Expert’s choice: Top accounting apps
Accounting Today readers love technology. They’re passionate about how apps and other tech tools make them more effective accountants, benefit the clients that they love, and make life a bit easier in general.
This year has been anything but easy, and the COVID-19 pandemic truly tested the ability of accountants’ tech stacks to hold up to a completely remote environment, quickly. Apps with superior functionality and easy remote access were the easily identifiable favorites this year, but apps that deal specifically in forecasting, budgeting and cash-flow management have taken on special importance as businesses experience disruption on a massive scale.
The apps featured here function as extensions of the central accounting software platform that accountants choose to use. A key feature of a favorite or very popular app is the strength of its integration with accounting software, but there are other apps that don’t necessarily integrate that prove their value nonetheless. Ultimately, the tools serve to add value on top of standard accounting functions.
The apps below were selected by a panel of passionate and tech-forward users for their functionality, but also for how well they “play” with other platforms — i.e., the quality of integration they offer. This year, we also featured some favorite apps that accountants like to take home and use in their personal lives. Now, more than ever, it’s important to keep a good work-life balance, and these apps help.