Accounting Package

What accounting package do you use for your business

  • Sage Accounting

    Votes: 2 40.0%
  • Pastel Partner

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pastel Express

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Quickbooks Desktop

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Quickbooks Online

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Xero

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 20.0%

  • Total voters


Expert Member
Jul 19, 2009

For those who are involved with accounting in their businesses, what accounting package do you use and why?
Looking at either Sage Accounting / Payroll (online) or Xero / their payroll? or Quickbooks / Payroll online.

I am currently using quickbooks desktop and have used Pastel but the entity is growing and now there will be an additional two admin / bookkeepers, and would like more features.


Active Member
Sep 17, 2013
Without more clarity of which features you require, it's near impossible to answer your enquiry.

Xero, Quick books, SageOne, Sage 50 even Sage 100 all have their 80/20 features fit.

All of which is clearly described on their websites.

The biggest factor is the costs and the costlier it gets the more features you get with the core license, more concurrent users can use it and the wider variety of add-on features is available.

For an inventory centric operation, Sage 50 could be a starting point. Pastel Payroll integrates seamlessly.

If all you require is a GL and reporting, all of above would suffice.