But these suites are so expensive...
And the price tag is no guarantee of effectiveness
Unlike most consultants, I are not affiliated with any software company. I don't take commissions when I recommend that you buy this accounting software or that payroll manager... Instead, I am able to independently recommend the solution that is best suited to your company's needs.
The other good news is that I know which available solutions are free or available as shareware.
Cloud or server?
More and more software solutions do not come on disks but are web-based. These also allow you to work from anywhere -office, car, home or (with a decent satellite connection) the middle of the pacific ocean.
The downside of course, is that should you lose your internet connection, you become unable to work. The upside is that should your premices burn down or broken into, you won't lose all your important information (data loss accounts for the 80% business closure rate in the 5 years following a fire).
Let me help you choose the best option for you.