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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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10 responses to “Clarity Accounting – Review”

  1. May Chu

    Thank you for posting the review Ben 🙂

  2. Mike

    Nice review, thank you!

  3. tarch

    Any updates on Clarity?

  4. Ben Kepes

    @tarch – nothing to report at this stage….

  5. tarch

    I have a small person architectural firm, currently utilizing Quickbooks desktop. I really want to move to the clouds, but for some reason have hesitated for my accounting program…everything else is: email, invoicing via Freshbooks, Evernote, Basecamp, Toodledoo….but I just haven’t jumped into one of these services. I’ve been eyeing Xero, Clarity and IAC-EZ for over a year…testing them out and asking questions. I feel that anything is better than the system I am currently running, but I just can’t jump in. My bookkeeper highly recommends a double-entry system…while others say keep it simple. I want to set it up for future expansion and robust enough to handle all of our needs, but simple enough to use either by myself or a basic bookkeeper. Any thoughts or guidance will be appreciated.

  6. Ben Kepes

    @tarch – cheers for the comment. If you’re already on QuickBooks – then I’d recommend looking at QuickBooks 2010 which is integrated with the Intuit Partner Platform and lots of SaaS apps

  7. tarch

    @ben – I’d really love to transition away from Quickbooks and move online. QBs Online has always been an option, but it’s slow and does not integrate with Freshbooks. I have found Freshbooks to be invaluable, and really want to stay with it. Anyway, thanks for the input…still reviewing/searching.

  8. Jack

    The problem with QuickBook online solution is that you can only enter in US dollars. So you have to use a calculator for each non-dollar entry. A real problem for me.

    The other problem is that for the basic service credit card info has to be entered manual, one line item at a time. You have to upgrade, four times the price, to be able to import QIF data.

    It has good reporting etc. but these two problems makes data entry take to long for my situation.

  9. Mark Bakker

    Thanks for the review! Did you know that Clarity has had a lot of changes and improvements in the last 18 months? We’ve re-branded as Kashoo, and are growing our team. Please go check out our new Small Business Accounting Software, I’m sure you’ll be impressed with all the work we’ve put into it! We’ve integrated with FreshBooks, and have single or double entry accounting available.