LedgerLite

by Responsive Software

Who Uses LedgerLite?

Small and medium sized businesses, clubs, trusts, associations, solicitors, nonprofits, accountants, bookkeepers, students.

What Is LedgerLite?

LedgerLite is an award-winning shareware accounting system for any organization that needs a general ledger or cashbook. Because it's incredibly easy to download and use, it's ideal for students of double-entry bookkeeping. If you're familiar with double-entry bookkeeping you'll find LedgerLite is the perfect tool to maintain the books of a business, club or trust, or your personal finances, especially if reliability and privacy are important to you.

LedgerLite Details

Responsive Software

http://www.responsive.co.nz/

Founded 1998

LedgerLite Pricing Overview

LedgerLite does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. LedgerLite paid version starts at US$99,00/one-time.

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Starting Price

US$99,00/one-time

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

LedgerLite Features

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CPA Firms
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Fund Accounting
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Purchase Orders
  • Tax Management

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LedgerLite Reviews

Showing 5 of 72 reviews

Overall
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Service
4,8/5
Features
4,3/5
Value for Money
4,9/5
Ernic jose V.
Inspector Electromecanico
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/06/27

"very easy to use, reliable and profitable"

Pros: I like the ease of registering financial transactions and other personal balance transactions, very simple to use and above all very profitable compared to the QuickBooks system among others ....

Cons: a suggestion would be good that the description field take more than 50 characters to facilitate and improve financial transactions, the rest of the LedgerLite application has been very useful in the company ...

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/06/27
Phyllis P.
owner
Ranching, Self Employed
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/02/06

"Fantastic customer service, available to help with questions & issues. Aptly named Responsive."

Comments: cost savings, frees up my time on bookkeeping and reporting, customer service is excellent

Pros: Affordable, one time fee, not tied to monthly fees or exhorbitant costs, is a true double entry bookkeeping system, does not require you to be on the internet to use it (other than to download it or to get help), files are stored in your own computer or storage device. Can be used from year to year without paying additional costs. Can be tailored to fit your individual business needs. A great software package. I am very happy to have found this. I had just about given up finding a simple double entry bookkeeping software to the point that I set up my own books on spread sheets because I absolutely refuse to become a slave to companies charging monthly fees and that requires internet use. My own spread sheet system was so time consuming - but LedgerLite has freed me up from labor intensive bookkeeping and I'm happy, happy! Just set up your named accounts and make your entries, then generate reports, i.e. income statement, trial balance, etc. The best thing is the customer support! THANK YOU LedgerLite for developing this program and being readily available to answer questions.

Cons: The options for entries (NEW, EDIT, SAVE) are located at the bottom of the page which are not readily visible on my computer requiring me to scroll down for each entry to complete the transaction. It would be more convenient if the options were located at top of page eliminating the need to scroll down the page to complete the entry. Nonetheless, this is a great accounting program that I have been searching for for several years.

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 2018/02/17

The screen can be resized by holding the mouse cursor over the bottom edge until it changes to a double-headed arrow. You can then click and drag to resize the screen in the vertical direction.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/02/06
James K.
Principal
Accounting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/05

"Simple to use and highly effective accounting software."

Comments: Simple, fast and highly effective.

Pros: For one time, very affordable payment, we got a highly effective double-entry accounting system with intuitive and simple user interface. I am a CPA with over 30 years of work in public accounting in the U.S. and have used all sorts of accounting software over the years. Recently, I came across LedgerLite and was happily surprised by how I was able to start using the software right away and generate all essential reports. Especially with ability to import and export data in csv format, LedgerLite has the ability to interface with other data processing applications. I initially was somewhat stumped by the entries were ordered in the trial balance report. Initially, TB grouped accounts by expense, income, asset, liability and equity and ordered by account number within the groups. I needed the TB to list entries simply by account numbers. When I submitted support request to Responsive Software, the program was quickly updated within a day. Truly impressed and very thankful that I found this software.

Cons: Not as many feature sets as other accounting software. But actually not a disadvantage since the simplicity of user interface is one of its advantage for me.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/05
Emmanuel G.
Director
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/10

"Its a convenient system"

Comments: Record keeping has been improved for audit purposes

Pros: The system is easy to setup but the chart of accounts is easy to setup. any error made can be easily corrected or deleted hence one

Cons: The lack of journal numbers and voucher numbering thus lack control to document. Also, you can not upload the company logo for company identity in the report

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 2018/03/13

Journal, voucher, receipt, check or any other reference number belongs in the Description field. The Description field can take up to 50 characters.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/03/10
Raed D.
laboratory director
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/01/26

"I own a small lab in Kuwait, I couldn't bear the cost of an accountant. ledger lite was the solution"

Pros: easy to use, customer support (TeamViewer, email, live chat, telephone), continuous development, design your income statement the way you like, calculate depreciation, cost of sales, balance sheet, trial balance, ledger website taught me the accounting theory. when I show it to accountants their first impression is that it's impossible to have all these features f only but when start using it, they will like it comparing to the complicated expensive systems they're using. multiuser feature, user can be administrator or viewer. hide zero Accounts, easy to create new accounts and their types.

Cons: should be able to export reports to Excel, pdf,.. not only CSV. not able to create the accounting tree according to the accountants
i.e. 001 Accounts receivables
0011 clinic x
0012 clinic y
002 Accounts payable
0021 supplier x
0022 supplier y
(maybe it can but I don't know how to do it)

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 2018/02/18

LedgerLite will allow you to export any report to CSV format. This is compatible with Excel. In LederLite you can print to any Windows printer driver including PDF drivers.
The accounting tree can be created on the Balance Sheet or Income Statement by using a Group to put related accounts together as though they were a single account.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/01/26