SMECounting - Free Accounting Software

SMECounting is for small and medium sized owner managed businesses


Microsoft SQL Server technology is used for data storage on your local PC or network


Version Comparision

Standard Version (Free)

  • This version is free to download and free to use;
  • No annual licence fee is payable;
  • Automated Software Registration;
  • There are no user limitations but is limited to only one company;
  • All modules are fully integrated with each other;
  • The package is a full accounting suite and include the following modules:

    • Customers and Invoicing
    • Email of customer invoices and statements
    • Inventory control
    • Suppliers
    • Email of supplier purchase orders
    • General Ledger and multiple Cashbooks
    • Standard Accounting Reports
    • Selected reports can be exported to a spreadsheet
    • All Reports can be exported to HTML
    • Free Support is limited to regular software updates
    • Additional Support can be provided on a fee basis

    Full Version (Paid)

  • This version is free to download;
  • Manual Software Registration
  • An annual licence fee is payable based on the number of Companies required
  • All of the modules of the Standard version is included
    plus the following additional modules:

    • Multi Company
    • Fixed Assets
    • Bill of Materials and Kits
    • Material and Job Costing
    • Batch and serial number inventory
    • GAAP Financial Reporting
    • Zero based and Percentage adjustment Budgeting
    • Unlimited Multi Currencies
    • Foreign Currency Cashbooks
    • Foreign Currency Suppliers
    • Foreign Currency Revaluation
    • Bank Statement import from text or comma delimited files
    • Customer Debt Control
    • Consolidation of Companies
    • The annual licence fee is determined by the number of companies
    • Full Support is provided

    Some of the features that will included:
    The release date of this module will be published here. The planned release date is set for the middle to end of 2022.

    Minimum system requirements:



    Stand Alone Installation:

    1. Download and Install Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2012 or higher
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions provided in the installation program
    3. Download and Install SMECounting Software
    4. Follow the installation instructions provided in the installation program
    5. We recommend installation of SMECounting to C:\AOS\SMECounting\ and not to C:\Program Files\

    Network Installation:

    1. Download and Install Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition 2012 or higher
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions in the installation program
    3. Download and Install SMECounting Software
    4. Follow the installation instructions provided in the installation program
    5. Install Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition on one PC (eg. name it SQL Server) and install the accounting software on all PC's
    6. We recommend installation of SMECounting to C:\AOS\SMECounting\ and not to C:\Program Files\
    7. Each PC on the network must have full access to the PC where Microsoft SQL Server is installed
    8. We recommend to map a drive on each PC to the accounting installation on the PC where Microsoft SQL Server is installed
    9. Map a shortcut on each PC to accounting.exe on the PC where Microsoft SQL Server is installed
    10. The advantage is that all software updates will then be centralised and maintained on the PC where Microsoft SQL Server is installed vs maintaining all individual PC

    Software Download


    SMECounting Software
    1. Download the zip file
    2. Extract the zip file to a folder of your choice
    3. Run “Accountingsetup.exe” and follow the on-screen instructions

    SQL Server Express Edition 2019
    1. Download the software
    2. Run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions