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Looking for a Bookkeeping Software

Valid in Sweden but available in English

post 17.Nov.2012, 08:44 AM
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Joined: 26.Oct.2012

Hi! I have a question to English speakers and small business owners in Sweden.

My friend is starting a small business in Sweden. He will be, so called, a Solo Trader (F-tax certificate holder) and have to do bookkeeping, tax-declaration and some other tax related procedures by himself. ( is for foreigners who want to start a small business in Sweden but it doesn't tell me how actually we can do bookkeeping.

Can you tell me if you know a good bookkeeping software valid in Sweden? Doing things in Sweden is always 100% harder than doing in your own country...

Thank you for your interest and help in advance.
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post 17.Nov.2012, 12:58 PM
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Joined: 30.Oct.2012

Hi, this is the most popular bookkeeping software used - - not sure if it's available in english as well, check their webpage and/or contact them to ask smile.gif
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post 17.Nov.2012, 02:29 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

There is also this one (of several similar) at 1490:- plus moms. But as far as I can see it is only in Swedish. Add to that the fact that your bookkeeping returns must be in Swedish, I can't see any program managing the two-language system.
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post 18.Nov.2012, 03:31 PM
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Joined: 26.Oct.2012

Thank you Alexzan and Hisingen. I'm gonna check the software packages you recommended.

It's true. Documents from the tax office must be in Swedish... It might be good to try everything in Swedish.

Although, I am still looking forward to comments from anyone doing business in Sweden.
Any information about software, apps and anything that help might us (actually him) doing bookkeeping here is welcome.

Thanks, you two again!

Best Regards,
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post 18.Nov.2012, 03:46 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

I gave you Hogia, because my wife used them when she ran a bookkeeping bureau some years ago, and we also used it in our own B & B business. But more than that I cannot say, since I was never 'into' the book work. But I do know that, for example, Hogia (we had a pretty expensive version covering several companies) supplied updates on a regular basis, and is one of the big ones in Sweden, but can be expensive. We also were acquainted with SCPS as it then was, but Hogia was the most comprehensive. Try contacting both companies, and others, too, if you find them, and ask for reference companies using their products to obtain their impressions. Depending on the size of your venture, that will reflect more the practicality of the program you finally choose.
Good Luck.
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post 18.Nov.2012, 06:23 PM
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Joined: 4.Jul.2009

I use which is fine except some error messages are not in English. That's not a major limitation though and overall it's easy to use, and does all we need. Another is (or .com). A colleague looked at it but didn't like the user interface - but it seems more developed than Fortnox in that it can integrate with some e-commerce systems.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 02:47 AM
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Joined: 26.Nov.2012 is my business. I can customize
you an accounting software, if you like.

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post 27.Nov.2012, 09:36 AM
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I think it depends a lot on what the nature of the business is. I'm from the UK and set up a sole trader company doing freelance and contract work in the IT sector. I looked at most of these software packages but found for my needs, they were needlessly complex so I just use an Excel spreadsheet and have an accountant who does the formal bookkeeping.
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post 27.Nov.2012, 11:48 AM
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Joined: 22.Mar.2010

QUOTE (akibobrob @ 27.Nov.2012, 08:36 AM) *
I looked at most of these software packages but found for my needs, they were needlessly complex so I just use an Excel spreadsheet and have an accountant who does the formal bookkeeping.

Interesting to hear since Excel is expressly illegal to use:

But I guess using it to take notes and then having a book keeper create the actual accounts side-steps the issue (I guess - not sure though!).
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post 27.Nov.2012, 10:09 PM
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Joined: 24.Dec.2009

Excel while forbidden is also not a practical solution because Swedish law is very restrictive when it comes to when an event must be entered into the books.

These can be read at:

In practise, if you have no mitigating circumstance you have to have logged by the next working day.

The only exception appear to be if you use the cash method.
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post 24.Dec.2015, 07:38 PM
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Joined: 24.Dec.2015

I, actually, was very concerned about the bookkeeping software in English as well unsure.gif
And I've found the solution !!!
Just right now !
Yyyyeeessss !!
It is offered in Swedish on, but if you login with the same credentials from,
you will get to the same account. If you go to settings, you can switch to English. YEAaa )))
The settings are customizable for every user separately, so you
1. have to go to "Mina instalningar" (under the "cogwheel" on the right),
2. click on the "pencil" at the right of your name,
3. then enter your password, and choose the language.
(you can also change your password there to something more
4. re-login
5. and you have English rolleyes.gif
(see the screenshot - [img][/img]
upload pic)

Basic subscription is only 99 kr/mo, includes invoicing, and it is pretty advanced.
Visma is expensive BS, do not use it laugh.gif
I am very happy right now, and wish a good Christmass to every body ))
I have searched for this solution for more then half year ))
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