An easy-to-use program for sole traders, particularly those lacking accounting experience
You can’t go wrong with Sage, and the price is good – it’s a pity support is limited
Modest improvements, but the monthly payment option is pricey for smaller businesses
MYOB user group has found a way to keep using the software in the UK
Customers voice concern at being forced to stop using a product they've already paid for
Supports automatic bank feeds, an integrated payroll module and multiple users with different permissions. Ideal for the larger business
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Simple and with plenty of tricks, but it's the time-tracking and project management tools that make FreeAgent the pick for freelancers and contractors
Ideal for stock-based businesses thanks to some impressive invoicing tools and its unique stock management feature
Modest improvements, so while it offers most things a small business could need, it’s no longer the automatic choice for those lacking accounting experience
Accounting software company says cloud service launch marks move towards web-centric approach
Awkward to set up, but a flexible and speedy way to track your finances
No breathtaking additions, but this is a powerful tool at moderate cost and a good buy for small businesses and sole traders
An easy and reliable tax return tool, and you'll quickly recoup the initial outlay
A useful, if flawed, free invoicing tool that might represent the future of accounting
The US may have green lit Oracle's acquisition of Sun, but the EU is more reserved
No outstanding new features, but the free upgrade, better reporting options and a competitive price keep this application in our A List.
Few new features, but a solid, inexpensive program that remains the best tax return software for individuals.
Easy to use with excellent guidance, but sole traders will probably find other budget programs better value.
Excellent tax software makes it easy to upload returns without relying on the Revenue's website.
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