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Score 8.2 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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks is a great tool for new SoleTraders that need basic accounting software and require digital invoicing for their clients to send via email and access key features via a mobile app on the go. QuickBooks is a straightforward tool to use with a simple design and learning curve for business owners that are not very tech-savvy.For businesses that operate on a larger scale and need to provide access to other users on their team, QuickBooks is limited. This type of business may also require more insights into the business outside of accounting, and QuickBooks won't be able to supply insights outside of that.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3

Security

AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Dashboards
AccountMate
6.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Standard reports
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Custom reports
AccountMate
6.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Multi-currency support
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Multi-division support
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Regulations compliance
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.4
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Fixed asset management
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.9
Self-service portal
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Localizations
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.7
Centralized Rules Framework
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0

Inventory Management

AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Inventory tracking
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Manufacturing module
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0
Location management
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

Order Management

AccountMate
8.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
End-to-end order visibility
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Order Orchestration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Order exception Resolution
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0

Customization

AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
API for custom integration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4

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 Self-Employed

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
Tim Vahsholtz | 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 Self-Employed

  • Doesn't integrate with Mint, which I use for my home expenses. I think this would be a nice addition to the program, so I could keep track of my whole financial situation.
  • A Windows 10 app would be a nice addition to the program, so I could access it securely from my desktop.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using this software for several years now and it has always put out my data in beautiful generated reports that I can use for verification purposes with my financial institute and the IRS. It has all the tools I need to run my business without loosing track of anything
Shannon Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AccountMate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never faced any difficulties that required me to contact QuickBooks customer service. QuickBooks has plenty of online tutorials, blog posts, and helpful tips and advice for almost any issues you may face using the desktop or app version of the software. Even if you can not find the right answer on the QuickBooks webpages, there are loads of YouTube videos from experts.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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 Self-Employed

FreshBooks limited my ability to categorize transactions, specifically removing duplicates or excluding them. I selected QuickBooks Self-Employed because it allowed me to be in control of items. Sometimes accounting is just making sure things are organized the way YOU think, and FreshBooks wasn't doing that for me.
Jonathan Palance | 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 Self-Employed

  • Overall, tagging expenses and mileage has saved me thousands in taxes, for a relatively low cost of around $8/mo.
  • QuickBooks allows me to get invoices to clients quickly and accept online payments, which helps with cashflow.
  • The app has stopped tracking mileage automatically on my device, so I worry that sometimes I am not tracking business miles effectively, which could end up costing me at the EOY.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AccountMate

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

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 Self-Employed
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Usability

AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5

Support Rating

AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

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