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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

Priority AccountEdge

If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.1
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

Security

AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
Priority AccountEdge
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
Self-service portal
AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
Priority AccountEdge

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
6.9
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
Priority AccountEdge
6.9

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

Priority AccountEdge

  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
joAnn Ortiz | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
Thomas Healy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
Sharon L. Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | 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

Priority AccountEdge

For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
Brent Blackburn | 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

Priority AccountEdge

  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

AccountMate

Pricing Details

AccountMate

General

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

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
8.8

Usability

AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
8.2

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
9.1

Support Rating

AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
5.5

Implementation Rating

AccountMate
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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