Accounting/Bookkeeping Software Suggestions


#1

Need suggestions on what to use for bookkeeping. I’m a one-man operation and I just need this to make it easy to track profit & loss. Also, taxes. I can’t “officially” use it, as the revenue service where I live makes it a PITA to validate software-based accounting. But if I can track everything in software and just move the data over to the paper forms, it would still save me time and effort. It’s all been pen & paper for the last 2 years and I just want to finally make it easier for myself.

TIA.


#2

A few questions before suggestions. What OS are you on? What is the nature of your business, retail, service, transport / distribution, etc ? Would not want to point you toward an overly complex package.


#3

I’ve used Accountedge Pro for 15+ years on both Windows and Mac OS. I upgrade every 3-5 years depending on what changes are implemented. Has been rock solid. Periodically I’ve used Quickbooks from Intuit but it just doesn’t work with my brain…Intuit uses a different system than I can adapt to. AccountEdge is straightforward double-entry accounting. I find it fast and easy and VERY reliable.


#4

One man shop mostly I use, Invoice Ninja, MileIQ, and excel (rarely now).


#5

I use both Linux and Windows. A cloud service would be nice (so it works on either), but if I could save time I’d sacrifice either preference.

It’s a service business. Mostly consulting on business processes.


#6

Invoice Ninja project->task and define rate. It also tracks expenses as well. MileIQ I use for my mileage tracking both enable report printouts. Was super simple for taxes for me.


#7

If you’re a Linux command-line user, I’d suggest trying hledger. It’s a simple CLI tool for double-entry bookkeeping. I’ve used it for many years as a self-employed solo. It does a nice job generating basic reports, and everything is kept in plain text, which makes it easy to move data around.


#8

We use akaunting for our MSP and it works great! Its written in Laravel framework, so its web based, self hosted and opensource.


#9

I would suggest since you are using Linux GnuCash (Linux accounting software) it is suitable for a small (micro) business as well as personal finance management. You will find it in most distros package managers. Based on what you stated as needs would be the best fit.