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Practice Management Software for Accounting Firms

Compare Karbon and BrightManager

Karbon is a truly collaborative practice management platform to manage your workflow, communicate with your team, and deliver exceptional client work.

98% Service satisfaction rating
Karbon's Kanban UI

What sets Karbon apart from BrightManager (formerly AccountancyManager)

Integrated email inbox✓❌
Collaborate with @mentions and comments✓❌
Job management✓✓
Kanban board✓✓
Workflow automation✓


Client portal✓✓
Client reminders and tasks✓✓
CRM and client management✓✓
Document management✓✓
Time tracking✓✓
Invoice management✓✓
Customisable reporting dashboards✓


Companies House integration✓✓
GPT-powered AI✓❌

Why accounting firms choose Karbon over BrightManager

Collaboration and visibility

No other practice management platform provides 360-degree collaboration and visibility the way Karbon does. With Karbon’s Triage feature, your firm’s emails, job updates, client records, and internal communication are all centralised in one place.

When your firm works in Karbon, there’s no need to repeatedly ask for the same information. Everything you need to know is available at your fingertips.

Robust workflow management

Karbon’s workflow management goes beyond task lists. It features job status automators, customisable Kanban boards, drag and drop interfaces, and hundreds of best-practice workflow templates. Karbon’s workflows ensure you and your team are all getting client work done faster, better, and smarter.

Explore Karbon's workflow features

An evolving product

Karbon is evolving rapidly. New features and feature enhancements are released every few weeks and customer feedback shapes the product roadmap. As one of the first accounting practice management platforms to integrate GPT-powered AI, Karbon is leading the way in building an innovative solution that adds value to the accounting profession.

Explore Karbon’s product roadmap

Experience the Karbon effect.

These findings were obtained through Karbon’s 2022 Firm Usage Survey.

On average, Karbon saves every employee 16.5 hours each week.

3.2 hours

Saved chasing clients

3.9 hours

Saved managing and completing work and tasks

3.2 hours

Saved reading, actioning and searching for email

4.1 hours

Saved with more efficient team collaboration

2.1 hours

Saved automating low-value admin tasks

18% growth

In firm-wide productivity

A hub for it all

The visibility Karbon provides has been such a big win. Managers get a clear bird's-eye view of the work that is done across the business.

The centre of your accounting workflows

The biggest upside of Karbon is the collaborative aspects, the ability to just onto the client record and see all previous communications and manage workflows between all of the team is such a time saver! I don't need to worry if someone has saved something into a server or not!

Adam G., G2

Karbon is the best-in-class practice management software

The thing I love the most about Karbon is the conversation that it facilitates with clients. It allows us to stand behind the service level agreement and explain to clients how we're going to deliver on our promises. And Karbon gives us that transparency.

Karbon has 98% positive reviews on

G2 awards as a list of badges

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Karbon help bookkeeping, tax, and accounting practices be more productive?

  • Teams using Karbon save 16.5 hours per employee each week, on average.
  • Productivity per employee increases by 18%.
  • 9 out of 10 customers say Karbon beats all competitive products for workflow management.

How much does Karbon cost?

Karbon has three pricing plans: Team, Business and Enterprise.

Team Business Enterprise
Annually $£29/month, per user £49/month, per user Custom pricing
Monthly £44/month, per user £59/month, per user Custom pricing
*Pricing shown in GBP

How much does BrightManager cost?

BrightManager costs £39+VAT/month, per user on a monthly subscription or £31.2+VAT/month, per user on an annual subscription.

How often does Karbon release product updates?

Karbon is evolving rapidly with dozens of new features added every year and product updates released every few weeks. Karbon’s product roadmap is shaped by customers and it continues to improve based on customer suggestions and feedback.

What business and accounting software integrations does Karbon offer?

Karbon integrates with Gmail, Microsoft Outlook 365, Microsoft Exchange, Dropbox, OneDrive, Companies House, Xama, and an ever-growing suite of popular accounting apps including QuickBooks Online, Ignition, GoProposal, and more.

Karbon offers an open API that you can leverage to integrate your apps with Karbon, build custom solutions, and optimise your workflows.

You can also connect Karbon to over 5,000 apps through Zapier.

To learn more about Karbon’s integration capabilities, visit the integrations library here.

Why did AccountancyManager change its name to BrightManager?

Formerly known as AccountancyManager, in 2022, it was acquired by Bright, a UK tax, payroll, HR, and bookkeeping software group. It has now been rebranded as BrightManager.

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