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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6

Security

AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.3
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.1
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Fixed asset management
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9
Self-service portal
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Localizations
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Centralized Rules Framework
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Location management
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Order Orchestration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Order exception Resolution
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0
API for custom integration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AccountMate

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AccountMate
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

AccountMate
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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