Compare Accounting Software on Your Terms

Our Selection Tool allows customers of our web site to compare accounting software using their needs as the starting point. After working in the accounting industry for twenty plus years, we understand the differences between software users and how many options are out there. Use your needs to find the correct business accounting software for you.

Compare Accounting Software Selection Tool Benefits:

  • Compare accounting software in an easy, systematic fashion
  • Determine your needs by weighting importance of each feature and option
  • Learn the capabilities of today’s leading business accounting software products
  • Upon completion view a scored list of products matching your specific needs
  • View detailed comparison screens and review accounting system downloads and demos
  • Buy accounting software that will make your organization more successful!

Selecting "Require" eliminates all products not meeting that requirement from your final results.

Weight the importance of each feature from one to ten with ten being the highest. A comment section is available after the questions for you to explain further any details. If you already know of products you’d like to compare, you can do a quick comparison on our products page.

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Operating System


Do you intend to run your accounting system on a stand alone PC or PC network (such as Microsoft operating systems)?

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Do you intend to operate your new accounting system on a Macintosh network, or intend to have Macintosh computers accessing the accounting system?

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Will you use a mini or mainframe computer, such as a Unix or AS400 system, to run your accounting system?
Many times PC's are used to access this type of server environment, using emulation software.

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Do you plan on using an "open system" server environment such as Linux to run your accounting software?

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System Features


Would you like to access your system remotely via the internet?
While various systems have differing methods of accomplishing this "web enabled" functionality, this is a simple yes or no question to further define your needs.

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Do you require accounting in multiple currencies?

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Do you require your system to accomodate multi-lingual screens, forms, or reports?

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Do you desire batch posting of entries?
This is when you are given the opportunity to review and edit entries before "commiting" them to the ledgers.

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Do you desire real-time posting?
This is where every entry is "committed" as it is entered and saved.

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Do you need to report on the cash method of accounting?
This is when revenues and expenses are recognized when collected or paid.

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Do you need to use the accrual method of accounting?
This is where revenues are recognized when earned and expenses are recognized when incurred.

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Will you want to create or customize user entry screens and input forms?
In some systems you are provided a standard template in which you enter data, even though you may not use all the fields provided.

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Would you like the system to contain a built-in report writer?
This eliminates the need for third party report writers, but may also limit your ability to fully customise reports.

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Would you like the system to utilize a third party report writer such as Crystal Reports, FRx, SQL Reporting Tools, etc?

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Would you like the system to support a workflow environment, where documents are created and forwarded electronically for review and approval?

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Would you like the system to include document management, where electronic copies of documents may be attached to system records and transactions?

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Which of the following functionality do you desire / require:


General Ledger

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Accounts Payable

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Accounts Receivable

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Cash Management

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Budget / Forecasting

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Cost Allocations

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Risk Management

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Treasury Management

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Payroll

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Human Resources

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Inventory

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Warehouse Management

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Supply Chain Management

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Fund Accounting (Nonprofit/Governmental)

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Fund Raising

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Job Costing

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Point Of Sale

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Time and Billing

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Sales Analysis

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Fixed Asset Management

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Customer Relationship Management

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Document Management

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Manufacturing Support

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