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  • Unanet   

    Web-based integrated project management and ERP solution
    Unanet is an integrated project management solution which offers tools for resource planning, accounting, workforce collaboration, timesheet management and more read more
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  • FreeAgent     10

    UK online accounting software for small businesses
    FreeAgent covers the accounting needs of freelancers and small businesses with estimates, invoices, expenses, project accounting, time tracking, tax & banking. read more
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  • NetSuite     17

    Cloud Business Management Software
    NetSuite ERP includes complete online accounting with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash workflow management, tax management & more. read more
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  • Elexio   

    Web based and hosted church management software
    Elexio is a church management software (CHMS) for modern churches to streamline daily activities through a web based or on premise solution read more
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  • Plooto   

    The Simplest Payments Solution for Payables & Receivables
    Integrated payments solution for your accounts payable and receivable read more
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  • Budget Maestro   

    Budgeting and forecasting software
    Budget Maestro is an automated, scalable budgeting and forecasting software that leverages built-in financial logic for small to medium sized businesses read more
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  • CosmoLex   

    Web Based Legal Practice Management & Accounting Software
    The business and trust accounting accounting is fully integrated within practice management and eliminates and you don’t need to fiddle with multiple programs read more
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  • EnterpriseIQ   

    Enterprise resource planning software for manufacturers
    EnterpriseIQ is a manufacturing ERP software for small plant to large multi-plant manufacturers read more
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  • Plus & Minus   

    Real-time accounting read more
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  • Basware   

    Purchase-to-pay & e-invoicing solutions
    Basware provides e-invoicing and purchase-to-pay solutions including e-procurement, accounts payable automation, travel & expense management, analytics and more read more
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  • Patriot Accounting   

    Web-based accounting solution for small businesses
    Patriot Accounting is an online accounting solution that allows small companies to track and manage transactions in a professional manner read more
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  • Ecount ERP   

    Web-based ERP & CRM for small & mid-sized businesses.
    Fully integrated, Web-based accounting, inventory, sales, purchasing and production management software for small and mid-sized businesses. Access your data anytime, anywhere at only $55 per month (unlimited users). Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. read more Free training and support included. Start a free trial today!
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  • FreshBooks     115

    Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
    FreshBooks automates daily accounting activities namely invoice creation, payment acceptance, expenses tracking, billable time tracking and financial reporting. read more
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  • Zenefits    22

    OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
    Use Zenefits to manage certain HR-related accounting activities, namely payroll & taxes and benefits & insurance. read more
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  • Buildium    6

    Cloud-based property management software
    Get a lot of accounting power through a simple user interface. Make your financial life a little easier by using professional accounting and bookkeeping tools read more
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  • insly.com    4

    Software for agents and brokers
    Cloud based software for insurance agents and insurance brokers with monthly fee that simplifies sales process and helps with administration and reporting. Free trial.  read more
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  • Property Matrix    2

    Property management software
    Enterprise Level Accounting for Property Managers read more
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  • Bill4Time  

    Web-Based Time Billing Software
    Just as Bill4Time keeps track of every time and expense entry, it also keeps track of all balances and payment activity so you can stay on top of your business’ read more
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  • SutiExpense  

    Intuitive, Simple, Intelligent Expense Report Software
    SutiExpense can be easily configured to meet the unique expense reporting needs of any business. Its intuitive and flexible design supports rapid deployment and adoption. The software automates the process of creating, submitting, and approving expense reports by leveraging third party integration and optical character recognition. read more We also provide full integration with your General Ledger for expense allocation, credit card data import, and seamless integration into your ERP.
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  • Replicon TimeBill  

    Track billable time and project costs quickly and easily
    Replicon TimeBill is an easy-to-use application that gives companies real-time visibility into the progress of projects and greater control to manage them profitably. Companies can easily manage time and expenses on projects to accurately bill customers. read more
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  • SurePayroll  

    Mobile Paycheck App
    Want to view your paycheck when you're away from the computer? Do it right from your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® with our Free Mobile Paycheck app. With Mobile Paycheck, you can: * Access current and past paycheck records * View paycheck details, including earnings, taxes, deductions and YTD totals * See used, available and ear read morened vacation, sick and personal time - This iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch application is for employees of employers that are payroll customers of SurePayroll.
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  • Aplos Accounting  

    Online accounting software for nonprofits
    Aplos Accounting is an accounting program designed for churches and non-profit organisations, for fund accounting, invoicing, budgeting, and financial reporting read more
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  • HomeCare Accounting  

    Clinical, financial & business intelligence solution
    Fully-integrated clinical, financial & business intelligence solution for small to large home health agencies looking to streamline their workflow read more
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  • WinCall  

    PBX and VoIP call accounting solution
    WinCall is a call accounting solution from TeleManagement Technologies, suitable for use with analog, VoIP, and Centrex PBX systems read more
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  • eBridge Connections Accounting Integration  

    Cloud-based accounting integration platform
    eBridge Connections offers a universal accounting integration platform for small and mid-sized businesses that supports multiple ERP accounting systems read more
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What is Accounting Software?

Accounting information system is used to automate and keep track of a wide range of finance-related business needs. The level of features required depends on the need of the buyer. However, at the core of all software accounting systems is the ability to manage accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, and invoicing and billing.

In addition to these, some of the more robust accounting solutions offer accountability tools such as automated reports for tax investors and boards of directors, analytics tools for budget and sales forecasting, employee payroll and tax tools, as well as expenses management. Other features of accounting software might include integration with bank feeds, POS software and other online payment gateways.

Many accounting applications also include tools for billing and invoicing. These tools include online payment acceptance, invoice generation, invoice historical records, late payment reminders, time tracking for billable hours and projects, as well as automated recurring billing.

Accounting software allows you to work closely with your accountant by keeping all accounting documentation on one platform. You can store and automatically back-up data and export this information through your desired method, whether that is by print or electronically. Generate reports for exporting such as Profit & Loss, or Expense reports.

Depending on factors such as location and industry, accounting software can ensure users meet industry standards and compliance as well as internal managerial requirements, producing reports and analysis for these internal and external audits.

Businesses of all sizes, as well as freelancers and contractors, can benefit from the time-saving features of accounting software such as invoicing and bookkeeping. They can also help users to better monitor their financial flow. This improvement in cash flow visibility can help prevent future financial damage or loss, and help to make better financial decisions.

Accounting software ranges from basic to more advanced systems. This includes scalable solutions for growing businesses. Along with all-in-one accounting solutions, there are also a number of apps offering specific services such as accounts payable and account receivable software. Accounting software is also a key component of many enterprise resource planning suites.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger management
  • Invoicing and billing tools
  • Expense and Profit & Loss reports
  • Cost calculation and time tracking
  • Compliance, tax and regulations management
  • Cash flow reporting and analysis
  • Sales and budget forecasting
  • Client online payment processing and tracking
  • Generate, share and export reports for accountants, directors.

Accounting Category Leaders Q3 2016

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Accounting apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

Scroll down for more details about how we calculate scores.

Reviews
Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

1. QuickBooks Online

Small business accounting software
87
18
19
20
17
13

2. Xero

Beautiful Accounting Software
86
20
20
16
17
13

3. NetSuite

Cloud Business Management Software
84
13
17
14
20
20

4. FreshBooks

Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
76
18
17
18
16
7

5. Zoho Books

Online accounting software
67
12
9
17
16
13

6. Intacct

Best-in-class Cloud ERP for Finance
60
15
16
12
4
13

7. Wave

All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
57
14
5
17
7
14

8. MYOB

Online Accounting and payroll for every business
55
9
16
14
16

9. Clear Books Accounting

Online accounting software
54
14
4
7
16
13

10. FinancialForce Accounting

Accounting App for Salesforce
53
7
13
9
8
16

11. KashFlow

Accounting software for small businesses
52
12
12
13
4
11

12. Sage One Canada

Sage One Canada - Small business accounting software
48
11
3
15
19

13. FreeAgent

UK online accounting software for small businesses
42
13
9
13
7

14. Sage One - U.S.

Small business accounting software
40
0
6
15
19

15. Odoo Accounting

Accounting software for businesses of any size
31
7
0
0
16
8

16. Saasu

Small business online accounting
31
11
11
6
3

17. Workday Financial

Fresh approach to financial management
31
0
3
16
12

18. Kashoo

Online Accounting Software
30
7
4
16
3

19. Aqilla

Cloud Accounting Software for Business
28
7
3
0
2
16

20. SlickPie

Free Online Accounting Software for Small Business
28
11
2
0
2
13

21. Nominal Accounting

Accounting Software
25
9
2
12
2

22. SimpleBooks

Small business accounting software
24
14
0
8
2

23. Crunch

You live life. We do the numbers.
23
12
0
7
4

24. LessAccounting

Accounting software for small businesses
23
7
6
7
3

25. WinWeb Accounting

Business finance made easy
22
7
0
6
9
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Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

Who is the ranking for?

This ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a first glance at the leading cloud-based Accounting software in the industry. The data serves as a point of reference highlighting the key factors that small businesses should look at when first analyzing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile app availability), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

For more details on why we chose these data points, take a look at our industry research reports, which provide in-depth explanations of each data point, as well as trends in the industry.

How are the scores calculated?

An app’s score is calculated based on five unique data points and is completely independent of any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors. The data points are calculated as outlined below:

User Reviews

The score for user reviews is calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against other apps in the category. This raw number is then scaled to represent a value between one and 20.

Integrations

Integration scores are calculated by scaling and adding two different averages for the number of listed integrations on GetApp: the first 15 points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the average for the top 25 percent of apps in the category, while the final five points are awarded for the total number of integrations scaled against the leader in the category.

Mobile Platforms

Mobile platform scores are calculated using data from Google Play and the Apple App Store. Five points are awarded for having an Android App, and another five for an iOS app. The additional 10 points are calculated based on the user ratings of the app in each store, rated out of five, for a total of 20 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans a vendor has. Each social network contributes a maximum of 10 points to the total score. The first five points are awarded for total number of followers scaled against the average number of followers that each vendor in the category has, while the remaining five points are awarded based on the total number of followers, this time scaled against the category leaders. The scores for Facebook and Twitter are added together for a total score out of 20.

Security

Security is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.