Online accounting: The latest trend

  • Online Accounting Vs Desktop accounting software

Gone are the days when accounting software packages were desktop dependent; this is the age of online bookkeeping. Despite the slow pace compared to other software, online accounting software is making the hard-to-adjust trend catch up gradually.

The primary bar is due to the technical complications online accounting poses. Add to it the wide range (and sometimes unknown) of tax laws varying over the geographical boundaries; compatibility becomes a tricky issue, giving rise to awkward experiences. To have an account, it’s vital that we know a few of them used for online bookkeeping purposes.

Online Accounting

Online Accounting

  • Why choose online Accounting

But the sad news is all these golden offers are failing to get Intuit a clean chit in the field of online accounting; it seems the developers have to rethink its resources for a better market leverage to compete against the traditional accounting software like Freshbooks, Xero and Zoho. These packages are a direct competitor to Quicken; a glance on the features like invoicing, payroll processing or expense tracking and several others shall prove well that an impressive Web 2.0 design stands as their prime forte. What are the advantages? Providing inputs hasn’t been this much a cakewalk formerly.

  • Costs and Benefits

Whether it’s for personal use or for small to medium sized businesses, accounting software vendors like Intuit and MYOB are still ruling the roost; however, their initiatives towards making the web-based accounting software packages also deserve compliments. Out of these two, Intuit, added another name to its online versions of QuickBooks; small business owners may now benefit from the Quicken Online that comes at a competitive price and a 60-day free trial version. Satisfied users can pay as little as $2.99 a month and that too without any advertisements cluttering up the software.

  • Conclusion

Talking about Freshbooks, it is a conglomeration of online invoicing features, time- as well as expense tracking along with a subscription business model resembling that of Basecamp’s. Perhaps this is the reason why 0.4 million users worldwide find it a hot favorite; if the rest of the nifty features are considered (e.g. invoices at-a-glance, Basecamp integration or an application programming interface), it’s indeed a very helpful piece.


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