Accounting Software Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Accounting Software Market is segmented by Deployment Type (On-premise, Cloud-based), Organization Size (Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises), and Geography.

Accounting Software Industry Overview

Accounting Software Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 8.5 %

Major Players

Accounting Software Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Accounting Software Market Analysis

The Accounting Software Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period. Over the past two decades, the financial and accounting software solution market has witnessed numerous changes. One of the most significant changes is the cloud-based offering of accounting software solutions.

  • The accounting software solutions streamline the accounting process, save time, and ensure an error-free transaction between the companies and clients. These systems are designed to increase productivity by archiving, automating, and integrating human resource systems. Implementing accounting software across SMEs helps reduce errors from dealings with clients and companies, thereby improving relationships and reputations while ensuring time to focus on the core business idea.
  • The increasing trend of small and medium enterprises collaborating with e-commerce players and integrating with other online applications, such as automated bank feeds and automated billing features, is expected to further drive the adoption of accounting software during the forecast period. It helps increase efficiency, keeping track of all the accounting transactions and managing the money flowing in and out of business. The software has also become a better solution for managing a company's accounts. It can easily manage account payables, account receivables, business payroll, general ledger, and other business modules.
  • The market has seen a significant share of vendors with accounting at the core, leveraging the cloud's cost benefits. Additionally, they have been targeting the ever niche "micro and small and medium" businesses. One of the notable strategies exhibited by these new accounting software entrants is the inclusion of advanced features, such as artificial intelligence, for applications, such as planning, learning, problem-solving, and speech recognition.
  • For instance, an Australia-based tax, accounting, and other business services software provider's solution, MYOB Advisor, gives natural descriptions of a business's financial position. Accountants and bookkeepers can customize the report based on their SME client's knowledge and experience. Moreover, the insights provided by MYOB Advisor include visualization of cash flow that enables the advisor to help their client see where their cash is going or give a view of top customers and help clients better manage their high-value relationships.
  • Moreover, as multiple countries worldwide have faced the challenge of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, more businesses, tiny businesses, have been working remotely. This has increased the demand for more dynamic and remote access to the business financial records and systems by the individuals who need to work on them and those who must access this timely information accurately to make decisions to manage the financial affairs.

Accounting Software Industry Segments

Accounting software processes and records accounting transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and trial balance. It mainly functions as an accounting information system. Moreover, the accounting software also keeps track of cash flows and transactions, performs calculations, and generates reports. Eventually, accounting software may help improve profitability, efficiency, and operations and reduces costs. The accounting software market is segmented by Deployment Type (On-premise, Cloud-based), Organization Size (Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises), and Geography.

By Deployment Type
Organization Size
Small and Medium Enterprises
Large Enterprises
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Accounting Software Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Accounting Software Market according to our research experts:

Increased Efficiency Offered by Accounting Software to Drive the Market Growth

  • Accounting software increases efficiency as it is used to keep track of accounting transactions or to manage the money flowing in and out of business. It has emerged as a better solution for managing a company's accounts, as it can easily manage account payables, account receivables, business payroll, general ledger, and other business modules.
  • Additionally, features that ensure the company's accurate financials, such as time-saving, cost-effective operation, and higher overall productivity, are expected to drive the demand. Besides, these factors make this software more deployable for small businesses.
  • Businesses purchase accounting-based software to increase their functionality and replace the dated system. The reason being, in accounting calculation, is tedious and complex. It will require the workforce to complete things. But accounting software can do the analysis precisely and accurately without a workforce.
  • Moreover, automation in the accounting industry is also an ongoing trend driven by software advancement. Accounting has been made highly automated without the need for significant physical intervention. The latest accounting software has enabled organizations to minimize their human resources. This has led to efficient capital utilization and better available resources management.
Accounting Software Market : Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks Employed in the U.S, in Million (2017-2021)

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth

  • The Asia-Pacific is expected to grow faster for accounting software, primarily due to the increasing penetration of business accounting mobile applications and higher adoption of cloud computing technologies and solutions across the region. Moreover, the emergence of small businesses and rising investments by SMEs in the cloud and the SaaS market will likely boost the market's growth.
  • By implementing various initiatives to build more business confidence in the cloud, the local governments play a significant role in developing the cloud integration services market across the region, creating more opportunities for the studied market.
  • Also, the government's growing focus in the region to ease organizational payments and transactions and generate a track of debt, liabilities, and assets increases the demand for the market studied.
  • The Australian Government's focus on improving larger enterprises' payment times could be vital over the coming months. Recently in April 2020, Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash told Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee that he intended to write to more substantial businesses to encourage them to pay their bills to local SMEs as fast as possible.
Accounting Software Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022-2027)

Accounting Software Market Competitor Analysis

The accounting software market is moderately consolidated. The top players occupy a significant share of the market. Moreover, existing players already have their client base, which doesn't want to switch to new players, and new players cannot sustain the market for a more extended period as they get acquired by the top players in the long run. Some key players include Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Intuit Inc., SAP SE, Sage Software Inc., Infor Inc., Epicor Software Corporation, Xero Ltd., and Unit4 Business Software Limited.

  • March 2022 - GTreasury has announced a partnership with Infor. Built on the Azure platform, GTreasury will provide Infor customers with a comprehensive Treasury solution that includes cash management, payments, debt and investment management, risk and exposure management, hedge accounting, and reporting functionality that includes dashboards. The acquisition will combine the data from Infor with GTreasury features, enabling Infor customers to handle cash management better.
  • January 2022 - Oracle has agreed to acquire Verenia's NetSuite CPQ business. This acquisition will bring NetSuite customers native to configure, price, and quote (CPQ) functionality to enable fast and accurate guided selling.
  • April 2021- Oracle announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire FarApp, a leading eCommerce provider, logistics, retail, and hospitality connectors for Oracle NetSuite. The acquisition will bring together the technology leaders with a more seamless and unified experience for NetSuite customers to help solve the personal finance problems that consumers face today, regardless of their financial situation.

Accounting Software Market Top Players

  1. Oracle Corporation

  2. Microsoft Corporation

  3. SAP SE

  4. Xero Ltd

  5. Intuit Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Accounting Software Market Concentration

Accounting Software Market Recent Developments

  • July 2022 - Xero unveils Xero Go, a new app to help sole traders access entry-level accounting that will support the self-employed to get ready for one of the most significant changes to the UK tax system — Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) and Record expenses on the fly using the Quickscan feature, powered by machine learning and auto-suggests tax categories for them, saving time on manual expense record gathering and tax coding around submission dates and supports better accuracy.
  • August 2022 Intuit Accountants Launches Intuit Tax Advisor Integrating Tax Prep and Advisory, a new, convenient insights tool for tax professionals to deliver tax advisory services. Intuit Tax Advisor seamlessly integrates with Intuit Accountant software, Lacerte, and ProConnect Tax, to provide insights and strategies for the tax professional’s clients. ITA helps in all recommended tax strategies and estimated tax savings automatically populated in a personalized, client-friendly report for tax professionals to share with their clients, and can be customized with specific firm logos and colors.

Accounting Software Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.3.5 Threat of Substitute Products

    4. 4.4 Technology Snapshot

    5. 4.5 Assessment of COVID-19 Impact on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Trend of Accounting Automation

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Lack of Awareness


    1. 6.1 By Deployment Type

      1. 6.1.1 On-premise

      2. 6.1.2 Cloud-based

    2. 6.2 Organization Size

      1. 6.2.1 Small and Medium Enterprises

      2. 6.2.2 Large Enterprises

    3. 6.3 Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Intuit Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Sage Software Inc.

      3. 7.1.3 SAP SE

      4. 7.1.4 Oracle Corporation

      5. 7.1.5 Microsoft Corporation

      6. 7.1.6 Infor Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 Epicor Software Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Unit4 Business Software Limited

      9. 7.1.9 Xero Ltd

      10. 7.1.10 Zoho Corp

      11. 7.1.11 Red Wing Software Inc.

      12. 7.1.12 MYOB Group Pty Ltd

      13. 7.1.13 Reckon Ltd.

      14. 7.1.14 Saasu Pty Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive



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Accounting Software Market Research FAQs

The Accounting Software Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Accounting Software Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, SAP SE, Xero Ltd, Intuit Inc. are the major companies operating in Accounting Software Market.

Accounting Software Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Accounting Software sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Accounting Software research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Accounting Software report PDF.

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