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Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%

OSAS

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Accounting Power ranks higher in 1/1 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
5.5

OSAS

55%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
2.0

OSAS

20%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
1.8

OSAS

18%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 8/8 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
1.0

OSAS

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating

OSAS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating

OSAS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating

OSAS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating

OSAS

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

Retail, professional services, non-manufacturing, or non-inventory-based clients are a great fit.
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Aptean

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it.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.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

  • Simple layout
  • Logical menu and format
  • Flexibility in designing reports
  • Department/location accounting
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Aptean

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
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Cons

AccountantsWorld

  • CPA firm's client interface for delivery of bills to pay
  • Better ACH payment options for bill payment
  • Additional layer of department/location allocation
  • Invoicing option in mobile app
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Aptean

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Power editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    OSAS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    OSAS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      AccountantsWorld

      I do not see a good alternative in the market
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      Aptean

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      AccountantsWorld

      It provides everything one needs for accounting services and then some at a price point that makes it very affordable.
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      Aptean

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      AccountantsWorld

      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."
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      Aptean

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      AccountantsWorld

      Seek out others who have done it and learn from them.
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      Aptean

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      AccountantsWorld

      I find Accounting Power to have more flexibility, power, and reporting capability than QuickBooks Online with a simpler interface.
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      Aptean

      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
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      Return on Investment

      AccountantsWorld

      • Allowed for standardized processes
      • Improved efficiency in disbursement processing
      • Bank feed is easily broken
      • ACH payment options are not well established
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      Aptean

      • 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.
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