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. The comparison only focus considering financial and external accounting functions. No compersion is made for internal/management accounting, cost accounting, budgeting, or integrated MAS accounting.

Free and open source software[edit]

PackageLicenseWindowsMac OSLinuxMarket focusGLAR/APDEB$£€¥OBPOSECSOCTPRERPCRMBIHRMManf.
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AdempiereGPLYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesΨWeb basedJava on JBoss, GlassFish, PostgreSQL
Apache OFBizApache LicenseYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSaaS, Calendar, WebmailWeb basedJava
CompiereGPL2, other proprietaryYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesMESWeb basedJava EE
FrontAccountingGPLv3YesYesYesLow to Mid-MarketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesWeb basedPHP
GnuCashGPLYesYesYesPersonal and small enterpriseYesYesYesYesYesYesltdStand aloneC, Scheme
GNU EnterpriseGPLYesYesYesMid to high end marketYesYesYesYesYesYesWeb based + stand alonePython
GrisbiGPLYesYesYesPersonalYesNoYesYes ?stand aloneC
HomeBankGPLYesYesYesPersonalYesNo ?stand aloneC, GTK+
iDempiereGPL2YesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSaaS, Calendar, Project ManagementWeb based and Client-serverJava on Tomcat, OSGi, PostgreSQL, Oracle
JFireGPLYesNoYesAll MarketsYesYesYesYesYesWeb based, Stand aloneJava
JGnashGPLYesYesYesPersonalYesYesYesstand aloneJava
KMyMoneyGPLYesYesYesPersonalYesYesYesYesYesstand aloneC++
LedgerSMBGPLYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSaaS, Light Manufacturing, Multi-language (40),Web basedPerl
OpenbravoMPL derivative with badgeware clauseYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesProject Management, Multi-language, Multicurrency, Localized by countryWeb based, on-premise, Saas, On DemandJava
OdooAGPLYesYesYesLow to Mid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesSaaS, Calendar, Project Management, WebmailWeb based and Client-serverPython
PostbooksCPALYesYesYesLow to mid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesProfessional ServicesClient-serverC++, Qt
SQL-LedgerGPLYesYesYesMid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesWeb basedPerl
TrytonGPLYesYesYesLow to mid-marketYesYesYesYesYes [1]YesYes [2]YesYesYesYes [3]Yes [4]Thin client - Server or Stand alonePython
TurboCASHGPLYesYesNoLow to mid-marketYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesStand aloneDelphi
webERPGPLYesYesYesLow to mid-MarketYesYesYesYesYesWeb basedPHP

Proprietary software[edit]

PackageLicenseWindowsOS XLinuxMarket focusTypeStructure
24SevenOfficeSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow to Mid-MarketERP, CRM, email, collaboration, Project management, Integrated VoIPWeb based
The Access GroupProprietaryYesNoNoMid-MarketFinancials, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Inventory control, ERP, Business Intelligence, CIS, PayrollStand alone
AcumaticaProprietary and Software as a serviceYesNoNoMid-MarketERP, Accounting softwareStand alone and Web based
Advanced Business SolutionsProprietaryYesNoYesMid-Market to High EndERPStand alone
AME Accounting SoftwareProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid-MarketPayroll, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business AccountingStand alone
Aplos SoftwareProprietaryYesYesYesLow to Mid-Market nonprofit and faith-based organizationsFund Accounting, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, nonprofit organization accounting, online fundraisingWeb based
Baan CorporationProprietaryYesYesYesMid to Low-MarketERPStand alone and web based
BIG4booksSoftware as a Service and freewareYesYesYesLow to Mid MarketDouble-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Inventory control, Order Entry/Tracking, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, ERP, E-commerce, POSWeb based
BrightpearlSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow to Mid MarketDouble-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, SchedulerWeb based
CGram EnterpriseProprietaryYesYesYesLow to Mid MarketFinancials; ERP; CRM;Manufacturing; Multicompany; Multicurrency; Payroll; Inventory control; accounts receivable; accounts payable; general ledgerStand alone
CheqbookSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow to Mid-MarketDouble-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 processingWeb based
CODAProprietaryYesNoYesMid-MarketGL; AP; AR; Analytics; Integration; etc.Stand alone/Web Access
Comarch AltumProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid-MarketERP; GL; Bookkeeping, Multi-Currency, Multi-Language, Double-entry bookkeeping system, AP; AR; Analytics; Integration; CRM; BI; e-commerce; Workflow; Retail; POSStand alone / Web Access
Cougar Mountain SoftwareProprietaryYesNoNoLow to High End MarketAccounts 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 ServiceStand alone and Web based
Express Accounts from NCH SoftwareProprietaryYesYesNoLow to Mid MarketBusiness Accounting and InvoicingStand Alone/Web Access
FinancialForce.comSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesMid-Market to EnterpriseERP, Ordering & Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Cash Management, General Ledger, Reporting & Dashboarding, Multi-Currency, Multi-Company, Global Tax, AnalyticsWeb based
FlexAccountProprietaryYesNoNoMid to High End MarketERP, Manufacturing, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Budgeting, Reporting, AnalysisStand alone and Web Based
Fortora Fresh FinanceProprietaryYesYesNoPersonal ?Stand alone
FreeAgentSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesFreelancers and MicrobusinessDouble-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, time tracking, project management, invoicing, expense management, bank feeds, payroll, stock, HMRC tax filingWeb based
FreshBooksSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesSmall Businesses (Small Businesses)Cloud accounting specialist for small business owners.Web based
Gem AccountsSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow to Mid-MarketGeneral 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
iBankProprietaryNoYesNoPersonal ?Stand alone and Mobile
IntacctSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesMid MarketCustom Reporting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Employee Expenses, ERP, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Payroll, E-commerce, POS, Revenue Recognition, VSOEWeb based
invoiceitProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid MarketSmall Business Accounting, single entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Contact Management System, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Quotations, Invoices, Scheduler, MarketingStand-alone
KashFlowSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow to Mid-MarketAccounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Multi-currency, standard business reporting, management reporting, fixed asset depreciation, inventory itemsWeb based
KashooSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYes(Small Businesses)Small Business Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping systemWeb based
Microsoft Dynamics AXProprietaryYesNoNoMidsize to High-end EnterprisesERP, CRM, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Manufacturing, SCM, e-commerce, Business IntelligenceMulti-User/Location, Terminal Server
Microsoft Dynamics C5ProprietaryYesNoNoSmall BusinessMulticurrency, Fixed Assets, Double-entry bookkeeping system, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reporting & Analysis ServicesMulti-User, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics GPProprietaryYesNoNoSmall & Midsize Enterprises (SME)ERP, SCM, manufacturing, Cost Accounting, Double-entry bookkeeping system, project accounting, Payroll, general ledger, Analytic, accounts receivable, accounts payableMulti-User/Location, Terminal Server, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics NAVProprietaryYesNoNoSmall & 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 ServicesMulti-User/Location, Terminal Server, Remote Access, Web Access, Mobile Access, Cloud Hostable
Microsoft Dynamics SLProprietaryYesNoNoSmall & Midsize Enterprises (SME)Project Management, Project Accounting, Reporting & Analysis ServicesMulti-User/Location, Terminal Server, Web Access
Microsoft MoneyProprietaryYesNoNoPersonalProduct is DiscontinuedStand alone
Microsoft Office AccountingProprietary and freewareYesNoNoLow MarketProduct is DiscontinuedStand alone
Mint.comSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesPersonalAccount aggregationWeb based
MoneydanceProprietaryYesYesYesPersonalDouble-entry bookkeeping system, multi-currencyStand alone
MoneyWizProprietaryNoYesNoPersonalPersonal Accounting, Cash Management, Budgets Management, Bills ManagementStand alone and Mobile
MYOB AccountRightProprietaryYesYesNoLow to High End MarketSmall business and commercial accounting. Payroll and POSStand alone
MYOB EXO BusinessProprietaryYesNoNoMid to High End MarketLarger, 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 ServicesStand alone, multi-user/location, terminal server, remote access
NetSuiteSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesMid MarketCRM, ERP, E-commerceWeb based
NewViewsProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid MarketReal-time, E-commerce, Integrated, Multi-user, Payroll, general ledger, AR, AP, Multi-Currency, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Order Entry, Job CostingStand alone and/or Web Access
NolaProSoftware as a Service and freewareYesYesYesLow to High End MarketDouble-entry bookkeeping system, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Payroll, ERP, E-commerce, POSStand alone and Web based
NOSA XPProprietaryYesNoNoPrivate Enterprises, Public Sectors and Accounting FirmsAR, 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 SoftwareProprietaryYesYesYesLow to Mid MarketERP, SCM, E-commerce, Reporting & Business IntelligenceStand Alone
Openda QXProprietaryYes (client)NoYes (Linux server)Low to Mid MarketCRM, ERPWindows remote connect client
Oracle E-Business SuiteProprietaryYesYesYesHigh MarketERPWeb based
OutrightSoftware as a service and freewareYesYesYesEntrepreneurs, freelancers, Contractors, Consultants, Small businesses - Low MarketBookkeeping, Taxes, E-commerce, Reporting & Business IntelligenceWeb based
Passport SoftwareProprietaryYesNoYesMid to Low-MarketGeneral ledger, accounts receivable, Accounts payable, ERPStand alone
POS solutionsProprietaryYesNoNoNewsagency pharmacyPOSStand alone
QuickBooks Enterprise SolutionsProprietaryYesYesNoMid MarketBusiness management, PayrollStand alone
QuickBooks OnlineProprietaryYesYesYesLow MarketAccounts 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 managementWeb Based
QuickBooks Pro/PremierProprietaryYesYesNoLow to Mid MarketAccounts 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 depreciationStand alone
QuickenProprietaryYesYesNoPersonalPersonal Cash Management, Investment ManagementStand alone
Red Wing SoftwareProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid-MarketPayroll, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Double-entry bookkeeping system, Fund accounting, Inventory Management, Procurement, Order Entry/Tracking, Small Business AccountingStand alone
SaasuSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow 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 managementWeb based
Sage GroupProprietaryYesNoNoAccounting FirmsCRM, payrollStand alone
Sage 50 AccountingProprietaryYesNoNoLow-end to High endBusiness management.Stand alone
Sage 300 ERPProprietaryYesYesYesMid-MarketERP, Multicurrency, Intercompany, Reporting & Analysis services, Project & Job costing, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, Inventory controlStand Alone and Web based
Sage Line 50ProprietaryYesNoNoLow-market (for SME) ?Stand alone
Sage Pastel EvolutionProprietaryYesNoNoSmall, Medium to Mid-size Enterprises (SME)Financials, Inventory, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Procurement, CRM, Business Intelligence, Payroll, HRStand alone
Sage PFW ERPProprietaryYesNoYesMid-marketERP, Process manufacturingStand alone
SAP Business ByDesignProprietaryYesNoNoSmall & Midsize Enterprises (SME)ERP, e-commerceWeb based
SAP Business OneProprietaryYesNoNoSmall & Midsize Enterprises (SME)ERP, e-commerceStand alone
SAP ERPProprietaryYesYesYesMidsize to High-endERP, CRM, SCM, SRM, PLM, Global Trade Services (GTS), e-commerce, Business Intelligence, Mobile BusinessStand alone and Web based
Simply AccountingProprietaryYesNoYesLow-endBusiness Accounting, Retail, Inventory ControlStand alone
Softline PastelProprietary and Software as a serviceYesYesNoLow-end to High End MarketsAccounting, ERP, CRM, Financials, Business Intelligence, POS,Small business accounting,Mid-sized enterprise accounting,Large enterprise accounting, Payroll, HRStand alone
TallyProprietaryYesNoNoMid-marketBusiness Accounting, Inventory Management,Taxation, Payroll,Remote AccessStand alone
TRAVERSEProprietaryYesNoNoLow to Mid MarketERP, CRM, SCM, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Manufacturing, Distribution, E-commerce, Mobile Business Solutions, Reporting & Business IntelligenceStand Alone
Wave AccountingSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesEntrepreneurs, 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 integrationWeb based
XeroSoftware as a ServiceYesYesYesLow 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 managementWeb based
You Need a BudgetProprietaryYesYesNoPersonalPersonal spending management, with an emphasis on budgetingStand alone
PackageLicenceWindowsOS XLinuxMarket focusTypeStructure

Further details[edit]

PackageProgramming LanguageFirst public release date (YYYY-MM-DD)Latest stable releaseStable release date (YYYY-MM-DD)Development StatusDatabaseSupported languages
AdempiereJ2EE, JBoss2006-10-123.6.0LTS2010-06-145 - Production / StableOracle, PostgreSQL+10: English, Spanish, French, ...
Apache OFBizJava ?12.04.032014-06-185 - Production / StableanyMultilingual
CGram SoftwareC, Java19825.0.02009-08-015 - Production / StablePostgreSQLEnglish
CompiereJ2EE, JBoss2001-06-083.2.0s2008-10-015 - Production / StableOracle, Advance Server, MS SQL, PostgreSQL+10: English, Germany, Spanish, French, Indonesia,...
FrontaccountingPHP2.3.152013-02-015 - Production / StableMySQL26 languages [5]
GnuCashC 80%, Scheme / Lisp 13%, Perl 7%?1999-11-08 - Registered2.6.02013-12-305 - Production / StableXML (Compressed), SQLite3, MySQL, PostgreSQLsoftware: 33 languages;[6] website: 8 languages
GNU EnterprisePython 100%2002-06-281.42008-11-195 - Production / StablePostgreSQL 8.1+2: English, German,
GrisbiC1.0.0[7]2014-03-175 - Production / StableGerman, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian.
HomeBankC1998-01-024.5.42013-09-295 - Production / StableXML file35: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, ...
IntarSObjective-C19996.12012-09-115 - Production / Stable ?German
JFireJ2EE, JBoss, Eclipse RCP, JDO ?1.0.12010-03-20 ?MS SQL, Derby, ...English, German, Thai, ...
JGnashJava2003-01-012.12.02013-03-035 - Production / StableXML, db4oEnglish
KMyMoneyC++2000-04-15 - Registered4.7.12014-11-015 - Production / StableXML file19: English, Spanish, German, Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, ...
LedgerSMBPerl2006-09-061.3.242012-09-215 - Production / StablePostgreSQL 8.3++40:English development, Multilingual (.po files Gettext#Translating )
NewViewsC++, Tcl/Tk19852.27.32014-6-245 - Production / StableProprietary, Object OrientedEnglish
OpenbravoJ2EE, JBoss20063.02013-01-315 - Production / StableOracle, PostgreSQLEnglish, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian, etc.
OdooPython, XML, Javascript ?7.02012-12-225 - Production / StablePostgreSQL (any through SQLAlchemy in SAServer branch)+10
SQL-LedgerPerl ?3.0.22012-04-15 ?PostgreSQL30: English, ...
TrytonPython2008-11-173.02013-10-215 - Production / StablePostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLiteEnglish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish
webERPPHP2003-014.07.102012-06-045 - Production / StablemySQL - innodbMultilingual

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