What alternative accounting software can I use instead of Quickbooks or Xero?


As an alternative to Quickbooks and Xero, I would suggest Tally Desktop.

It’s the most advanced and most economical software that I have ever used. (One of my friends sells it, let me know if you wanna buy, he may give you discount on my reference).

It costs around 600 USD for a lifetime license fee. Add unlimited clients, and unlimited years. Plus it manages tax computation, audit features, payroll etc.

In case of updates, it occasionally (maybe once in a year) charges some update fees ( you can even continue using without buying updates).

Updates usually costs below $100, which is again economical.

Let me know if you need demo link.
( It’s just 88 MB in size, yet awesome and outperforms qbd and other bookkeeping softwares).

Sarvagya jain is the owner of Sarvagya Jain & Associates a Chartered Accountancy firm that specialize in small & mid size businesses.


If you look an alternative software to Quickbooks, I would say Freshbooks is a good choice. However, I think the best option would be custom accounting software because ready-made solutions have a common set of features and they rarely can be customized according to specific needs. In addition, they have lots of limitations. There can be a range of features you don’t need, and third-party systems are rather difficult to deal with. Read this article to figure out what accounting software type would be the best fit for your business.


Best overall QuickBooks alternative. Sage: Most versatile QuickBooks alternative. FreshBooks: Best for self-employed people. YNAB: Best for financial reporting.