AccountMate vs. QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccountMate
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AccountMate offers accounting software for small, midsize, or growing businesses. AccountMate SQL Software is specifically for businesses with high transaction volumes and heavy user loads. It can accommodate hundreds of simultaneous users, providing businesses with a comprehensive, real-time business and financial management solution. AccountMate Express Software is designed for businesses with up to five concurrent users that desire the stability and speed of a SQL database…N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail.N/A
Pricing
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
47 Ratings
15% above category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings7.246 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings8.829 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
49 Ratings
14% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings4.143 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.040 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.9
57 Ratings
23% below category average
Dashboards6.01 Ratings4.348 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings7.056 Ratings
Custom reports6.01 Ratings6.554 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.6
1 Ratings
2% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.5
60 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings7.658 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Cash management7.01 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.01 Ratings8.757 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings7.356 Ratings
Time tracking7.01 Ratings5.028 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.01 Ratings3.219 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting5.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings7.814 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting7.01 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings5.07 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.039 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.3
36 Ratings
73% below category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings2.935 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.01 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.6
1 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
38 Ratings
6% below category average
Pricing8.01 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings6.734 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.01 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
20 Ratings
139% below category average
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings1.320 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.315 Ratings
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User Ratings
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
4.2
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.1
(19 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Premier
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
QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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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 easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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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
  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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Likelihood to Renew
AccountMate
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Intuit
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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Usability
AccountMate
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Intuit
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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Reliability and Availability
AccountMate
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Intuit
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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Performance
AccountMate
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Intuit
It takes forever to load.
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Support Rating
AccountMate
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Intuit
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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Implementation Rating
AccountMate
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Intuit
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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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
QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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Scalability
AccountMate
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Intuit
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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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
  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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