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Small business accounting software

Track your finances with QuickBooks and save an average of $500 per year.

Accounting software for small business

Smart accounting solutions

Smart accounting solutions

We have every aspect of your small business accounting covered.

We have every aspect of your small business accounting covered.

Organize your accounting

Manage all your transactions, track income and expenses, and get meaningful business insights all in QuickBooks. Online accounting has never been easier.

Discover accounting insights

Explore different reports including profit and loss, expenses, and balance sheet. Instantly view financial reports with a click of a button. No more complicated Excel spreadsheets to keep track of.
Discover accounting insights with accounting software
Discover accounting insights with accounting software
Discover accounting insights with accounting software

Stay tax ready

Be prepared for tax time by linking receipts to expenses right from our mobile app. Come tax time, you’re organized and ready to file.
Use accounting software to be prepared for tax time
Use accounting software to be prepared for tax time
Use accounting software to be prepared for tax time

Check it out for free

Try QuickBooks free with our test drive. You don’t need a credit card to sign up. You can also download our free mobile app to access data from your phone or tablet and see how easy it is to use our accounting software on any device.
Try QuickBooks accounting software for free
Try QuickBooks accounting software for free
Try QuickBooks accounting software for free

Integrated tools and services

Customize your accounting solution with a variety of tools including time tracking, inventory management, and payment processing. QuickBooks helps you do small business accounting your way.
Connect QuickBooks to apps to customize your accounting system
Connect QuickBooks to apps to customize your accounting system
Connect QuickBooks to apps to customize your accounting system

Flexible QuickBooks Online plans for your business

Flexible QuickBooks Online plans for your business

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • Track income & expenses
  • Capture & organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice & accept payments
  • Track milesNEW
  • Send estimates
  • Track sales & sales tax
  • Manage 1099 contractors
  • Run general reports

  • Enhanced Payroll

    Add $35 $ 18 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 80 $ 40 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 000 $ 000 /month
    + $4/employee/month

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • Track income & expenses
  • Capture & organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice & accept payments
  • Track milesNEW
  • Send estimates
  • Track sales & sales tax
  • Manage 1099 contractors
  • Run enhanced reports
  • Manage bills
  • Track time
  • Includes 3 users

  • Enhanced Payroll

    Add $35 $ 18 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 80 $ 40 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 000 $ 000 /month
    + $4/employee/month

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • Track income & expenses
  • Capture & organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice & accept payments
  • Track milesNEW
  • Send estimates
  • Track sales & sales tax
  • Manage 1099 contractors
  • Run comprehensive reports
  • Manage bills
  • Track time
  • Includes 5 users
  • Track project profitabilityNEW
  • Track inventory

  • Enhanced Payroll

    Add $35 $ 18 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 80 $ 40 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 000 $ 000 /month
    + $4/employee/month

Simple Start
25 60105 60
12 30 53 53
/mo
Save 50% for 3 months
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
+$4/employee per month
  • Track income & expenses
  • Capture & organize receipts
  • Maximize tax deductions
  • Invoice & accept payments
  • Track milesNEW
  • Send estimates
  • Track sales & sales tax
  • Manage 1099 contractors
  • Run most powerful reports
  • Manage & pay bills
  • Track time
  • Includes 25 users
  • Track project profitabilityNEW
  • Track inventory
  • Business analytics & insights
  • Import & send batch invoices2
  • Customize access by role
  • Dedicated account manager
  • On-demand online training

  • Enhanced Payroll

    Add $35 $ 18 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 80 $ 40 /month
    + $4/employee/month

  • Full Service Payroll

    Add $ 000 $ 000 /month
    + $4/employee/month

Important offers, pricing details & disclaimers

Run your business in the cloud

Run your business in the cloud

With cloud accounting software, your data is always at your fingertips.

With cloud accounting software, your data is always at your fingertips.

Access insights anytime, anywhere

Get real-time insights on your business when your accounting data is in the cloud. Track sales, review cash flow, and manage invoices from anywhere.
Cloud accounting software keeps your data at your fingertips
Cloud accounting software keeps your data at your fingertips
Cloud accounting software keeps your data at your fingertips

Collaborate with colleagues

QuickBooks’ cloud-based accounting software allows your bookkeeper, accountant, or colleagues to log in simultaneously and work directly with your data online. All changes are tracked through a detailed activity log.
Collaborate with colleagues with cloud-based accounting software
Collaborate with colleagues with cloud-based accounting software
Collaborate with colleagues with cloud-based accounting software

Securely access your data

QuickBooks uses advanced, industry-recognized security safeguards to keep all of your financial data protected. Best of all, your information is automatically backed up, so you never need to save your work.
Securely access your data from the cloud
Securely access your data from the cloud
Securely access your data from the cloud

Use any device

Access and manage your books from your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone anytime you choose. All you need is an internet connection or data plan. Online accounting has never been easier.
Manage your books from any device
Manage your books from any device
Manage your books from any device

An accounting solution in your pocket

With the free mobile app you can keep an eye on cash flow, use time tracking, and process payments, all from your phone. Upload receipts from anywhere to track expenses.
QuickBooks automatically syncs across your devices
QuickBooks automatically syncs across your devices
QuickBooks automatically syncs across your devices

Bookkeeping software for small businesses

Bookkeeping software for small businesses

Spend less time on bookkeeping and more time running your business.

Spend less time on bookkeeping and more time running your business.

Automate bookkeeping tasks

Connect QuickBooks to your bank accounts, credit cards, PayPal, Square, and other accounts and we’ll automatically import your transactions for you. QuickBooks automates standard bookkeeping tasks such as entering transactions, performing calculations, and organizing data to keep your books balanced.
Bookkeeping software for small businesses
Bookkeeping software for small businesses
Bookkeeping software for small businesses

Work from anywhere with online bookkeeping

We’ve designed QuickBooks to move with you. Use your phone or tablet to enter transactions, record expenses, send online invoices and more – from anywhere. QuickBooks automatically backs up your data to the cloud and syncs across all your devices.
QuickBooks automatically backs up data to the cloud
QuickBooks automatically backs up data to the cloud
QuickBooks automatically backs up data to the cloud

Stay organized for tax time

Quickbooks uses double-entry bookkeeping which will make your accountant happy. QuickBooks also keeps records in accordance with FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board), ensuring your books are balanced and every dollar is accounted for come tax time.
Keep your accounting data organized for tax time
Keep your accounting data organized for tax time
Keep your accounting data organized for tax time

Access and automate reports

QuickBooks bookkeeping software for small business includes financial statements and business reports such as the profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet report. Easily schedule reports to be generated and emailed daily, weekly, or monthly.
Schedule reports to be generated and sent to you
Schedule reports to be generated and sent to you
Schedule reports to be generated and sent to you

Make better business decisions

Shed light on your business with data-driven insights. Know where your profits come from, analyze your spending habits, and identify potential cost savings. QuickBooks makes small business bookkeeping effortless.
Know where your business stands with bookkeeping software
Know where your business stands with bookkeeping software
Know where your business stands with bookkeeping software

Expense tracking made easy

Snap a photo of a receipt with the QuickBooks mobile app to attach it to your business expenses. Easily access expense reports to see how every dollar is spent.
Easily track expenses and access expense reports
Easily track expenses and access expense reports
Easily track expenses and access expense reports

Software or spreadsheets: Which is better for your business?

By Ken Boyd

Perhaps you started your business a couple of years ago and things are going well. You’ve been managing your books with spreadsheets, but along the way you realized you spend too much time in those spreadsheets and it’s been taking you away from meeting new customers, fine-tuning your offerings, and enjoying your profits.

You’ve researched online accounting software solutions, and you’re interested but hesitant to make the leap. Let’s talk about what’s holding you back.

“I get by just fine using spreadsheets.”

It’s true—when you’re starting out, spreadsheets seem to be an easy temporary solution to financial management. However, the keyword is temporary; as a permanent accounting system, multiple spreadsheets full of manual-entered financial reports can quickly spiral out of control with no surefire way to check that data for accuracy.

What’s more, to cover all your bases, you’re likely entering the same information in multiple places across your “accounting system” of spreadsheets. What if you make a mistake? An extra “0” or misplaced decimal point is enough to send anyone into a panic, and we’ve all spent more time than we’d like to admit chasing down the typos that keep our balance sheet from balancing.

If you are getting by, yet deep down feel a sense of anxiety when you think about your books, you’re not alone. In a recent confidence and intent survey of self-employed and small business owners conducted earlier this year, 23% reported feeling “anxious” about accounting for their business. Here’s the good news: there’s accounting software available that turns your accounting anxiety into complete confidence in your books. Many solutions sync even with your bank account and credit cards, sorting it for tax season. And, it’s user-friendly and saves you time.

Another bonus add on, today’s small business accounting software is online, with cloud accounting and mobile apps, so you can access your financial reports on-the-go in real-time from anywhere you have an internet connection.

“It’s free to use spreadsheets.”

Nothing beats free, especially when you’re watching every penny. Plus, when you’ve invested so much time and energy into your current accounting system, it’s even harder to make a change. However, the financial cost of accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed can be as low as the cost of ordering lunch once a week, which could actually end up saving your business money.

How? When you factor in the cost of your time as a business owner, even free tools you use that don’t optimize your valuable time can quickly get expensive. Plus, accounting applications can help you see where your business stands financially. Dashboards and reports display your info in real-time, so you can monitor your cash flow and make the right business decisions. The time savings and additional accounting features software provides can end up being far greater than the overall cost.

“Okay, so accounting software may not be expensive, but it still costs money and takes time.”

You’re totally right. Short of hiring a professional accountant and bookkeeper, there’s no way around it—you’ll spend time managing your books. How much time do you carve out to manually input every transaction, payment, and invoice? If you’re like other small business owners, you may spend more than 21 hours on accounting tasks each week!

Managing your books is so time consuming and labor-intensive, in fact, that the desire to get organized and find a user friendly, efficient, cost-effective solution is a top priority of more than one-third of all small business owners. In that same survey, nearly 38% of them reported that accounting or organizing their books better is the most important business goal they’ve set this year.

If you are one of these small business owners, then you are painfully aware that every hour saved is money earned. The initial investment made into moving your business from spreadsheets to small business accounting software should be seen as just that—an investment.

“I worry about accuracy. If I’m not doing it myself how do I know it’s being done right?”

Small business owners sometimes live with a sense of day-to-day uncertainty—the last thing you need is a new tool to set up and bring more uncertainty into your life! 
However, accounting software companies employ teams of people to make sure calculations are correct, tax information is up-to-date, and everything is current with applicable guidelines. Why spend time familiarizing yourself with the most recent sales tax laws for your clients who are online, out of state, or overseas when accounting software can help you keep up with all of it. Combing local laws with multi-currency exchanges is a full-time job on its own, thankfully QuickBooks can do them both for you.

The decision to trust a company with your business’ financial information is not one to be taken lightly. QuickBooks uses double-entry accounting, which is what accountants want.

With accounting software users reporting additional benefits in accuracy-related areas—such as 80% of customers reporting that QuickBooks helped them find additional tax savings or deductions they would have missed come tax time. With accounting software, managing your business finances has never been easier.

“I have to spend my money wisely. Accounting software isn’t going to grow my business.”

It’s absolutely critical to spend your money wisely and to ensure a high return on any investment in your business. Fortunately, accounting software is one of those areas where the ROI is easy to track, as all accounting software companies regularly report on benefits to their users. For example, more than 92% of customers reported saving money with QuickBooks Online by Intuit, and the average savings was $500 each year according to a recent survey of QuickBooks users.

How does accounting software save users money and help them grow? Accounting software allows you to create invoices from within your books, and it covers additional invoicing with your new clients, allowing you to get paid faster. It streamlines expense tracking and provides inventory tracking and/or project management. You can generate reports and view dashboards, even on mobile Android or IOS devices. This all adds up to you spending less time looking at your accounts payable and more time enjoying your accounts receivable.

Many accounting software providers offer additional add-ons like payroll services, time tracking, inventory management. QuickBooks Online allows to integrate with your financial institutions for easy bank reconciliation.

“If I wanted to try accounting software, how would I get started?”

Research is key. Think about what your business needs are now and what they might be in the future. The best accounting software will grow with your business and offer services and features that you’ll need when the time comes.

Look for the features you need now and the options for the things you may need in the future. Features like: generating purchase orders, setting up payment reminders, the ability to track inventory and grow your ecommerce presence. Choosing a comprehensive software package with the tools you need for the life of your company will allow you to move forward with confidence in your ability to take on any challenge your business may face.

Small business accounting software providers typically provide a complete list of accounting services and proven benefits on their web sites, and you may decide to take advantage of a free trial before deciding on the best accounting solution.

Ultimately, cloud accounting software allows you to spend less time doing data entry and more time with prospective customers, current clients, employees and even family. Before long, you’ll have your accounting software set up, and you may end up asking yourself, “Why did I wait so long?”

  

Survey methodology

*QuickBooks collected and reviewed 1300-1500 customers responses. The poll was conducted in January of 2019.

QuickBooks welcomes the re-use of this data under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original source is cited with attribution to “QuickBooks.”

Software or spreadsheets: Which is better for your business?

By Ken Boyd

Perhaps you started your business a couple of years ago and things are going well. You’ve been managing your books with spreadsheets, but along the way you realized you spend too much time in those spreadsheets and it’s been taking you away from meeting new customers, fine-tuning your offerings, and enjoying your profits.

You’ve researched online accounting software solutions, and you’re interested but hesitant to make the leap. Let’s talk about what’s holding you back.

“I get by just fine using spreadsheets.”

It’s true—when you’re starting out, spreadsheets seem to be an easy temporary solution to financial management. However, the keyword is temporary; as a permanent accounting system, multiple spreadsheets full of manual-entered financial reports can quickly spiral out of control with no surefire way to check that data for accuracy.

What’s more, to cover all your bases, you’re likely entering the same information in multiple places across your “accounting system” of spreadsheets. What if you make a mistake? An extra “0” or misplaced decimal point is enough to send anyone into a panic, and we’ve all spent more time than we’d like to admit chasing down the typos that keep our balance sheet from balancing.

If you are getting by, yet deep down feel a sense of anxiety when you think about your books, you’re not alone. In a recent confidence and intent survey of self-employed and small business owners conducted earlier this year, 23% reported feeling “anxious” about accounting for their business. Here’s the good news: there’s accounting software available that turns your accounting anxiety into complete confidence in your books. Many solutions sync even with your bank account and credit cards, sorting it for tax season. And, it’s user-friendly and saves you time.

Another bonus add on, today’s small business accounting software is online, with cloud accounting and mobile apps, so you can access your financial reports on-the-go in real-time from anywhere you have an internet connection.

“It’s free to use spreadsheets.”

Nothing beats free, especially when you’re watching every penny. Plus, when you’ve invested so much time and energy into your current accounting system, it’s even harder to make a change. However, the financial cost of accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed can be as low as the cost of ordering lunch once a week, which could actually end up saving your business money.

How? When you factor in the cost of your time as a business owner, even free tools you use that don’t optimize your valuable time can quickly get expensive. Plus, accounting applications can help you see where your business stands financially. Dashboards and reports display your info in real-time, so you can monitor your cash flow and make the right business decisions. The time savings and additional accounting features software provides can end up being far greater than the overall cost.

“Okay, so accounting software may not be expensive, but it still costs money and takes time.”

You’re totally right. Short of hiring a professional accountant and bookkeeper, there’s no way around it—you’ll spend time managing your books. How much time do you carve out to manually input every transaction, payment, and invoice? If you’re like other small business owners, you may spend more than 21 hours on accounting tasks each week!

Managing your books is so time consuming and labor-intensive, in fact, that the desire to get organized and find a user friendly, efficient, cost-effective solution is a top priority of more than one-third of all small business owners. In that same survey, nearly 38% of them reported that accounting or organizing their books better is the most important business goal they’ve set this year.

If you are one of these small business owners, then you are painfully aware that every hour saved is money earned. The initial investment made into moving your business from spreadsheets to small business accounting software should be seen as just that—an investment.

“I worry about accuracy. If I’m not doing it myself how do I know it’s being done right?”

Small business owners sometimes live with a sense of day-to-day uncertainty—the last thing you need is a new tool to set up and bring more uncertainty into your life! However, accounting software companies employ teams of people to make sure calculations are correct, tax information is up-to-date, and everything is current with applicable guidelines. Why spend time familiarizing yourself with the most recent sales tax laws for your clients who are online, out of state, or overseas when accounting software can help you keep up with all of it. Combing local laws with multi-currency exchanges is a full-time job on its own, thankfully QuickBooks can do them both for you.

The decision to trust a company with your business’ financial information is not one to be taken lightly. QuickBooks uses double-entry accounting, which is what accountants want.

With accounting software users reporting additional benefits in accuracy-related areas—such as 80% of customers reporting that QuickBooks helped them find additional tax savings or deductions they would have missed come tax time. With accounting software, managing your business finances has never been easier.

“I have to spend my money wisely. Accounting software isn’t going to grow my business.”

It’s absolutely critical to spend your money wisely and to ensure a high return on any investment in your business. Fortunately, accounting software is one of those areas where the ROI is easy to track, as all accounting software companies regularly report on benefits to their users. For example, more than 92% of customers reported saving money with QuickBooks Online by Intuit, and the average savings was $500 each year according to a recent survey of QuickBooks users.

How does accounting software save users money and help them grow? Accounting software allows you to create invoices from within your books, and it covers additional invoicing with your new clients, allowing you to get paid faster. It streamlines expense tracking and provides inventory tracking and/or project management. You can generate reports and view dashboards, even on mobile Android or IOS devices. This all adds up to you spending less time looking at your accounts payable and more time enjoying your accounts receivable.

Many accounting software providers offer additional add-ons like payroll services, time tracking, inventory management. QuickBooks Online allows to integrate with your financial institutions for easy bank reconciliation.

“If I wanted to try accounting software, how would I get started?”

Research is key. Think about what your business needs are now and what they might be in the future. The best accounting software will grow with your business and offer services and features that you’ll need when the time comes.

Look for the features you need now and the options for the things you may need in the future. Features like: generating purchase orders, setting up payment reminders, the ability to track inventory and grow your ecommerce presence. Choosing a comprehensive software package with the tools you need for the life of your company will allow you to move forward with confidence in your ability to take on any challenge your business may face.

Small business accounting software providers typically provide a complete list of accounting services and proven benefits on their web sites, and you may decide to take advantage of a free trial before deciding on the best accounting solution.

Ultimately, cloud accounting software allows you to spend less time doing data entry and more time with prospective customers, current clients, employees and even family. Before long, you’ll have your accounting software set up, and you may end up asking yourself, “Why did I wait so long?”

 

Survey methodology

*QuickBooks collected and reviewed 1300-1500 customers responses. The poll was conducted in January of 2019.QuickBooks welcomes the re-use of this data under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original source is cited with attribution to “QuickBooks.”

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*Discount applied to the monthly price for QuickBooks Online (“QBO”) and/or QuickBooks Online Payroll Core, Premium, or Elite (“Payroll”) is for the first 3 months of service, starting from the date of enrollment is free, followed by the then-current monthly list price. Your account will automatically be charged on a [monthly/annual] basis until you cancel. Each employee is an additional $4/month for Core, $8/month for Premium, and $10/month for Elite. Contractor payments via direct deposit are $4/month for Core, $8/month for Premium, and $10/month for Elite. Service optimized for up to 50 employees or contractors and capped at 150. The service includes 1 state filing. If you file taxes in more than one state, each additional state is $12/month for only Core and Premium. There is no additional charge for additional state tax filings in Elite. The discounts do not apply to additional employees and state tax filing fees. If you add or remove services, your service fees will be adjusted accordingly. Sales tax may be applied where applicable. To be eligible for this offer you must be a new QBO and/or Payroll customer and sign up for the monthly plan using the “Buy Now” option. This offer can’t be combined with any other QuickBooks offers. Offer available for a limited time only. To cancel your subscription at any time go to Account & Settings in QuickBooks and select “Cancel.” Your QBO cancellation will become effective at the end of the monthly billing period. The Payroll subscription will terminate immediately upon cancellation.You will not receive a pro-rated refund; your access and subscription benefits will continue for the remainder of the billing period. Terms, conditions, pricing, special features, and service and support options subject to change without notice.
QuickBooks Online requires a computer with a supported Internet browser (see System Requirements for a list of supported browsers) and an Internet connection (a high-speed connection is recommended). The QuickBooks Online mobile app works with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks plan.
The QuickBooks Online mobile and QuickBooks Self-Employed mobile companion apps work with iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. Devices sold separately; data plan required. Not all features are available on the mobile apps and mobile browser. QuickBooks Online mobile access is included with your QuickBooks Online subscription at no additional cost. Data access is subject to cellular/internet provider network availability and occasional downtime due to system and server maintenance and events beyond your control. Product registration required.
Usage Limits: QuickBooks Online Advanced includes unlimited Chart of Account entry. Simple Start, Essentials and Plus allow up to 250 accounts. QuickBooks Online Advanced includes unlimited Tracked Classes and Locations. QuickBooks Plus includes up to 40 combined tracked classes and tracked locations. Tracked Classes and Locations are not available in Simple Start and Essentials.
Cancellation policy: There’s no contract or commitment. You’re free to switch plans or cancel any time.
Features
1. Each active QuickBooks Online Advanced subscription includes one license of Smart Reporting powered by Fathom. To import your data into the tool, your QuickBooks Online Chart of Accounts can’t exceed 3,000 active or inactive accounts.
2. QuickBooks Online Advanced supports the upload of 1000 transaction lines for invoices at one time. 20% faster based off of internal tests comparing QuickBooks Online regular invoice workflow with QuickBooks Online Advanced multiple invoice workflow.
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Claims
†Recommended claim: Based on survey of small businesses using QuickBooks in the U.S. conducted September 2018.
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