Comparison of accounting software

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The following comparison of accounting software documents the various features and differences between different professional accounting software and personal finance packages.

Free and open source software[edit]

Package License Windows Mac OS Linux Market focus GL AR/AP DEB $£€¥ OB POS EC SOCT PR ERP CRM BI HRM Manf.
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SCM IM RM D/WM MU Multi
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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 Ψ Web based Java on JBoss, GlassFish, PostgreSQL
Apache OFBiz Apache License Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Calendar, Webmail Web based Java
Compiere GPL2, other proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MES Web based Java EE
FrontAccounting GPLv3 Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-Market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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
Grisbi GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Yes No Yes Yes  ? stand alone C
HomeBank GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Yes No  ? 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 Tomcat, OSGi, PostgreSQL, Oracle
JFire GPL Yes No Yes All Markets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Web based, Stand alone Java
JGnash GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Yes Yes Yes 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
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, Multicurrency, Localized by country Web based, on-premise, Saas, On Demand Java
Odoo AGPL Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes SaaS, Calendar, Project Management, Webmail Web based and Client-server Python
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 GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [1] Yes Yes [2] Yes Yes Yes Yes [3] Yes [4] Thin client - Server or Stand alone Python
TurboCASH GPL Yes Yes No Low to mid-market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Stand alone Delphi
webERP GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-Market Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Web based PHP

Proprietary software[edit]

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
Advanced Business Solutions Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-Market to High End ERP Stand alone
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
Brightpearl Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid Market Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Bookkeeping, Multi-Currency, Inventory control, Order Entry/Tracking, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, ERP, E-commerce, POS, Retail, CRM, Reporting, Integration, Quotations, Invoices, Scheduler 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 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 High End Market Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Bank reconciliation, Bookkeeping, Chart of accounts, E-commerce, Financials, Fund Accounting, general ledger, Grant Management Software, Inventory control, Job costing, Order Entry, Payroll, Point of Sale, Purchase Order, Retail, Small business software, Software as a Service Stand alone and Web based
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
Intacct Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Mid Market Custom Reporting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Employee Expenses, ERP, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Payroll, E-commerce, POS, Revenue Recognition, VSOE Web based
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
KashFlow Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-Market Accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency, standard business reporting, management reporting, fixed asset depreciation, inventory items Web based
Kashoo Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes (Small Businesses) Small Business Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping system Web based
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 & Midsize 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 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 Double-entry bookkeeping system, multi-currency Stand alone
MoneyWiz Proprietary No Yes No Personal 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 Stand alone and/or Web Access
NolaPro Software as a Service and freeware Yes Yes Yes Low to High End Market Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Payroll, ERP, E-commerce, POS Stand alone and Web based
NOSA XP Proprietary Yes No No Private Enterprises, Public Sectors and Accounting Firms AR, AP, GL, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Sales and Contracts, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Job Costing, Integrated, Inter-Company, Multi-Currency, Multi-Language. Stand alone and/or Web based
Open Systems Accounting Software Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid Market ERP, SCM, E-commerce, Reporting & Business Intelligence Stand Alone
Openda QX Proprietary Yes (client) No Yes (Linux server) Low to Mid Market CRM, ERP Windows remote connect client
Oracle E-Business Suite Proprietary Yes Yes Yes High Market ERP Web based
Outright Software as a service and freeware Yes Yes Yes Entrepreneurs, freelancers, Contractors, Consultants, Small businesses - Low Market Bookkeeping, Taxes, E-commerce, Reporting & Business Intelligence Web based
Passport Software Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid to Low-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 Market Financial management, Payroll Web Based
QuickBooks Pro/Premier Proprietary Yes Yes No Low to Mid Market Financial management, Inventory Management, Payroll 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 No No Small & Midsize Enterprises (SME) ERP, e-commerce Web based
SAP Business One Proprietary Yes No No 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
Tally Proprietary Yes No No Mid-market Business Accounting, Inventory Management,Taxation, Payroll,Remote Access Stand alone
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 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 Proprietary Yes Yes No Personal Personal spending management, with an emphasis on budgeting Stand alone
Package Licence Windows OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure

Further details[edit]

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 3.6.0LTS 2010-06-14 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL +10: English, Spanish, French, ...
Apache OFBiz Java  ? 12.04.03 2014-06-18 5 - Production / Stable any Multilingual
CGram Software C, Java 1982 5.0.0 2009-08-01 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL English
Compiere J2EE, JBoss 2001-06-08 3.2.0s 2008-10-01 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, Advance Server, MS SQL, PostgreSQL +10: English, Germany, Spanish, French, Indonesia,...
Frontaccounting PHP 2.3.15 2013-02-01 5 - Production / Stable MySQL 26 languages [5]
GnuCash C 80%, Scheme / Lisp 13%, Perl 7%? 1999-11-08 - Registered 2.6.0 2013-12-30 5 - Production / Stable XML (Compressed), SQLite3, MySQL, PostgreSQL software: 33 languages;[6] website: 8 languages
GNU Enterprise Python 100% 2002-06-28 1.4 2008-11-19 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.1+ 2: English, German,
Grisbi C 1.0.0[7] 2014-03-17 5 - Production / Stable German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian.
HomeBank C 1998-01-02 4.5.4 2013-09-29 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, ...
JGnash Java 2003-01-01 2.12.0 2013-03-03 5 - Production / Stable XML, db4o English
KMyMoney C++ 2000-04-15 - Registered 4.6.2 2012-02-04 5 - Production / Stable XML file 19: English, Spanish, German, Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, ...
LedgerSMB Perl 2006-09-06 1.3.24 2012-09-21 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.3+ +40:English development, Multilingual (.po files Gettext#Translating )
NewViews C++, Tcl/Tk 1985 2.27.3 2014-6-24 5 - Production / Stable Proprietary, Object Oriented English
Openbravo J2EE, JBoss 2006 3.0 2013-01-31 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL English, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian, etc.
Odoo Python, XML, Javascript  ? 7.0 2012-12-22 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL (any through SQLAlchemy in SAServer branch) +10
SQL-Ledger Perl  ? 3.0.2 2012-04-15  ? PostgreSQL 30: English, ...
Tryton Python 2008-11-17 3.0 2013-10-21 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite English, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish
webERP PHP 2003-01 4.07.10 2012-06-04 5 - Production / Stable mySQL - innodb Multilingual

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