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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Customization, Reporting & Analytics

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
7.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

73%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
32 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
36 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

75%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
76 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
89 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
8.2

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

82%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
94 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
106 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
108 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

75%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 15/21 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
108 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
109 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
97 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
109 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
100 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
53 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
66 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
49 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
47 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
64 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
28 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
40 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
50 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
39 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
16 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
38 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
39 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
34 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
41 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
25 Ratings

Payroll Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.9

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

89%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
61 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
35 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
53 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
49 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
50 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

70%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
53 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
32 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
29 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
16 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

75%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
50 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
49 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
49 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
59 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
19 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
22 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
16 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Accounting Power and QuickBooks Desktop Pro are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

83%
123 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

100%
18 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
8.5

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

85%
31 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

83%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
6.6

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

66%
37 Ratings

In-Person Training

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

90%
12 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

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

I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

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

  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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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Intuit

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Power editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro 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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      Intuit

      We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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      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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      Intuit

      It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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      Reliability and Availability

      AccountantsWorld

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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      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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      Intuit

      The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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      In-Person Training

      AccountantsWorld

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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      Implementation Rating

      AccountantsWorld

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

      We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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      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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      Intuit

      Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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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      Intuit

      • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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