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

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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.


Starting Price

US$99,00/one-time

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

LedgerLite deployment and support

Support

  • Chat

Deployment

  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Documentation

LedgerLite Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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LedgerLite Reviews

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Overall rating

4,8/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,8
Customer Service 4,8
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,9

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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
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
Umair J.
Accounts Manager
Business Supplies & Equipment, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • 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
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/02/15

"It's been great experience already, and surely it will continue"

Comments: it made accounting so accurate and meaniful for us.

Pros: Easy to use, meets customization requirement specific to our company bookkeeping requirements. It saves a lot of hassle that other accounting systems we tried in past had in common. Truly bookkeeping made easy. Masterpiece!

Cons: well not really. It gets better every time with the software updates. Would have been out of the world if there was auto backup facility!

Vendor Response

by Responsive Software on 2018/02/19

LedgerLite keeps all its data in a single LLD database file. To backup all you need do is make a copy of this file to a USB stick or external hard drive. It's a good idea to copy both the LLD file and the program LedgerLite.EXE file. All you need to run LedgerLite on any Windows computer is these two files.

We don't provide an automatic backup facility because it is a specialised area beyond our expertise. We suggest a dedicated backup program to ensure all your important data is kept secure in case of loss or failure. We also suggest you regularly check to ensure you can restore data from your backups if necessary.

It is an excellent idea to create multiple copies of important data and store these in various locations. It's a risk to rely on a single backup copy. (LedgerLite allows you to password-protect your data.)

THE LEDERLITE PHILOSOPHY - THE SECURITY OF YOUR DATA IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - LEDGERLITE MAKES IT POSSIBLE - WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/02/15