The first internet based full general ledger accounting system for Convenience Retailers

CounterBooks is a cloud-based retail accounting system;

but what exactly does this mean?

No, our heads aren't up in the clouds! A cloud-based system is simply a system which is hosted online and can be accessed through your web browser. There are several other names for this software delivery model including, "Software-as-a-Service" and "On-Demand" software. The design philosophy of CounterBooks is based on the earlier Pro-Retail system developed in the 1990's by a frustrated computer-programmer-turned-retailer who struggled with traditional accounting systems which were not developed for retail businesses. His aim was to provide an easy to use system suitable for a retailer with no accountancy experience while still providing easily understandable data reporting.


Deploying an online retail accounting system presents a core benefit of enhancing collaboration across multiple stakeholders of a retail business. For example, a retail franchisee may require the store manager to input the daily sales data from the point of sale, the accountant produces the monthly management accounts and the franchisor's area manager can access the data immediately and from any location.

CounterBooks has since developed into a sophisticated and feature-rich cloud accounting system trusted by retailers across the world while remaining true to the original easy to use design philosophy. By using a cloud-based system users can access the appication via a standard web browser without the need for any further hardware or software - saving you time and money.

By providing innovative solutions arising out of an in depth knowledge of the convenience retail market, we are not only creating value for clients but also target the key operational issues and are committed to delivering the business benefits that can be derived from the application of Internet technology.

Within CounterBooks the financial information of your retail business is highly secure as the CounterBooks servers are located in a purpose built data centre with security and maintenance undertaken on a 24 x 7 basis by a leading professional hosting company. Your retail data will be backed up daily and archived in a central vault at a secure offsite storage facility.