Accounting Software

Best Comparison List of Vendor Applications & Tools
  • Zoho Books    11

    Online accounting software
    Zoho Books helps small businesses to manage all financial activity, from invoices and expenses, to sales and purchase orders, to ...
  • 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 you greater ...
  • Xero    121

    Online Accounting Software
    Xero offers full online accounting for small businesses, letting you reconcile accounts, send invoices, track expenses, pay ...
  • FreshBooks    52

    Cloud accounting software for SMBs
    FreshBooks automates daily accounting activities namely invoice creation, payment acceptance, expenses tracking, billable time ...
  • NetSuite    15

    Cloud Business Management Software
    NetSuite ERP includes complete online accounting with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash workflow ...
  • FinancialForce Accounting    2

    Accounting App for Salesforce
    FinancialForce covers the wide range of accounting activities such as general ledger, financial reporting, accounts payable & ...
  • FreeAgent    16

    UK online accounting for freelancers & small businesses
    FreeAgent covers the accounting needs of freelancers and small businesses with estimates, invoices, expenses, project accounting, ...
  • BillQuick    3

    Time & Billing + Project Management Software
    Accounting Software for Service Professionals
  • KashFlow    11

    Accounting Software For Small Businesses
    KashFlow offers cloud accounting to small businesses with support for invoicing & payments, banking, quotes & estimates, purchasing, ...
  • Brightpearl    42

    Brightpearl is a multi-channel retail management system.
    Retailers, use Brightpearl to see live revenue & profits, compare financial performance over time, and generate financial reports to ...
  • eZ Account Import    1

    Smarter Integration of Banking and Accounting
    Do the books Faster. Smarter. and Without Errors. eZ Account Import is not only a file converter or importer, it's an integrated ...
  • eZ Credit Card Import    1

    Smarter Integration of Banking and Accounting
    Do the books Faster. Smarter. and Without Errors. eZ Credit Card Import is more than just a file converter or importer, it's an ...
  • TRACT  

    Billing and revenue management platform for XaaS and IoT
    TRACT is a billing/subscription platform that supports any business model. Subscriptions usage, metering, rating, entitlements, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Subscription Billing  

    The Subscription Lifecycle Made Easy
    Intacct’s core financials automate your most important processes, reduce your reliance on spreadsheets, and give you greater ...
  •    51

    Magically Simple Business Payments is the home of the fastest-growing business payments network in the nation, enabling nearly 200,000 users to pay and get ...
  • QuickBooks Online    104

    Small business accounting software
    Quickbooks Online offers small business accounting with financial dashboards, invoice creation, online payment acceptance, expenses ...
  • Clear Books Accounting    17

    Online accounting software
    Clear Books Accounting Software is an online accounting system for small businesses. Our aim at Clear Books is to make accounting ...
  • Arithmo    17

    Small business accounting software
    Arithmo is accounting software for small businesses in the UK market only. Arithmo is a simple and intuitive accounting software ...
  • Wave    39

    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 made for owner-...
  • Avaza    8

    Run your client-focused business on Avaza
    Avaza handles your invoices, time tracking, project budgets & expense management. Give remote access to accountants and make better ...
  • Zenefits    18

    OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
    Use Zenefits to manage certain HR-related accounting activities, namely payroll & taxes and benefits & insurance.
  • Crunch    9

    Love Accounting
    Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accredited, award-...
  • 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 ...
  • CaseFox    5

    Timekeeping, Billing, Trust Accounting, Case Management
    CaseFox® Timekeeping, Billing and Case Management Software is designed to help attorneys, virtual firms, accountants and other ...

GetApp lists the best Accounting software vendor reviews. Including examples of their program solutions, company comparisons, and other types of application options.

Related links

Page last modified

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.

GetRank Q1 2016 for Accounting

GetRank is GetApp’s quarterly ranking of the top 25 Accounting apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five criteria, each worth 20 points, for a total possible score out of 100: User Reviews, Integrations, Mobile Apps, Media Presence, and Security. Each app’s GetRank score is completely independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors. For a full report on GetRank and quarterly industry trends, check out the research tab above.


Embed GetRank on your Website

Feel free to embed GetRank on your own website using the following snippet of code:

Or access the infographic directly by clicking here (opens in a new window).

GetRank Q1 Research for Accounting

This research report is part of GetApp’s quarterly product ranking, GetRank. The report, ‘Accounting in the Cloud: Key Trends for 2016’, highlights the most important trends in the accounting space to help you choose the right cloud-based Accounting, Accounts Payable, Billing and Invoicing, or Expense Management application for your business.

In this report, you’ll find:

  • Expert analysis and industry commentary with insight into some of the most notable developments in accounting software in Q1 of 2016.
  • Unique insights from data collected through GetApp’s research program, GetData, as it relates to user perception of cloud-based business software.
  • The Q1 2016 ranking for Accounting, Accounts Payable, Billing and Invoicing, and Expense Management software.
  • A detailed explanation of GetRank and the five unique data points used to calculate an app’s GetRank score.

Sign in with Linkedin to download a free copy of the report.

Download Report

How is the GetRank score calculated?

User Reviews

The GetRank 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 1 and 20.


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 5 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 pulled from Google Play and the Apple App Store. In this case, a maximum of 5 points is attributed for having an Android App, and another 5 for an iOS app. The additional 10 points are calculated based on the ratings of the app in each store, rated out of 5, 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 5 points are awarded for total number of followers scaled against the average number of followers that each vendor in the category has, while the other 5 points are awarded based on the total number of followers scaled against the category leaders. The scores for Facebook and Twitter are added together for a total score out of 20.


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.

Sign in with Linkedin to download a free copy of the report.

Download Report