Entry Level Accounting Software




QuickBooks is used by small businesses for most financial-related business processes, from entering sales receipts, tracking expenses, preparing and sending invoices, sales tax tracking and payment to preparation of basic financial statements and reports and inventory management. The program also includes MICR check printing and options for employee payroll and time tracking. For most tasks, QuickBooks does not require users to understand standard accounting procedures.  Read full review.

Sage 50

Sage 50cloud (was Peachtree, Sage 50 US Edition)

The rebranding of the Peachtree and Simply Accounting lines for Sage 50 does not mean simply a change of name on the box. As with other products such as Sage 100 ERP and Sage 300 ERP, there are new enhancements and additional features included as well as impressive new service levels. Read full review.



Zoho currently offers a full suite of Cloud-based tools to help businesses solve problems, execute plans efficiently, and provide excellent customer service. Collectively, Zoho refers to this suite as “the operating system for business.” Read more...



Xero is an interactive entry level product that is easily supported by accounting firms. Xero enables both customers and partners to feel that every interaction with Xero is well managed, well designed and displays intuitive knowledge to their situation. Xero is the best of design led, user centric and customer led thinking and approach fused together. Xero is also an innovative provider of services using technology, research and development to enable what people need to be empowered to run their businesses. Read full review.

Exact JobBOSS


The JobBOSS Starter Edition starts at $995 and is the easiest way to quote jobs, track labor and material, and control shipping, invoicing, and job-costing processes. The Starter Edition is designed to be simple enough to order on-line and to install with minimal technical support. If more help is needed, JobBoss offers a 12-month customer service plan. This entry level edition may be installed on a single workstation. Read Full Review

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FreshBooks helps small businesses stay on top of their books, get paid faster, and improve cash flow with invoicing, time tracking, expense management, and other functionality small business clients need to run their businesses in the cloud. For accountants, FreshBooks allows you to get the info you need to make the most of your time with your clients. You can focus on providing high value advice rather than cleaning up data entry. Read full review.



Quickly and easily track all of your business expenses with LessAccounting. Enter expenses into categories, add notes to them, mark them as paid or due, and even upload a picture of your receipt with each expense. Read Full Review

Sage Simply Accounting

Sage 50cloud (was Simply Accounting, Sage 50 Canada Edition)

Sage Simply Accounting is feature-packed and easy-to-use accounting software that allows small businesses to manage cash flow, invoicing and billing in the language of their choice—easily switching between English and Spanish in the US version or English and French in the Canadian version. Read Full Review


Accounting Power

A premier solution for client accounting services that offers streamlined workflow, bill payment, receivable services, and comprehensive bookkeeping. With Accounting Power, you can perform your client engagements precisely the way you want, better serve each client, add value to your clients’ businesses, and raise your profit margins and relevance. Read full review.

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Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a licensing program from Microsoft that currently has eight different options. These options include web only hosting of Email and Microsoft Office Online applications, the licensing of the Microsoft Office 2019 desktop application or a combination of both. For professional practices, there are four primary options that are most attractive: ProPlus, Mid-Sized Business, E3 and E4. Office 365 is one of four programs that Microsoft has for licensing the Office Suite software today, and is one of the lowest cost methods of acquisition of the Office product line. The other licensing approaches include: OEM, Open Licenses with Software Assurance or SPLA. Office 365 provides all of the features across the entire Microsoft Office Suite including the ability to write files from tablets such as the iPad. Read full review.


Small to Medium Business (SMB) Accounting Software


Spire Software Review


Spire Systems is a robust, complete system that handles all general accounting, distribution, and light manufacturing in a single complete system. Spire is one of the best values in the accounting software market today, and it can scale effectively from a small to a medium business. If you are running an entry level product with add-ons Spire is an ideal upgrade. Better yet, start on Spire to effectively grow and manage your business from the start. Read full review

Gravity Software Review

Gravity Software

If you are looking for software that can handle multi-entity organizations with consolidations or multi-location inventory at an affordable rate, Gravity Software may be your best choice. While a number of industries can be handled with this product, not for profit, property managers and many others can benefit from Gravity's business model, capabilities and pricing. Read full review


Acumatica - The Cloud ERP

Acumatica’s cloud-based applications are designed to integrate with your existing systems to help you achieve your desired results. Their technology is focused on solving common issues in seven separate management blocks, so you can choose which applications best fit your business needs. Read full review



TRAVERSE from Open Systems, Inc. is a fully Microsoft-compliant multi-user .NET solution, positioned in the SMB to SME market. TRAVERSE's Excel analysis and reporting provides real-time PivotTable to database reports as well as OLAP capabilities. TRAVERSE provides a seamless interface to Microsoft Office products as well as Internet connectivity and multilingual/multicurrency capabilities. From core accounting to handheld devices, TRAVERSE offers a wide variety of complete modules. With over 40 software applications, you get the specific functionality you need while enjoying integration and interoperability across all departments. Read full review.

Sage 100 ERP

Sage 100cloud

Sage has recently updated the names for several of its products across North America. The rebranding effort is intended to more correctly reflect and express the company’s strengths in specific markets as well as the scalability of the products. Sage 100cloud products are typically implemented by local partners and are often consulted with local professional accounting firms who serve and service their local client base needs. Read full review.

Sage 300 ERP

Sage 300cloud

Sage went through a companywide rebranding in 2012, affecting North America product branding widely. More than just a rebranding, the applications reflect Sage’s dedication to diverse and highly scalable solutions. The following will help those making the transition or wishing to identify both previous and new product designations. Read full review.

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct

Intacct was one of the earliest mid-market SaaS products. Today the product features include revenue recognition, NFP, Multi-entity, Multi-currency, Global consolidations, Inventory management, Salesforce integration, Fixed assets, Collaboration, and Key Performance Indicators.


Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials is a subscription based offering that includes inventory, costing and projects that can scale from a few users up. The product offering is tightly integrated to Office 365, and with PowerBI for reporting. The price/performance is very competitive when compared to entry level products or other cloud competitors in the mid-market. Read full review.

SAP Business ByDesign

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The SAP Business ByDesign solution is designed as a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) solution for medium to enterprise size companies that quickly scales in users and transactions as the company grows. It has a strong traditional accounting and financial management foundation. Business ByDesign is in a very small league of solutions that have been developed over the past decade to take advantage of Internet- or cloud-based processing. This gives the solution a great deal of flexibility as well as reducing the total cost of ownership over traditional in-house, or on-premise, accounting solutions. The product is very recent, having entered the U.S. market over the past few years; therefore, not all features and functionality that might be expected from a traditional solution may be available. Review the solution carefully and compare it with the present needs of your company. Read Full Review

Exact Synergy

Exact Synergy

Exact Synergy is a solution that covers project management, document management, and workflow management, among other areas. It supports your business processes and makes it easy to quickly retrieve any information you require. Exact Synergy simplifies credit management, debtor/creditor management, and the invoicing of revenues and expenses. Working with Exact Synergy is convenient for your own financial administration as well as that of your accounting staff. You can handle all invoices processing centrally. Read Full Review.



FinancialForce Accounting was designed as a true cloud app. The product has strong accounting, billing, Professional Services Automation, and media solutions. Salesforce CRM customers, companies moving from entry level systems like QuickBooks, replacing legacy mid-market accounting systems, or seeking to move to cloud financials can consider FinancialForce Accounting. Large enterprises needing a financial, billing, and/or professional services solution that communicates natively with Salesforce CRM and Sales are also reasonable candidates. Read Full Review

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ECI Macola

ECI Macola is the ERP solution for serious manufacturing professionals in the general discrete manufacturing segments including, but not limited to, machinery, aerospace, automotive, and electronics. Proven over 25 years with thousands of customers, it is the only solution that is complemented by industry expert services designed to improve profitability in every area of your business, including sales and marketing, supply chain, inventory, and labor as well as shop-floor yield. Delivered from ECI, the most trusted advisor in manufacturing and distribution solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, ECIMacola delivers continuous process improvement and helps increase profitability in every area of your business. Read full review.

QuickBooks Enterprise

QuickBooks Enterprise

Small businesses use QuickBooks for most financially related business processes, including entering sales receipts, tracking expenses, preparing and sending invoices, sales tax tracking and payment, preparation of basic financial statements and reports, and inventory management. The program also includes MICR check printing and options for employee payroll and time tracking. Read full review.

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Adagio by Softrak

Adagio Accounting is designed to be Microsoft Windows compatible, but for ease of use for those who like the batch input style of posting transactions. Read full review.

CYMA Financial Management Systems

CYMA Financial Management System

CYMA Financial Management System (FMS) is a modular suite of integrated applications featuring 19 fully integrated modules. These modules may be implemented individually at once or over time as needed. The full suite of modules include: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, After-the-Fact, Bank Reconciliation, Client Billing, Employee Self Service, General Ledger, Human Resources, Inventory Control, Job Costing, Payroll, Project Tracking, Purchase Order, Sales Order, State Payroll Forms, System Manager, Alerts, MICR Checks, CYMA Business Insight. Read Full Review.


Enterprise Accounting Software

Sage ERP X3

Sage Business Cloud X3

Sage ERP X3 is different from many of today’s mature offerings because it combines all the advantages of ERP performance while maintaining simplicity, flexibility, and scalability in a fully integrated, cost- effective end-to-end solution. With Sage ERP X3, you can integrate all your management processes into a single, coherent information system and share all information now required for operations management in real time - companywide. Sage ERP X3 excels at managing increasing volumes of information in less time and requiring fewer resources. The Sage ERP X3 system organizes all internal flows while monitoring exchanges with all your external partners, including customers, suppliers, and contractors. Read full review.

Lawson Enterprise Management System

CloudSuite Financials (was Lawson, now owned by Oracle)

Lawson delivers complete solutions for complex enterprise processes, with two product lines built and proven on the most advanced, open standard technologies: Read full review.

Exact Globe

Exact Globe

Exact Globe is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for small and medium-sized enterprises. Initially designed as an accounting program, Exact Globe evolved to become a comprehensive ERP system. The solution integrates data from a broad range of business processes on one platform, covering financial administration, warehouse management, purchasing and supply chain management, production, and sales. Read Full Review

Oracle Fusion

Oracle E-Business Suite

Applications Unlimited is Oracle's commitment to continue providing enhancements to current JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and Siebel product lines beyond the delivery of Oracle Fusion Applications. Read full review.

SAP Business All-In-One

Intelligent Enterprise

Intelligent Enterprise from SAP is a comprehensive solution for ERP class of user requiring robust solution and flexibility. Because it is a very high-end solution, pricing is often based on a combination of transactions processed, number of named users, specific modules used and customization requirements, as well as training and installation fees. Large installations will run in the multiple million dollar implementation fees, with on-going annual maintenance. Read full review.



Not For Profit Accounting Software

Aplos Software

Aplos Software

Aplos Accounting starts with a dashboard that provides a quick snapshot of an organization's finances, recent activity and tips for next steps. After setting up a chart of accounts, customers can easily navigate to the most common tasks of entering transactions in the Check Register, customizing information about their vendors and donors in Contacts and generating customizable reports. This fund accounting software begins at only $11.99/month for a single user or only $22.95 for the full suite for a single user. Everyone can try Aplos free for 15 days. Nonprofits or churches founded in the past year can also contact Aplos for extended free trial offers Read Full Review


TRAVERSE Not for Profit

TRAVERSE offers a number of well known and respected industry specific solutions. TRAVERSE Not-for-Profit is probably one of the best known, affordable and powerful, solutions for Not-for-profits. It is worth taking a look at compared to the much more costly, high-end, solutions on the market. Read full review.


CYMA Not-For-Profit Edition

CYMA Not-For-Profit Accounting Software offers sophisticated accounting with features and flexibility that should fit most mid-sized Not-for-Profit organizations. CYMA's accounting software solution is for organizations such as charities, social services, churches, foundations, and others that need Not-for-Profit accounting. Read Full Review.



CRM Software

ResultsCRM Small

AbacusNext Results CRM

Results Software has multiple versions of Customer Relationship Software for both on-premise and on-line cloud-based solutions. Each of their versions, Results CRM, Results Project, and Results CRM Business Suite, are different feature sets of the Results CRM application suite. Small Business Solutions are a best fit for small to mid-sized organizations with two users to a maximum of 15 users and generally offers the best performance for organizations with 15,000 or fewer contacts. The enterprise class solutions are a best fit for mid-sized to enterprise customers who need an unlimited number of users and contacts, and who need the increased power of the full Microsoft SQL Server. Enterprise Solutions also offer optional Web Access and integrated Web Portals for remote web-based access to the system. Read full review.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps you organize contact information, manage daily responsibilities, and communicate more effectively to improve your productivity.

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Sage CRM

Sage CRM is a CRM solution that enables businesses to acquire, retain, and develop profitable customer relationships by increasing sales and marketing performance and maximizing customer satisfaction and loyalty. Read full review.



Specialty & Add-On Solutions

Sage ERP X3

BizTools Professional

The BizTools roduct suite is a QuickBooks reporting and analytics tool that provides real-time access to your business data from Microsoft® Office Excel®. It delivers simple, yet powerful, capabilities to anyone who uses spreadsheets to gather and analyze business information. It also gives you the ability to create a single Excel® template for multiple report generation.

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Avalara helps businesses get tax compliance right. Avalara’s customers face demanding tax obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities around the world, and rely on Avalara to provide efficient and accurate solutions to manage those requirements. The company provides solutions for various transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and others. Each year, Avalara serves customers by processing billions of tax transactions, filing more than a million transaction tax returns, and managing millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents. Read full review.

Path by Simplex Software Review

Path by Simplex Financials

If you are looking for software that can help you manage your business or your clients' businesses better, Path is a unique choice. Path's collaborative dashboard contains timelines, milestones and a to-do list. You can create your own custom dashboard with your own KPI's, bookmarks, and have industry comparisons in your business snapshot. Read full review

SpeedTax Manager

SureTax Calc (was SpeedTax Manager)

CCH is a provider of web-based, fully-automated sales tax compliance and management services for CPAs and small to large businesses. There are no time frame requirements and no transactional overages penalties. The Sales Tax SaaS solution is hosted in a highly secure audited and compliant environment. There is a one-time activation fee, and then it is tiered per transaction fees based on volume. Read full review.

Wasp Bar Code

Wasp Barcode Technologies

Wasp Barcode manufactures barcode software and solutions. Solutions include barcode scanners, barcode printers,inventory software, asset tracking, time and attendance systems, Point of Sale (POS) Systems and a range of barcode labels and barcode accessories.

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SAP Concur

With Concur's corporate travel solution, travelers are empowered to make smart choices based on their individual preferences and their corporate travel policy. This saves money while driving adoption and streamlining the whole online booking process. Corporate travelers can quickly and simultaneously book local and international flights, cars, hotels and rail reservations from the Web or from their smartphone. Read Rull Review



CYMA HRexPRess provides an extremely cost effective solution for the Payroll and Human Resource software needs of mid-sized organizations. It also makes an outstanding Payroll Services platform and, when coupled with CYMA's robust accounting, offers the accounting practitioner a great vehicle for accounting and payroll services. CYMA Payroll Software allows processing payroll in-house or as a bureau, printing payroll checks, running instant payroll reports, calculating employee earnings, deductions, 401k, cafeteria plans, and more. Other features provide flexibility unheard of in most payroll software solutions. Read Full Review



Billing Solutions Software

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In an increasingly competitive environment, accounting firms are looking for creative ways to address the challenges of business growth and client retention. Offer your clients your own advanced client service solution branded with your logo, delivered through your website, powered by Bill.com. Read Full Review

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FreshBooks helps small businesses stay on top of their books, get paid faster, and improve cash flow with invoicing, time tracking, expense management, and other functionality small business clients need to run their businesses in the cloud. For accountants, FreshBooks allows you to get the info you need to make the most of your time with your clients. You can focus on providing high value advice rather than cleaning up data entry. Read full review.



Payroll Software


Payroll Relief

Payroll Relief also allows you to handle unlimited pay types while giving you comprehensive reports for compliance and management. When you combine that with its powerful analytic tools, Payroll Relief gives you control over processing payroll you’ve never had, with less work required on your end. Read Full Review.