Who Uses This Software?

Small and medium sized businesses, clubs, trusts, associations, solicitors, nonprofits, accountants, bookkeepers, students.

Average Ratings

69 reviews
  • Overall 5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 5 / 5
  • Customer Service 5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$50.00/one-time
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Responsive Software
  • http://www.responsive.co.nz/
  • Founded 1998

About LedgerLite

LedgerLite is an award-winning shareware accounting system for any organization that needs a general ledger or cashbook. Because it's incredibly easy to download and use, it's ideal for students of double-entry bookkeeping. If you're familiar with double-entry bookkeeping you'll find LedgerLite is the perfect tool to maintain the books of a business, club or trust, or your personal finances, especially if reliability and privacy are important to you.

LedgerLite Features

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

LedgerLite Most Helpful Reviews

Fantastic customer service, available to help with questions & issues. Aptly named Responsive.

Reviewed on 06/02/2018
Phyllis P.
owner
Ranching, Self Employed
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: cost savings, frees up my time on bookkeeping and reporting, customer service is excellent

Pros: Affordable, one time fee, not tied to monthly fees or exhorbitant costs, is a true double entry bookkeeping system, does not require you to be on the internet to use it (other than to download it or to get help), files are stored in your own computer or storage device. Can be used from year to year without paying additional costs. Can be tailored to fit your individual business needs. A great software package. I am very happy to have found this. I had just about given up finding a simple double entry bookkeeping software to the point that I set up my own books on spread sheets because I absolutely refuse to become a slave to companies charging monthly fees and that requires internet use. My own spread sheet system was so time consuming - but LedgerLite has freed me up from labor intensive bookkeeping and I'm happy, happy! Just set up your named accounts and make your entries, then generate reports, i.e. income statement, trial balance, etc. The best thing is the customer support! THANK YOU LedgerLite for developing this program and being readily available to answer questions.

Cons: The options for entries (NEW, EDIT, SAVE) are located at the bottom of the page which are not readily visible on my computer requiring me to scroll down for each entry to complete the transaction. It would be more convenient if the options were located at top of page eliminating the need to scroll down the page to complete the entry. Nonetheless, this is a great accounting program that I have been searching for for several years.

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 17/02/2018

The screen can be resized by holding the mouse cursor over the bottom edge until it changes to a double-headed arrow. You can then click and drag to resize the screen in the vertical direction.

I own a small lab in Kuwait, I couldn't bear the cost of an accountant. ledger lite was the solution

Reviewed on 26/01/2018
Raed D.
laboratory director
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy to use, customer support (TeamViewer, email, live chat, telephone), continuous development, design your income statement the way you like, calculate depreciation, cost of sales, balance sheet, trial balance, ledger website taught me the accounting theory. when I show it to accountants their first impression is that it's impossible to have all these features f only but when start using it, they will like it comparing to the complicated expensive systems they're using. multiuser feature, user can be administrator or viewer. hide zero Accounts, easy to create new accounts and their types.

Cons: should be able to export reports to Excel, pdf,.. not only CSV. not able to create the accounting tree according to the accountants
i.e. 001 Accounts receivables
0011 clinic x
0012 clinic y
002 Accounts payable
0021 supplier x
0022 supplier y
(maybe it can but I don't know how to do it)

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 18/02/2018

LedgerLite will allow you to export any report to CSV format. This is compatible with Excel. In LederLite you can print to any Windows printer driver including PDF drivers.
The accounting tree can be created on the Balance Sheet or Income Statement by using a Group to put related accounts together as though they were a single account.

It's been great experience already, and surely it will continue

Reviewed on 15/02/2018
Umair J.
Accounts Manager
Business Supplies & Equipment, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: it made accounting so accurate and meaniful for us.

Pros: Easy to use, meets customization requirement specific to our company bookkeeping requirements. It saves a lot of hassle that other accounting systems we tried in past had in common. Truly bookkeeping made easy. Masterpiece!

Cons: well not really. It gets better every time with the software updates. Would have been out of the world if there was auto backup facility!

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 19/02/2018

LedgerLite keeps all its data in a single LLD database file. To backup all you need do is make a copy of this file to a USB stick or external hard drive. It's a good idea to copy both the LLD file and the program LedgerLite.EXE file. All you need to run LedgerLite on any Windows computer is these two files.

We don't provide an automatic backup facility because it is a specialised area beyond our expertise. We suggest a dedicated backup program to ensure all your important data is kept secure in case of loss or failure. We also suggest you regularly check to ensure you can restore data from your backups if necessary.

It is an excellent idea to create multiple copies of important data and store these in various locations. It's a risk to rely on a single backup copy. (LedgerLite allows you to password-protect your data.)

THE LEDERLITE PHILOSOPHY - THE SECURITY OF YOUR DATA IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - LEDGERLITE MAKES IT POSSIBLE - WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.

Simple And Easy Software for Small Businesses (Using for 3 years now since old ledger)

Reviewed on 26/02/2018
Johnson Z.
Director
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Biggest pro is simplicity. You can take the software around with you on a pen drive. It fits well with the requirement of a small business like us. No unnecessary complexity. One difficultly I had that was fixed in new Ledger is that now any account book can be downloaded to csv file.

Cons: Few more features like search would be nice. Also feature to print out various accounts (not balance sheet or PNL statement) between specified dates

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 26/02/2018

To print an account statement for any specified period is quite straight-forward. First set the Viewing Period on the Workstation Configuration screen to the date range required. Then go to the Accounts screen, select the account from the drop-down and click on the Print button.

There is a Find button on the Accounts screen and the Cashbooks screen that allows you to search for a string within the Description field.

I am delighted with LedgerLite. I recommend it to others and use it myself for three companies.

Reviewed on 15/02/2018
James R.
Managing member
Real Estate, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: After using other software, I found LedgerLite to have almost no learning curve to get up and running. It never breaks down (no bugs). It is nice to be able to talk with the software engineer who created the program. Daily data entry is done with ease and as few keystrokes as possible. The reports can be designed for whatever period I want to see or share.

Pros: LedgerLite is as simple to use as anything you could imagine. This is possible, probably, because it is a General Ledger only. It does not have Payroll, Inventory or other modules with which it has to integrate. But for me, since I don't need those things, it is perfect. The one-time price is perfect, too. Tech support, if you ever need it, is also very available. As long as I need General Ledger only, I can't imagine using any other accounting software.

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