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Accounting and Bookkeeping Software



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#1 Cloud Accounting Solution Designed for Small Business Owners



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Average Rating (Reviews & ratings by the GetApp Community)

Editorial Reviews from GetApp

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 Xero

It made accounting much simpler for me
They have an excellent interface, experience, and support. Go for it! Think of Xero as an all-in-one solution. This means you can set it up to perform your regular activities. What’s more, the folks at Xero have done away with the jargon. So, you have simple nomenclature for modules that cuts through the clutter viz., bank accounts, money coming in, money going out, and expense claims. You can perform regular activities related to your business such as invoicing, raising expense claims etc.

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 QuickBooks Online

Reliable, Recognized, Double Entry Bookkeeping Online
With QuickBooks Online, you don’t need to worry about spreadsheets with confusing formulas and piles of paperwork. You can get access to everything you need in one cloud-based application. You will be able to track your sales and expenses, create custom-made invoices, accept credit card payments, sync bank accounts and credit cards, turn on payroll, use a variety of helpful apps and be tax-ready for the next tax season.

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 FreshBooks

On-the-go accounting Services
The FreshBooks’ mobile app for iPhone and iPad users is an incredibly useful platform for business owners in service-related industries. These applications are easy-to-use, they work virtually anywhere in the world, and save professionals valuable time dealing with basic business accounting tasks. Users can track expenses to make reimbursements and tax deductions much easier.

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 Xero

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 QuickBooks Online

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 FreshBooks

Product Overview

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 Xero

Xero is award winning web-based accounting software for small business owners and their advisors. It is beautifully designed and easy to use. Stay up to date on your business finances and cashflow, generate real time reports, and customize and send invoices using Xero. The accounting application allows you to import bank transactions, making reconciliation a quick and easy task. With Xero you can authorize anyone to access your accounts and collaborate on your finances thanks to the unlimited number of user logins. Xero integrates with over 200 other business applications, including eCommerce platforms, time tracking apps and CRM systems. Users can connect all the solutions they use to run their business, eliminating the need for tedious data entry. You can even use Xero on your mobile phone and tablet. Be informed while on the go about your bank balances, recent transactions and who owes you money using the Xero iOS or Android apps.

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 QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online puts US based businesses in control of your finances, your time, your business—and where you work. From setup to support, QuickBooks online accounting application makes your accounting easy. With simple tools to get you started, free support, and a money-back guarantee. You can use the solution whether you're on a Mac or a PCs. Since it's completely web-based, you never have to install or download traditional software, or worry about operating-system compatibility—you just launch your web browser and go. QuickBooks online is published by Intuit Inc., the maker of TurboTax and Quicken.

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 FreshBooks

Are you still using Microsoft Word or Excel to invoice your clients? Have you ever accidentally overwritten an invoice that you couldn’t get back? Or perhaps you walked into Staples and picked up the latest version of QuickBooks only to find it is way too complicated for your needs as a freelancer. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The truth is, all you really need is a straightforward service that makes managing your clients, your valuable time and most importantly… Your income simple and hassle-free! That is why we built FreshBooks: The easiest way to send & manage invoices, track your billable time and collect online payments fast. Join thousands of freelancers just like you who have made the switch to FreshBooks and make your billing painless today!

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Screenshots

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 Xero

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 QuickBooks Online

Screenshot of QuickBooks Online (Quickbooks new interface)

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 FreshBooks

Screenshot of FreshBooks (FreshBooks Expense List)

Features

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 Xero
  • Online Accounting - See your cashflow in real-time.
  • Banking - Automatically import and code your transactions
  • Invoicing - Create and send invoices automatically
  • Add-ons - Pick from a wide range of powerful add-ons
  • Dashboard - Instantly see your bank balances, sales & bills
  • Files - Attach documents to your financial data
  • Login from anywhere
  • Financial Reporting
  • Multi-currency
  • Payroll
  • Fixed asset depreciation
  • Purchase orders
  • Expense claims
  • Inventory
  • Quick & easy 1099s
  • Mobile apps (iPhone,iPad, Android)
  • Receive bills electronically
  • Free, Unlimited Online Support

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 QuickBooks Online
  • Create & manage invoices
  • Track sales & expenses
  • Apply sales tax
  • Print checks
  • Track payments
  • Automated online banking
  • Create estimates
  • Enter & manage bills
  • Export data to Excel
  • Works on iPhone™, BlackBerry®, and Android™
  • Support for Mac
  • Free Trial

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 FreshBooks
  • Online Invoicing
  • Time Tracking
  • Recurring Invoices & Auto Payment
  • Team Timesheets
  • Late Payment Reminders
  • Expense Tracking
  • Accounting Reports & Taxes
  • Automatic Expense Import
  • Mobile Apps
  • Attach receipts (PDF or Image)

Typical Customers

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 Xero

Freelancers, Non Profits, Small Business


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 QuickBooks Online

Freelancers, Non Profits, Small Business


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 FreshBooks

Freelancers, Small Business


Supported Devices

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 Xero

Android, iPhone-iPad, Linux, Mac, Open-source, RIM-BlackBerry, Web-based, Windows, Windows Phone


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 QuickBooks Online

Android, iPhone-iPad, Web-based


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 FreshBooks

Android, iPhone-iPad, Mac, Mobile Web App, Web-based, Windows


Supported Platforms

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 Xero

Google Apps, Microsoft Dynamics, Open API, Salesforce


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 QuickBooks Online

Quickbooks Intuit


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 FreshBooks

Google Apps, Open API


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Supported Languages

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 Xero

English


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 QuickBooks Online

English


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 FreshBooks

English, French, Spanish


Supported Geographies

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 Xero

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States


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 QuickBooks Online

United States


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 FreshBooks

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States


Pricing Information

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 Xero

Available plans cost $9/month, $30/month, $39/month (special offer), $90/month, $180/month (USD). No setup or upgrade fees or contracts.


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 QuickBooks Online

There are 5 different plans starting from $12.95/mo. All options have a 30 days free trial.


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 FreshBooks

Pricing starts from $19.95/month. There's also a free account which lets you invoice up to three clients at a time.


Support (What type(s) of support the company offers to customers)

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 Xero

No information available


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 QuickBooks Online

No information available


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 FreshBooks

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials



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Accounting and Bookkeeping Software

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#1 Cloud Accounting Solution Designed for Small Business Owners

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• Consolidate financials
• Pay bills electronically, print paper checks
• Control budgets and departments
• Job costs, estimates and invoicing
• Inventory management
• Automate purchase orders

• Online Invoicing
• Recurring Invoices
• Send Snail Mail
• Send Quotes or Estimates
• Credit Notes
• Expense Tracking
• Chart of Accounts
• Manual Journals
• Time Tracking
• Log hours and invoicing projects
• Record transactions for expense and deposit
• Automatic Bank Feeds
• Bank Rules
• Reconcile Bank and Credit Card Accounts
• PayPal, PayPal Payflow, Authorize.net
• Financial Reports: Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss,...
• Accountant Reports: Trial Balance, General Ledger, ...
• Tax, Invoice, Sales, Expense & Project Reports
• Absolutely Free Support
• Purchase Orders

• General Ledger
• Accounts Payable
• Purchasing
• Accounts Receivable
• Cash Management
• Order Management
• Inventory Management
• Time and Expense Management
• Billing
• Revenue Recognition
• Project Accounting
• Fund Accounting
• Multi-Entity Management
• Multi-Currency Management
• Global Consolidations
• Salesforce.com Integration
• Segregation of duties
• Customizable workflows and transactions
• Automatic backups, disaster recovery
• Seamless, automatic upgrades

• Accounting:GL, AP, AR, Payment Mgt, Taxes, Fixed Assets
• Cash Flow and Revenue Management
• Revenue Recognition, Recurring Revenue, Billing Management
• Multi-Language, Multi-Currency, Multiple Company & Locations
• Real-time Multi-Subsidiary Financial Consolidation
• Budgeting, Forecasting, Planning
• Purchasing and Vendor Management
• Contract and Renewals Management
• Inventory Management, Demand Planning, Fulfillment, Shipping
• Order Management, Quotes, Billing, Invoicing
• Complete Quote-to-Order Automation
• PSA: Resource Mgt, Time & Expense, Project Mgt & Accounting
• Automatic Integration with CRM
• Automatic Integration with Ecommerce
• Real-time Analytics, KPIs, Dashboards
• Payroll,Commissions,Expenses,POs,Timesheets, Self service
• Customization Platform, Data Import/Export, Developer API
• Role-based Security, Workflow engine

• Ties in to major invoicing and accounting applications
• Elegant web application. See exactly what you're owed
• Automated action timeline. Easily schedule what happens when
• Invoice reminders: Includes printed notes and phone calls
• Thank you notes: Show your appreciation to good customers
• Third-party collections: Start in the app, no paperwork!
• Legal services: Leverage a network of collections attorneys

• Accounting
• Project tracking
• Invoicing
• Collaboration
• Anywhere access
• Real-time view of your business

• Time Tracking
• Expense Tracking
• Online Invoicing
• Recurring billing
• Instant Payments
• Cost and Time saver
• Professional Invoicing
• Detailed reporting
• Instant Invoicing
• Multi Language & Currency Support
• Estimates
• Purchase Order

• Full Double-Entry Bookkeeping
• Easy to use Interface
• iPhone/Blackberry/Smartphone Compatible
• Send and Manage Invoices Online
• Create Reports in an Instant
• Accessible Online, Anytime, Anyplace
• Share Information with your Accountant
• Manage and Track Expenses
• Track Payments Online & On-Time
• Customised management reports
• Assign each sales invoice to a Rep
• View your bank balance each day


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