Having briefly spoken to what accounting record keeping and analysis can bring to your enterprise, let’s look at how to accomplish tidying business to records.
Our starting point is to evaluate the tools at your disposal. To that end, we can consult with experts on accounting software. Usually reviews are published in accounting journals. I have posted links to such articles on my website. There are many accounting magazines. Many publish reviews of industry software.
In addition to industry specific reviews, they are sorted to size of business. Typical sorts are:
My audience is expected to be interested in the first two categories. In these categories there are products for a tiny business (one owner in a van) to midmarket companies with a wide range of applications. The smallest businesses, I noticed, use an Excel spreadsheet with templates and functions. At the high end there are comprehensive applications.