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Score 8.1 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

FreshBooks

FreshBooks is the perfect tool for businesses who have hundreds of clients and customers whom they invoice regularly. It removes the need to manually send invoices to clients and customers, by streamlining inputted information to create an automated invoicing system which keeps clients and customers up to date with their bills.It is also a great tool for managing expenses, especially for companies with different teams working on varying projects, ensuring these teams do not exceed the budget ceiling.
Sandra Ikegwuonu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
FreshBooks
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
FreshBooks
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks

Security

AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
8.8
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
10.0
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
FreshBooks
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
FreshBooks
8.2
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
7.9
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
FreshBooks
4.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
FreshBooks
7.7
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
8.5
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
8.4
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
7.8
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
7.6
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
7.0
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
6.5
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
FreshBooks
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks
Self-service portal
AccountMate
FreshBooks
9.1

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
FreshBooks

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
FreshBooks
8.4
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks
7.7
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
7.5
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
8.3
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
FreshBooks

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
7.3
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
FreshBooks
8.6
API for custom integration
AccountMate
FreshBooks
6.0

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

FreshBooks

  • FreshBooks is pretty intuitive to use. I did have some questions when I first started using the system, but it wasn't a long learning curve.
  • FreshBooks provides more capability than other billing applications such as PaySimple or BlinkSale. FreshBooks does provide an easy invoicing function. It's easy to create invoices that can be sent via email or snail mail to one or more individuals (for example, the decision-maker and the accounting dept). Clients can pay online or send a check and then I note that the payment has been received. If paid by credit card, the system automatically marks the invoice paid. Your business accounts such as bank accounts can be linked to FreshBooks. Then, the system can automatically draw in expenses and will create simple P&L reports, overdue invoices, client history, etc. If you don't have inventory and complex payroll, etc. FreshBooks provides just the right level of capability to make financial tracking simple.
  • FreshBooks integrates with a number of credit card companies. I use Stripe, which has fees similar to Paypal, but much more reliable processing. I can accept all credit cards, including American Express, for a reasonable fee.
Kathleen Allardyce | 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

FreshBooks

  • I can brand invoices with my business logo, but I might like to change colours of the invoices themselves to match the rest of my business documents. That isn't a major point at all, but it's something that I'd like to see.
  • Freshbooks doesn't remember the categories that similar expenses were previously assigned to. It would be nice if Freshbooks would suggest a category for an already saved vendor, to ensure the consistency of expense reporting.
  • The home page of a Freshbooks account has a great graph display of expenses and income, but it only shows the last 6 months. This is still very useful, but I'd like to be able to see this kind of graph for different periods of time.
Raylene Wall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 7.6
Based on 18 answers
At the current needs of our business, FreshBooks suits us perfectly - it allows online access by our accountant to the system for GST purposes, easy input of expenses and tracking of Profit and Loss statements. FreshBooks customer service is great as well - very understanding and accommodating.
Stan Zaslavsky ★ 3D Visuals for Projects | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 8.3
Based on 11 answers
FreshBooks is very easy to use even for novices. If you're looking for an online accounting software that is full of features, has great aesthetics and is user-friendly, then this is definitely the software for you. I've been using it for several years now and despite being tempted to switch by other vendors, I like the feel of FreshBooks and it's mobile features.
LaToya M. Davidson-Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 4 answers
FreshBooks is easy to use and always works!
Matt Franko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 9.1
Based on 11 answers
They told us about the recent acquisition of a Mexican company in order to accelerate the implementation of compliance with Mexican needs, in addition to being able to make payroll and compliance with Mexican taxes. We look forward to this to re-evaluate and use it with our clients with affiliates in Mexico.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FreshBooks

FreshBooks 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't changed my mind since my first evaluation. Freshbooks is still meeting my needs, easy to use, etc.
Kathleen Allardyce | 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

FreshBooks

I selected FreshBooks because it combined Toggl, Harvest and Quickbooks features into a single system. This simple move allowed for me to save money on the tools and in turn bring all client data into a single portal.
FreshBooks is easy to use and automatically generates the accounts based on available data!
Anonymous | 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

FreshBooks

  • Freshbooks saves me time compared to when I managed to invoice without an app.
  • Freshbooks make keeping my invoices organized which saves me time.
  • Freshbooks helps me to know who is late on payments. When I was doing this by hand, some invoices would get lost in the clutter and I would not find out I haven't been paid until much later.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AccountMate

General

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

AccountMate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FreshBooks

General

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

FreshBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$4.501
Plus$7.501
Premium$151
SelectCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate
10.0
FreshBooks
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate
FreshBooks
7.6

Usability

AccountMate
FreshBooks
8.3

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate
FreshBooks
10.0

Performance

AccountMate
FreshBooks
8.0

Support Rating

AccountMate
FreshBooks
9.1

Implementation Rating

AccountMate
FreshBooks
10.0

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