to help you avoid having to change software as you grow.

Who Uses PBS Accounting?

Best for small to mid-sized US companies from 6 to 100 million in annual sales. PBS Accounting offers flexible reporting options. GAAP-compliant, supports fraud reduction measures. On-premise.

Where can PBS Accounting be deployed?

Windows (Desktop), Windows (On-Premise), Linux (On-Premise)

About the vendor

  • Passport Software
  • Located in Logan, U.S.
  • Founded in 1971
  • Phone Support

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

PBS Accounting pricing

Starting Price:

US$995.00/one-time
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

PBS Accounting does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. PBS Accounting paid version starts at US$995.00/one-time.

About the vendor

  • Passport Software
  • Located in Logan, U.S.
  • Founded in 1971
  • Phone Support

Countries available

United States

Languages

English

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Features of PBS Accounting

  • "What If" Scenarios
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounts Payable Software
  • Accounts Receivable Software
  • Aging Tracking
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Check Printing
  • Check Processing
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Customer Statements
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Direct Deposit
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • ERP
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Invoice Processing
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management Software
  • Overpayment Processing
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Partial Payments
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Production Scheduling Software
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receivables Ledger
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Tax Compliance
  • Traceability
  • Vendor Management Software
  • W-2 Preparation

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Reviews of PBS Accounting

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
65%
4
29%
3
3%
1
3%
Jon P.
CFO in U.S.
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Transition from Passport and Counterpoint to Passport Business Solutions

5 3 years ago

Comments: End of month billing is much less stressful. We used to have to set the time back on our server to invoice in the previous month. That became harder to do because of the new virtual server we were forced to change to when our old server crashed. Now we get paid sooner and we have better cash flow.
Passport customer support is great. If I have a problem they get back to me right away and stick with it until it is fixed. I always get to speak to the same person, which is a plus.

Pros:

I have been using Passport for A/P and General Ledger for more than 15 years. I recently switched from using Counterpoint for A/R to using Passport for A/R. I like the ease of use. Invoices can be edited and reprinted before they are posted. Invoices can be dated in the previous month even if the calendar date is in the next month. Figures from the inventory purchase orders auto fill into the a/p vouchers so I do not have to enter the figures twice. We switched from pre-printed invoices to laser printed invoices. This results in a huge cost savings, and they look great. I have had positive feedback from several customers about the changes to their invoices and statements. I like that I can copy and paste long descriptions from a Word document into a Passport invoice . That has been a huge time saver for me. Who doesn't love saving Time and Money?

Cons:

I do not like the order entry module or the point of sale module because they are not as easy to work with as the A/R module. Items that have serial numbers cannot be billed out thru the A/R module. This would be the only thing I would change about this program. Then it would be perfect.

Shaheed M.
Network Admin in U.S.
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

USER Friendly

5 9 months ago

Comments: BeSide little issue it works great. Some we need to fix.

Pros:

Bill is easy use O/E or A/R side can be used like we have many customer charge and pay later. We can do order in the system back order a product once we ship it out easy to make packing ticket and bill later . As we are manufacturing Overhead Crane we have lot of parts come in do Purchases order in the system .

Cons:

Purchases order We don't like was a wreak start in vision 12.06. We need to upgrade to new to see this Purchases order window showing all item in order to know how many we order and price is correct before printing out to send to vendor. Right now if you order more then ONE item you cant see the second item etc till you print to correct errors made when ordering. Big disappointment. I was promised this will get fix in 2016..

Passport Software Response

8 months ago

Thank you for your review, Shaheed. At this writing, we are working on our next release, PBS Version 12.8. It includes enhancements which will address the issues you have rightly mentioned that need to be improved in Purchase Order. We appreciate your comments our customers' feedback drives our development efforts.

Jacquelene F.
accounting in U.S.
Accounting Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

PBS

3 3 years ago

Pros:

What I like most about this software is how much information it stores. It makes invoicing easier.

Cons:

What I like least about this software is the cost. When you run into problems you have to contact your independent sales person and their costs to troubleshoot your problems can be astronomical. The company does not offer tech support so you have no other choice.

Passport Software Response

3 years ago

Hi Jacquelene, Your comment about our software and how it helps invoicing makes us very pleased. Thank you! No one ever tells us they like having to pay for software support. It is an unfortunate reality that software, like most other things, requires maintenance and care. While we can't control what our vendors charge for their services, we know that they seek to stay within their market's pricing standards. However, should the need arise, we offer a variety of software support options that would enable you to contact us directly regarding your software. We appreciate your having taken to time to express your opinions. We look forward to being of service to your company.

C harles W.
OWNER in U.S.
Food & Beverages, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

CHARLES W. WETZEL OWNER OF WETZEL'S MARKETS

5 6 years ago

Comments: I HAVE USED THIS PRODUCT SINCE BUYING MY FIRST COMPUTER , A TANDY RADIO SHACK MODEL 2 OPERATING ON A MULTIUSER OPERATING SYSTEM ZENIX , SINCE 1981. IT WAS CALLED REAL WORLD ACCOUNTING PROGRAM BACK THEN. AROUND 1990 SWITCHED TO IBM TYPE COMPUTERS AND PURCHASED UPGRADE TO THAT OPERATING SYSTEM. OVER THE PAST THIRTY FIVE YEARS USING THIS PROGRAM I HAVE PURCHASED OTHER BUSINESSES THAT WHERE USING OTHER ACCOUNTING PROGRAMS AND AFTER REVIEWING THOSE PROGRAMS AND CONSIDERING CHANGING TO THEM WE STAYED WITH PASSPORT (REAL WORLD) BECAUSE OF ITS
VERSITILITY AND TRACKING AND EASE OF OPERATION AND WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANY SIZE BUSINESS.

Pros:

ITS EASE OF USE , HOW IT CAN ADAPT TO ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS, HOW YOU CAN SETUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TO LOOK JUST LIKE YOUR ACCOUNTANTS STATEMENTS BUT ALSO RUN FINANCIALS WITH FAR MORE DETAIL FOR YOUR INTERNAL BUSINESS USE

Cons:

NOTHING

Laura S.
U.S.
Consumer Goods, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

ACA Module and Support

4 6 years ago

Comments: We are thrilled with the decision we made to use the Passport Software for our ACA compliance. The team at Passport was quick to tackle and master the unknown and complex process to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The software itself was easy to use and understand but we were most impressed by the customer support provided by Passport. The staff went above and beyond their role as software developers by providing detailed instructions on filling out forms, IRS registration, electronic filing, trouble-shooting with the IRS and much, much more. We would be lost without them and appreciate the time, effort and support they have provided along the way.