What users are saying about

Abacus

10 Ratings

SlickPie

3 Ratings

Abacus

10 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

SlickPie

3 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abacus

Abacus has been great for our small startup of 37 employees, it has grown with our team since we were very small. Since we have not experienced it as a bigger company, I am not sure what the scalability would be like. If you're looking for a site with a cleaner look that is easy to use, Abacus is it. I haven't had to reach out to customer service yet because I haven't had any issues. If that isn't proof positive of how easy it is to use, I don't know what is!
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SlickPie

In my opinion, SlickPie is best suited for small business owners and freelancers, especially service-based ones. If that's your case, then it's a no-brainer. However, if you are a bigger enterprise or if you are not a service-based business, then it might not be the best choice for you. Still, the software is free to use, so you might just give it a try anyway.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
API for custom integration
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Plug-ins
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

Security

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Standard reports
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Accounts payable
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Accounts receivable
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Cash management
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Bank reconciliation
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Multi-division support
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

Order Management

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Pricing
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Credit card processing
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Configurable alerts
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0
Legacy system data migration
Abacus
SlickPie
10.0

Pros

  • It is very easy for employees to upload their expense receipts to abacus.
  • Abacus has an easy UI.
  • We haven't had any issues with their customer service team not responding when asked.
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  • The software is fast, reliable, and easy to use.
  • It makes me get paid faster through instant customizable online invoices.
  • Great handy automation tools that save me quite some time.
  • Support was always helpful when I needed it.
  • Beautiful and intuitive design.
  • It's free to use.
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Cons

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
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  • Some more invoice templates would be nice.
  • Some more charts would be good too.
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Alternatives Considered

I used expensify in my last role, however it was at a bigger company so I was not involved in the process besides being a user. Abacus seems easier to use from a user perspective. It would be great to have a better integration with our payroll system, but it seems like with all softwares, you can't have it all
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Before shifting to SlickPie I was using QBO, so I guess I'll list it as a competitor. However, since SlickPie offers me 80-90% of QBO's features for free I can't really say QBO is a relevant contender.
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Return on Investment

  • It does seem like they are still working out some kinks in the web and mobile apps – a few times the app has crashed. But they're also very fast to push updates.
  • The benefits are simple. No one likes taking time out of their day to do expense reporting. Abacus speeds that process up considerably. The interface is clean, and I'm able to see what expenses are pending vs. expenses that are already cleared.
  • The benefit from a user standpoint is that it adds an element of organization to a process that is typically disorganized. It has saved us numerous hours.
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  • It saves me around $500 in accounting software subscription per year.
  • It saves me around 4-5 hours a week in manual data entry (thanks to MagicBot).
  • It reduced the average time customers take to pay for my invoices.
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Pricing Details

Abacus

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Abacus Editions & Modules
Abacus
Edition
Abacus
$51
1. Per User per Month
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SlickPie

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
SlickPie Editions & Modules
SlickPie
Edition
Starter
0.001
1. per account
Additional Pricing Details