Confusion was the state of the nation when the clock struck twelve on midnight of 30th July. Whether Arun Jaitley's glass sandal aka GST (Goods and Service Tax) helps him find his Prince Charming (One Tax One Nation), is still a story-end we will have to wait for. Meanwhile, as the story continues, we cannot afford to sit idle and hope for a happy ending. (Definition of happy ending varies with each individual)
With the launch of GST, there is an epidemic of confusion. In a country like India, where talk-of-the-town influences customers more than facts and figures; GST remained a vague concept until its implementation. Despite the efforts of the government like CBEC’s GST Awareness Campaign, Manthan and various government appointed GSTN and GSPs (GST Suvidha Provider), companies were skeptic to make any decisions and purchases before the Doomsday. Adapting to the new system in terms of billing, filing and distribution was the challenge they faced.
Here are the most popular GST ready software (Alphabetical Order) :
1. BUSY Accounting Software
Busy offers simple and intuitive user-interface. It is single point solution to cater complete business needs. With flexible configuration and customization, it provides enhanced control over business with 100+ reports. The facility of paying with growing needs, makes it easily adaptable.
₹ 7,200 Per Year for Basic version
₹ 13,500 Per Year for Standard version
₹ 19,800 Per Year for Enterprise version
A Cloud based GST Software, Cleartax GST creates a sync between working offline and backup on connectivity with internet, thus eliminating worries about internet connectivity. User requires no additional efforts to update the software. Available as an offline software on system / mobile app, mobile website / desktop website; it does not require desktop for installation.
Pricing: ₹ 5,000 per annum if you buy now
3. Gen GST Software
Gen GST Software is a secured GST e-filing and billing software. It is built in secured JAVA Language. Auto Error Detection, e-Payment of Taxes and flexibility of importing data for returns from billing makes accounts life easier. Its reliability & fast working capabilities are also available in SaaS version.
₹ 6,039 for Desktop Installation
₹ 2,416 for Desktop Updation
Giddh is an innovative tool equipped with GST. Managing accounts and hierarchical groups is easy with this software. Sharing of ledgers, invoices and single entries with multiple transactions make the software productive. Analysis and support provided by the firm makes it a holistic solution.
Pricing: ₹ 800 Company/Month for Regular Version
5. HD POS
HDPOS with its ease of use interface and single and multiple location installations, is worth its penny. Barcode Integration, Inventory, Financial and Taxation Management, Multi Currency, Online Banking and Email Integration, POS invoicing are some of its main features. GST enabled, it is an ideal accounting solution.
₹ 10,000 for Client Server Version
₹ 17,500 for Standalone Version
LegalRaasta is simplifying finance tasks for Indian Businesses. It can handle multiple GSTN with 100% accuracy and auto reconciliation. User access rights are defined and data can be imported from ERP. With help of best experts and time saving quality, this software is a good solution.
Pricing: ₹ 4,999 for Single User
7. Marg ERP9+
Marg software is a GST enabled Accounting and Inventory Software which provides complete control over business. Easiness, flexibility, self-customization options and time to time up-gradations are the major reasons behind its success.
Pricing: starts from ₹ 7,200 onwards
8. Reach GST
Reach GST is an user friendly accounting software for SMEs. With features like Auto Reconciliation from GSTN, SAC Code Mapping and GST invoicing, computation and challan generation; Reach GST is an one-step solution for all accounting needs.
Free for 1 user
₹ 18,000 for Bronze Edition
₹ 42,000 for Silver Edition
SahiGST with its role defined user access provides an easy platform to businesses. It can be integrated with popular systems and made adaptable for unique cases. Its Activity Monitor feature improves accountability as it logs each user’s actions.
Pricing: ₹ 12,000 + tax for Pro pack
10. Tally.ERP 9
Tally is known for its accounting prowess through ages. One can accurately plan purchases, manage working capital and improve cash flow for organisations. It allows to keep a check on expenditures, handle exceptions in business processes and manage financials in a better fashion.
₹ 18,000 for Silver Edition (single user edition for standalone PCs)
₹ 54,000 for Gold Edition (unlimited multi-user edition for multiple PCs on LAN environment)
11. Zoho Books
An online accounting software, Zoho Books is GST Compliant, straightforward, scalable and customizable for each unique business models. It allows collaborative work amongst accountants and colleagues without any additional user fees. The features and pricing makes it a pocket friendly option.
Pricing: ₹ 2,499 Per Year