Big E-Z Bookkeeping Co., known for its bookkeeping products, has moved its legacy small business accounting software from desktop to Google Sheets Add-on. The desktop version is still available, but those who need easier mobility and collaboration can use the new cloud version.
Discover the Features of This Unique Add-on
While the desktop version was originally built in Microsoft Excel, the Big E-Z Accounting Add-on version is built on Google Sheets. In fact, the new accounting software is called “Big E-Z Accounting for Google Sheets Add-on”. The differences between the desktop and online versions are many more improved features.
Some of the new features are:
- Track Unlimited Main & Subcategories
- Import Transactions from Unlimited Accounts
- Importer with Word Trimming Feature – when importing items, you can remove extra wording from the transaction records.
- Unique Direct Cash Flow Report
- Collaborate with Associates
- Sort Data by Date
- Lookup Feature for Detailed Lists
- Reconcile Unlimited Accounts
- Print Receipts
- Cash Management Report
- Automatic Backups
Big E-Z is designed for small, cash-based businesses that use an outside payroll service and write a few checks each month. Made to be as flexible as possible, the program comes preloaded with categories for nearly any type of business. The categories include but are not limited to: Catering, Contractors, Day Cares, Churches, Freelancers, Co-Ops, Personal Finance, Rental Properties, Salons, Sports Clubs, or Trucking Businesses.
Founder Michelle Carley has been in the business of helping small businesses with their bookkeeping for 30 years. She tells us, “After helping many entrepreneurs and small businesses, I realized they lacked confidence in their financial recordkeeping abilities and had trouble understanding how to reconcile their checkbook. They really needed an easy-to-use accounting system to help.” She began with a paper accounting system in 1989, an Excel-based desktop version in 2001, a stand-alone desktop version in 2010, and now finally arriving at the Google Sheets Add-on version. The main drive for this new version is to allow people to open it on more than one computer and to collaborate.
The software’s importing capabilities are cleaner, less complicated, and more secure than other popular accounting programs. There are two major differences with Big E-Z. The first is that Big E-Z allows for easy importing of your bank account records. Second, the layout and feel of the spreadsheet design of Big E-Z make it simple for the user to find and correct entry errors.
Big E-Z’s accounting system will point out errors, for example, if you forget to categorize a transaction the system will be out of balance and the Uncategorized List will show you which items need to be categorized in order for it to balance again. While this streamlined spreadsheet allows for customization on many levels, its reports are trustworthy and accurate. Another differentiating factor is that all Big E-Z tech support is U.S.-based, and all support calls are handled by top-level support staff.
The goal of Michelle and Big E-Z is to make your bookkeeping and accounting as simple as possible. They have worked hard to create the most streamlined and efficient software on the market. Michelle says, “Just like other accounting software programs, Big E-Z helps you put together your financial puzzle; we just use bigger and fewer pieces.”
Big E-Z does an excellent job of guiding even the newest user through the software. Step-by-step instructions will guide you and will show you how to set up your categories, import, and maintain your records so you stay organized for tax time. Once Big E-Z is set up you will be able to import, categorize, and reconcile with ease, saving you lots of time. Keeping financial records doesn’t get any easier than this!
Although there is a multitude of reports available to you on Big E-Z, one of the gems of this software is their cash flow report. Designed with the help of a CPA, this Direct Method Cash Flow report functions in a stronger and clearer way to see the ins and outs of your money than competitors in the market. Customizable and easy to view, this report is one of the many reasons this accounting software is a favorite for small business owners.
To see all the benefits, try Big E-Z Accounting Software for Google Sheets for 14 days for Free or watch this 6-minute demo tour.
- Google Sheets is a legal trademark for Google LLC
- Big E-Z is a legal trademark of the Big E-Z Bookkeeping Co.
Megan Bahlo is a senior writer for SmallBiz-Resources and partner publications. She join SmallBiz-Resources in 2020 and covers the topics like Small Business Management. Before coming to SmallBiz-Resources she worked in the service industry.