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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9 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

Priority AccountEdge

If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Accounting Power
9.5
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Single sign-on capability
Accounting Power
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
Role-based user permissions
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting Power
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Dashboards
Accounting Power
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Custom reports
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
Standard reports
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting Power
8.5
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Accounts payable
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Accounts receivable
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Cash management
Accounting Power
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Accounting Power
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Expense management
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Multi-division support
Accounting Power
6.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting Power
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
Standardized Processes
Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
Time tracking
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Multi-currency support
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Regulations compliance
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Self-service portal
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Payroll Management

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Direct deposit files
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Reimbursement management
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.1

Inventory Management

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Inventory tracking
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Automatic reordering
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Order entry
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Credit card processing
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Cost of goods sold
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
6.9

Customization

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Plug-ins
Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

Pros

Accounting Power

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

Priority AccountEdge

  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
joAnn Ortiz | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
Thomas Healy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
Sharon L. Nash | 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

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Priority AccountEdge

For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
Brent Blackburn | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
Anonymous | 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

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting Power
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
8.8

Usability

Accounting Power
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
9.1

Support Rating

Accounting Power
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
5.5

Implementation Rating

Accounting Power
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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