Software programs used by bookkeepers is generally something chosen by the bookkeeper themselves or the company they are working for. Price is often a consideration when purchasing but can long term ease of use make up for up front costs, potentially saving your business thousands in the long run?
A survey performed by The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) asked bookkeepers their thoughts on software used for remote bookkeeping.
“When we asked the feature you are most satisfied with and dissatisfied with for each software company, the responses to our strategic partners differed: MYOB, Reckon, and Xero all received significant positive “Usability” votes, with Intuit QBO receiving a strength vote in “Pricing”. MYOB and Xero both received negative “Price” responses, with Reckon and Intuit QBO suffering on usability.”
Bookkeepers were asked over the last twelve (12) months, please choose the features you are most satisfied with and most dissatisfied with from the following four (4) programs: