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8 Ratings
49 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AccountMate ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, Inventory Management, Order Management, Customization
  • FreeAgent ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Payroll Management

8.8

AccountMate

88%
8.6

FreeAgent

86%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
6 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
6 Ratings

Security

9.0

AccountMate

90%
8.5

FreeAgent

85%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

AccountMate

70%
7.8

FreeAgent

78%
AccountMate ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.0
60%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
18 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Custom reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
4.4
44%
10 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.6

AccountMate

76%
9.3

FreeAgent

93%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 13/18 features

Accounts payable

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
19 Ratings

Cash management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
18 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
21 Ratings

Time tracking

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

Multi-division support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
8 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Global Financial Support

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
11 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Inventory Management

8.0

AccountMate

80%
7.4

FreeAgent

74%
FreeAgent ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Order Management

8.6

AccountMate

86%
8.1

FreeAgent

81%
AccountMate ranks higher in 3/5 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Order entry

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

9.0

AccountMate

90%
5.5

FreeAgent

55%
AccountMate ranks higher in 1/2 features

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
10 Ratings

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AccountMate and FreeAgent are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

AccountMate

100%
1 Rating
10.0

FreeAgent

100%
22 Ratings

Usability

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

FreeAgent

91%
4 Ratings

Availability

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

FreeAgent

89%
10 Ratings

Performance

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

FreeAgent

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

FreeAgent

82%
1 Rating

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Cons

AccountMate

  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
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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.
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Pricing Details

AccountMate

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AccountMate 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

    FreeAgent

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FreeAgent 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

      Usability

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      FreeAgent

      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.
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      Reliability and Availability

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      FreeAgent

      Based in a cloud and never had any issues with down time. I can access from any device
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      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).
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      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.
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      Return on Investment

      AccountMate

      • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
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      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.
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