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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
9.0

ScaleFactor

90%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 1/2 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
9.7

ScaleFactor

97%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
9.4

ScaleFactor

94%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 9/11 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
5 Ratings

Multi-division support

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

ScaleFactor

90%
ScaleFactor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • ScaleFactor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating

ScaleFactor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
9.5

ScaleFactor

95%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
7.5

ScaleFactor

75%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating

ScaleFactor

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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ScaleFactor

I work with several businesses and have attempted to bring ScaleFactor into multiple. Thus far the business status/environment has been suitable for ScaleFactor only once, but I'll continue to look for more. ScaleFactor is great when a company has matured beyond the owner making all accounting and banking entries. As soon as multiple systems are needed, it's likely a decent time to call ScaleFactor. I'm confident my operations could run through ScaleFactor for a long time as the next step for us would be something akin to NetSuite or some other more rigid enterprise solution. Additionally, our business has a geographically displaced work force, typically working from home. Having access to all systems via the cloud has been great. No longer do we have to pass a specific computer back and forth for a physical computer software license. It's enabled maximum work flow convenience.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

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

  • ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff
  • Presenting data clearly.
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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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ScaleFactor

  • Could connect with All saving accounts i.e. Building society saving aswell as major banks.
  • When a connected bank or savings account hasn't been used for a month or 2 it could show a 0 transaction to keep it updated rather then saying "last updated 3 months ago"
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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

    ScaleFactor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ScaleFactor 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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      ScaleFactor

      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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      ScaleFactor

      ScaleFactor has been a great resource for me as I got my business off the ground. They have allowed me to focus on marketing and strategy while they handle my Quickbooks and other accounting needs. Great accounting and finance solutions that don't require you to hire an in-house staff.
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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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      ScaleFactor

      Not sure if support is still available.
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      Implementation Rating

      AccountantsWorld

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

      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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      ScaleFactor

      Scale factor, can be used like Xero I believe. However all my past data was already stored in Xero so I used it as an add on. It is a lot more user friendly and helpful, i.e. you don't need to be an accountant to use it. However I am not sure it is useable anymore or supported, so i have gone back to using Xero alone.
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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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      ScaleFactor

      • They have been fundamental in helping us grow and scale at a relatively low cost in comparison to out-sourcing these functions. We can spend more on other items that can fuel growth while knowing the back end is taken care of.
      • They provide automated supports for key areas like payroll, expenses, etc so that we can quickly get back to focusing on the other items.
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