9 Open Source or Free Accounting Software for Small Businesses

Looking for an open source or free accounting software or platform for your small business? We’ve gathered a list of the more popular, completely free accounting software for you to try out! If your business sells on Amazon, visit our massive list of Amazon apps, services, and tools.

Only totally free or open source software is included on this list. Platforms with free trials are excluded, so you’ll know that these services are completely free to use. See our list for paid accounting software.

SellerZen is not affiliated with any of these services, nor does SellerZen endorse any of these services. Please check the website for current features and updates.

While we may recommend QuickBooks Online because of its popularity, consumer base, and app store, we understand that not all businesses need those features. If that’s the case for you, then check out these free options.

We’ll list some key features that each platform offers so you’ll have a better idea. Most, if not all, of the accounting services provide basic bookkeeping services like invoices and expenses. Visit the website for complete details.

SellerZen is not affiliated with any of these services, nor does SellerZen endorse any of these services. We’ve created this list only for informational purposes, so do your own due diligence before you sign up with any services listed in this article.

Akaunting

Akaunting home

  • Mobile and tablet ready interface
  • Multilingual admin and client panel
  • 100% financial data ownership
  • Lifetime free updates
  • Online accounting so you can access your data anywhere
  • Customer, vendor, and inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Multi-company
  • Unlimited attachments
  • Multi-currency
  • …and more!

Brightbook

Brightbook home

  • Invoicing
  • Instant insights
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Multi-currency
  • Bills and expenses
  • Multiple companies and users
  • PayPal link
  • …and more!

GnuCash

GnuCash home

  • Double-entry accounting
  • Stock, bond, and mutual funds
  • Small business accounting
  • Reports and graphs
  • QIF OFX HBCI import and transaction mapping
  • Scheduled transactions
  • Financial calculations
  • …and more!

NCH Express Accounts

NCH Express Accounts

  • Financial analysis and reports
    • Over 20 financial reports
    • Income statement (profit and loss)
    • Balance sheet
    • Analyze sales by customer, salesperson, or item
    • Helps with tax returns
  • Accounts payable
    • Track outgoing payment and purchasing transactions
    • Generate purchase orders
    • Create and print checks
  • Sales and accounts receivable
    • Automatically record recurring orders and invoices
    • Accounts receivables and reports update as invoices are paid
    • Generate quotes, sales orders, and invoices
  • Other features
    • Multiple users
    • Secure mobile access through iPhone or Android
    • Multiple businesses
    • Automatic backups
  • …and more!

NolaPro Desktop

NolaPro home

  • Windows and Linux support only
  • Customer tracking
  • Billing
  • Payables
  • General Ledger
  • International features
  • Multiple languages
  • …and more!

SlickPie

SlickPie home

SlickPie charges you only if you need more than 10 company accounts.

  • Multi-currency
  • PayPal, Stripe, and credit card processing
  • Track sales tax
  • Get live bank feeds
  • Reconcile bank transactions
  • Runs on any device
  • Upload and attach files
  • …and more!

Wave

Wave home

Wave is free unless you add payroll services.

  • Accounting
    • Unlimited bank and credit card connections
    • Unlimited income and expense tracking
    • Multiple businesses
    • Unlimited guest collaborators
  • Invoicing
    • Any currency
    • Send estimates and turn into invoices on acceptance
    • Personalize invoices
    • Accept Payments by Wave
  • Receipt scanning
    • Unlimited receipt scanning with iOS and Android app
    • Capture receipts offline
    • Automatically recorded
  • Payments (charged per use)
    • Credit card processing at 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction
    • Bank payments at 1% per transaction
  • Payroll (not free)
  • …and more!

ZarMoney

ZarMoney home

  • Productivity
    • Scheduler and calendar
    • Attach documents
    • Fax and email
    • Customize dashboard
    • Role-based access
    • Restricted access
  • Customers
    • Quotes and estimates
    • Sales orders
    • Invoice and billing
    • Statements
    • Notes and alerts
  • Vendors
    • Purchase orders
    • Payment terms and discounts
    • Related transactions
    • Custom fields
  • Inventory
    • FIFO cost methods
    • Compare received inventory with POs
    • Organize by brand or product line
    • Transfer inventory between locations
  • …and more!

ZipBooks

ZipBooks home

  • Accounting
    • Bank connect and reconciliation
    • Auto categorization
    • Project accounting
    • Tagging
  • Intelligence
    • Machine learning
    • Smart search
  • Billing
    • Estimates
    • Multi-currency
    • Credit card processing
    • Time tracking
  • Expenses
    • Save receipts
    • Split categories
    • Vendor management
  • …and more!

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