The Software Excellence Awards

Help us find the REAL software market leaders

Shortlist announced

Showcasing the best technology for the accounting profession

For many years, AccountingWEB has been mapping the accounting software landscape in fine detail. Thousands of user surveys has helped us zero in on the developers who are reaching above and beyond their customers' expectations. Our community-driven approach put the award decisions in the hands of the people who matter most: end users.  

Alongside our traditional community awards, this year gave the technology community the chance to promote their own innovations and client satisfaction expertise with some judged categories. 

AccountingWEB will use the software satisfaction ratings, sector benchmarks and overall trends arising from award entries to give accountants and their suppliers a deeper understanding of the accounting marketplace.

The Software Excellence Awards were presented alongside the Practice Excellence Awards at our landmark event for the profession at The Brewery in London. 

The User Voted Categories

From thousands of user surveys we have shortlisted the stand-out developers going above and beyond, making a real impact on the accounting profession by exceeding their customer's needs.

SME Accounts/Bookkeeping

Clear Books
FreeAgent
QuickBooks Online
Sage 50 Accounts
Xero

FreeAgent

Enterprise Accounting/ERP

Exact
Pegasus
SAP Business One


SAP Business One

Payroll

BrightPay
FreeAgent Payroll
Moneysoft
Sage 50 Payroll
Xero Payroll

Moneysoft

Expenses Management

Expensify
FreeAgent
Receipt Bank
webexpenses

Receipt Bank

Tax

BTCSoftware
Wolters Kluwer (CCH)
Sage
IRIS
TaxCalc
Taxfiler

BTC Software & TaxCalc

Practice Management

AccountancyManager
BTCSoftware
Receipt Bank Practice Platform
Senta
TaxCalc

AccountancyManager

Accounts Production

BTCSoftware
IRIS
VT Transactions
TaxCalc
Wolters Kluwer (CCH)

TaxCalc

Forecasting, Planning & Analysis

Fathom
Float
Futrli
Microsoft Excel/Power BI
Spotlight Reporting

Float

Cloud App

Chaser
GoCardless
iZettle
Stripe

Chaser

Practice Suite

BTCSoftware
Capium
IRIS
TaxCalc 
Wolters Kluwer (CCH)

TaxCalc

The Judged Categories

Our expert judges have reviewed the UK’s leading accounting technology providers' award entries with the support of user feedback. Here are the individuals and companies the judges feel are championing excellence in their products and client service.

Making Tax Digital Software of the Year

1Tap (Receipt Bank)
BTC Hub
Gbooks
Thomson Reuters Onvio

Thomson Reuters 'Onvio'

Innovation of the Year

Capitalise.com
FreeAgent
GoCardless
Receipt Bank
Sage Pegg

Sage 'Pegg'

2017 Software Excellence Pioneer

Roan Lavery, Chief Product Officer, FreeAgent
Mark Purdue, Tax Product Manager, Thomson Reuters

Mark Purdue

Tax Product Manager
Thomson Reuters

Dates for your diary

Awards Entries Open

24 March 2017

Awards Entries Close

4 August 2017

Shortlist Announced

23 August 2017

Winners Announced

19 October 2017

The Judges

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