In the first part of our buying guide, we’ll cover the basics of accounting software, where it came from, and how it can help your business. We’ve also got a discount code for this year’s Accountex inside.
Top Accounting Software Products
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MineralTree provides the easiest to use Accounts Payable (AP) and Payment Automation solutions for finance professionals at growing organizations. MineralTree streamlines AP, giving customers unparalleled visibility and significant cost savings in an affordable, integrated platform that is guaranteed secure. Fully integrated with NetSuite, Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks. View Profile
FreshBooks is an online invoicing and time tracking service that saves you time and makes you look professional - Fortune 500 professional. We believe financial record keeping should be easy, fast, (and perhaps even fun), but still detailed enough to satisfy your accountant. FreshBooks is easy to use and you can try it for free. View Profile
Revel Systems POS is the premier partner for Intuit QuickBooks integration. The Revel POS System is an award-winning iPad Point-of-Sale Solution, for any businesses, with one location, or with multiple locations. The Revel POS is a quick, intuitive & secure Point-of-Sale system. Revel Systems POS software offers a feature-rich POS solution for any restaurant, retail, or QSR establishment, with integrated payroll, inventory tracking, customer relationship management & more! View Profile
Unanet provides project--driven organizations with one system for managing projects, people & financials; delivering robust support for Fixed Price, Time & Materials and Cost Plus contracts. Unanet enables organizations to forecast and track revenue across different contract types, shorten invoice cycles, and provide authorized managers with real-time insight. By integrating functions, disparate standalone systems are eliminated, resulting in greater productivity, no errors, and lower costs. View Profile
Multiview Financials n10 is a full-featured advanced financial management solution that includes: Financial Reporting and Analytics, General Ledger with Budgeting & Forecasting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing with Requisitions, as well as Inventory, Sales/Bid Order Entry, Project Management, and Fixed Assets. Dashboards, Alerts, Workflow, Imaging and ViewSource360 allow end-users, with no IT intervention, to easily monitor and control processes within the company. View Profile
Intacct is a leading provider of best-in-class cloud ERP software. In use by more than 10,500 businesses from startups to public companies, Intaccts applications help small and mid-sized organizations reach peak levels of performance by empowering finance professionals with deep functionality, real-time financial and operational insights, and the ability to automate critical processes. View Profile
NetSuite online accounting software seamlessly couples core accounting functions such as general ledger, accounts receivables and accounts payable with strong compliance management. Improve business performance, increase financial close efficiency and reduce back-office costs with standardized processes using a single, integrated solution. View Profile
Cloud accounting for Salesforce CRM. FinancialForce Accounting is the top native cloud accounting app on the Salesforce Platform. Our application lives inside Salesforce and shares the same data. Put an end to re-keying data & using spreadsheets to create invoices. Eliminate CRM and accounting data silos, and put your Billing, AR, AP, GL, Financial Reporting & CRM all on one platform. Finance teams will be more efficient and in control while growing the top and bottom line. View Profile
by Host Analytics
Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM), offering a suite of applications for modeling, planning, consolidation, reporting, and analytics. Host Analytics Cloud EPM customers benefit from improved business agility, faster time to value, and increased security, compared to traditional on-premises alternatives. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Sanmina trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. View Profile
Created specifically for the needs of churches, Elexio Church Accounting Software was designed to manage church accounting simply and powerfully. Fulfilling the needs of your financial committee and providing scalable add-ons to create the financial and accounting software package that works for you is easy with this cloud-based software solution. View Profile
AccountEdge Pro is a complete small business accounting and management solution for your Mac or Windows office, with everything you need to make sales and purchases, run payroll, track and build inventory, bill for time, and manage contacts. AccountEdge is all you need to run your business easily and efficiently. View Profile
There were nearly 1,000 tax rate, rule, or jurisdiction changes in Q4 2014 - did your team catch them all? And would you bet your business on it? Make 2015 your year to keep up with the ever-changing sales and use tax environment. Visit our website to download your free copy of our SALES TAX SURVIVAL GUIDE 2015: six pages covering 11 tips and tricks to set up your business for compliance in 2015. It's information that could change the way your business handles tax. View Profile
Zoho Books is an online accounting software that allows you to easily manage the money flowing in and out of your business. Manage your customers and invoices, while keeping expenses in check. Record, monitor and reconcile your bank accounts and transactions, and collaborate with your accountant in real-time. Most importantly, Zoho Books helps you make better, more informed decisions and stay on top of your business. View Profile
CosmoLex combines practice management, billing AND accounting (No QuickBooks Required), all in one login. Your practice stays on track, your bills go out on time and you reap the rewards of better cash flow. The accounting menu handles all the intricacies of business and IOLTA trust accounting right out of the box. Small Law firms in all 50 states use CosmoLex to make their practice more compliant, efficient and profitable. View Profile
IQMS Accounting is a comprehensive finance management system within our total ERP/MES solution. Knowing how and where you spend or make your money puts you in charge of monitoring cash flow and controlling costs for improved profitability. We excel over stand-alone packages because your important financial data crosses seamlessly into job costing, estimating, eBusiness web portals, EDI, forecasting and more - allowing you to make intelligent decisions focused on the bottom line. View Profile
by Canopus Innovative Technologies
Canopus Treasury is a comprehensive software solution designed to automate the treasury function of a large corporation and in-house banking operations. Built on the core banking platform, it is a powerful tool to centrally manage and control an enterprise's cash flows, internal funds transfers and external payments, at the same time achieving better corporate performance, enterprise-wide visibility and substantial cost savings. View Profile
Award-winning online accounting software designed for small business owners and accountants. Available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Business finances and cashflow are updated in real time. Imports transactions from bank accounts. Unlimited user logins. Integrates with over 350 3rd-party business applications. Supports multiple currencies. Data is accessible through a single ledger, allowing accountants and clients to collaborate around finances. View Profile
Budget Maestro is an easy-to-use, scalable budgeting, planning, and forecasting software application. It is designed for the small to mid-market enterprise that automates many of the time-consuming and error-prone activities associated with using spreadsheets to produce and accurate budget. It is the only solution in the market that offers synchronized P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow reporting. View Profile
Fully integrated with your accounting ERP system, Anytime Collect automates your accounts receivables, so that after you've billed your customer, you don't have to worry about getting paid. Your business can benefit from increasing working capital, shortening the sales to payment cycle, and reducing bad debt write offs. In short, Anytime Collect helps you get paid faster. View Profile
Pentana Disclose gives you the ability to create financial disclosures via intelligent application of logic and tailoring. Disclose can help you tailor checklists by answering some simple questions about your particular client, which reduces the disclosure requirements to those that are relevant. All checklists contain all the most recent accounting standards, including FRS 102, SORPs and relevant UK legislation and are regularly updated to ensure all the relevant requirements are covered. View Profile
Total, complete, all-encompassing ERP financial software built around a single-file system. Offering time independence, the need for postings and closings are eliminated, which means that the system is up all the time and does not need to be formally closed. This transaction and document-based system also allows recording and reporting to function independently of each other and has the ability to maintain transaction/document detail information indefinitely. View Profile
Built for growing retailers, Brightpearl cloud software gives you real-time accounting insight, combining orders, inventory, customer data, accounting and reporting into a single, reliable retail management system. Gain the efficiency and insight you need with real time integrated inventory, cash flow, profitability by SKU and channel, customer purchase behavior and more. Retail. Accelerated. View Profile
Simple cash basis accounting for small business owners. Pay and Print unlimited 1099s and 1096's, create invoices, record payments, track unpaid invoices. Track bank deposits and withdrawals all for one low price of $12.50/month. Free 30 day trial. No obligation. View Profile
Outgrowing your accounting system? Get the features you need to manage your growing business, where basic systems are lacking. Multiple companies, audit trail, customizable reporting, multiple warehouses, and unlimited data capacity are just a few of the features included for those outgrowing a basic accounting system. Comprehensive functionality includes general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, inventory, purchase orders, sales orders, and integrated payroll. View Profile
by ICM Document Solutions
AP Center is invoice approval from anywhere, anytime on any device. AP Centers dashboard provides an up-to-date view of pending approvals; users can quickly approve invoices with just a click. Easily configure workflow routing and approval hierarchy to automate payables processing. You select the best, most flexible deployment option for your organization: cloud-based or on premise. AP Center delivers enterprise level best practices at an affordable price regardless of your AP Department size. View Profile
Top Accounting Software
Accounting Software is used by businesses to help automate and manage payroll, accounts payable and receivable, purchase orders, and more. The Accounting Software industry is now a multi-billion dollar industry with hundreds of competitive solutions available. Below is a look at the most popular options as measured by a combination of their total number of customers, users, and social presence. To see a comprehensive list, please visit our Accounting Software Directory.
The Top 20 Most Popular
Rankings and bar segment lengths are determined using a weighted scoring system that awards points for total metrics (e.g. total customers) and rank within a data set (e.g. ranked 1st in customers).
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Published by J.P. Medved on January 04, 2016
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