Xero - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Apr 29, 2021

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Xero is a fantastic tool with many features, but it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right Core Accounting software for your company and its unique needs. Xero has some strong competitors and alternatives, and there’s a chance that one of them might be a better fit for your company.

2021's Top Xero Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Xero that are worth checking out: QuickBooks Online Plus for SMBs, Multiview for large size business, Zoho Books for growing companies, and Adminsoft Accounts for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Xero
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$20 per month
Functionality
46
Review
Best for SMBs
QuickBooks
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$12.50 per month
Functionality
7
Best for Enterprise
Multiview
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.8/10
License pricing
$3,500 per license
Functionality
53
Growing
Zoho
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$10 per organizer/month
Functionality
9
Review
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Free version
Adminsoft
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$199 per license
Functionality
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1. QuickBooks Online Plus - Best for SMBs

QuickBooks Online Plus is an alternative Core Accounting software, QuickBooks Online Plus used on the cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. QuickBooks Online Plus, with a pricing score of 5 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

QuickBooks Online Plus is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (QuickBooks offers 7 main features).

Compare head to head: QuickBooks Online Plus Vs Xero

2. Multiview - Best for Large Business

Multiview is an alternative Core Accounting software, Multiview installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Multiview, with a pricing score of 3.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Multiview is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Multiview offers 53 main features).

Compare head to head: Multiview Vs Xero

3. Zoho Books - Best for Growing Companies

Zoho Books is an alternative Core Accounting software, Zoho Books installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Zoho Books, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Zoho Books is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Zoho offers 9 main features).

Compare head to head: Zoho Books Vs Xero

4. Adminsoft Accounts - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Adminsoft Accounts is an alternative Core Accounting software, Adminsoft Accounts installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Adminsoft Accounts, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Adminsoft Accounts is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Adminsoft offers 13 main features).

Compare head to head: Adminsoft Accounts Vs Xero

5. Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting is an alternative Core Accounting software, Wave Accounting used on the cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Wave Accounting, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Wave Accounting is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Wave offers 8 main features).

Compare head to head: Wave Accounting Vs Xero

6. Vyapar

Vyapar is an alternative Core Accounting software, Vyapar installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vyapar, with a pricing score of 8 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Vyapar is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vyapar offers 5 main features).

Compare head to head: Vyapar Vs Xero

7. FreshBooks

FreshBooks is an alternative Core Accounting software, FreshBooks installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. FreshBooks is considered same cost to implement ($4.50 per month) as Xero, both with a pricing score of 2.

FreshBooks is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (FreshBooks offers 28 main features).

Compare head to head: FreshBooks Vs Xero

8. TurboCASH Open Source Accounting

TurboCASH Open Source Accounting is an alternative Core Accounting software, TurboCASH Open Source Accounting used on the cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TurboCASH Open Source Accounting, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

TurboCASH Open Source Accounting is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TurboCASH offers 4 main features).

Compare head to head: TurboCASH Open Source Accounting Vs Xero

9. FINSYNC

FINSYNC is an alternative Core Accounting software, FINSYNC installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. FINSYNC, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

FINSYNC is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (FINSYNC offers 13 main features).

Compare head to head: FINSYNC Vs Xero

10. Dynacom Enterprise

Dynacom Enterprise is an alternative Core Accounting software, Dynacom Enterprise cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Dynacom Enterprise, with a pricing score of 6.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Dynacom Enterprise is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Dynacom offers 6 main features).

Compare head to head: Dynacom Enterprise Vs Xero

11. VisionCore

VisionCore is an alternative Core Accounting software, VisionCore used on the cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. VisionCore, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

VisionCore is rated 3.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (VisionCore offers 10 main features).

Compare head to head: VisionCore Vs Xero

12. Fusion Accounts

Fusion Accounts is an alternative Core Accounting software, Fusion Accounts used on the cloud, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Fusion Accounts, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Fusion Accounts is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Fusion offers 7 main features).

Compare head to head: Fusion Accounts Vs Xero

13. Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct is an alternative Core Accounting software, Sage Intacct installed on-premises or used cloud based, Xero can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Sage Intacct, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Xero with a score of 2.

Sage Intacct is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sage offers 27 main features).

Compare head to head: Sage Intacct Vs Xero

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.