Accountancy Apps for Sole Traders & SMEs in 2021 – Which one is right for my business?
If you are running a business or thinking of starting one, ensuring you have an understanding of your accounts is key. Whether you like it or not, not knowing what’s going on with the numbers behind your business will eventually cause problems. Therefore, the sooner you choose an accountant and begin utilising an accountancy apps / software the better.
In general accountancy apps and software are there to make things easier and save time for you and your accountant. There are however many different options out there when it comes to accountancy apps / software. There are standalone platforms for invoicing, and software to help you with tax, but if you want keep everything all under one roof a general accountancy platform will offer a more comprehensive solution.
The Modus Choice – Xero
“With Xero we have the complete feeling of being in a safe pair of hands. Onboarding clients is easy and simple to follow (even for Jenna who is complete technophobe) and the support provided by the Xero team has worked well for both ourselves and our clients.
Once onboarded our clients are always surprised at how simple and most importantly, quick it is to use. If we’re missing anything the Xero alerts have also been great at ensuring that we get the information when we need it. No more late fees or missed deadlines, Xero has helped us save time on getting accurate data allowing us to spend more time saving our clients, time, money and unlocking business growth potential.”
Sam Dallimore – Accounts Director at Modus Accountants
Now, although Xero is our accountancy software of choice here at Modus Accountants we want to make sure that you always understand your options. So below we have detailed a few more software providers, and provided you with some key information to help you make a decision on who to choose.
|Provider||Free Plan?||Cheapest Monthly Plan||Mobile App for Android & IOS?||Payroll||Live Support Access||CRM Integration||Link|
|Xero (Modus Choice)||Yes||£10||Yes||Yes||Yes 24 hr||Yes||Xero website|
|QuickBooks||No||£12||Yes||Yes||Forum support & Requests for Support||Yes||QuickBooks website|
|Sage||No||£12||Yes||Sort of – Separate Standalone solution||9am – 8pm Monday to Friday||Yes||Sage Cloud Accounting website|
|Freshbooks||No||£11||Yes||No||Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm ET||Yes||FreshBooks website|
|Zoho Books||No||£6||Yes||Yes||Yes 24 hr||Sort of – They have their own CRM (Zoho CRM) you can link to||Zoho Books website|
Modus Accountants are Xero Gold Partners and experts in all the things that help your business thrive. If you’re looking for accountancy services and support to help grow your business. Book your free one-to-one support session here.