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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 1.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
OSAS
5.5
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
OSAS
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
OSAS
2.0
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
OSAS
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
1.0
Standard reports
Accounting Power
OSAS
3.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
OSAS
1.8
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
2.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
OSAS
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
OSAS
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
OSAS
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
OSAS
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS

Pros

Accounting Power

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Accounting Power

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Accounting Power

Accounting Power 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Needs some work. Support staff seem to be computer people, not accountants or users of the system. Their answers sometimes seem short and computer-based. Not answered in a way that says, "I have thought through this and here is what I see to do."
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Accounting Power

I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Accounting Power

  • Allowed for standardized processes
  • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
  • Bank feed is easily broken
  • ACH payment options are not well established
Steven Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer

OSAS

  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
Jessica Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OSAS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
OSAS
1.0

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
OSAS

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
OSAS

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