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Accounting Software Awards 2017 - Top 10 List View All Products

Every business needs accounting software. Below you can find the top accountancy solutions for freelancers, startups, small and mid-sized businesses in 2017. All applications are ranked by our Crozscore algorithm - taking into account large amounts of market data. The primary ranking factors are: general user satisfaction and usability, features and overall popularity. Additionally, you can find quotes from our in-house software experts below to get a better idea of each winner's offering.

This ranking was published on July 20, 2017. For the most up-to-date Crozscores, user reviews and other information have a look at the full accounting product list.

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Freshbooks

Freshbooks (556) Most User Friendly

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Freshbooks is not a traditional accounting software. It aims to make invoicing and other accounting tasks dead simple for small businesses. If you simply want to track money going in and out of your business, don't need a complicated double-entry solution and are planning to hand off the key figures to your accountant once a year, Freshbooks is the way to go. More Information...

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89%
Zoho Books

Zoho Books (17)

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Zoho Books is packed with features, yet provides a simple and fairly easy-to-use accounting setup that tracks money coming in and going out of your business. Its various automation features cut down on manual labor requirements. More Information...

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87%
Xero

Xero (940) SME Pick

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Xero is a quickly expanding, powerful and very affordable solution that's an excellent pick for businesses who are looking for a versatile solution that is increasingly popular with accountancy providers. Its well-rounded product with easy reporting functionality makes it a joy to use. More Information...

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83%
Wave

Wave (8) Most Affordable

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Wave is an all-in-one accounting solution primarily geared towards small businesses with 9 employees or less. It offers a well-rounded, powerful solution that is entirely free to use - with pay-as-you-go pricing on extra services, such as card and payroll processing. More Information...

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80%
Sage Business Cloud Accounting

Sage Business Cloud Accounting (13)

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Sage has been providing on-premise ERP and accountancy solutions for decades now and have - with Sage One - finally built a solid cloud-based alternative for startups and SMEs. More Information...

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79%
FinancialForce

FinancialForce (19)

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FinancialForce integrates seamlessly into Salesforce, so you can track opportunities from your sales funnel straight through to your final accounts. If your business runs on Salesforce and you want to have complete visibility over your sales and finance functions you should definitely consider adding FinancialForce to your software stack. More Information...

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75%
FreeAgent

FreeAgent (815) Freelancer Pick

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FreeAgent is another solution specifically designed for very small teams. It is especially popular with freelancers and DIY wannabe accountants. If you have a small business and don't need any fancy frills, FreeAgent could be the right software for you. More Information...

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73%
Clearbooks

Clearbooks (173)

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Clearbooks is a simple accounting solutions available for SMEs in the UK and the Netherlands only. Its simplified approach to day-to-day bookkeeping is a good pick for small teams who don't require a complicated setup. More Information...

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68%
QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online (2114) Market Leader

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Intuit's Quickbooks is the long-standing SME market leader in the US and many other western countries. However, user satisfaction has been flailing in recent years and newer solutions are increasingly stealing its market share. If you are looking for the most widely used solution - this is it! More Information...

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60%
Boox

Boox (259)

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Boox is a UK only solution providing a full-stack accountancy service, combining its software with expert advice from dedicated accounting professionals. Its main user groups include contractors, freelancers and other small businesses. More Information...


All scores are fixed as of the date of publication.

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