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Pros
  • Unlimited number of users per subscription
  • Variety of accounting reports
  • Automated import of bank feeds
Cons
  • Lack of inventory management tools
  • Customer support limited to business hours
Company Background

Patriot Software is an online accounting and payroll software company for small businesses. Patriot Software has over 300 employees across the United States. Patriot LLC, a US-based company, created the software that can be used to calculate, approve and handle business accounting. It can easily be integrated with other popular time-tracking and payroll software, making it an excellent choice for small and medium-sized businesses.

Plans & Pricing

There are two plans offered by Patriot Accounting, accounting basic and accounting premium. The advanced features included in the premium packages vary greatly between them. Before making any payment commitments, you can trial the software for free for 30 days.

Basic
$15/mo
60-day FREE trial
Premium
$25/mo
60-day FREE trial

Accounting Basic

The cost of Accounting Basic is $15 per month and is suitable for small and new businesses. This package includes all the features necessary to complete the accounting process. It allows you to generate source documents, record journal entries, view ledgers, create a trial balance, and then prepare financial statements, including the balance sheet and profit and loss statement. Using the software, you can also import bank feeds automatically, which can save you substantial time otherwise spent entering data manually. Through the integration of Card Connect, another third-party payment processor, you are also able to accept credit card payments. The payment option is only available to existing merchants or those who have signed up for Card Connect separately. Last but not least, the software also lets you create 1099s and 1096s. There is an additional fee to use this feature, but you can actually file your 1099 directly in the software with a few clicks.

 

Accounting Premium

The Accounting Premium package offers unlimited users for a monthly fee of $25. It means you can have the software used by the entire Accounts Department, while paying only $25 a month. Additionally, Accounting Premium offers a number of extra features as well. The package lets you create account reconciliation reports, send estimates, send recurring invoices, receive invoice reminders, access customized invoice templates, and manage receipts. Small to mid-sized businesses would benefit from this package’s extensive features.

Features & Functionality
General Features

Patriot Accounting includes all the standard bookkeeping and reporting features typically included in an accounting package. Users can easily create estimates, purchase orders, sale orders, invoices and account reconciliations. Patriot Accounting software is web-based and can be accessed from any device, including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. There is no dedicated mobile app because the web-based platform works perfectly fine on mobile phones.

Some of the key features of Patriot Accounting are as follows:

Secure Document Storage

With Patriot, you can securely store your documents and receipts by uploading and attaching them with each transaction. The information is securely stored in the cloud, which means you don’t have to worry about the regulatory requirement of keeping accounting documents for a given period of time. We all know how difficult it is to store and retrieve paper-based documents, and Patriot appears to be an apt choice to resolve the dilemma.

Automated Bank Imports

Once you connect the bank or credit card account with Patriot, all of your transactions will be automatically imported into the software. This is exactly where Patriot stands out from other basic accounting software. For small businesses, much of the accounting activity flows directly from the bank, and takes you to the next level. It is not a simple tool that just helps you organize the transactions into account types, but actually creates value and saves time through the automated processes.

Comprehensive Reports

Most decision-makers are interested in the reports generated by accounting software, and this is exactly where Patriot outperforms the competition. There is a wide range of reports available in both subscriptions. These include account reconciliation, customer estimates, check registers, profit and loss statements, accounts receivables aging, accounts payables aging, trial balances, balance sheets, general ledgers, unpaid customer invoices, bill listing, vendor payment history, sales tax report, and invoice detail report.

Features
  • General Ledger
  • Bookkeeping
  • Manages Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Income & Expenses Tracking/Management
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Financial Reporting
  • Receipt Scanning
  • Invoicing
Track Expenses
Features
  • Record Expenses
  • Record Mileage
  • Generate Invoices
  • Recurring Expenses
Tax Preparation
Features
  • Tax Compliance
  • Manage Tax Calculations/Reporting
  • Accountant-Prep Friendly
Time-Saving Automations
Features
  • Automation of Invoices/Notifications
  • Suggests Transaction Matches
  • Purchase Order Automation
Add-Ons

Patriot itself offers a range of other software, which include Patriot Payroll, Patriot HR and Patriot Time and Attendance. Patriot Accounting can, therefore, easily be integrated with these products. In addition, Patriot is integrated with Card Connect to facilitate credit card transactions. Overall, the range of integrations offered by Patriot are somewhat limited as compared to other popular accounting software, such as QuickBooks and FreshBooks.

Features
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll Processing
  • Project Management
  • Time Tracking
  • Third-Party Integrations
Supported Devices
Features
  • Windows
  • Android
  • Linux
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac
  • Web-Based
Ease of Use

Patriot understands, as do other modern accounting software providers, that most of its customers are not accountants, but rather small business owners who want to maintain their own books. Because of this, it has been designed in a way that allows non-accountants to use it effectively without learning jargon. Due to how straightforward the software is, a new user shouldn’t have much trouble getting to know it. You can also take advantage of video tutorials, FAQs, as well as live support during business hours to stay on top of problems.

Customer Support

Patriot offers phone, email, and live chat support Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Patriot staff offers prompt and quality support, a strength that makes them stand out among their competitors.

Phone Support
Phone Support
Customers can contact Patriot Monday to Friday 8 am- 8pm.
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is a live chat
Email
Email
Patriot’s sales and support team can also be reached via email.
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Tutorial videos available on common processes and problems.
FAQ
FAQ
A comprehensive FAQs section on the website available.
Final Word

Patriot Accounting is an excellent choice for accounting software. While it is priced lower than its competitors, it comes with enough features to meet all the accounting needs of a small to medium-sized business. Despite the limited number of integrations, Patriot still offers basic automation, including payroll, bank feeds, and accepting credit cards, making it a good choice.

Murad Jaffery
Author: Murad Jaffery
Murad Jaffery is a chartered accountant specializing in the field of accounting and finance. He has been writing on these areas for nearly a decade, and is also an accounting tutor. He holds master’s degrees in accountancy and English literature. Murad enjoys traveling and reading.