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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AccountMate ranks higher in 4 feature sets: General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Customization
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Payroll Management, Security, Reporting & Analytics

Payroll Management

8.8

AccountMate

88%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Security

9.0

AccountMate

90%
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

7.0

AccountMate

70%
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

7.6

AccountMate

76%
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
AccountMate ranks higher in 15/21 features

Accounts payable

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Cash management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Expense management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Multi-currency support

7.0
70%
1 Rating
1.2
12%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
15 Ratings

Global Financial Support

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.1
11%
7 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
14 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Inventory Management

8.0

AccountMate

80%
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
AccountMate ranks higher in 2/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Manufacturing module

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Order Management

8.6

AccountMate

86%
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

83%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Order entry

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
16 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Customization

9.0

AccountMate

90%
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
AccountMate ranks higher in 1/2 features

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AccountMate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

AccountMate

100%
1 Rating
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
6 Ratings

Availability

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

AccountMate

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 Ratings

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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Intuit

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
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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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Intuit

  • 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.
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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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Intuit

  • 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.
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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

    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      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
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      Usability

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      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!
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      Reliability and Availability

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      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.
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      Support Rating

      AccountMate

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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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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      Intuit

      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.
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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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      Intuit

      • 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.
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