Akaunting vs Others

Here's how to simplify your bookkeeping processes and make the most of free, open-source accounting software to achieve error-free financial management.

Because small businesses do more than send invoices, Akaunting provides a complete financial and business management solution that supports your business from cradle to heyday. Work with tools that remove limits and allow your business to grow—with unlimited invoices, unlimited customers, unlimited business solution apps—beyond borders.

  Akaunting WaveApps FreshBooks QuickBooks Zoho Books
Pricing ✅ Free ✅ Free ❌ From $30/mo ❌ From $30/mo ⚠️ Free (1K invoices)
Open-Source ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
Available in all Countries ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ⚠️ Limited
Easy-to-use UI/UX ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No
Unlimited Users ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
Unlimited Employees ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
Multi-Currencies (Free) ✅ Yes ❌ No ⚠️ Limited ❌ No ❌ No
Inventory Management ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ⚠️ Limited ✅ Yes
Payroll Management ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited
Project Management ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
Unlimited Apps ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
Customization ✅ Yes ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited
Mobile Access ✅ Yes ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited
Rich Reports ✅ Yes ⚠️ Limited ⚠️ Limited ✅ Yes ⚠️ Limited
Responsive Customer Support ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
Client Portal ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
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Join 200K+ Small Businesses and Freelancers on Akaunting

Translated in 50+ languages, the ease of doing accounting makes Akaunting the favorite of small businesses in 100+ countries.

Akaunting is a very easy-to-use software that offers a simple solution to income and expense reporting with the free version and can be built into a much stronger accounting solution with the purchase of additional modules.
Grant, Owner

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common frequently asked questions

Is Akaunting free?

Akaunting is free. You can send an unlimited number of invoices, track expenses, add items and customers, pay bills, and more.

OK for On-Premise. But why is Cloud free?

The actual costs to maintain an Akaunting implementation are not the hosting costs but the human costs related to the maintenance services: installation, support, upgrades, etc. Although we have extra server costs for the hosting of Cloud users, those users don't have server configuration issues, are always on the latest versions, don't have upgrade difficulties, etc.

So, although it sounds paradoxical, a Cloud user costs us less money to maintain than a self-hosted (On-Premise) user. As Cloud users usually have a better experience (it works in a few clicks with an exemplary tuned infrastructure), we decided to offer the hosting for free.

What is On-Premise?

On-premise or Self-hosting is when you install and access software from your server.

What is Cloud?

Cloud service is when your business services run on the Akaunting's server. This costs your business significantly less, allowing you to share maintenance and development costs that would be much higher on self-host service.

What is Accounting software?

Accounting software helps bookkeepers and accountants record and report the financial transactions of a business. Akaunting is free accounting software for small businesses and freelancers that provides ease of accounting and bookkeeping.

What is the best free bookkeeping software?

The best free bookkeeping software choice is subjective and depends on your business needs. It would be best if you considered defining your business goals and finding software matching them. The best free bookkeeping software should allow you to choose what you need and scale your business over time.

What is the best software for small business accounting?

Choosing the best accounting software depends a lot on the business's goals. The things to consider, especially for a small business, are cost, feature limitation, add-on features, automation, reporting, and ease of use. Small Business Owners value time, and software that saves time, is valuable. Akaunting helps small businesses achieve growth and stability at little or no cost.