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What to Look for in Accounting Software: A Handy Checklist

by James Thornton
Published on 23 June 2016

Still wrestling with filing cabinets, Excel sheets, and calculators when doing your company accounts? It could be time to move on. There are plenty of simpler ways to manage your small business' books these days thanks to cloud accounting software.

Checklist

But how do you know if you're ready for the change? Would you even know what to look for in accounting software? What are the considerations you need to make when choosing an accounting system?

Fret not, because we've put together a handy checklist that gives you a quick glance at the main things you should look for when choosing an accounting software.

You can also download this checklist as a PDF for you to print out and keep handy when you start your search for accounting software.

Checklist of what to look for in accounting software

What to do next?

GetApp's Accounting Software Category Leaders ranking will give you a good idea of who the top players are in the space. It's worth delving into the product information about some of these apps to help you start answering some of the questions on your checklist. The top five accounting apps in the category leader ranking for Q2 2016 are:

If you're still not convinced by the wonders of online accounting software, go read Todd Spear's take on why you should ditch your spreadsheet, or check Nick Mead's guide to managing your accounts on your mobile.


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