Accounting and Bookkeeping

Should I use accounting software?

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Feb 04, 2019

Deciding whether or not to use accounting software is really a personal preference. If you are not comfortable using computers, accounting software is not recommended because it does require a certain level of computer know-how. Also, accounting software will not allow you to get out of understanding the basics of accounting and balancing a check book. In fact, accounting software requires just as much skill as doing it by hand since the software is nothing more than a garbage-in-garbage-out system. It is only as good as the information you put into it.

Should you decide to use accounting software, be sure to shop around. There are many accounting packages on the market in many different price ranges. Find one you like that produces the information you need at a price you can afford.

Below is a link to a Web site that lists a wide variety of accounting packages: