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The Best QuickBooks Alternative for Small Business in Australia

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QuickBooks Online have been in the Australian market since 2013, when they terminated their agreement with Reckon to provide their old desktop accounting software.

Unfortunately, in the years since, what was once promising cloud-based software has become too complex as they focus on features for larger companies, poorly supported with extremely poor reviews on sites like Trustpilot, and far, far too expensive, with monthly pricing plans that are increasingly out of reach for micro and small businesses in Australia.

Fortunately, there is a better solution: Easy Business App.

Designed specifically for Australian micro and small businesses, with great Sydney-based support and affordable monthly pricing, where you only pay for the features you need.

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See for yourself how Easy Business App compares with QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks often feels slow — they even have a help article titled "Why is my QuickBooks Online Slow?" where they say they try to ensure the most-used pages load within 10 seconds.

Easy Business App uses a much more modern technology stack, which is why you can zip around screens without any delays. Our average page loads in less than 0.5 seconds. That means you get your admin done quicker, and can get on with what actually matters: running your business!

QuickBooks have an off-shore support centre, who, judging from the reviews left on their Trustpilot page are not that great at solving problems.


They score an extremely average 3.1/5, compared to 4.8 out of 5 for Easy Business App — our Sydney-based support team can be contacted by phone, live chat and email.

Easy Business App vs QuickBooks Online


QuickBooks is a product of US company Intuit, who have been repeatedly slammed by the US Federal Trade Commission for "deceptive advertising" of their products. They've even allegedly spent years lobbying to try and make it more difficult for people to file their taxes (source).

In contrast, Easy Business App is based right here in Australia. We pay all our taxes. We're honest about our pricing. And we'd never dream of doing anything other than trying to make life easier for Australian small businesses.

QuickBooks' plans often include features that are entirely useless to a lot of small businesses. Why pay for multiple currencies, inventory management and rostering if you don't need them?

Easy Business App is built exclusively for micro and small businesses, none of the enterprise-level bloat. Invoicing, quotes, payments, expenses, bank feeds, payroll, STP and reporting. Just what you need!

Most QuickBooks plans have some kind of user limits: their Self-Employed plan won't let you invite your bookkeeper or accountant; their Simple Start plan only lets you invite either your bookkeeper OR your accountant; even their Essentials plan only lets you invite two additional users.

At Easy Business App, we believe in pricing for the company, not the number of users. So you can invite as many users as you like to access your account, for no additional charge. So, invite your bookkeeper, accountant, partner, store manager and whoever else you want.

QuickBooks "bundles" their packages, so you often end up paying for features you'll never use. Need invoicing but nothing else? Tough luck, you'll find you're also paying for loads of other features with QuickBooks.

With Easy Business App we offer modular pricing so you only pay for the parts you need. We have no annual lock-ins either, just simple, affordable monthly pricing.

Finally, for payroll, QuickBooks charge $5 per employee, per month, making it more and more as expensive as your business goes. The unlimited employees Easy Payslip plan? That's just $21.95 a month.

For a typical small business with 4 employees, using unlimited invoicing, payroll, bank feeds and reporting.

$9.95 today
$29.85 from September 2024


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