Who Uses LessAccounting?

Freelancers, entrepreneurs, web designers, developers, retail, consultants, coaches. All of the small business accounting features are essential, intuitive, and simplistic.

What Is LessAccounting?

LessAccounting software was developed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs! After getting fed up with every CPA telling us to use Quickbooks, a product that we found to be overly complicated and buggy, especially on a Mac. So, we built the software for ourselves without any add-ons or confusing features. We just needed to manage our estimates, invoices, contacts, money in, money out, and reports.
That was it! Nothing more or less, just simple accounting solutions for a simple web-based business

LessAccounting Details

LessAccounting

http://lessaccounting.com

Founded 2011

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LessAccounting has a free version and offers a free trial.


Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

LessAccounting deployment and support

Support

  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Documentation

LessAccounting Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Aging Tracking
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  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Check Writing
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Duplicate Payment Alert
  • ERP
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • PO Reconciliation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Payments
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Status Tracking
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  • Third Party Integrations
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  • Client Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
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  • Quotes/Estimates
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  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
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  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bookkeeping Services Integration
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  • Cash Flow Management
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  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Collections Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Templates
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  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Payroll Management
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Revenue Recognition
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  • Billable Items Tracking
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  • Billing Rate Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Case Management
  • Check Writing
  • Client Portal
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
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  • Credit Card Processing
  • Cross Ledger Posting
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Statements
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LessAccounting Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.4
Customer Service 4.6
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.4

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Craig H.
Craig H.
Engineer
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/05/2020

"Everything you need, nothing you don't"

Comments: LessAccounting helped me get my business' financial affairs in order.

Pros: Less Accounting makes keeping accurate books for your business very easy. The intuitive interface made getting started a breeze, and importing my banking information was super easy. From there the reconciling of accounts and assigning my expenses to the proper category took just a few minutes.

Cons: Nothing, it's very easy to use and the support is great.

Alternatives Considered: Quickbooks Online

Reasons for Choosing LessAccounting: Ease of use and support

Switched From: Wave Accounting

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  • Reviewed on 09/05/2020
Brad B.
Managing Partner
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/08/2020

"Less accounting review"

Comments: Overall good. With the exception of invoicing and reporting.

Pros: Expense tracking, account reconciliation and project tags

Cons: Creating invoices. We still use fresh books for our estimates and invoicing and then need to import them into less accounting. We've simply found that the fresh books invoicing is much easier to use, more intuitive and requires far less steps to manage overall. The less accounting invoice process seems somewhat backward in our opinion.
Also in reporting there is no option to compare this year's revenue and profits with last year's revenue and profits. To me this should be one of the most basic features of any accounting package. The ability to see where your business stands versus the previous year or other periods.

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  • Reviewed on 27/08/2020
Lara E.
CEO
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/04/2019

"Used to be great, but..."

Comments: For several years I had a great experience with Lessaccounting. Now I dread opening it. Which accounts are failing to sync? How many times will I have to try to reauthenticate until it will work? Why? I haven't changed a thing in the login information. Will I ever get a response from the support tech? It's just dreadful now.

Pros: I love the automation in downloading statements. For years it worked nearly flawlessly.

Cons: The deterioration in support. For many years, I'd get help almost instantly. The quality of the support was fantastic. There was a sense of humor in the company communications that made it fun to get in touch. In the last year or so, the support people never get back to me. Since the software is now working much more poorly than it did, this is even more distressing. Frankly, less accounting is no longer meeting my needs. I'm shopping for a better provider.

Vendor Response

by LessAccounting on 21/03/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Lara. It was immensely helpful.

Over the past 12 we've made a lot of progress as a company.
Our platform was enhanced with a new banking integrator, which made all the bank connection very stable. Our customer support and bookkeeping team has doubled in size and we now handle most customer requests within minutes - 20 hours a day 7 days a week.

We're now a full service bookkeeping and accounting firm specializing on bookkeeping, tax filings, tax planing and strategy and budgeting.

Our goal is to make our clients succeed by save $$$ on taxes and freeing up their time to work on their business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/04/2019
Shirin E.
Shirin E.
Co-founder & Cloud Systems Engineer
Telecommunications, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/07/2021

"Nimble, easy to get into and can expand as your business grows"

Comments: It's flexible, allows tagging for understanding areas of expense and income and allowed us to know what to report to various state and local agencies for revenue.

Pros: There was not much of a learning curve. if you need flexibility and you don't have access to a CPA in the early stages of your business, Less Accounting can keep you whole and up to date with your books with their bank account and credit card integration. Even large, known name brands aren't as easy to use as this and some of them even lack recurring invoicing. Less Accounting had this as far back as 2010.

Cons: Would love to see a mobile app in the future.

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  • Reviewed on 12/07/2021
Jacob K.
Owner/Designer
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/08/2020

"LessAccounting helped me grow my business"

Comments: Overall, it has been a positive experience. It has saved me time in invoicing clients and has saved me valuable time during the dreaded tax season.

Pros: I've been using the accounting software as well as the bookkeeping services for nearly seven years. LessAccounting has helped me focus on what I do best by keeping my finances organized. The invoicing feature is also a HUGE help in collecting payments from clients quickly and easily.

Cons: Integration with my bank and my most commonly used services was easy to set up. They have recently made some big improvements that have addressed some of the issues I had in the past.

Alternatives Considered: FreshBooks

Reasons for Switching to LessAccounting: Other services seemed overkill for what I needed and the price point fit my budget.

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  • Reviewed on 04/08/2020