AccountMate vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.8
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.1
65 Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings9.461 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings9.253 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings9.449 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings8.550 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.735 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
93 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
107 Ratings
Dashboards6.01 Ratings8.693 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Custom reports6.01 Ratings8.5105 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
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
111 Ratings
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Cash management7.01 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.01 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings8.399 Ratings
Time tracking7.01 Ratings7.547 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.01 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings7.652 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.01 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting5.01 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings8.865 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting7.01 Ratings8.633 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings7.664 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
56 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.01 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.829 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.6
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
69 Ratings
Pricing8.01 Ratings9.749 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings9.648 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings7.448 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings8.958 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.01 Ratings8.721 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.718 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings4.416 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
39 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings7.536 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
User Ratings
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccountMateQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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.
Read full review
Intuit
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
Read full review
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
Read full review
Intuit
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
Read full review
Cons
AccountMate
  • Custom reports: The current system uses Crystal Reports, which is a bit cumbersome.
  • True cloud-based solution is missing
Read full review
Intuit
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
Read full review
Usability
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
Read full review
Support Rating
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
Read full review
In-Person Training
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
AccountMate
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Read full review
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).
Read full review
Intuit
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
Read full review
Return on Investment
AccountMate
  • Allows us to quickly gain insight into the current and past performance of the company
Read full review
Intuit
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
Read full review