Microsoft Office Accounting (formerly Small Business Accounting) is Microsoft's accounting software targeted towards small business customers. The latest version, Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, was announced on November 14, 2007. It targets small businesses that have between 1 and 25+ employees. It is directly competitive with Intuit's QuickBooks.
A free version, Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2008, is available for early startups and home-based businesses. Third-party integrated online services from eBay, PayPal, Equifax, and ADP are available for additional fees. Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2008, equipped with more advanced functions, was made available in November 2007.