Here's a good business decision: pay $139.99 for Peachtree Pro Accounting 2008 now, and get a $140 rebate in 4 to 6 weeks. Thank Staples for this eventual freebie, but don't wait to take advantage: the rebate deal expires January 12.
Designed for small businesses, Peachtree Pro Accounting helps with payroll, invoices, inventory, reporting, and stuff like that. CNET hasn't yet reviewed the 2008 edition, but the 2007 version earned a respectable 7.3/10. And, hey, even if it turns out to be a lemon, you're only out the cost of shipping and/or sales tax (depending on whether you buy it online or in the store). That should make the accounts payable department happy.