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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Accounting Power ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
  • Zoho Books ranks higher in 1 feature set: Customization
  • Accounting Power and Zoho Books are tied in 1 feature set: Reporting & Analytics

Customization

4.0

Accounting Power

40%
6.0

Zoho Books

60%
Zoho Books ranks higher in 1/1 features

API for custom integration

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
14 Ratings

Security

9.5

Accounting Power

95%
9.0

Zoho Books

90%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
18 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
23 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
8.0

Zoho Books

80%
Zoho Books ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
23 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.5

Accounting Power

85%
8.2

Zoho Books

82%
Accounting Power ranks higher in 8/12 features

Accounts payable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
22 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
23 Ratings

Cash management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
22 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
21 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
22 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

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
13 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
15 Ratings

Inventory Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Zoho Books

66%
Zoho Books ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
12 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Order Management

Accounting Power

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Zoho Books

83%
Zoho Books ranks higher in 4/4 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
17 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
17 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Accounting Power is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Accounting Power

90%
1 Rating
7.5

Zoho Books

75%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating

Zoho Books

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Accounting Power

100%
1 Rating
6.5

Zoho Books

65%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Accounting Power

70%
1 Rating
5.4

Zoho Books

54%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Accounting Power

80%
1 Rating

Zoho Books

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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Zoho Corporation

If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
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Pros

AccountantsWorld

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

  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
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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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Zoho Corporation

  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
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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

    Zoho Books

    Starting Price

    $0 For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

    Editions & Modules

    Zoho Books editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard$151
    Professional$402
    Premium$603
    Free$04

    Footnotes

    1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    2. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    3. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
    4. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $15

    Additional Details

    Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

    Likelihood to Renew

    AccountantsWorld

    I do not see a good alternative in the market
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    Zoho Corporation

    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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    Zoho Corporation

    Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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    Implementation Rating

    AccountantsWorld

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

    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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    Zoho Corporation

    We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
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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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    Zoho Corporation

    • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
    • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
    • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
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