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.

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Free and open source software

Package License Windows Mac OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure
Adempiere GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market ERP, CRM, POS Web based
BlueErp GPL Yes Yes Yes Small to Mid-market ERP, CRM Web based
Compiere GPL2, other proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-market ERP, CRM, POS, WMS, MES Web based
Cubit Accounting BSD License Yes Yes Yes Small Enterprise POS Local and network install
Dolibarr GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, CRM, SCM, SaaS Web based
ERP5 GPL Yes Yes Yes All Markets ERP, CRM, SaaS Web based
FrontAccounting GPL Yes Yes Yes small to Mid-market GL,Double-Entry Accounting, ERP, SaaS Web based
GnuCash GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal and small enterprise GL; Double-Entry Accounting; Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts; Small-Business Accounting; etc. Stand alone
Grisbi GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal  ? stand alone
HomeBank GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal  ? stand alone
JFire GPL Yes No Yes All Markets ERP, CRM, POS, WMS Web based, Stand alone
JGnash GPL Yes Yes Yes Personal Double-Entry Accounting, multi-currency stand alone
KMyMoney GPL No Yes Yes Personal Double-Entry Accounting, multi-currency, Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts, online banking stand alone
LedgerSMB GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Double-Entry Accounting Web based
Openbravo MPL Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-market ERP, CRM, POS, Business Intelligence, General Ledger , Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Payroll & HR, ecommerce connectivity Web based
OpenERP GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market ERP, CRM, POS, GL, Double-Entry Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, SCM, SaaS, multi-currency Stand alone and Web based
PLCash Careware Yes Yes Yes Personal  ? Stand alone
PhreeBooks GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, Double-Entry Accounting, CRM, GL Web based
Postbooks CPAL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, CRM Client-server
SQL-Ledger GPL Yes Yes Yes Mid-market Double-Entry Accounting Web based
Tryton GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to mid-market ERP, GL, Double-Entry Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, SCM, WMS, multi-currency Thin Client - Server
TurboCASH GPL Yes No No Low to mid-market Double-Entry Accounting Stand alone
GNU Enterprise GPL,other proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid to high end market ERP Web based + stand alone
WebERP GPL Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-Market ERP Web based

Proprietary software

Package License Windows Mac OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure
24SevenOffice Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-Market ERP, CRM, e-commerce Web based
Access Accounting Proprietary Yes No No Mid-Market Financials, Customer Relationship Management, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Stock, ERP, Business Intelligence, CIS, Payroll Stand alone
ACCPAC Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-Market ERP Stand Alone and Web based
AME Accounting Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid-Market Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Double-entry Accounting, Small Business Accounting Stand alone
Baan Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid to Low-Market ERP Stand alone and web based
Banana Accounting Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid-Market GL; Double-Entry Accounting; Small-Business Accounting; etc. Stand alone
CGram Software Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid Market Financials; ERP; CRM;Manufacturing; Multicompany; Multicurrency; Payroll; Stock; Accounts Receivable; Accounts Payable; General Ledger Stand alone
COA Solutions Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-Market to High End ERP Stand alone
CODA Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-Market GL; AP; AR; Analytics; Integration; etc. Stand alone/Web Access
Cubit Accounting Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid-Market ERP, CRM, POS Web based
Cougar Mountain Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid Market Business Accounting, POS Retail, Nonprofit, Inventory Control Stand alone and Web based
CYMA Systems Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid Market  ? Stand alone
EasyAs Accounting Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid Market Single Entry, Small Business Accounting Stand alone
FirstOffice Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Low Market  ? Stand alone
FinanceToGo Proprietary No Yes No Low to Mid Market Double-entry Accounting, Mortgage/Loan/Profit & Loss Accounts, Share Portfolio Management, Small Business Accounting Stand alone
FlexAccount Proprietary Yes No No Mid to High End Market ERP, Manufacturing, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Budgeting, Reporting, Analysis Stand alone and Web Based
Fortora Fresh Finance Proprietary Yes Yes No Personal  ? Stand alone
HansaWorld Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid Market ERP, CRM, Sales Management, Manufacturing, Job Costing, Stock, POS, Rental, Calendaring, Service Orders, Webshop, Loans, Alerts, Hospitality Management, Document Management, Graphical Resource Planning Stand alone & WAN ready
iBank Proprietary No Yes No Personal  ?  ?
Integrated Office Accounting Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid-Market Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, POS, Order Entry, Job Costing Stand alone - Multi-User - Terminal Server - WAN
IRIS Exchequer Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-Market Payroll, General Ledger, Multi-currency, Cashbook, Sales and Purchase Ledgers, eBanking, Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution, Not-for-profit, Stock control, Stock Forecasting, Project Costing, Job Costing, Time Costing, CRM, Business Intelligence, Microsoft Excel Integration, Report Writer Stand alone - Multi User - Terminal Server
Lawson Software Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Mid to Large size Enterprises ERP, CRM, SCM, PM, e-Commerce, BI Web Based
Mamut Software Limited Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid Market ERP, CRM, e-commerce Stand alone
Microsoft Dynamics AX Proprietary Yes No No Mid Market ERP, SCM, CRM, WMS, Project mgmt, Manufacturing, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Cost Accounting, Reporting & Analysis services Stand alone and Web based
Microsoft Dynamics GP Proprietary Yes No No Mid Market  ? Stand alone
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Proprietary Yes No No Mid Market ERP, CRM, Intercompany, Multicurrency, Cost Accounting, Reporting & Analysis services Stand alone
Microsoft Dynamics SL Proprietary Yes No No Mid Market  ? Stand alone and Web based
Microsoft Money Proprietary Yes No No Personal Product is Discontinued Stand alone
Microsoft Office Accounting Proprietary Yes No No Low Market Product is Discontinued Stand alone
Mint.com Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Personal Account aggregation Web based
Moneydance Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Personal Double-Entry Accounting, multi-currency Stand alone
MYOB Proprietary Yes Yes No Low to High End Market Small business and commercial accounting. Payroll and POS Stand alone
NOSA XP Proprietary Yes No No Private Enterprises, Public Sectors and Accounting Firms AR, AP, GL, Double-entry Accounting, Sales and Contracts, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Job Costing, Integrated, Inter-Company, Multi-Currency, Multi-Language. Stand alone and/or Web based
NetSuite Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Mid Market CRM, ERP, ecommerce Web based
NolaPro Software as a Service or Freeware Yes Yes Yes Low to High End Market Double-Entry Accounting, Small Business Accounting, Inventory Control, Order Entry/Tracking, Payroll, ERP, ecommerce, POS Stand alone and Web based
Openda QX Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid Market CRM, ERP Stand Alone
Oracle E-Business Suite Proprietary Yes Yes Yes High Market ERP Web based
Peachtree by Sage Proprietary Yes No No Low-end to High end Business management. Stand alone
Pegasus Software Opera II Proprietary Yes No No Mid-market  ? Stand alone
POS Solutions Proprietary Yes No No Newsagency pharmacy POS Stand alone
Quasar Accounting Proprietary Yes  ? Yes Mom and Pop to Medium Enterprise Accounting, Inventory Control, Retail Point-of-Sale Stand alone
QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Proprietary Yes Yes No Mid Market Business management, Payroll Stand alone
Quicken Proprietary Yes Yes No Personal  ? Stand alone
Red Wing Software Proprietary Yes No No Low to Mid-Market Payroll, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Double-entry Accounting, Fund Accounting, Inventory Management, Procurement, Order Entry/Tracking, Small Business Accounting Stand alone
Sage Proprietary Yes No No Accounting Firms CRM, payroll Stand alone
Sage Line 50 Proprietary Yes No No Low-market (for SME)  ? Stand alone
Sage Pastel Evolution Proprietary Yes No No Small, Medium to Mid-size Enterprises (SMME) Financials,Inventory, Manufacturing, Job Costing, POS, Procurement, CRM, Business Intelligence, Payroll & HR Stand alone
Sage PFW ERP Proprietary Yes No Yes Mid-market ERP, Process Manufacturing Stand alone
SAP Business One Proprietary Yes No No Small & Midsize Enterprises (SME) ERP, e-Commerce Stand alone
SAP ERP Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Midsize to High-end ERP, CRM, SCM, SRM, PLM, GTS, e-commerce, Business Intelligence, Mobile Business Stand alone and Web based
Simply Accounting Proprietary Yes No Yes Low-end Business Accounting, Retail, Inventory Control Stand alone
Tally Proprietary Yes No No Mid-market Business Accounting, Inventory Management, Payroll Stand alone
Ubikwiti Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to High End markets Easily customizable online accounting and business management software, personal finance. Web based
Xero Software as a Service Yes Yes Yes Low to Mid-Market. Small & Midsize Enterprises (SME) Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Double-Entry Accounting, Small Business Accounting, Multicurrency, automatic bank feeds, standard business reporting, management reporting Web based
You Need a Budget (YNAB) Proprietary Yes No No Personal Personal spending management, with an emphasis on budgeting Stand alone
Package Licence Windows Mac OS X Linux Market focus Type Structure


Further details

Package Programming Language First public release date Latest stable release Stable release date Development Status Database Supported languages
Adempiere J2EE, JBoss October 12, 2006 23:46 3.4.2s Dec 20, 2008 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL +10: English, Spanish, French, ...
CGram Software C, Java 1982 5.0.0 August 2009 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL English
Compiere J2EE, JBoss June 8, 2001 3.2.0s October, 2008 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, Advance Server, MS SQL, PostgreSQL +10: English, Germany, Spanish, French, Indonesia,...
Dolibarr PHP Septembre 1, 2003 2.6.1 June 13, 2009 5 - Production / Stable MySQL English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Nyrnosk, Dutch, Polish, German, Romanian
ERP5 Python April 29, 2002 1.0rc11 February 1, 2007 5 - Production / Stable ZODB (any with ODBC interface) English, French, German, Japanese, Polish
FrontAccounting PHP April 2007 2.0.7 February 03, 2009 5 - Production / Stable MySQL 16 languages
GnuCash C 80%, Scheme / Lisp 13%, Perl 7%? Registered: 1999-11-08 23:59 2.3.5 August 29, 2009 5 - Production / Stable XML (Compressed), SQLite3, MySQL or PostgreSQL 8: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, ...
Grisbi C 0.5.9 July 10, 2006 5 - Production / Stable German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Bulgarian.
HomeBank C January 2, 1998 4.0.4 June 10, 2009 5 - Production / Stable XML file 35: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, ...
IntarS  ?  ? 5.1  ? 5 - Production / Stable  ? German
JFire J2EE, JBoss, Eclipse RCP, JDO  ?  ?  ?  ? MS SQL, Derby, ... English, German, Thai, ...
JGnash Java 2.3.0 June 28, 2009
KMyMoney C++ Registered: 2000-04-15 19:16 1.0.2 2009-10-04 5 - Production / Stable XML file 19: English , Spanish, German, Catalan, Czech, French, Galician, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, ...
LedgerSMB Perl  ? 1.2.9 September 28, 2007 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.x  ?
Openbravo J2EE, JBoss  ? 2.50 April 2009 5 - Production / Stable Oracle, PostgreSQL Multilingual
OpenERP Python, XML  ? 5.0.6 September 29, 2009 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL (any through SQLAlchemy in SAServer branch) +10
opentaps  ?  ? 1.0.2  ? 5 - Production / Stable  ?  ?
PhreeBooks PHP August 2007 1.7 April 2009 5 - Production / Stable mySQL Multilingual
SQL-Ledger Perl  ?  ?  ?  ? PostgreSQL 30: English, ...
Tryton Python November 17, 2008 1.4 October 19, 2009 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL, SQLite English, French, German, Spanish
GNU Enterprise J2EE June 28, 2002 1.4 November 19, 2008 5 - Production / Stable PostgreSQL 8.1+ English, Chinese
WebERP PHP January 2003 3.10 February 2009 5 - Production / Stable mySQL - innodb Multilingual

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