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Small Business Accounting Software of the Year: Practitioners’ Choice | Software Awards 2020


The Small Business Accounting Software of the Year: Practitioners’ Choice category in the Software Awards for Accounting Excellence 2020 gives accountants in practice a chance to nominate their favourites.

12th Nov 2020
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When it comes to bookkeeping software ratings, nobody is better qualified than practising accountants to rate their capabilities.

Practitioners frequently use more than one accounting package, depending on the differing needs of their clients. This broad, in-depth experience gives them an extra insight into the strength and weaknesses of bookkeeping products.

To capture that knowledge, we analysed practitioners' survey responses separately to compile this year's shortlist, which includes:

  • Capium

  • Countingup

  • FreeAgent

  • Nomisma

  • Xero

Who will walk away with the first place? Come back on Thursday, 3 December 2020 when we announce the winner of this year's Small Business Accounting Software of the Year: Practitioners’ Choice award on AccountingWEB.

The 2020 shortlist

Capium is a cloud based accounting and practice management package, which meets the daily demands of accounting practices. There is now no need for separate systems, as Capium allows you to run your whole business under one system. With our 6 key modules, we allow accountants to conduct all processes in a secure, speedy and user friendly manner.

Read more about Capium

Countingup is your accounting and banking in one place. It's the simple way to run a business. Features include bank account number, sort code, Mastercard, automatic categorisation, VAT filing, invoicing and much more.

Read more about Countingup

FreeAgent is a UK-based award-winning online accounting software designed specifically for small business owners and their accountants and bookkeepers. With over 100,000 active users, FreeAgent’s powerful end-to-end accounting functionality simplifies the admin associated with your small business clients and gives you the robust features and proactive alerts that your practice needs.

Read more about FreeAgent

Nomisma is the ultimate cloud accounting suite, built by accountants for accountants. Offering every tool an accountant could dream of from bookkeeping through to payroll, accounts production, tax return production and company secretarial backed up by a powerful CRM system. Accountants and their clients also benefit from a mobile app helping manage their practice, produce reports and take pictures of receipts on the go.

Read more about Nomisma

Born in the cloud, Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use accounting platform for small businesses and their advisors around the world. Xero provides its 2+ million subscribers with connections to a thriving ecosystem of 800+ third-party apps and 200+ connections to banks and financial service providers.

Read more about Xero

Accounting Excellence Software Awards 2020

Every year, the Accounting Excellence Software Awards celebrates the very best in accounting technology. Voted for by the UK public in what is now proudly the UK's biggest survey of accounting software, independent voting across multiple criteria means that the Software Awards are valued by both the audience and the winners alike. 

This year, the Accounting Excellence Software Awards will be run online via the AccountingWEB and Accounting Excellence websites. Shortlists and winners for each of the categories will be announced on AccountingWEB with the keenly-fought Practice Suite of the Year announced live at the Accounting Excellence Firm Awards 2020. 

Read the full Software Awards 2020 shortlist rundown

AccountingWEB Small Business Accounting Software Reviews

Read more about the best small business accounting software for UK accountants at our dedicated Software Reviews page.

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