I’m going to attempt to maintain a live document monitoring flexible responses of Accounting Apps during Covid-19. Many recognising businesses are under strain, and employees are working from home in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and are meeting changing demands. I’ll also include some interesting technological resources that can help you through challenging times.

Please remember the online software solutions are run by humans – humans who need to put a roof over their head and food on the table. So I’m not in favour of guilt-tripping people to give us discounts – people and businesses need to do what works for them.

If you have any updates or additions – please let me know.

Account Kit

50% off for 3 months for those that sign-up over the coming few months. Enter the coupon COVID19ASSIST on the subscription page. Details here.

Audible

A selection of stories (mainly for children) are free to stream as long as the schools are out. Details here.

Calendly

Free zoom and gotomeeting integrations to help remote workers stay connected. Details here.

Chaser

Free PDF guide on ‘Chasing in Uncertain Times’, which includes best-practice email templates to sympathetically but effectively chase customer payments during Covid-19. Details here.

Covidu

A Facebook messenger chatbot to stay updated on Covid-19 cases around the world. Details here.

Employment Hero & Employment Innovations

Employment Hero – for less than 20 employees their premium package free for 3 months and all existing customer to premium package, Employment Innovations Hotline on a month by month subscription rather than annual subscription.

Float – cash flow forecasting

For existing paying accounting and bookkeeping firms who will be inundated with requests for cash flow help from clients, we’re offering a free upgrade of your existing plan to the next level for no extra cost.

To help businesses who are struggling, we’re offering new trialists an extended free trial until the 31st of May. Details here.

GSuite

Extending Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020. Details here.

Gusto

Resource library, plus searchable state resources within your dashboard. Details here.

Invoice Away

App free of charge till July 2020 in response to COVID-19. Details here.

LightYear

First two months free to new customers. Details here.

Loom (Online video creation)

  • Remove the recording limit on our free plan — what was 25 is now unlimited
  • Cut the price of Loom Pro in half — what was $10/month is now $5/month
  • Extend all trials of Loom Pro from 14 to 30 days. Details here.

Microsoft

A free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams. Details here.

MYOB

A review of payment terms to provide flexibility to industries hardest hit

ServiceM8

Covid19 Standby mode suspending subscription fees and limits the account to basic access, available to existing customers – no details on their website – contact them directly.

Spotlight Reporting

Free and unlimited Spotlight Certification plus other support resources. Details here.

Surgical Partners

Free admin support for medical practices supporting patients through Covid-19, for next three months. Details here.

TradiePad

Resources for Tradies. Details here.

Xero

Price increases delayed till 1st July 2020. Plus resources available – details here.

Zapier

If you’re a qualified small business in need, you can apply for a free 3-month credit for a paid Starter plan. Details here.

Zoho

The Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program (ESAP) to help our small business customers who have been affected by the economic disruption. The ESAP will give current small business customers the Zoho software they currently use for three months free. Details here.