Online accounting software for small business: Wave Accounting versus Quickbooks

Wave vs. QuickBooks:

Check out how Wave works for you!

Cost Wave Accounting QuickBooks Online
  Signup Free $9-$29/month after a limited trial
  Invoicing Free & Unlimited $9-$29/per month
  Manage personal and small business income and expenses in one app Yes No
  Journal Entries Free & Unlimited $9-$29/per month
  Balance Sheet Free & Unlimited $9-$29/per month
  Sales Tax Report Free & Unlimited $9-$29/per month
  Free real time collaboration for you and your accountant or business partner Yes No
  Work Anywhere (multiple locations) Free & Unlimited $9-$29/per month
  All features available with no tiered pricing structures Yes No

Wave is easy

Wave = Easy!

You don’t need to have a degree in accounting, and you can take your accountant off speed dial. Wave makes your small business makes sense. Wave easily captures all of your small business transactions and expenses and puts them in the right place – quickly and automatically.

No software downloads

No software or upgrades to download – ever!

Wave lives in the cloud, so there’s no software to download, store, or upgrade. The most current version of Wave is automatically available to you whenever and wherever you log in.

Features that play nice

Features that play nice

Wave was built specifically for small businesses, and our features work – it’s that simple! You can choose to connect your bank account, credit card and PayPal account to Wave, and see your whole small business on one page instantaneously.

I am a new small business owner; our company is a year and a half old. Everyone insisted I use Quickbooks. I paid people to teach me, my accountant had to spend extra time sorting out my mistakes, it crashed many, many times, I had to upload the software from them when my disk would freeze, my numbers never matched and many features did not Quickbooks. I found Wave, and I LOVE it. It's all extremely common sense. It's a complete lifesaver (and business-saver) for me. Thank you!

Pantry Paratus

I just wanted to say a quick "Thanks!" for the accounting software. I've been using Quickbooks 2010 Simple Start since it came out. Running my own IT repair business has difficult. Especially finding the time to be in front of the right PC that has the printer hooked up and my data stored in a safe place. Now, I can rely on your organization to maintain my records and email my invoices. I don't need a secretary and I can keep things minimal. I love the integration features and my thanks to you for the simplicity, ease of use, design and features your website has to offer.

Jon Freeman,
Widget Tech Services

I had just bought the dreaded QuickBooks, but hadn't busted open the packaging. That night I found Wave and I felt like I saw the light. My bank account was joyful that I saved $250 by returning the software.

Shauna Hadrava,
Bouncing Woolies

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that we started using Wave Accounting yesterday, and already I am loving it. The fact that it is free is a plus, but the interface is very easy to use and I appreciate the reports options and being able to export them to PDF or Excel. I thank you for your program, and will continue to use it above Quickbooks and Peachtree for its simplicity and design. Thanks!

Luke Morgan,

Wave Accounting Feature

Plus free, unlimited data connections from your bank, credit card, and PayPal accounts, and more!

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