Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have an effective role in the economy of many countries as the locomotives in today's world. According to the data of the SME Strategy and Action Plan 2011-2013 (KOSKEB, 2011, p. 29) by published The Ministry of Industry, SMEs’ share in all enterprises in many developed countries is over 99 %. For Turkey, this ratio is 99.9 % and according to the same report’s 2008 data, SMEs provide the 78 % of total employment in Turkey. Having a high degree of importance of SMEs require to investigate their needs academicly and to support these companies in terms of scientific knowledge. In this study, the accounting softwares which are used by SMEs to create their accounting information system are examined and it has been investigated that what criterias are evaluated by SMEs when they choose the most appropriate accounting software for their business. The research data has been obtained by condacting a survey and sampling has been chosen as SMEs operating in Ordu, Ünye. Survey results are analyzed by SPSS 18 software and the results was evaluated in the conclusion and discussion part of the research. In this study, it is founded that most of the SMEs chose one of the accounting software in the market instead of designing a special software for their own business, they often choose the software based on the information they obtain from their own certified public accountants or the marketing expert of the accounting software, and they are mostly satisfied with the technical services of the software. In addition, the most widely used computerized accounting software specified by the sample in this study is Vega.
SMEs, Accounting Software, Computerized Accounting Software, Selection Criterias of Accounting Softw