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Score 8.4 out of 100

QuickBooks Online

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 1 feature set: Customization

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
6.7

QuickBooks Online

67%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
54 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
58 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
7.7

QuickBooks Online

77%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
81 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
102 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
7.7

QuickBooks Online

77%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
122 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
114 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
125 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
6.8

QuickBooks Online

68%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 14/21 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
119 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
128 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
116 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
134 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
121 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
42 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
72 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
48 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
55 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
54 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
23 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
38 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
64 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
65 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.2
52%
16 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
33 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
29 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
21 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
26 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
38 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Payroll Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

QuickBooks Online

64%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
68 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3
53%
31 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
64 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
44 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
45 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.3

QuickBooks Online

63%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
45 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
21 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
21 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
17 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

QuickBooks Online

67%
QuickBooks Online ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
55 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
53 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
64 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
67 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
20 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
19 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
18 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
7.0

QuickBooks Online

70%
156 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
7.9

QuickBooks Online

79%
23 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
7.4

QuickBooks Online

74%
72 Ratings

Availability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Online

100%
7 Ratings

Performance

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Online

100%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
6.5

QuickBooks Online

65%
69 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating
6.1

QuickBooks Online

61%
8 Ratings

Configurability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Online

100%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

QuickBooks Online

45%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Online

100%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
4.9

QuickBooks Online

49%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Accounting Power

N/A
0 Ratings
4.9

QuickBooks Online

49%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountantsWorld

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

QuickBooks has long been a standard when it's come to small business accounting. Their tools work, the user interface is fairly intuitive to navigate, and it has suited the needs of our small business (11-20 employees) for the past 10 years. However, as we continue to grow and come into a greater need to control our branding, we find that QuickBooks Online often limits us in customization and branding. Plus, it just has some odds quirks in the coding of how the invoices are setup up that often requires us to "fight against the system" in order to accomplish what we want in our invoice structure.
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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 enables me to do a P&L for each specific program as requested by the county for the grant money that they give us.
  • It enables me to do [an] organizational budget as well as a budget for each specific program
  • It enables the accountant and the auditor access at any time for transparency
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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

  • The budgets feature leaves a lot be desired - difficult and clunky to populate and maintain.
  • Reporting for Budget vs Actual is available but the ability to reforecast based on updated data is not.
  • The rules function to default common types of expenses isn't perfect and will get confused if like amounts or a number of similar items present.
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Pricing Details

Accounting Power

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Accounting Power 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

    QuickBooks Online

    Starting Price

    $15 per month

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Online editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Simple Start251
    Plus752
    Advanced1503
    Self-Employed154

    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

    It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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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

    Do NOT use their premium payroll. It's expensive and [I feel like] their customer service is horrible. I spent almost 4 hours trying to get an answer to a simple question about a 941 form they filed. They kept transferring me around to various people and every single time they couldn't find the 941 form I had a question on. I had to do a screenshare to show them where it was! I got disconnected three times and they never called back. They also told me that I would have to talk to the IRS at one point. I refused and told them that they were filing these forms on our behalf, they were doing the calculations so they should be able to answer my questions. I asked several times to talk to a supervisor and they wouldn't transfer me to one. They just said that they could put in a request for a supervisor to call me back in 24-48 hours! It was just unbelievable how horrible it was.
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    Reliability and Availability

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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    Performance

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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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

    Support is great, all incidents been resolved. Quickbooks Online forum is very well organized and helpful. I like the fact that they let the community contribute in resolving issues. Most or many of your answers can be found online. You can also get help on YouTube, but the easiest way to get assistance is through their chat system.
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    Implementation Rating

    AccountantsWorld

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

    The person in charge of QB needs to be very accurate with record keeping and is recommended to stay on top of tasks. The biggest issue we have is reconciliation, and those issues occur only when too much time has occurred between reconciliations
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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

    I have used Wave Accounting for another business. I selected QuickBooks Online over Wave because of the features available from QuickBooks. Wave is great since it is free, but I feel that paying for QuickBooks Online is worth it for the features. In addition there is such a robust support network and training available for QuickBooks.
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    Scalability

    AccountantsWorld

    No answers on this topic

    Intuit

    As we have grown along our professional path, we have also expanded our use of QB. The scalability is easy and features seem to be waiting for you until you need them. We have increased profits by over 10x from our first year in business to the current and have yet to find a reason to look elsewhere
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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

    • Overall, QuickBooks Online is a great investment for the company of our size (small software startup).
    • QuickBooks Online supports all the key functions of our company's accounting team.
    • QuickBooks Online definitely made the life of our accounting team much easier which let us focus on more important issues outside of bookkeeping.
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