Find the best accounting software

Use these sites to uncover tools that work for your business.

By Susan G. Hauser

FSB -- No entrepreneur wants to waste money on accounting software that promises more than it delivers. To research the choices available to your venture, check out these sites, recommended by Kate Spontak, who advises company owners on this subject as president of MKS Consulting in Ridgefield Park, N.J.

AccountingSoftware 411. The site's custom search tool and news on the latest software makes it extremely handy for those who want a good overview of the newest products available.

Bookkeepinghelp.com This directory of accounting, bookkeeping and tax services makes it easy to find help throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Findaccountingsoftware.com. CPA Online's buyer's guide sorts through issues that commonly confuse entrepreneurs who are in the market for accounting tools.

Pluscommunity.com The active discussion forums here make this a good source of information from the front lines of business ownership. Top of page

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Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.