Accounting and Bookkeeping

Should I Use Accounting Software?

Deciding whether to use an accounting software is a matter of personal preference and the needs of management. There are many benefits to using accounting software, such as efficiency and time savings from the automation of certain processes.  If you are not comfortable using computers, accounting software is not recommended because it does require a certain level of computer know-how. Also, accounting software will not allow you to get out of understanding the basics of accounting and balancing a checkbook. In fact, accounting software requires just as much skill as doing it by hand since the software is nothing more than a garbage-in-garbage-out system. It is only as good as the information you put into it.

Should you decide to use accounting software, be sure to shop around. There are many accounting packages on the market in many different price ranges. Find one you like that produces the information you need at a price you can afford.

Below is a link to a Web site that lists a wide variety of accounting packages: