Compare Accounting Software

  • Accounting software tools can make life easier for businesses of all shapes and sizes
  • We compare products from a range of leading accounting software providers to help you find the ideal package
  • Choose from the product options below to tailor your search to suit your needs
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    Sage Business Cloud Accounting

    • 70% off for the first 3 months
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £24*
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
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    Limited Company

    • Unlimited accountancy support and advice. Pay annually and save 10%.
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £71.50 + VAT
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
  • Zoho logo

    Books Standard

    • Try free for 14 days. Pay annually and get 2 months free.
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £12
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
  • Zoho logo

    Books Professional

    • Try free for 14 days. Pay annually and get 2 months free.
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £18
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
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    Sage 50cloud Essentials

    • Monthly
      Cost
      £25
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
  • Zoho logo

    Books Basic

    • Try free for 14 days. Pay annually and get 2 months free.
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £6
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
  • Sage logo

    Sage Business Cloud Accounting Start

    • 70% off for the first 4 months
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £12*
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT
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    Sole Trader

    • Unlimited accountancy support and advice. Pay annually and save 10%.
    • Monthly
      Cost
      £29.50 + VAT
    • Online
      Invoicing
    • Multi
      Currency
    • Bank
      Feeds
    • Online
      VAT

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How to choose accounting software

If you are one of the millions of British people now running a small business or working for yourself, you may find that managing your accounts can be a headache. In response to rising demand, a number of companies offering accounting software as a service, have popped up.

Each is slightly different in terms of its services and pricing, making it worthwhile doing some research to ensure you choose the right accounting software for your business needs.

Use the Know Your Money accounting software comparison table to help you make up your mind about which service is right for you. Our guide below will also help you to understand this type of software and how it can help you manage your accounts.

What is Making Tax Digital?

Making Tax Digital is a new requirement for businesses over a certain size. They must now submit their VAT digitally via software that is Making Tax Digital-compliant, which means this type of accounting software is no longer an option for some businesses, but an essential requirement of doing business. As a result, choosing the right software to do the job is even more important.

Common accounting software services

The latest accounting software is much easier to use than the traditional accounting software used by larger businesses in the past. Today, with easy-to-use step-by-step record keeping functionality and attractive interfaces, accounting software has become very accessible.

Small businesses and self-employed individuals working as sole traders are using accounting software to help them keep accounting records and even do their annual accounts and tax returns by themselves.

Here is a list of the services commonly offered by online accounting software providers. This list is by no means exhaustive and not all online accounting software packages will offer every one of these services.

  • Expenses
  • Invoices
  • Quotes/estimates
  • Bills
  • Banking
  • Sales orders
  • Online payment
  • VAT (through Making Tax Digital)
  • Payroll
  • Support from accountants
  • Help with Self-Assessment Tax Return (SATR)
  • Automation

Accounting software pricing models

The way accounting software is paid for differs between providers. However, a common pricing model is either an annual or monthly subscription. Providers also then have several levels of service to choose from, from a more basic service to a more expensive option that offers a more comprehensive package.

When deciding which level of service you need, consider the kinds of features you will most often need to use. If you are just starting out as a sole trader with a few clients and no VAT registration to worry about, a basic package could be fine for your needs. If you are VAT registered or have employees, for example, you may need a more comprehensive service, which could cost more per month.

Some providers will offer a free trial-style initial offer to enable you to try out the service before committing to a subscription.

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