Access Handisoft vs. FreeAgent

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Access Handisoft
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Access Handisoft is a suite of solutions for accountants and advisors who want to optimise their practice. It is based on technology acquired with Sage Australia (Sage HandiSoft).N/A
FreeAgent
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
FreeAgent is an cloud-based accounting system designed for small businesses and freelancers. FreeAgent supports many core accounting features and bank reconciliation, payroll, tax management, project level accounting, and multiple currency support. It is mobile-accessible, and integrates with many apps.N/A
Pricing
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Top Pros
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Features
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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Ratings
FreeAgent
8.6
13 Ratings
14% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.78 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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FreeAgent
6.3
12 Ratings
12% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings4.59 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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FreeAgent
8.5
14 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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Ratings
FreeAgent
7.5
21 Ratings
1% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.019 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.019 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings4.410 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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FreeAgent
8.8
23 Ratings
17% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.020 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.019 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.78 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
-
Ratings
FreeAgent
7.4
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Access Handisoft
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FreeAgent
8.1
13 Ratings
9% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
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User Ratings
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(23 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Access HandisoftFreeAgent
Likelihood to Recommend
The Access Group
The software is great and does what we need for our day-to-day accounting, but when it comes to our in-house IT, we seem to have issues with our internal server complementing our ability to work outside of the office on the software. Data has been lost, work time wasted twice.
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FreeAgent
For micro and small business it is a great solution. The new requirements for MTD for landlords could also be met with this software. Groups and more complex businesses could not use the accounts and tax returns features, however they still could use it for bookkeeping and then export the data to other tax and accounts production software.
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Pros
The Access Group
  • Productivity
  • Dashboard/reporting
  • Ease of use
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FreeAgent
  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
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Cons
The Access Group
  • Inventory building
  • Reboot necessity
  • Internet Lag
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FreeAgent
  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
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Usability
The Access Group
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FreeAgent
I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
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Reliability and Availability
The Access Group
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FreeAgent
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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Alternatives Considered
The Access Group
Because we work with a CPA as our Finance Manager, it is best to have the ability to track our workflow and progress, as well as our own Due Date Tracking in order to remind him. They use QuickBooks to document their business, but using Access allows us to easily manage our number to send to them for general use.
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FreeAgent
I have used and tested out many other systems. I was looking at Xero for my accounting system but at the time I chose FreeAgent because of the way it handles the recording of dividends and the inbuilt time recording. The others I trialed were good and many of them cheaper. FreeAgent best suited my requirements at the time.
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Return on Investment
The Access Group
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FreeAgent
  • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
  • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
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