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A Brief Review of Popular Accounting Software Packages

Every business has to deal with accounting, but the accounting packages that you choose to use for your business is entirely a matter of preference. Some businesses prefer options similar to QuickBooks because of its easy connectivity to other systems, while others prefer dedicated accounting software that really focuses on the specifics of the accounting arts. Here's a quick look at some of the most popular accounting software available to help you decide which option is best for your needs.

  • QuickBooks: When it comes to simplicity and using accounting packages that have been around since the dawn of time (well, at least the computer), QuickBooks takes the cake. It works well for small to medium businesses, interacts well with a wide range of systems to create simple digitization, is relatively inexpensive and with millions of users worldwide, has tons of information available for people to set up their own accounting system, no matter how unique their business is.

  • GnuCash: If you like free and are willing to deal with a little bit of a learning curve, GnuCash's free open source accounting software provides you with a great option that avoids issues you may have with feeding money to large corporations. Documentation and tutorials aren't quite as common as they are with QuickBooks, nor is it as customer-service friendly as Sage, but it does provide a solid suite of options to deal with small business needs at no cost to you.

  • Sage: Do you feel the need to step your accounting information up a notch? Sage offers a range of accounting solutions for businesses of all sizes, providing you with a world of options to consider for your accounting software. However, it can be a bit more complex to configure and will take some training to get your staff operational if they're not familiar with it.

By keeping the specifics of these common accounting packages in mind when deciding on what kind of accounting software your company needs, you'll be better able to make a smart decision that works well for your company. But what if you just want a turnkey solution so that you can get started without a lot of hassle? AccountRely's accounting professionals are happy to help! Please feel free to contact us today to get started.

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