Comparison Of Accounting Software

The following comparison of accounting software documents the various features and differences between different professional accounting software and personal finance packages. The comparison only focus considering financial and external accounting functions. No comparison is made for internal/management accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, or integrated MAS accounting.

Free and open source software

Package License Windows Mac OS Linux Market focus GL AR/AP DEB $£EUR¥ OB POS EC SOCT PR ERP CRM BI HRM Manf.
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Tax Other Features Structure Language
Adempiere GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Project Management, CRM. Web-based and Client-server. Java on JBoss, GlassFish, PostgreSQL, Oracle.
Apache OFBiz Apache License Yes Yes Yes Small to mid-sized enterprises Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Calendar, Webmail Multi-User, Web Access, Cloud Hostable Java
Compiere GPL2, other proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MES Web-based Java EE
Dolibarr GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS Web-based PHP
GnuCash GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal and small enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ltd Stand-alone C, Scheme
GNU Enterprise GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid to high end market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Web-based + stand-alone Python
HomeBank GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Yes No Yes  ? stand-alone C, GTK+
iDempiere GPL2 Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Calendar, Project Management Web-based and Client-server Java on Jetty, OSGi, PostgreSQL, Oracle
JFire GPL Yes No Yes All markets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Web-based, Stand-alone Java
KMyMoney GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes stand-alone C++
LedgerSMB GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Light Manufacturing, Multi-language (40), Web-based Perl
Ledger_(software) BSD Yes Yes Yes Personal and small enterprise Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Can be used with git Plain text file-based C++
metasfresh GPL2 Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, On-Premise Web-based, Client-server Java on Tomcat, PostgreSQL
Openbravo MPL derivative with badgeware clause Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Project Management, Multi-language, Localized by country Web-based, on-premises, Saas, On Demand Java
Postbooks CPAL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Professional Services Client-server C++, Qt
SQL-Ledger GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Web-based Perl
Tryton (fork of Tiny ERP (2008), Odoo today) GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[1] Yes[2] Yes Yes Yes[3] Yes Yes Yes Yes[4] Yes[5] Thin client - Server or Stand-alone Python

Proprietary software

Package License Windows OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure
24SevenOffice Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, CRM, email, collaboration, Project management, Integrated VoIP Web-based
The Access Group Proprietary Yes No No Mid-market Financials, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Inventory control, ERP, Business Intelligence, CIS, Payroll Stand-alone
Acumatica Proprietary and Software as a service Yes No No Mid-market ERP, Accounting software Stand-alone and Web-based
AME Accounting Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market Payroll, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting Stand-alone
Aplos Software Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market nonprofit and faith-based organizations Fund Accounting, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, nonprofit organization accounting, online fundraising Web-based
Baan Corporation Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid to Low-market ERP Stand-alone and web-based
BIG4books Software as a Service and freeware Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Double-entry bookkeeping system, small business accounting, inventory control, order entry/tracking, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, ERP, E-commerce, POS Web-based
CGram Enterprise Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Financials; ERP; CRM;Manufacturing; Multicompany; Multicurrency; Payroll; Inventory control; accounts receivable; accounts payable; general ledger Stand-alone
Cheqbook Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Double-entry bookkeeping system, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Small Business Accounting, Reporting, Business Intelligence, general ledger, Bank Reconciliation, Automatic bank feeds, Journal entries, Check printing, Online payment processing Web-based
CODA Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-market GL; AP; AR; Analytics; Integration; etc. Stand-alone/Web Access
Comarch Altum Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market ERP; GL; Bookkeeping, Multi-Currency, Multi-Language, Double-entry bookkeeping system, AP; AR; Analytics; Integration; CRM; BI; e-commerce; Workflow; Retail; POS Stand-alone / Web access
Cougar Mountain Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market GL, AP, AR, Retail; POS, Manufacturing; Job Costing, POS, Inventory control, Payroll, Fund Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, nonprofit organization accounting, Reporting, Bank Reconciliation, Purchase Order, Order Entry Stand-alone / On-Premises
Express Accounts from NCH Software Proprietary Yes Yes No Low to mid-market Business Accounting and Invoicing Stand-alone/Web access
FinancialForce.com Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Mid-market to enterprise ERP, ordering & billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, general ledger, reporting & dashboarding, multi-currency, multi-company, global tax, analytics Web-based
FlexAccount Proprietary Yes No No Mid- to high-end market ERP, Manufacturing, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis Stand-alone and Web-based
Fortora Fresh Finance Proprietary Yes Yes No Personal  ? Stand-alone
FreeAgent Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Freelancers and Microbusiness Double-entry bookkeeping system, small business accounting, time tracking, project management, invoicing, expense management, bank feeds, payroll, stock, HMRC tax filing Web-based
FreshBooks Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Small Businesses (Small Businesses) Cloud accounting specialist for small business owners. Web-based
Gem Accounts Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market General ledger, chart of accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, double-entry bookkeeping system, small business accounting, mid-market enterprise accounting, multi-currency, multi-language, multi-user, business reporting, management reporting, inventory control, service/project tracking & billing, payroll, open data and backup exports. Web-based
iBank Proprietary No Yes No Personal  ? Stand-alone and Mobile
invoiceit Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market Small business accounting, single entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contact management system, inventory management, purchasing, quotations, invoices, scheduler, marketing Stand-alone
Microsoft Dynamics AX Proprietary Yes No No Midsize to high-end enterprises ERP, CRM, intercompany, multicurrency, manufacturing, SCM, e-commerce, business intelligence Multi-User/Location, Terminal Server
Microsoft Dynamics C5 Proprietary Yes No No Small Business Multicurrency, Fixed Assets, Double-entry bookkeeping system, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reporting & Analysis Services Multi-User, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics GP Proprietary Yes No No Small & mid-size enterprises (SME) ERP, SCM, manufacturing, Cost Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, project accounting, Payroll, general ledger, Analytic, accounts receivable, accounts payable Multi-User/Location, Terminal Server, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Proprietary Yes No No Small & Midsize Enterprises (SME) ERP, CRM, Intercompany, Multicurrency, SCM, Manufacturing, Cost Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Project Accounting, Payroll, general ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reporting & Analysis Services Multi-User/Location, Terminal Server, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics SL Proprietary Yes No No Small & midsize enterprises (SME) Project Management, Project Accounting, Reporting & Analysis Services Multi-User/Location, Terminal Server, Web Access
Microsoft Money Proprietary Yes No No Personal Product is Discontinued Stand-alone
Microsoft Office Accounting Proprietary and freeware Yes No No Low-end market Product is Discontinued Stand-alone
Mint.com Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Personal Account aggregation Web-based
Moneydance Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Personal Android and iOS synchronization, Bills management, Budgets management, Check printing, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Investment management, Multi-currency, Online banking, Scheduled transactions, Reporting[6] Stand-alone
MoneyWiz Proprietary and Software as a Service Yes Yes No Personal Account aggregation, Personal Accounting, Cash Management, Budgets Management, Bills Management Stand-alone and Mobile
MYOB AccountRight Proprietary Yes Yes No Low- to high-end market Small business and commercial accounting. Payroll and POS Stand-alone
MYOB EXO Business Proprietary Yes No No Mid- to high-end market Larger, more complex businesses. Fully customised ERP with Accounting/General ledger, CRM, Job & Project Costing, POS, Asset Management and Intercompany Reporting. Integrated Payroll & HR available through MYOB EXO Employer Services Stand-alone, multi-user/location, terminal server, remote access
NetSuite Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Mid-market CRM, ERP, E-commerce Web-based
NewViews Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market Real-time, E-commerce, Integrated, Multi-user, Payroll, general ledger, AR, AP, Multi-Currency, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Order Entry, Job Costing, Non-profit Housing Edition, Work Orders Stand-alone and/or Web Access
NolaPro Software as a Service and freeware Yes Yes Yes Low- to high-end market
Open Systems Accounting Software Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, SCM, E-commerce, Reporting & Business Intelligence Stand-alone
Oracle E-Business Suite Proprietary Yes Yes Yes High-end market ERP Web-based
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP Proprietary Yes Yes Yes High-end market ERP, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Performance Management Web-based
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Proprietary Yes Yes Yes High-end market ERP, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Performance Management Web-based
Outright Software as a service and freeware Yes Yes Yes Entrepreneurs, freelancers, Contractors, Consultants, Small businesses - Low-end market Bookkeeping, Taxes, E-commerce, Reporting & Business Intelligence Web-based
Passport Software Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid- to low-end market General ledger, accounts receivable, Accounts payable, ERP Stand-alone
POS solutions Proprietary Yes No No Newsagency pharmacy POS Stand-alone
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Proprietary Yes Yes No Mid-market Business management, Payroll Stand-alone
QuickBooks Online Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low-end market Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry accounting, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency in Global versions, automatic bank feeds and downloads, standard business reporting, management reporting, Payroll, incorporated credit card and bank-to-bank Payments, inventory items, expense management Web-based
QuickBooks Pro/Premier Proprietary Yes Yes No Low to mid-market Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry accounting, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency in Global versions, automatic bank feeds and downloads, standard business reporting, management reporting, Payroll, incorporated credit card and bank-to-bank Payments, inventory items, expense management, fixed asset depreciation Stand-alone
Quicken Proprietary Yes Yes No Personal Personal Cash Management, Investment Management Stand-alone
Red Wing Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market Payroll, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, fund accounting, inventory management, procurement, order entry/tracking, small business accounting Stand-alone
Sage Group Proprietary Yes No No Accounting Firms CRM, payroll Stand-alone
Sage 50 Accounting Proprietary Yes No No Low-end to High end Business management. Stand-alone
Sage 300 ERP Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-market ERP, Multicurrency, Intercompany, Reporting & Analysis services, Project & Job costing, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Inventory control Stand-alone and Web-based
Sage Line 50 Proprietary Yes No No Low-market (for SME)  ? Stand-alone
Sage Pastel Evolution Proprietary Yes No No Small, medium to mid-size enterprises (SME) Financials, Inventory, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Procurement, CRM, Business Intelligence, Payroll, HR Stand-alone
Sage PFW ERP Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-market ERP, Process manufacturing Stand-alone
SAP Business ByDesign Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Small & midsize enterprises (SME) ERP, e-commerce Web-based
SAP Business One Proprietary Yes No Yes (Server only)[7] Small & midsize enterprises (SME) ERP, e-commerce Stand-alone
SAP ERP Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Midsize to High-end ERP, CRM, SCM, SRM, PLM, Global Trade Services (GTS), e-commerce, Business Intelligence, Mobile Business Stand-alone and Web-based
Simply Accounting Proprietary Yes No Yes Low-end Business Accounting, Retail, Inventory Control Stand-alone
Softline Pastel Proprietary and Software as a service Yes Yes No Low-end to high-end markets Accounting, ERP, CRM, financials, business intelligence, POS, small business accounting, mid-sized enterprise accounting, large enterprise accounting, payroll, HR Stand-alone
Sybiz Vision Proprietary and Software as a service Yes Yes Yes Low- to high-end market Accounting software, payroll, manufacturing, project management, job costing, multi-currency, inventory management, traceability and auditing, business intelligence, budgeting, reporting and analytics Stand-alone, Multi-User/Location, Terminal Server, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
TRAVERSE Proprietary Yes No No Low to mid-market ERP, CRM, SCM, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Manufacturing, Distribution, E-commerce, Mobile Business Solutions, Reporting & Business Intelligence Stand-alone
Wave Accounting Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Entrepreneurs, freelancers, contractors, consultants, small businesses - Low-end market) Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency, automatic bank feeds, small business reporting, payroll integration Web-based
Xero Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market. Small & midsize enterprises (SME) Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency, automatic bank feeds, standard business reporting, management reporting, fixed asset depreciation, payroll, inventory items, expenses management Web-based
You Need a Budget Software as a service Yes Yes Yes Personal Personal spending management, with an emphasis on budgeting Web-based
ZipBooks Software as a service Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Invoicing, expense tracking, time tracking, credit card processing, bank integration Web-based
Package License Windows OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure

Further details

Package Programming Language First public release date (YYYY-MM-DD) Latest stable release Stable release date (YYYY-MM-DD) Development Status Database Supported languages
Adempiere J2EE, JBoss 2006-10-12 3.8.0LTS 2015-01-02 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL +10: English, Spanish, French, ...
Apache OFBiz Java, XML, FreeMarker, Groovy, Javascript  ? 16.11.01 2016-11-21 5 - Production / Stable Apache Derby, MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL Multilingual
CGram Software C, Java 1982 5.0.0 2009-08-01 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL English
Compiere J2EE, JBoss 2001-06-08 3.8.9 2016-09-13 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, Advance Server, MS SQL, PostgreSQL +10: English, Germany, Spanish, French, Indonesia,...
GnuCash C 80%, Scheme / Lisp 13%, Perl 7%? 1999-11-08 - Registered 2.6.13 2016-06-28 5 - Production / Stable XML (Compressed), SQLite3, MySQL, PostgreSQL software: 33 languages;[8] website: 8 languages
GNU Enterprise Python 100% 2002-06-28 1.4 2008-11-19 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.1+ 2: English, German,
HomeBank C 1998-01-02 5.0.6 2015-10-18 5 - Production / Stable XML file 35: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, ...
IntarS Objective-C 1999 6.1 2012-09-11 5 - Production / Stable  ? German
JFire J2EE, JBoss, Eclipse RCP, JDO  ? 1.0.1 2010-03-20  ? MS SQL, Derby, ... English, German, Thai, ...
KMyMoney C++ 2000-04-15 - Registered 4.8.0[9] 2016-06-14 5 - Production / Stable Default: XML file (Compressed)[10]
Experimental: SQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Oracle, IBM DB2[11]
19: English, Spanish, German, Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, ...
LedgerSMB Perl 2006-09-06 1.5.9 2017-07-22 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.3+ +40:English development, Multilingual (.po files Gettext#Translating )
NewViews C++, Tcl/Tk 1985 2.31.1 2017-03-31 5 - Production / Stable Proprietary, Object Oriented English
Openbravo J2EE, JBoss 2006 3.0.30460 2017-03-09 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL English, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian, etc.
SQL-Ledger Perl 1999-01-29 3.2.4 2017-03-21 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 30: English, ...
Tryton Python 2008-11-17 4.2 2016-11-28 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite English, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish
ZipBooks PHP (Laravel) 2015-05-15 Software as a Service Monthly release 5 - Production / Stable MySQL English

See also

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