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Paya Review (Formerly Sage Payment Solutions)

The payment processing industry is very competitive, with a huge number of providers vying for your business. While only a few are truly excellent, many others are just awful. Paya currently falls somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, sticking close to the industry standard in terms of pricing and contract terms, but not offering any exceptional products or services that distinguish it from other providers.

Sage 50cloud Review (Formerly Peachtree)

Sage 50cloud is true accounting software with a strong reputation and accounting software’s advanced feature-set. It has all of the full-featured complexity of locally-installed software without having to give up the mobility of cloud software. Be cautious of the limited integrations and the steep learning curve.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review (Formerly Sage One)

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is a cloud based accounting software that offers improved invoicing and integrations, advanced inventory features, a cash flow forecast feature, and tons of automations. It does lack time tracking, project management, and payroll.

Xero VS Sage VS QuickBooks: Which Is Better?

Xero, Sage, and QuickBooks are all top choices in accounting software, and it’s easy to see why. Each option has enough features and integrations to allow small business owners to tackle even the most complex accounting tasks.

PAYD Review

Pros Canadian merchant accounts offered Supports Interac debit eCommerce integration Easy to use Excellent website and advertising Cons Buggy app (especially for Android) Expensive for low-volume merchants Complicated pricing plans Mediocre customer support Overview We haven’t focused much on mobile processors outside the U.S., and especially not on those available in Canada, which makes our […]

The 3 Best Accounting Software Programs For Tax Support

Dreading tax season? These 3 accounting programs can help you handle your business taxes with ease and file the correct forms on time.

Chase Merchant Services Review (Formerly Chase Paymentech)

Overall, we’re quite pleased with Chase Merchant Services. The company has a solid reputation and ethical business practices. While I doubt it can give you the level of personal attention you’d get from a smaller processor, the competitive rates, fair contract terms, and state-of-the-art technology might be enough to make up for it, depending on the needs of your business. Chase Merchant Services earns a 4 out of 5 stars rating for its excellent terms, solid business practices, and up-to-date processing hardware.

Wave Review (Formerly Wave Accounting)

Wave is free accounting software and unlike other free programs, there are no artificial limits on invoicing, contacts, items, or other features. The only thing you have to pay for is adding payroll, payment processing, or professional bookkeeping. There’s limited tax support, no project management, limited time tracking, and no additional users.

QuickBooks Online Review

QuickBooks Online is cloud-based accounting software. It has the complex accounting capabilities that small business owners need and supports numerous integrations. Quickbooks Online has a lot to offer in terms of features, accounting, and usability.

Xero Review

Xero is a robust, cloud-based software with strong accounting, ample integrations, and some really great features. It offers tons of automations to save business time like automatic sales tax lookup, group invoicing, and default email templates.


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