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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate

AccountMate is a great product for wholesale and distributors. It manages the inventory cycles comprehensively, from purchasing to stocking, to sales and delivery. There are a great many tools available to manage inventory, properties, and financials. The availability to have third-party add-ons offers even greater opportunities to meet the needs of the end-user.The system is not really suited for certain types of service industries: legal, medical, and those businesses that invoice on time.
Les Kule | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeAgent

FreeAgent is really suited to the financial management of a small business. Especially an owner managed business as it provides all the tools to keep on top of finances. It can reduce the need for a bookkeeper as it is easy to add expenses and reconcile them with the linked bank accounts. The integrated payroll would also reduce the need for third-party management of such processes. Would still recommend the use of an accountant to advise on more complex financial requirements.
Vince McConville | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
FreeAgent
8.6
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
FreeAgent
8.0
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
8.8
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
8.7
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
FreeAgent
8.5

Security

AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
8.5
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
FreeAgent
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
7.8
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
FreeAgent
4.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
FreeAgent
9.3
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
10.0
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
9.1
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
8.7
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
9.0
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
FreeAgent
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
8.0
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
Fixed asset management
AccountMate
FreeAgent
8.6
Self-service portal
AccountMate
FreeAgent
9.0

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
7.4
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
7.7
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
FreeAgent
9.1
Location management
AccountMate
FreeAgent
4.5

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
FreeAgent
8.1
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent
8.1
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
6.8
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
8.2
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
9.1
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
FreeAgent

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
5.5
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
FreeAgent
6.4
API for custom integration
AccountMate
FreeAgent
4.5

Pros

AccountMate

  • Ease of use
  • Ability to easily adapt the solution to fit the needs of the end user
  • Integration of data across different platforms
Les Kule | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeAgent

  • Accounting! As you'd expect. Makes it much simpler andmore cost effective. In-coming and out-goings are recorded and assigned to projects and accounts. My accountant can access my books and reconcile so much more easily than trawling through spreadsheets.
  • Time billing - time spent on projects/client work is recorded and is ready to be invoiced as required. Saves so much time and prevents inaccuracies.
  • Invoicing - again, it should do this well and it does. Non payment reminders are automatic and clients have no excuses for not knowing the status of their account.
  • Account dashboard - gives me an instant overview of the health of the business (am I on track to meet my yearly targets) and my accounts.
Eddie May | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AccountMate

  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
Les Kule | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeAgent

  • Reporting on financials, time tracking and project status is a little poor. It's adequate for what what we need, but would be great to see more advanced features.
  • API is quite closed so cannot integrate with our other project management tools.
Anthony Stretten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreeAgent

FreeAgent 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I spent nearly two decades in IT and am happy to say that FreeAgent's user interface is one of the best interfaces I have ever used.
Edgar Danielyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreeAgent

FreeAgent 8.9
Based on 5 answers
Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
Gavin Percy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AccountMate

We use AccountMate for a number of reasons, particularly its ease of use and the ability to customize any part of the system (with source code residing on the end-user system--a HUGE advantage).
Les Kule | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeAgent

I used Fresh Books for about three years prior to switching to FreeAgent. It was the accounting functionality that made the difference - in the past two years I've not regretted the switch. Fresh Books is good, but its the UK accounting features that make FreeAgent indispensable to my business.
Eddie May | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AccountMate

  • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
Les Kule | TrustRadius Reviewer

FreeAgent

  • Professional and uniform offering providing great confident customer service. My clients love it, whether they use it a little or a lot. It's a great piece of software - while sophisticated, it's straightforward to use.
  • Time saving and efficient use of my team's time. Being able to easily share and compare work / tasks.
Jason Dalton AICB CB.Cert PM.Dip | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AccountMate

General

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

FreeAgent

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate
10.0
FreeAgent
10.0

Usability

AccountMate
FreeAgent
9.1

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate
FreeAgent
8.9

Performance

AccountMate
FreeAgent
9.1

Scalability

AccountMate
FreeAgent
8.2

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