Tax season is all about time management. Most accountants know the drill: work/life balance goes awry during the busiest season of the year. You’re working around-the-clock to get the work done on-time and meet the demands of your clients. And even when it’s off-season, you’re busy working with individuals on their investments, retirement planning, and other tasks. Let’s not forget about businesses looking for strategic advice, payroll, bookkeeping, and other services. So what’s the best accounting software to take you through the crazy tax season (and every other day of the year)?
The right accounting software is indispensable. Why? Because it’ll allow you to reduce errors, automate tasks, and overall, save a ton of time. In today’s ever-evolving, technology-dependent business environment, there are so many accounting software solutions available. It’s not always a simple task choosing the right one. Today, we’ll look at three of the most common options.
QuickBooks enables you to keep track of daily transactions, manage sales and expenses, and much more. It’s ideal for generating reports, tax filing, invoicing customers, and a whole host of purposes. Here are some of the benefits:
In addition to the benefits listed above, QuickBooks can work well with a number of other applications. In fact, you can exchange data with over 325 different applications, including Microsoft Excel. There are four different programs available:
2. Sage 50cloud Accounting
Next, we have Sage 50cloud Accounting. This solution offers the power of desktop account software with the flexibility of the cloud. You can simplify financial tasks – minimizing the amount of time spent on each task required. Plus, built-in checks and balances help ensure accuracy at all times so you never have to worry about mistakes. Some of the main features include: e
You can choose from one of three programs:
The comprehensive reporting capabilities allow you to drill down into the details you require – gathering insight that lets you make informed choices. A visual dashboard highlights key areas of performance to simplify the process of staying ahead of key trends.
3. Microsoft Dynamics GP
Lastly, we have Microsoft Dynamics GP, formerly known as Great Plains. This business management solution requires a bit more training and customization than other options, but it’s great for those looking to get control of a range of business processes, including supply chain performance, human resources, and payroll processes. Accountants can rely on this solution for:
As an added bonus, it’s very similar to other Microsoft applications, such as Outlook, Excel, and Word. You can get up and running rather fast with minimal learning curve involved. It also works with other Microsoft applications flawlessly.
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