Finding a way to keep track of books and records is a very important part of running a business. While accounting systems used to be very expensive to own and maintain, there are now some more affordable options available. One of the top affordable account systems available today is GnuCash. GnuCash is an online accounting system, which also has applications available through the Apple or Google Play stores. The application currently has a variety of capabilities and software levels, the most affordable of which is free. The account system can performa a variety of services for a user including preparation of financial statements, cash flow reconciliation, and bank account statement analysis. The newest version of the application, which came out in 2017, now has several features that make it even more effective. Some of the top features now available include double entry bookkeeping, budgeting tools, and even A/R and A/P payment.