Intuit has increased the price of its Quickbooks Online product significantly over the past year. For some users, this has amounted to a change of more than three times their monthly cost.
As a small business owner, these changes may no longer be a fit for your budget. Here are a few options that might be a little easier on your bottom line.
If you want to remain a QuickBooks customer, but are seeking a more cost-efficient alternative, the Quickbooks Desktop version may be an option. Unlike the subscription based Quickbooks Online product, Quickbooks Desktop is a one time cost for the version that you purchase.
Wave Accounting is a free online accounting software application, which has been around since 2009. The core applications such as invoicing and expense recording are free. Wave only charges for the cost of additional services such as payroll processing.
Xero, another cloud-based accounting based platform based out of New Zealand, opened its doors in 2006 and offers both a free trial and paid version of their service. Their offerings start at $9 each month and increase based on your business’ needs.
Zoho Books, which is a part of the Zoho Company’s suite of products, offers a cloud-based accounting platform which emphasizes its use of automation to help get things done more efficiently. Similar to Xero, the company offers a free trial for its software application, with the paid version starting a $9 a month and increasing based on user needs.
ZipBooks, founded in 2015 is another accounting platform that offers a free alternative to its small business owners with less complex accounting needs. As your business grows, you can upgrade to one of their most robust product offerings.
Although QuickBooks has increased the cost of its services significantly in recent months, there are other more budget-friendly options available to help to keep your business running without breaking the bank. If you have any questions about any of these offerings or to learn more about us, please feel free to contact us today.