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AccountantsWorld — Accounting Relief




2011 Overall Rating 4.75


Best Fit:

Firms who want to bring both their practice and their clients onto a web-based accounting system that gives the firm greater control over data and the ability to monitor and control what their clients can do with their collaborative bookkeeping system.


  • Simple navigation & functions
  • Integrates professional & client-side bookkeeping
  • Anytime live access to client data for professionals
  • Client portals & collaboration features
  • Good communication templates & financials reporting

Potential Limitations:

  • Limited batch processing functions

Summary & Pricing

As a write-up system, Accounting Relief provides an easy-to-use program that includes tools that reduce client errors, and simplify correcting client errors and corresponding adjusting entries, reconciliation functions and other related tasks. The system also offers check writing and options for after-the-fact payroll reporting. The key benefit to the system is that clients are using an extension of the program tailored for their small business needs, with their data actually living in the professional’s system. This eliminates the hassle of data transfers, and allows firms to stay in control of the data more proactively. The program costs $99 per month or $990 per year for the core accountant-centric part of the program, and $9.95 per month for each client using the business side of the application. First-year pricing specials are also available. Our editorial awards committee recognized Accounting Relief with a 2010 Innovation Award, and the system continues to be a very strong player in the SaaS client accounting market.

Product Delivery Methods:

___ On-Premises

_X_ SaaS

___ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 4.5

Core Write-Up Features 4.5

Reporting & Financial Statements 4.75

Import/Export/Integration 5

Help/Support System 4.5

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