Choosing the Right System

Rounded vs. Others

Finding the right accounting and invoicing system can be overwhelming. Accounting software is often designed with larger business needs in mind. It can be hard to use, with complex features that result in prices that are too expensive for sole traders.

There's no point in paying for a system that gives you payroll, or inventory tracking if you don't need it. Not to mention, trying to figure out which features you're supposed to use can make your head spin.

Rounded is made specifically for Australian / NZ sole traders and freelancers. It was made to be easy, intuitive and efficient — with everything you need and nothing you don't.

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Let's see if Rounded is the right system for you

When to choose Rounded

You're an Australian / NZ sole trader or freelancer

You need simple and intuitive software designed for solo business needs

You want to send invoices and manage your income, expenses, taxes, and accounting all in one place

When not to choose Rounded

You're not an Australian / NZ sole trader or freelancer

You need payroll functions for employees

You need to track inventory and cost of goods

You need to accrue income and/or expenses and need a chart of accounts

The value in choosing
Rounded vs. Others

Pricing (AUD) +
Rounded

Starting from $19.95 AUD

Xero

Starting from $27 AUD

Wave

Per transaction

Quickbooks

Starting from $22 AUD

Freshbooks

Starting from $20 AUD

MYOB

Starting from $24 AUD

Made for Australian & New Zealand users +
Rounded

Made with ❤️ in Melbourne

Xero
Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Explicitly designed for sole traders & freelancers +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Business size supported +
Rounded

Sole traders, self-employed & freelancers

Xero

Small & medium businesses

Wave

Freelancer & small businesses

Quickbooks

Small businesses

Freshbooks

Small & medium businesses

MYOB

Small & medium businesses

Send unlimited invoices +
Rounded
Xero

Available on a more expensive plan at $54 monthly

Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $50

MYOB
Customisable invoicing with beautiful designs +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Capture unlimited receipts & expenses +
Rounded
Xero

Available on a more expensive plan at $54 monthly

Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Set up recurring invoices & expenses +
Rounded
Xero

Yes, but sometimes it’s not intuitive

Wave

Can’t set up recurring expenses

Quickbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $37 monthly

Freshbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $35 monthly

MYOB

Yes, although it’s a bit painful

Accept credit card payments +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Automatically send late payment reminders +
Rounded
Xero

Yes, but sometimes it’s not intuitive

Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $50 monthly

MYOB

Yes, although it’s a bit painful

Time tracking +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $52 monthly

Freshbooks
MYOB

Available on a more expensive plan at $120 monthly

Accept deposits & multiple currencies +
Rounded
Xero

Available on a more expensive plan at $70 monthly

Wave
Quickbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $37 monthly

Freshbooks
MYOB

Available on a more expensive plan at $150 monthly

Mobile app +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks
Freshbooks
MYOB
Bank reconciliation +
Rounded

Pro plan, $24.95

Xero
Wave
Quickbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $22 monthly

Freshbooks
MYOB
Track GST & lodge BAS +
Rounded

Pro plan, $24.95

Xero
Wave

North America focused

Quickbooks

Available on a more expensive plan at $22 monthly

Freshbooks
MYOB
Human computer support +
Rounded

We’re obsessed with providing the best we can

Xero
Wave

Operates on North American time zones

Quickbooks
Freshbooks

Operates on North American time zones

MYOB
Track payroll & employees +
Rounded
Xero

Add-on purchase required

Wave

Add-on purchase required

Quickbooks

Add-on purchase required

Freshbooks

Add-on purchase required

MYOB

Add-on purchase required

Track inventory, cost of goods +
Rounded
Xero
Wave
Quickbooks

A more expensive plan at $52 AUD monthly

Freshbooks
MYOB

Ruby Brown testimonial
Ruby Brown
I love Rounded. I appreciate the beautiful, user-friendly design which makes it so easy. The support is AMAZING. I used to forget to do it all the time but the user-friendly design actually makes it pleasant, so I feel super organised and on top of things!
Johnny Trinham testimonial
Johnny Trinham
Trinham Technologies
I’m no book keeper so I love the simplicity of Rounded, and the way it helps me to feel in control of my finances. Their support is second to none with a helpful team always at the ready. As a small business owner this is exactly what I need.
Karen Bloomfield testimonial
Karen Bloomfield
Artist
Brilliant. Easy and works well. My accounting, invoicing and tax has never been easier.
Monika Falcon testimonial
Monika Falcon
Has changed my accounting game! Perfect for sole traders. Easy to use & can do everything from my phone or computer. Highly recommend!
Sallie Davies testimonial
Sallie Davies
Miss Sallies Cuisine
Excellent system. The support is easy to access and they are very good and precise. I have been using Rounded for about 2 or 3 weeks now and this app saves me doing so much manually process. Worth it.
Melissa Gerke testimonial
Melissa Gerke
Freelance SEO Copywriter
I thought I was quite happy using a spreadsheet for my accounting, but for Australian freelancers, it is so much better. It links to my bank account, helps me with tax and also accepts credit card payment. It makes me look more professional.
Chris Betcher testimonial
Chris Betcher
Consultant
The way Rounded works just makes sense to me. The invoices are beautifully designed, the payment tracking makes sense, and the overall design of both the website and the app are delightful to use. Wow, did I just call an accounting tool delightful?
Michael Osborne testimonial
Michael Osborne
Voice Actor
The best accounting software I've ever used for my business!
Moo Baulch testimonial
Moo Baulch
I find Rounded easy and intuitive to use. It's the perfect match for my small sole trading environment. Great, responsive support from the team too. Highly recommended!
Debbrah Oxby testimonial
Debbrah Oxby
Transformation Coach
Rounded awesome. It is easy to use and the tech support is outstanding. They are also open to suggestions. Highly recommend for sole traders or small business.
Jennifer McKee testimonial
Jennifer McKee
Environmental and Agricultural Consultant
Simple to use, everything you need to manage your accounts, invoices and projects.
Dr Sonja Vanderaa testimonial
Dr Sonja Vanderaa
Trauma and Behaviour Consultant
Rounded has saved me so much time! Turning quotes to invoices and receipts is simple. The bank feed helps me track expenses and income. With Rounded, I feel like I have a colourful and brilliant personal assistant.
Patrick Jones testimonial
Patrick Jones
Photographer
I had doubts that I’d find a better accounting app in Australia, but Rounded has proved me wrong. All the features I need are there, including Stripe for invoice payments & reporting for tax time. The app is well designed, packed w/ features & easy to use.
Bradley Nunn testimonial
Bradley Nunn
Service Technician
Good layout, very easy to navigate through. Enjoying the experience.
Laura Russo testimonial
Laura Russo
Freelance Editor and Writer
Fees are comparatively low and save me SO much time that it actually saves me money when compared to the tedious hours I used to spend fiddling around with Excel spreadsheets. I feel super organised and confident with my finances now.
Marie Angel Albanese testimonial
Marie Angel Albanese
Love it, love it, love it. Rounded is the most easiest to use. I've used Xero wasn't happy with it. NOW on top of the world. The staff behind it are amazing, they answered all my questions I had. Thank you ladies and guys. Best ever app
Jo Ross testimonial
Jo Ross
Blue Wren Creations
Fantastic accounting app! It's such a stress relief! The invoicing system is simple easy and just works! Connection to my bank account is flawless and it makes reconciliation a breeze. I highly recommend this app for any small business!
Richard Le Bas testimonial
Richard Le Bas
Sabel Customer Success Solutions
Great app and very easy to use. Allows me to do what I need on the road and access and send invoices as well as recording expenses. Amazing support from the Rounded team too.
Mark Valenzia testimonial
Mark Valenzia
Freelance Web Developer
The Rounded team have created an amazing app for freelancers and anyone just wanting to track their expenses and side projects. Nice UI and UX which can be hard to find these days. Two 👍👍up.
Andrea Lovell testimonial
Andrea Lovell
I have recommended Rounded to a number of people and have actually shown them how it all works; I can’t speak highly enough of this very accessible software particularly for small business owners.
Justin Valentino testimonial
Justin Valentino
Photographer / Videographer / DJ / Music Producer
Stumbled upon Rounded when searching on Google. First of all, their support and customer service is some of the best I've seen! I'm a bit of noob with all this stuff but they make it super easy and simple to follow 🙂 Thanks guys!
Sarah Turner testimonial
Sarah Turner
Camera Assistant
I found Xero far too complicated and expensive for more than 5 invoices per week - Rounded has it all - for just a small yearly fee - instant help online chat, simple user interface and they take suggestions seriously and update the program as they go.
Leonie Waldron testimonial
Leonie Waldron
Chameleon Copywriting & Content Marketing
Just brilliant. Does everything I need as a sole trader. No complicated rubbish, just the important stuff you need to keep your business running. Great support too. Highly recommended for Aussie micro businesses.
Joh Kohler testimonial
Joh Kohler
Rounded has made my life so much easier! Invoicing clients is a breeze and my clients now pay me quickly. Tracking expenses as I go makes tax time way less time consuming. And as a newbie to charging GST, BAS is so simple and pain-free.
Naomi Lewandoski testimonial
Naomi Lewandoski
Vocal Coach
Easy to use, support is immediate, friendly and fixes the issue. Rounded has made my account keeping so simple with everything in one place.
Olivia Ferraro testimonial
Olivia Ferraro
Marriage celebrant
I need an accounting program that is straight forward and efficient. Rounded joined my party and boom, invoices and keeping track of my finances didn’t feel like a chore. Seeing everything in one place, has been a game changer.
Sarah Holder testimonial
Sarah Holder
Virtual Assistant
I've been using Rounded for just over 12 months now. I was nervous switching over from the free software I was using prior to that, but I needn't have been. I most certainly have seen a return on my investment in terms of time saved with my bookkeeping.
Simon Woodard testimonial
Simon Woodard
Web Developer
Great app. Simple to keep track of business finances.
Katie Danaher testimonial
Katie Danaher
Medico-legal editor
Before Rounded my fortnightly invoicing was a headache and took far too much time. Rounded is exceptionally user friendly and the people very approachable, responsive and keen to assist with any questions that I may have. I highly recommend Rounded.
Nik Babic testimonial
Nik Babic
Real Photography
Cannot recommend Rounded enough! They explained how the software works and answered my questions within 2 mins. These guys go over and beyond to deliver the best possible experience. Easy to set up and iuse as a sole trader! 11/10 highly recommend Rounded!
Missy Dempsey testimonial
Missy Dempsey
Graphic Designer
Rounded has streamlined my invoicing, quoting, tax and general accounting – my only regret is that I didn’t hear about this product sooner! Before Rounded I dreaded EOFY, PAYG and every other ATO related acronym that comes with being a sole trader.
Chris Rulewski testimonial
Chris Rulewski
Singer and Songwriter
Perfect for a sole trader business. Easy to learn. Easy to use and has a similar experience between desktop and mobile.

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