Alternative to Big Red Book for Ireland

Big Red Book Irish Accounting – Alternative Review
Bullet V’s Big Red Book

More than 6,000 Irish businesses use Bullet to a manage their business

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Same features, but Bullet is free

See why you’re better with Bullet.

Hi there.

Looking at Irish online accounting products for your small business? Looking for alternatives to Big Red Book accounting or other competitors?

We want to make the decision as easy as possible, so we’ve put together some info that’ll help you decide which option is best for you.

Below, you’ll find information to help you compare Bullet and Big Red Book Irish accounting, including value features, Big Red Book accounting customer experiences, and a simple English FAQ.

We hope it helps?

Big Red Book, a value high-level comparison

Top 4 main reasons not to go with Big Red Book.

High Level – Issues with Big Red Book Accounting
No simple workflows requiring you to learn about accounting to use it. emoj
It’s offline software so there is a risk of hard drive corruption. emoj
Uses heavy accounting terms, you’ll need to hire an accountant or learn how to use the software. emoj
Big Red Book costs €499 per product, plus all your accountants’ fees. Bullet is free. emoj

Why pay when it's free

Get everything Big Red Book Accounts offers and more for free.

# Beautiful online software with Support is Free with no limits.

# Bills, Receipts, Invoices, Reports and more all Free.

# Full online, mobile, multi-currency automated accounts for free.

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Don't pay Big Red Book €499 a year to speak to you

Starting a business is an anxious time don’t let Big Red Book capitalise on that. Where’s the community love.

# Get an answer to any question within under 8 minutes.

# Stop searching Google for an answer you’re not sure is even right.

# Why pay Big Red Book so they can talk to their customers when you can get it free with Bullet.

Things you can do in Bullet but not in Big Red Book

Here is a concise list of all the valuable daily tasks you need to be able to complete to run your company that Big Red Books Irish Accounting doesn’t offer and Bullet Accounting does.

High Level – Issues with Big Red Book Accounting  bullet small business accounting logo big-red-book-accounting
It requires training great if you have an employee with accounting qualifications.  happy emoji emoj
Big Red Book costs €499 for a product that Bullet gives you for free. happy emoji emoj
Storing all your data on your computer, means you’ve to run backups. happy emoji emoj
Some functions work really slow like getting reports. happy emoji emoj
Old fashioned design, for an old-school accounting software. happy emoji emoj
Extra accountancy fees hard to use software requires more questions to the accountant. happy emoji emoj
Due to storing all your accounting data on your computer you run risks of a Virus attack. happy emoji emoj


Rob - Love Media

“Bullet made boring accounting –
fast and simple”

All your questions about Bullet V’s Big Red Book

Don’t forget you can talk to us about anything with our instant chat

Feature sets, a big difference

Our core difference is that we’re online and Big Red Book is offline.

Is their support that bad

No, both Big Red Book and Bullet offer good local support. 

Is Bullet secure

Same as a bank, 256 bit SSL certs keeping you safe.

Are you really free

Yep, Bullet offers a Big Red Book spec but free and online.

Is Bullet full of ad's

100% no adverts, we just wanted to help people starting in business.

I'm useless at accounts

We’ve built simple workflows, & free chat support for the rest.

How come you're free

Once you go over 5 invoices per month you’ll move to a paid platform.

Why the free support

We believe in community, listening reduces your stress.

I just want to do invoicing

You can just use Bullet’s invoicing, it’s super simple, but powerful.

See what Big Red Book customers have to say

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See how much Accounting Software costs

Here is a list of all the accounting software you’re probably going to review. We’ve put together a table of costs to help you make that decision.


The Real Costs of Others Yearly Cost
Excel_Alternative_to_Excel_Compare_All_Features_v1 No backup, no accounting rules built in, high risk of error €120
Sage-Payroll-Ireland-Accounting-alternative-logo-v1 Slow Customer Service Support, no workflows that know the accounting logic €300
xero_Alternative_to_xero_Compare_All_Features-v1 Complex, designed for accountants, €35 pm plus additional accountant fees €420
freshbooks_Alternative_to_freshbooks_Compare_All_Features_v1 €45 per month for a bloated invoicing app, raised some money, under pressure €480
Big-Red-Book-accounting-alternative-logo_v1 Offline, old-fashioned software, requires knowledge of accounting terms €499
Alternative to Bullet accounting Free, Fast, Modern, full accounting and invoicing with easy error checking workflows and instant human support €Free
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