Accounting Tools

5 Best Accounting Tools for Salesforce Businesses

Best accounting software is a critical component for any company. Whether you're a startup or have a more established presence, you need efficiency. Handling everyday tasks would be time-consuming if you handle it manually. The same applies to Salesforce businesses

Salesforce CRM allows for integration with accounting software. Such include QuickBooks, Zoho, and Freshbooks. Data sharing and customer management amongst teams become easy. You also get to enjoy other functionalities. These include expense tracking, report creation, and insights generation. 

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Our article will explore the 5 best accounting tools for Salesforce Business. We look at the functionalities, price, and pros and cons. Let's get into it. 

Accounting Software for Salesforce Business

Salesforce CRM has its FinancialForce accounting system that comes as an inbuilt feature. It makes it easy to integrate your accounting system for the best functionality. Automation allows for greater efficiency in handling accounting tasks in your Salesforce business.

1. FreshBooks 

What we like: 

  • Excellent user experience 
  • Allows for double-entry accounting 
  • Many functionalities including retailers, estimates, and inventory tracking 
  • Fantastic support 
  • IOS-based mileage tracking 

What we don't like:

  • Few customization options, especially for invoices 
  • The mobile app and dashboard could do with some upgrades

From humble beginnings as an invoicing platform, Freshbooks now offers many tools. The platform is easy to use and has tons of fantastic features. Such as invoicing, payment, bank reconciliation, and general ledger. The calendar allows for easy collaboration and organization. It is great for making work easier. 

Pricing ranges from $15 per month to customized pricing, depending on what you need. Taking the annual subscription instead of monthly can save you some money. The cost depends on the number of clients you will be servicing. They also offer a free trial and a basic free plan. 

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2. Sage 50 Cloud

 What we like: 

  • Excellent customization options 
  • In-depth reports and records 
  • Excellent inventory management 
  • Allows for scalability 
  • Good support available 
  • Integration with other third-party applications, including Microsoft 365

 What we don't like: 

  • You can only use it with Windows 
  • It is a bit pricey 
  • The dashboard is not very friendly 
  • It does not have a mobile application 

Sage 50 cloud is ideal for small businesses and is a desktop accounting software. You get excellent financial Management features. You also have the option to customize and integrate with other third-party applications. 

Perhaps, its most unique feature is the Microsoft 365 integration ability. Even though it is desktop-based, you can still access some of the features on the cloud. Some of the functionalities you get are inventory management and integrated payroll. Others are audit Trail, job costing, and advanced budgeting

Sage 50 Cloud has three annual subscription plans ranging from $567 to $1,404 per user. It may make it expensive for a Salesforce Startup. However, you can pay monthly, but it will drive up the cost.  

3. QuickBooks Online 

What we like:

  •  Friendly user interface
  •  The reports are customizable
  •  The payroll support system is comprehensive
  •  You can integrate it with other applications
  •  You get in-depth transaction and contact records

 What we do not like: 

  • It may be a bit pricey, depending on the number of people you have in your accounts team 
  • There may be some inaccuracies with the auto-categorization 

QuickBooks Online provides all the benefits you get with QuickBooks Pro. It is a great online accounting application for small businesses. Some of the functionalities you get are invoicing and estimates. Others are online payments and sales tax. You get more features, depending on what subscription plan you take. 

The main advantage is that you can access it anywhere. You can also use the platform on many devices. Such are tablets, smartphones, laptops, or computers

It allows for easy integration with other applications and payroll. The system is not difficult to use/ all you need to do is enroll your Salesforce team for a QuickBooks training. Pricing ranges from $25 per month per user. The company offers a 30-day free trial period, which is quite generous. 

4. Wave 

What we like:

  • The platform is free 
  • You get multi-currency support 
  • Payouts are instant 
  • You get tons of functionalities that are fantastic for small businesses 
  • Easy-to-use interface 
  • It works well for managing transactions and invoicing

What we don't like:

  • The platform is basic
  •  It lacks a comprehensive app for mobile
  •  The payroll feature is not the best 

Wave is a free accounting software application. But this does not compromise on its functionality. You will, however, need to part with some money for the more advanced features. The platform has constant updates. They contribute to its effectiveness as an accounting platform for the Salesforce business

Some of the task management tools include invoicing, billing, and receivables. You can customize it to suit your needs as per your requirements. Wave positions itself as one of the best free invoicing software. We do believe that they do deliver on that promise. 

Wave is free if you take the basic plan. To get payment and payroll, you will incur a cost of $35 per month. It also comes with an extra $6 for contractors or each employee. Bank transactions attract fees.

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5. Zoho Books 

What we like: 

  • Friendly pricing 
  • Easy to use 
  • Excellent features for transactions and records 
  • It offers many payment gateways 
  • Numerous support options 
  • Mobile-friendly 

What we don't like: 

  • You do not get usage of the payroll outside of Texas, New York and California 

Zoho Books is excellent for small businesses. It is easy to use, and you get access to a wide range of functionality. Such include tracking sales and purchases, project and time tracking, and managing inventory. The payroll integration limits its use to New York, Texas and California.  

The price is quite friendly at $9 per month per user + accountant. But, it has a limit of only 50 contacts. The highest package is $29 per month without a limit on the number of contacts. 

Final Thoughts 

We have looked at 5 of what we consider the best accounting tools for a Salesforce Business. It is important to determine what your business needs are. You can then be in a position to know which one works well for you.

 

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