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What Is It?

What is online accounting?

Accounting Help specialize in the use of online accounting systems

On-line accounting is where you can access your accounting system via the web.  Historically most businesses have hosted their own accounting system on a PC or a server sitting in their offices. But with the development of the web and the software-as-a-service model (SAAS) this has all changed. There are 15-20 accounting software providers (and this number is growing) in the UK that provide a fully-hosted solution.

Why use online accounting?

Online accounting gives you immediate access to your accounting system via the web with the following benefits:

  • It removes the stress of buying and maintaining your accounting system.
  • It removes the problem of having to back up your accounting system.
  • You can access your accounting from any computer wherever you are.
  • Online accounting is designed for use by non-accountants.
  • Easier communication with your accounting staff because you can all view the system at the same time.
  • Easier integration with your other IT systems and your banking system.
  • It removes the need to manually key in bank transactions.
  • Above all on line accountancy is cheaper and more reliable than traditional accounting systems.

Safety and Back-up

With SAAS (software-as-a-service) model:

  • All data is stored on servers just like e-mails
  • No data can be obtained without the correct log in and password
  • All data is properly secured and regularly backed-up
  • All our software providers will have the best security and back-up procedures
  • We will advise on the best accounting system for your business

Online accounting systems

Here is a list of all the online accounting systems in the UK (or at least ones we are aware of). This is not meant to be a complete list as there are new companies entering the market all the time

  • Accounts Anywhere
  • Accounts IQ
  • Aplicor
  • Aqill
  • Arithmo
  • Brightpearl
  • Clear Books
  • Click-on-Accounting
  • Erply
  • e-conomic 
  • FinancialForce
  • FreeAgent Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Fusion Accounts
  • Imbercal
  • InRax
  • JustAccounts
  • Kashflow
  • Liberty Accounts
  • Liquid Accounts
  • Net Numbers
  • Pearl
  • SureBooks
  • Twinfield
  • Xero

For more information on on-line accounting systems please look at the attached Chartac software product guide.

Our online offering

At Accounting Help we offer a free meeting to help you decide whether on-line accounting is for you, and if it is help work out what is the most appropriate online accounting system for you. We will also help you migrate from your existing system to a new on-line system.

So what makes our on-line offering different?

What we think is unique about Accounting Help is that we include all of the following as standard as part of our fixed-price fees:

  • The cost of your online accounting system
  • Phone support for any queries you may on the your online accounting system
  • We will run a training session when you start to use an online accounting system for the first time


Phone Accounting Help us on 020 8362 0704 or email us at to find out more about how we can help you with your online accounting.

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