Best Small Business Accounting AppsNovember 17, 2016 9:19 am
A large part of being a successful small business owner is managing the financial accounts including: invoices, billing, expense reports, financial reports and reconciliations. For many business owners this part of the job can be stressful and may cause you to want to ditch the confusing spreadsheets and financial reports in search of something better.
What you may be looking for is an easier way, with less headaches, in an easy-to-read, affordable format. That is where small business accounting apps come in to play. While there are seemingly millions of accounting programs out there (just Google it,) there are some that the experts tend to recommend more than the others. Here are the top accounting apps that made the cut:
FreshBooks – Of all the accounting software we looked at this name kept coming up over and over again. FreshBooks wins for its ease of use, excellent customer service, and for offering all the features small businesses need to manage their finances on the go. FreshBooks allows you to quickly create professional-looking invoices and set up credit card payment support. Other features include repeat invoicing, estimation, and one-click snail mail sending.
QuickBooks Online is an accounting app with a walloping set of features presented in one of the simplest accounting interfaces ever. Quick Books handles accounting, billing, and invoicing, all from the same spot. Its colorful, user-friendly interface is home to a powerful set of features. These include estimates invoicing, time tracking, accounts payable, reporting, inventory, contacts, sales, and tax.
- Wave – With more than two million users, Wave is one of the most successful online accounting services – and it’s completely free for accounting, invoicing and receipts, although if you want personal technical support you’ll need to pay for it.
- Zoho – Zoho Books offers all the basic features microbusinesses need, as well as advanced tools that grow with your business. Furthermore, compared with other accounting software for really small businesses, Zoho Books has the best price for all of its capabilities.
Still confused about the specific accounting software you may need to stay organized and in the black? Check out Accounting Software Reviews for a complete list of the top accounting apps used by small business owners. They break down the cost, features and can link you to free trials.