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  • Best For Small Business Sizes
  • Supports Multiple Platforms

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  • Great value for money
  • Great ease of use
  • Good functionality

What is Akaunting?

Akaunting is web-based accounting software designed to help small businesses manage and streamline invoicing, payment processing, billable expense management and other financial operations. It offers a client portal, which allows administrators to share transactional and invoicing information with clients and accept payments in bulk. The application offers a customer management module, which lets professionals create client profiles, set up passwords to access invoices, track deposits or transfers between accounts and view customer profile summary on a dashboard. Businesses can maintain multiple company accounts, assign users to respective companies and manage finances within a single admin panel. Additionally, users can generate categories to handle based on incomes, ... read more

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3.95

21 Reviews

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Value for money

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Functionality

out of 5
  • icon"Invoicing helps a lot, pre-configured and auto send to email."
  • icon"I love it, and has a powerful, but un -intimidating feature-set. Its priced right too, and loved the free version for a while as it let me learn and really do what I mostly wanted for free."
  • icon"Akaunting is really easy to install and configure. Developers make the best features available to users."
  • icon"Constant failing updates leaving broken install, requiring re install, Credit card isn't treated as an account as a liability requiring the purchase of Double Entry extension."
  • icon"I haven't really come across anything yet that would really bother me about this software."
  • icon"Many faults, cna stop working any time what was happened many times already."

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How much does Akaunting cost?

Akaunting is available for free.

Free trial

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Free version

Available

Which features does Akaunting offer?

Core features:

Accounts PayableAccounts ReceivableBank ReconciliationFinancial ReportingGeneral Ledger

People who reviewed this software give it a 3.5 star rating for functionality.

How easy is Akaunting to use and deploy?

Akaunting supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Windows, Linux.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Akaunting

3.95/5 out of 21 Reviews

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Anonymous

Company size: 1 employee

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

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I managed to follow my accounts easily. From my personal point of view, Akaunting allows small and medium-sized businesses to control their accounts more easily without having to resort to an accountant within the company. The question that must be asked now is whether it is an application intended for large companies.

Pros

Akaunting is really easy to install and configure. Developers make the best features available to users.

Cons

Secondary applications developed by community developers are always expensive. To have the best features, you have to pay a lot more

Reasons for choosing Akaunting

I chose Akaunting for the free first functionalities of an accounting software that it offers

Cynthia

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Best Accounting Solution for Start Up

Really good. I like that I can manage multiple businesses with it

Pros

This accounting software is easy to use, you can start for free and upgrade from there which makes it the perfect solution for start ups.

Cons

The option for quotation or estimates as to be purchased.

Reasons for choosing Akaunting

Too expensive and complicated to start up

Reasons for switching to Akaunting

Wave, stopped offering services to South Africa. QuickBooks was getting to expensive.

Juan

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Wholesale

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
2

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

A great budget sulution but...

Has fulfilled our started process but with many limitations. Basic support should be included no matter if reply takes long but should be there.

Pros

Is free, you can grow it when need it and provides a good start for your business

Cons

Basic support is not available. The cheapest support is expensive. You only get support for the addons so you are quite stuck if you ever face a problem because you can only rely on forum which works the way Akaunting wants... these means that you will not find what you need or at least in our case is very limited

Reasons for choosing Akaunting

Costs, you can grow gradually, starting cost does not seem high. We will have to wait for the renewal

Michael

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

A small businesses friend that doesn't break the bank

Akounting is what Quickbooks should be for small business. (And I don't mean that as a slight). I'm not an accountant, but can use this to run two small business and do what i need year-round and at tax season, and I didn't need to take online classes ,watch hour long videos, or read books to get going. It just works. Anyone considering Quickbooks for anything under a million dollar business - should give this a shot first. Quickbooks seems to be targeting NetSuite these days, and that leaves out anyone who doesn't have a full-time accountant and finance team (and I.T. honestly). Not to mention the price of Quickbooks is just insane. This is a great program/platform/whatever you want to call it.

Pros

Anyone can just get going with this in half an hour. I've used it now for two years making incremental improvements in how I operate in it. I'm not an expert, and I've tried Quickbooks (and actually use it at another business). Akaunting is so pleasant compared to that mess. I will openly admit I use this mostly for accounts receivable and payable, not some of the more advanced stuff, but it's interesting since as I use it, I sort of learn more about things I 'could do' to make my life easier. I love it, and has a powerful, but un -intimidating feature-set. Its priced right too, and loved the free version for a while as it let me learn and really do what I mostly wanted for free.

Cons

Though this is a winner for me, there are a few annoyances I wish they would address. 'Batch changes' are a problem. So about a year in I figured out how I wanted to use categories to help me better at the end of the year. Well, you can't select transactions in batch and change categories. Instead you have to one by one click transactions and change each one on its own. This just isn't going to happen. Second, and sort of part of #1, I'm using their cloud version which is great, but its not the most responsive and speedy. So addressing my category problem would take me forever if I did this. Third, and I don't use it, but have thought of using it. The report system seems either way to complex, or inept. I'm not sure. Basically for tax season I wanted to run a few spending reports on a few categories. This seemed not possible. or at least not intuitively possible - but i may be wrong.

Reasons for choosing Akaunting

Price and simplicity in operation. The free version was great to let me learn.

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Scott

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

The Only Alternative to Big Name Packages

The concept of a true alternative to big names, especially in Canada, is almost impossible. So, I jumped at the chance to try this software. I really like that it's open source and I respect the option to pay for abscess features. Initially, I found it very buggy and many apps are very limited in functionality but I have high hopes for the future and I am still able to use it for my daily accounting. It's come a long way already: I started with it in Sept 2021 and had daily problems ... now (Apr 2022) I'm using it daily and the only problems are limits on features (ex. Allowing negative values, having tax as a line item, etc.). Support is very hit-and-miss - if developers would reply to emails or respond to forum posts, I would give full marks. But, as with a lot of open source, you get what you pay for.

Pros

While all other software is moving to public cloud to store sensitive data, Akaunting gives you the option to download and install to your server for a private cloud installation. For this reason alone, Akaunting is my only choice for accounting software.

Cons

Being under frequent development, there can be a bug and getting support for core functions is almost impossible. Support for paid apps is included and any apps made by Akaunting are well supported - i get responses/resolutions within the week - but apps made by private parties get limited support. I've been waiting over 6 months for action on a ticket I filed. Also, support for the core is almost impossible to get - I can't get a reply on support forums or by email.

Reasons for switching to Akaunting

Simply accounting is moving to a public cloud and I don't trust anyone with my data. Further, simply is notorious for a messy data set under the hood, pricing is forced with upgrades, and the user interface is old and complicated

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