Accounting Software

Best Comparison List of Vendor Applications & Tools
  • Brightpearl    44

    Brightpearl is a multi-channel retail management system.
    Retailers, use Brightpearl to see live revenue & profits, compare financial performance over time, and generate financialread more reports to share with your accountant.
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  • NetSuite    20

    Cloud Business Management Software
    NetSuite ERP includes complete online accounting with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash workflowread more management, tax management & more.
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  • Xero    165

    Beautiful Accounting Software
    Xero offers full online accounting for small businesses, letting you reconcile accounts, send invoices, track expensesread more, pay employees, generate reports & more.
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  • FreshBooks    82

    Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners
    FreshBooks automates daily accounting activities namely invoice creation, payment acceptance, expenses tracking, billableread more time tracking and financial reporting.
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  • Intacct    59

    Best-in-class Cloud ERP for Finance
    Intacct’s core financials automate your most important processes, reduce your reliance on spreadsheets, and give youread more greater visibility into your business.
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  • FreeAgent    16

    UK online accounting software for small businesses
    FreeAgent covers the accounting needs of freelancers and small businesses with estimates, invoices, expenses, projectread more accounting, time tracking, tax & banking.
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  • Datamolino    1

    Data capture software for invoices, bills and receipts
    Save time on purchase bill processing! Datamolino automatically captures data from your invoices, bills & receipts andread more sends it straight to Xero or Sage One
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    The Subscription Lifecycle Made Easy
    Intacct’s core financials automate your most important processes, reduce your reliance on spreadsheets, and give youread more greater visibility into your business.
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  • Bill.com    53

    Magically Simple Business Payments
    Bill.com is the home of the fastest-growing business payments network in the nation, enabling nearly 200,000 users toread more pay and get paid millions of bills worth billions of dollars. The Bill.com Business Payments Network brings small-to-medium businesses simple online bill payment, custom invoicing services, unlimited document storage, workflow collaboration, and the ability to access their back office from anywhere via any mobile device. Bill.com’s services easily sync to a users’ accounting software and online bank accounts to better control company financials while also guarding against errors and offering enterprise-class fraud protection that current methods cannot match.
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  • QuickBooks Online    166

    Small business accounting software
    Quickbooks Online offers small business accounting with financial dashboards, invoice creation, online payment acceptanceread more, expenses tracking, payroll & more.
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  • Avaza    22

    Run your client-focused business on Avaza
    Avaza handles your invoices, time tracking, project budgets & expense management. Give remote access to accountantsread more and make better decisions with great reports
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  • Clear Books Accounting    18

    Online accounting software
    Clear Books Accounting Software is an online accounting system for small businesses. Our aim at Clear Books is to makeread more accounting software for small business owners that is easy to use and saves time. Clear Books has been developed with the user in mind using a simple design to clearly guide users through day to day accounting and bookkeeping tasks. This allows you to access a client’s accounts anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connection. This flexibility can be used to view a client’s accounts from multiple locations. Clear Books supports multiple users logging into the accounts system at the same time.
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  • Arithmo    17

    Small business accounting software
    Arithmo is accounting software for small businesses in the UK market only. Arithmo is a simple and intuitive accountingread more software application, suitable for all small businesses and their accountants. All users get a no obligation FREE trial and the opportunity to attend a FREE online training session. It’s easy to use interface means even a complete beginner can be up and running in minutes, making Arithmo belonging to the easiest accounting tools on the market.
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  • Wave    48

    All-in-one accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments, and receipt management solution.
    Why is Wave the world's fastest-growing accounting software for small businesses? It's easy, fast, 100%free, and maderead more for owner-operated businesses.
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  • Zenefits    21

    OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
    Use Zenefits to manage certain HR-related accounting activities, namely payroll & taxes and benefits & insurance.
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  • Zoho Books    12

    Online accounting software
    Zoho Books helps small businesses to manage all financial activity, from invoices and expenses, to sales and purchaseread more orders, to taxes, reports, and bank feeds.
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  • Crunch    9

    Love Accounting
    Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accreditedread more, award-winning in-house accountants with real-time cloud software, Crunch delivers a complete business accountancy service for a flat monthly fee of £64.50+VAT. No costly extras, your own personal account manager, and maximum tax efficiency.
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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 professionalread more accounting and bookkeeping tools
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  • CaseFox    5

    Timekeeping, Billing, Trust Accounting, Case Management
    CaseFox® Timekeeping, Billing and Case Management Software is designed to help attorneys, virtual firms, accountantsread more and other professionals (such as freelancers, contractors, etc.) with their timekeeping, invoicing, trust accounting, time tracking, case tracking and client billing needs. CaseFox can track both billable and non-billable hours and expenses, monitor unbilled hours, late payments and handle trust accounting, case documents and case notes. CaseFox even handles income expense accounting, conflict checks, discovery tracking/docketing, fee splitting rules and abbreviation assisted time entries.
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  • Sage One Accounting    5

    Online accounting software for small and start-up businesses
    Pastel My Business Online is an online accounting solution for smaller businesses - developed in South Africa, Pastelread more offers accounting, ERP and business software to businesses across the globe.
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  • Expensify    9

    Expense Reports that Don't Suck!
    Expensify delivers cloud-based travel and expense management through a user-friendly web and mobile application. Withread more direct integrations to accounting software and other workflow tools, Expensify is the industry-leader in expense and travel management.
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  • KashFlow    13

    Accounting software for small businesses
    KashFlow offers cloud accounting to small businesses with support for invoicing & payments, banking, quotes & estimatesread more, purchasing, reports, payroll, & more.
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  • Sage One Canada    5

    Sage One Canada - Small business accounting software
    Sage One Canada is an accounting solution for small businesses in Canada that lets you send invoices, record expensesread more, track time, reconcile accounts and more.
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  • Saasu    8

    Small business online accounting
    Saasu is cloud-based, online accounting software to meet the needs of both accountants and small business owners. Saasuread more provides a range of tools for business owners to manage invoicing, banking, and payroll, as well inventory and contacts. Saasu accounting software provides a solution for small business owners, consultants and software developers with a flexible API. Saasu allows you to run your business from any desktop or mobile device, managing accounts, sending invoices, reconciling bank accounts and collaborating with clients. Saasu also enable credit card and PayPal transactions.
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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 andread more helps with administration and reporting. Free trial.
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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 Q2 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.

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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.