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QuickBooks Enterprise   

14,752
51 pts
Enterprise accounting, FSM and inventory management solution
QuickBooks Enterprise is an accounting software for small businesses which provides users with real-time access to customer, employee, and vendor information. The software includes tools for managing inventory, shipping, sales orders, pricing, tasks, invoicing, reporting, and more. Read more about QuickBooks Enterprise
Enterprise accounting, FSM and inventory management solution
QuickBooks Enterprise is an accounting software for small businesses which provides users with real-time access to customer, employee, and vendor information. The software includes tools for managing inventory, shipping, sales orders, pricing, tasks, invoicing, reporting, and more. Read more about QuickBooks Enterprise

NetSuite   

471
54 pts
Cloud ERP and business management suite
NetSuite ERP includes complete online accounting with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash workflow management, tax management & more. Read more about NetSuite
Cloud ERP and business management suite
NetSuite ERP includes complete online accounting with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash workflow management, tax management & more. Read more about NetSuite

Zoho Books   

384
60 pts
Online accounting software for growing businesses
Zoho Books helps small businesses to manage all financial activity, from invoices and expenses, to sales and purchase orders, to taxes, reports, and bank feeds. Read more about Zoho Books
Online accounting software for growing businesses
Zoho Books helps small businesses to manage all financial activity, from invoices and expenses, to sales and purchase orders, to taxes, reports, and bank feeds. Read more about Zoho Books

aACE   

24
Integrated accounting, CRM, and ERP for SMBs.
aACE’s full-featured Accounting software integrates with our CRM and ERP modules to allow managers to track a sale from the lead to the balance sheet without duplicate data entry. Controllers can easily hop from a single entry in the GL to anywhere in the transaction chain. Read more about aACE
Integrated accounting, CRM, and ERP for SMBs.
aACE’s full-featured Accounting software integrates with our CRM and ERP modules to allow managers to track a sale from the lead to the balance sheet without duplicate data entry. Controllers can easily hop from a single entry in the GL to anywhere in the transaction chain. Read more about aACE

Workday Financial   

30
Fresh approach to financial management
Workday Financial Management is a financial accounting and business plan software that helps you make strategic financial decisions and predictable customer outcomes. Workday Financial Management manages your enterprise's entire sales and revenue portfolio so you can identify underperforming revenue streams as well as top earning sales channels. Read more about Workday Financial Workday Financial Management is a web based platform optimized for mobile that allows you a completely transparent sales management experience both in the office and on the road.
Fresh approach to financial management
Workday Financial Management is a financial accounting and business plan software that helps you make strategic financial decisions and predictable customer outcomes. Workday Financial Management manages your enterprise's entire sales and revenue portfolio so you can identify underperforming revenue streams as well as top earning sales channels. Read more about Workday Financial Workday Financial Management is a web based platform optimized for mobile that allows you a completely transparent sales management experience both in the office and on the road.

Multiview   

9
Comprehensive ERP Financials Suite
Multiview offers a range of financial software solutions covering business intelligence, accounts payable & receivable, inventory, purchasing, workflow and more. Read more about Multiview
Comprehensive ERP Financials Suite
Multiview offers a range of financial software solutions covering business intelligence, accounts payable & receivable, inventory, purchasing, workflow and more. Read more about Multiview

Chargebee   

28
Subscription billing & Recurring payments software
Chargebee is a PCI Level 1 certified recurring billing platform for subscription businesses. With power packed integrations such as Xero, QuickBooks Online, Avalara, NetSuite, Zendesk, MailChimp, ShipStation, Salesforce, Slack, and Shopify, Chargebee takes the pain out of subscription billing. Read more about Chargebee
Subscription billing & Recurring payments software
Chargebee is a PCI Level 1 certified recurring billing platform for subscription businesses. With power packed integrations such as Xero, QuickBooks Online, Avalara, NetSuite, Zendesk, MailChimp, ShipStation, Salesforce, Slack, and Shopify, Chargebee takes the pain out of subscription billing. Read more about Chargebee

WolfePak   

1
Accounting solution for oil and gas businesses
WolfePak is a cloud-based accounting solution designed to assist businesses of all sizes in the oil and gas industry, with joint interest billing, revenue distribution, and bank reconciliations. Key features include audit trails, multi-company accounts payable, and reporting and analytics. Read more about WolfePak
Accounting solution for oil and gas businesses
WolfePak is a cloud-based accounting solution designed to assist businesses of all sizes in the oil and gas industry, with joint interest billing, revenue distribution, and bank reconciliations. Key features include audit trails, multi-company accounts payable, and reporting and analytics. Read more about WolfePak

Accounting Seed   

13
Accounting software on Salesforce
Modernize your accounting processes and embrace the unique way you do business. Spend less time on spreadsheets and more time moving your business forward with our automated processes. You and your team can create and manage a cloud-based accounting system to your business model with ease. Read more about Accounting Seed
Accounting software on Salesforce
Modernize your accounting processes and embrace the unique way you do business. Spend less time on spreadsheets and more time moving your business forward with our automated processes. You and your team can create and manage a cloud-based accounting system to your business model with ease. Read more about Accounting Seed

Bench Bookkeeping   

155
You run your business. We’ll do your bookkeeping.
Bench gives you a team of bookkeepers to do your books for you, and simple, elegant software to track your finances. Read more about Bench Bookkeeping
You run your business. We’ll do your bookkeeping.
Bench gives you a team of bookkeepers to do your books for you, and simple, elegant software to track your finances. Read more about Bench Bookkeeping

Averiware   

4
Integrated business management software for SMBs
Averiware is a fully-integrated, cloud-based business management solution for SMBs which combines tools for managing operations, sales, quotes, orders, inventory, shipping, accounting, customers, employees, suppliers, purchasing, invoicing, projects, and more… Read more about Averiware
Integrated business management software for SMBs
Averiware is a fully-integrated, cloud-based business management solution for SMBs which combines tools for managing operations, sales, quotes, orders, inventory, shipping, accounting, customers, employees, suppliers, purchasing, invoicing, projects, and more… Read more about Averiware

EnterpriseIQ   

166
Enterprise resource planning software for manufacturers
EnterpriseIQ is a manufacturing ERP software for small plant to large multi-plant manufacturers. Read more about EnterpriseIQ
Enterprise resource planning software for manufacturers
EnterpriseIQ is a manufacturing ERP software for small plant to large multi-plant manufacturers. Read more about EnterpriseIQ

CosmoLex   

229
Web Based Legal Practice Management & Accounting Software
CosmoLex handles the unique, legal accounting requirements lawyers face daily. Anytime/anywhere web access makes it easy to keep your books compliant & current. Read more about CosmoLex
Web Based Legal Practice Management & Accounting Software
CosmoLex handles the unique, legal accounting requirements lawyers face daily. Anytime/anywhere web access makes it easy to keep your books compliant & current. Read more about CosmoLex

Accurants   

11
Cloud based accounting solution for SMBs and freelancers
Accurants is a cloud based accounting platform for SMBs and self-employed professionals that helps in accounting and project management activities. Read more about Accurants
Cloud based accounting solution for SMBs and freelancers
Accurants is a cloud based accounting platform for SMBs and self-employed professionals that helps in accounting and project management activities. Read more about Accurants

BizAutomation   

20
Cloud ERP runs your ENTIRE smaller business - soup to nuts !
@$79.95 / user / mo. the #1 SMB suite runs your ENTIRE business on a single cloud, including accounting, CRM, order management, inventory, and e-commerce. Read more about BizAutomation
Cloud ERP runs your ENTIRE smaller business - soup to nuts !
@$79.95 / user / mo. the #1 SMB suite runs your ENTIRE business on a single cloud, including accounting, CRM, order management, inventory, and e-commerce. Read more about BizAutomation

FPS GOLD Core Processing   

0
Core processing software for community banks
FPS GOLD Core Processing is a core banking solution designed for community banks with tools for CRM, deposit management, loan planning, accounting & more. Read more about FPS GOLD Core Processing
Core processing software for community banks
FPS GOLD Core Processing is a core banking solution designed for community banks with tools for CRM, deposit management, loan planning, accounting & more. Read more about FPS GOLD Core Processing

Biller Genie   

19
The automated all-in-one solution to your accounting woes.
Say goodbye to A/R busy work and hello to an automated process. Get paid faster, stop chasing payments and do more with Biller Genie. Try risk free. Read more about Biller Genie
The automated all-in-one solution to your accounting woes.
Say goodbye to A/R busy work and hello to an automated process. Get paid faster, stop chasing payments and do more with Biller Genie. Try risk free. Read more about Biller Genie

Fusebill   

28
Subscription billing management & recurring billing software
Fusebill ignites growth in you subscription business by automating manual accounting, financial processes and workflows. As the leading subscription management and recurring billing platform, Fusebill allows businesses the agility to reduce churn, reduce revenue leaks, maintain a competitive edge. Read more about Fusebill
Subscription billing management & recurring billing software
Fusebill ignites growth in you subscription business by automating manual accounting, financial processes and workflows. As the leading subscription management and recurring billing platform, Fusebill allows businesses the agility to reduce churn, reduce revenue leaks, maintain a competitive edge. Read more about Fusebill

AccountMate   

21
Customizable accounting software with inventory tracking
AccountMate is a customizable accounting system for small & mid-sized businesses, with open source code and a range of industry-specific vertical solutions. Read more about AccountMate
Customizable accounting software with inventory tracking
AccountMate is a customizable accounting system for small & mid-sized businesses, with open source code and a range of industry-specific vertical solutions. Read more about AccountMate

FreeAgent   

116
46 pts
FreeAgent has been voted the UK's #1 accounting software app
New customer offer: 50% off for the first 6 months. Invoices, expenses, VAT returns, payroll, Self Assessment filing, time tracking, bank feeds and more. Read more about FreeAgent
FreeAgent has been voted the UK's #1 accounting software app
New customer offer: 50% off for the first 6 months. Invoices, expenses, VAT returns, payroll, Self Assessment filing, time tracking, bank feeds and more. Read more about FreeAgent

Xero  

1,794
64 pts
Accounting Software for SMBs
Xero offers full online accounting for small businesses, letting you reconcile accounts, send invoices, track expenses, pay employees, generate reports & more. Read more about Xero

Xero

64 pts
Accounting Software for SMBs
Xero offers full online accounting for small businesses, letting you reconcile accounts, send invoices, track expenses, pay employees, generate reports & more. Read more about Xero

Replicon TimeBill  

443
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 about 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 about Replicon TimeBill

Avaza  

269
All-in-one, client-focused project management for teams.
Access multi-currency expense tracking, budgeting and billing all in one app with Avaza. Available in the cloud, from any device. Read more about Avaza
All-in-one, client-focused project management for teams.
Access multi-currency expense tracking, budgeting and billing all in one app with Avaza. Available in the cloud, from any device. Read more about Avaza

Zenefits  

596
HR | OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
Use Zenefits to manage certain HR-related accounting activities, namely payroll & taxes and benefits & insurance. Read more about Zenefits
HR | OnBoarding | Payroll | Benefits | Compliance
Use Zenefits to manage certain HR-related accounting activities, namely payroll & taxes and benefits & insurance. Read more about Zenefits

Odoo  

335
44 pts
Open Source ERP and CRM software suite
Odoo Accounting helps you to manage your daily accounting easily and have a global view of the state of your business at any time. Read more about Odoo

Odoo

44 pts
Open Source ERP and CRM software suite
Odoo Accounting helps you to manage your daily accounting easily and have a global view of the state of your business at any time. Read more about Odoo
Accounting Software Buyers Guide

Managing a company’s accounts is a tough job. It involves tracking an abundance of financial data, such as revenue generated from sales, payments made to vendors, and employee expense claims. The job gets even tougher when the only tool used to record that data is an endless stream of spreadsheets. 

Cleaning and consolidating redundant and widely-scattered data are just two challenges among many that small businesses face while trying to analyze financial data. Manually generating invoices and tracking bank statements makes the whole accounting process more complex.  

Accounting software simplifies this process by providing a single view of all financial data and workflows across an organization. It also helps by automating processes such as expense tracking and bank reconciliation.

However, choosing the right fit for your small business could be daunting. From full-suite solutions to specialized ones, the market is densely populated. 

To help small businesses make informed choices when selecting accounting software, we’ve created this buyer's guide, which discusses the different functionalities of such solutions. The guide also explores different considerations that small businesses should keep in mind when evaluating accounting software.  

Here's what we’ll cover:

What is accounting software?

Accounting software is designed to help businesses manage their financial accounting, which involves bookkeeping, tracking payments, generating invoices, and financial reporting. These solutions serve as a central location where businesses can store and process financial data, track income and expenses, manage taxes, and assess their overall financial status. 

Types of accounting software

Accounting solutions can be broadly categorized based on the scope of accounting functions they support.

Here’s a closer look: 

  • Stand-alone tools: These are modules that cater to specific accounting needs and help small businesses avoid paying for unwanted functionalities. For instance, businesses that primarily want to automate the calculation and reporting of tax on their goods and services can opt for a specialized sales tax software app, instead of paying needlessly for several integrated modules. 

Key question to ask a vendor before you buy: Is your product available only as a full-suite solution or can I buy individual modules to address specific needs? 

Deployment options for accounting software

When it comes to deployment, accounting software can be categorized into cloud-based and on-premise solutions. 

Though both have their pros and cons, we’ve focused on cloud-based solutions as these are often more suitable for small businesses. They require less up-front investment; their implementation is faster, and updates are automatic; and they support remote use and are easy to scale. 

Let’s look at what you can expect with each deployment model:

  • Cloud-based: The vendor hosts the solution off-site on its own servers, so users don’t need to worry about software maintenance, data backup, upgrades, etc. A user can access the solution from any authorized computer with an internet connection by paying a monthly or annual subscription. 

Nowadays, many vendors also provide mobile apps, which allow users to access and operate accounting software from their mobile devices.  

  • On-premise: These solutions typically incur a one-time license fee instead of a recurring monthly or yearly payment. However, you’ll bear the expense of installing and managing infrastructure to host the solution, data backups, and upgrades. 

This option is suitable for small businesses that desire complete control over their data.  

Key questions to ask a vendor before you buy: What are the deployment options your solution is available in? Do you also have a mobile app?

What are some common features of accounting software?

Accounting software solutions come with various capabilities, from tracking basic general ledgers to employee payroll processing.

We have listed the most common accounting software features below:

General ledger: A record of a business's financial transactions, used to prepare financial statements. The general ledger typically includes account information for liabilities (accounts payable) and assets (accounts receivable), as well as equity, revenue and expenses.

Accounts payable and receivable: Accounts payable functionality tracks money owed by a company to its suppliers and other creditors. Meanwhile, accounts receivable functionality helps track the money owed to a company but not yet paid for goods or services rendered. It automates the creation and transmission of invoices as well as the collection of payments.

Bank reconciliation: Automatically capture details from bank transactions to compare your company's accounting records with your bank statement.

Bank reconciliation in Quickbooks

Bank reconciliation feature in QuickBooks Online

Financial reporting: Understand the status of your company's balance sheet; track budget and ledger entries with detailed reports, including charts and graphs.

Reporting in Xero

Reporting in Xero

Expense tracking: Track organizational expenses, such as employee travel expenses, and approve expense reports.

Expense tracking in Freshbooks

Expense tracking in FreshBooks

Billing and invoicing: Create invoices to send to customers and automatically process them based on predetermined rules (contract-based billing, subscription billing, etc.).

Invoice management in Tapal

Invoice management in Tipalti

Key question to ask a vendor before you buy: Do you offer the specific features I need?

Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context, and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations, obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication. 

What are some important accounting software integrations?

Accounting software can integrate with other solutions, which can help small businesses simplify their financial processes, increasing the value of the software.

Here are three important integrations to look for in accounting software:  

  • Digital payment wallets: Integration with digital payment wallets, such as PayPal, allows businesses to receive or make payments from within the accounting solution.

  • Email software: Integrating email software with accounting solution provides users with automated email notifications of new transactions.

  • Point of sale (POS) solutions: Integration with these end-point retail software and hardware tools allows businesses to seamlessly transfer data, including inventory details and payment transactions, from the POS to the accounting solution.

Key question to ask a vendor before you buy: What integrations does your solution offer and how will they benefit me?  

Technological advancements such as cloud computing have changed accounting software significantly in the last few years. Newer technologies such as blockchain further continue to drive the software’s evolution. 

While there are many technological disruptions that will change how organizations practice accounting in the future, we have identified one that small businesses can leverage immediately. 

Robotic process automation (RPA) technology saves time in transferring data: Businesses are saving a lot of time by leveraging RPA to automate repetitive work in managing financial accounting. 

Here are two ways small businesses can use RPA: 

  • Bookkeeping: Improve the speed and accuracy of transferring transactional data from sources (spreadsheets, emails, invoices, etc.) to the database built within accounting solutions.

  • Automated tax filing with tax bots:  Available as API integrations, tax bots are useful add-ons to an accounting solution. Finance teams can run these bots to automatically extract data from balance sheets or invoices and transfer the details to a tax management solution. 

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*Note: The applications selected in this article are examples to show a feature in context, and are not intended as endorsements or recommendations, obtained from sources believed to be reliable at the time of publication.

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