Technology has become essential for a business’s success. However, small businesses often struggle with the process of selecting, implementing, and maintaining effective technology solutions. Many solutions fail to deliver on their promises. The industry tends to focus on the needs of larger companies when designing their products and services and those solutions that are designed and priced for small businesses vary widely in quality. Selecting the right solution, one that delivers on its promises, can be a difficult task. At Joseph Shoichet Consulting, we focus on small business needs by providing our clients affordable and reliable technology solutions, training, and support enabling them to confidently utilize leading technologies in accounting, point of sale, and CRM software and related hardware.
Accounting Software for Small Businesses
There are several good accounting software applications designed specifically for small businesses available in Canada today. In our opinion the top two choices are Intuit QuickBooks and Wave Accounting. Joseph Shoichet Consulting is both a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and a Wave Pro Network Accountant. We provide a full range technology consulting services for QuickBooks and Wave Accounting software as well as selection of other leading small business applications:
- Software & Hardware Selection
Intuit QuickBooks accounting software has been available for the Canadian market for more than 20 years and is the leading small business accounting solution in North America. It offers both a traditional desktop application and a cloud based online application. QuickBooks Online charges between $9 and $29 per month depending on the version. As its name implies, Intuit provides, an intuitive interface that is easy to use and feature rich. The software runs reliably and recovers gracefully but just in case intuit has excellent tech support.http://quickbooks.intuit.ca/
Toronto based Wave Accounting Inc. is new to the market (2010) and so their offering is not as feature rich or refined as QuickBooks. Still, Wave provides the needed essentials and their development team is steadily refining and adding new features. Best of all Wave provides its base application for free. The company describes their software and philosophy as follow; “…awesome, cloud-based, integrated software and tools for small businesses. …that includes Invoicing, Accounting, Payroll, Payments and more, plus Personal Finance Software, too. We make it for people running businesses with 9 employees or less. Which is to say, when we zero in on what to include in our features, it’s freelancers, contractors, entrepreneurs, and owners of companies with 9 employees or less that we keep in mind.” https://www.waveapps.com/about-us/