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Accounting by Wave

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Likelihood to Recommend

Accounting by Wave

Wave is well suited for small businesses looking to have an accounting service that won't hinder profitability. Wave is a great service for a small business owner just starting out and is flexible enough to meet demands of larger businesses. Wave even offers a paid payroll service if needed for any business owner. The ease of use with Wave makes it perfect for non-accountants, and for accountants they have tools available that they are used to seeing with other accounting software.
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Spreadsheet Server

Being able to use the Distribution Manager function is very helpful. This allows us to pull together financial statements for multiple companies, while simultaneously removing the Spreadsheet Server function.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Accounting by Wave
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
Pay calculation
Accounting by Wave
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Benefit plan administration
Accounting by Wave
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Direct deposit files
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Salary revision and increment management
Accounting by Wave
7.7
Spreadsheet Server
Reimbursement management
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server

Customization

Accounting by Wave
8.8
Spreadsheet Server
9.0
API for custom integration
Accounting by Wave
8.7
Spreadsheet Server
Plug-ins
Accounting by Wave
8.8
Spreadsheet Server
9.0

Security

Accounting by Wave
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
7.0
Single sign-on capability
Accounting by Wave
9.1
Spreadsheet Server
Role-based user permissions
Accounting by Wave
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
7.0

Reporting & Analytics

Accounting by Wave
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
8.3
Dashboards
Accounting by Wave
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
8.0
Standard reports
Accounting by Wave
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
8.0
Custom reports
Accounting by Wave
8.6
Spreadsheet Server
9.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Accounting by Wave
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Accounts payable
Accounting by Wave
8.6
Spreadsheet Server
Accounts receivable
Accounting by Wave
9.2
Spreadsheet Server
Cash management
Accounting by Wave
8.1
Spreadsheet Server
Bank reconciliation
Accounting by Wave
7.9
Spreadsheet Server
Expense management
Accounting by Wave
8.5
Spreadsheet Server
Time tracking
Accounting by Wave
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Fixed asset management
Accounting by Wave
6.8
Spreadsheet Server
Multi-currency support
Accounting by Wave
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Multi-division support
Accounting by Wave
7.4
Spreadsheet Server
Regulations compliance
Accounting by Wave
7.3
Spreadsheet Server
Electronic tax filing
Accounting by Wave
6.0
Spreadsheet Server
Self-service portal
Accounting by Wave
8.9
Spreadsheet Server
Global Financial Support
Accounting by Wave
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Accounting by Wave
9.3
Spreadsheet Server
Intercompany Accounting
Accounting by Wave
8.6
Spreadsheet Server
Localizations
Accounting by Wave
9.5
Spreadsheet Server
Journals and Reconciliations
Accounting by Wave
8.2
Spreadsheet Server
Enterprise Accounting
Accounting by Wave
8.7
Spreadsheet Server
Configurable Accounting
Accounting by Wave
8.7
Spreadsheet Server
Centralized Rules Framework
Accounting by Wave
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Standardized Processes
Accounting by Wave
8.1
Spreadsheet Server

Inventory Management

Accounting by Wave
8.9
Spreadsheet Server
Inventory tracking
Accounting by Wave
9.5
Spreadsheet Server
Automatic reordering
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Location management
Accounting by Wave
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Manufacturing module
Accounting by Wave
9.0
Spreadsheet Server

Order Management

Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Pricing
Accounting by Wave
8.3
Spreadsheet Server
Order entry
Accounting by Wave
8.4
Spreadsheet Server
Credit card processing
Accounting by Wave
9.1
Spreadsheet Server
Cost of goods sold
Accounting by Wave
8.8
Spreadsheet Server
Order Orchestration
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
End-to-end order visibility
Accounting by Wave
5.4
Spreadsheet Server
Order exception Resolution
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Branded client dashboards
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Client data roll-up capabilities
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Accounting by Wave
7.5
Spreadsheet Server
Configurable alerts
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Billing bypass
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Client template cloning
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Single sign-on
Accounting by Wave
9.0
Spreadsheet Server
Configurable client onboarding questions
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Cross-client workflow management
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Industry-specific versioning
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server
Legacy system data migration
Accounting by Wave
8.0
Spreadsheet Server

Pros

Accounting by Wave

  • Wave is a wonderful integrated solution offering invoicing, bookkeeping, and cash flow analysis along with bank integration that auto updates.
  • Wave is a payment solution provider with an industry standard rate of 2.9ish% for credit card transactions and provides a good analysis for me as to when I typically get paid.
  • Wave pulls common data for me in building a customized branded invoice, allowing me to make the invoice process faster by adding repeat customers and listing my graphic design services.
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Spreadsheet Server

  • The ability to pull data directly from ERP systems into a spreadsheet, allowing the data to be easily viewed and managed.
  • The ability to use the distribution manager in order to present data without Spreadsheet Server functions.
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Cons

Accounting by Wave

  • I've not run into anything as of yet I'd like to see improved or added
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Spreadsheet Server

  • I would like to see the ability to pull data across different fiscal years using one formula.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use for clients with no accounting background and the price is right.
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Spreadsheet Server

Spreadsheet Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and user friendly.
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Usability

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 5.3
Based on 4 answers
I am a professional bookkeeper and I have no problems using Wave and all of it's features. I can see that certain individuals who have no accounting knowledge might struggle with a few different features and entries, but that is why Wave has an emphasis in connecting users to Wave Pro's who will walk them through things
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 6.7
Based on 4 answers
WAVE is always available when we need it ! Peter
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 2.9
Based on 2 answers
Wave does tend to slow down when filtering your transactions screen especially by date. This is more of an issue when trying to trouble shoot certain transactions or clean-up a set of books.
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If they had live chat service then I'd rate this a 10.
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 4.7
Based on 3 answers
easy to use and east to train on ! Our WAVE clients enjoy the ease of use
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Accounting by Wave

I was never able to figure out Gnu cash so I had to mostly use excel, until I found Wave
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Spreadsheet Server

Spreadsheet Server is easier to get started and more user friendly. It seems to be better for our size business.
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Scalability

Accounting by Wave

Accounting by Wave 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Once they out grow what is ability to move up to a more robust system?
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Spreadsheet Server

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Accounting by Wave

  • Keeps me up to date for taxing purposes
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Spreadsheet Server

  • The use of spreadsheet server allows the finance/accounting staff to work much more efficiently.
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Pricing Details

Accounting by Wave

General

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

Spreadsheet Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Prices can be different for any company interested in Spreadsheet Server depending on size and who should be involved. Feel free to contact us for a free demo to see if it is the right reporting tool for you.

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