How to Buy An Accounting Software?

Preface of Accounting Software

An accounting software is a software that manages your entire business and company”™s account. The expenses of your company and the account of all the items and projects and works will be kept in the account with an accounting software. If you have a business of a supermarket you can keep an account of each item, your inventory, billings, profits etc. Hence an accounting software manages all the accounts that your business usually keeps manually or using excel sheets. But with accounting software you can do much more, it tracks your expenses, your items and manages your inventory so you can have your hands on everything in your business. A company with an accounting software finds a smarter way to take their business to heights.

When to buy?

To buy a software for a company there are many needs that make it necessary and some of them could be :

  1. The size of a company:

A size of a company is the main reason for needing a software, there are numerous departments and that brings unmanageable accounts. To make it a simple work all a company needs a help from a software that can make things happen faster and in order. An accounting software can squeeze in all the accounts, expenditures, the details about the company and the work happening inside it. Hence no matter what the size of company it is, it becomes a simple task for you to take care of it from every side.

  1. Multi-location business:

Travelling to a different location every day or every month is a tough and a hectic way to manage your chain of companies or your branches. To save your expenses and your time and have your company under your supervision you can install a software that can keep an account of everything and update you with it. So you don”™t have to actually visit the places and check the business for yourself.

  1. Faster billing:

To make it a simple billing process and not keep your customers waiting. It can get easier with an accounting software which makes your billing process so simple with just one click so you can have everything just a few mins by not keeping the customers waiting. The bills get converted into invoices automatically so you can have a professional approach towards your customers. You can customize it with your logo and tagline and choose from 20 different types of invoices.

  1. Management required:

A management is like a pillar of a business, hence to have a strong management is important to make a progress for a company and to keep it firm and holding up from all the sides.  An accounting software makes your management strong as it has all your accounts stored and arranged with not a single piece gone missing. So with an accounting software like this, you have all sides managed and everything under control giving you the power and the space to make progress and keep your company firm.

Things to consider

When getting a software for your business you need to know what you are getting and if it is what your business will be needing and benefiting from. Hence here are some things that you would like to consider while buying a software for your company.

  1. Offline or Online software:

An offline software does your accounting just like an online software, but everything remains in your system and you have to access to your system every time you want to check your accounts. But with an online software you can access your accounts from anywhere need not be  necessarily your office system. Your accounts are stored in the cloud so it is restorable anytime without any worries from any kind of loss of accounts from system crash or other mishaps.

  1. Expense management:

Managing your expenses does a lot for a business but managing it can be a little messy job as there are many expenses happening at once and you might go on the budget. But an accounting software that can help manage your expenses takes care of your budget and expenses so you know where your company is spending and how much is being spent. So you stay updated with your budget and keep it from flowing out from in between your fingers.

  1. Package:

An accounting software that does your accounting is enough but then an accounting software that is an entire package with features that can manage your entire company could do so much more. For example, an accounting software that takes care of budget, projects, inventory and keeps everything you need in accounts and helps you with making the profit as well. That would be something every business and company would want to install.

List of accounting software in India

The list of accounting software in India differ from simple Tally to other software like Marg, Quickbooks, Reach Accountant. And the companies and business in India have turned to this software to have their accounts managed. To find out which software you can have for your company”™s account management and to have a better business a little research might be of help. So here is the list of accounting software that you can choose from:

1. Initial Investment Tally Busy Reach
Product Name Tally Pirated Tally Silver Busy Basic Edition Busy Standard Edition Busy Enterprise Edition Reach Books V.2 Reach Bronze(Consultant)
Price for one computer 0 18000 6300 12600 18000 18000 18000
Anti-Virus Protection (Single Computer ) 600 600 600 600 600 Free Free
TOTAL COST 600 18600 6900 13200 18600 18000 18000
2. Annual Cost Tally Busy Reach
Product Name Tally Pirated Tally Silver Busy Basic Edition Busy Standard Edition Busy Enterprise Edition Reach Books V.2 Reach Bronze(Consultant)
AMC, Renewals 0 3600 1260 2520 3600 3600 3600
Version Upgrades 0 18000 6300 12600 18000 Free Free
Anti-Virus Renewal 600 600 600 600 600 Free Free
Internet Cost ( Unless its already available ) Not needed Not needed Not needed Not needed Not needed 6000 6000
TOTAL COST 600 22200 8160 15720 22200 9600 9600
3. Accessability Tally Busy Reach
Product Name Tally Pirated Tally Silver Busy Basic Edition Busy Standard Edition Busy Enterprise Edition Reach Books V.2 Reach Bronze(Consultant)
No. of Locations you can access from Only the installed computer Only the installed computer Only the installed computer Only the installed computer Only the installed computer Any computer with Internet Any computer with Internet
No. of users who can access at the same time 1 1 1 1 1 Unlimited 1
No. of Companies you can create Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 1
Userbased restriction on which companies they can work on Not possible Not possible Not possible Not possible Not possible possible possible
Devices you can use to access Computer only Computer only Computer only Computer only Computer only Computer, Tab, Smart Phone Computer, Tab, Smart Phone
4. Feature Comparison Tally Busy Reach
Product Name Tally Pirated Tally Silver Busy Basic Edition Busy Standard Edition Busy Enterprise Edition Reach Books V.2 Reach Bronze(Consultant)
CRM Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available
Sales Team Management (Like Salesforce with Mobile App for executives) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available
Freeze Entries by Owner Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available
Payroll Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Available Available Not Available

 

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