Big E-Z, known for their bookkeeping products, has moved their legacy small business accounting software from desktop to the cloud. The desktop version is still available, but for those who need easier mobility and collaboration can use the new cloud version.
While the desktop version was originally built on top of Microsoft Excel, Big E-Z cloud version is built on Google Sheets. In fact, the new accounting software is called “Big E-Z Accounting Software for Google Sheets”. The differences between the desktop and online version 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.
- 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 with around 10 employees or less, that use an outside payroll service and write very 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, eventually a desktop version in 2001 and now finally arriving at the online 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 being that Big E-Z allows for easy importing of your bank account records. The software’s importing capabilities are cleaner and less complicated than competitors. Second, the layout and feel of the spreadsheet design of Big E-Z makes it simple for the user to find and correct entry errors.
Big E-Z’s system will point out errors if you are missing a group of transactions or have entered a one sided entry; the Balance Sheet will not balance. While this streamlined spreadsheet allows for customization on many levels, its reports are trustworthy and accurate. The system and its many formulas are locked down and will produce warnings if any are changed in error. Another differentiating factor is that all Big E-Z tech support is U.S. based. You will never be transferred to speak to a call center in another country or receive low level tech support. All support calls that come into Big E-Z are handled in the U.S. by Big E-Z staff that are all top level support.
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, importers and maintain your records so you stay organized for tax time. Once Big E-Z is setup 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 are a multitude of reports available to you on Big E-Z, one of the gems of this software is their cash flow report. Designed by a CPA, this Direct Method Cash Flow report functions in a stronger and more clear way to see the ins and out 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 30 days for free or request a demo.
- Google Sheets is a legal trademark for Google LLC
- Big E-Z is a legal trademark of the Big E-Z Bookkeeping Co.