AccountMate vs. QuickBooks Self-Employed

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccountMate
Score 8.1 out of 10
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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 Self-Employed
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Pricing
AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
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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AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
Top Pros
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Features
AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.8
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
3 Ratings
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
7 Ratings
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
7.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.3
13 Ratings
Dashboards6.01 Ratings8.411 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings8.413 Ratings
Custom reports6.01 Ratings5.17 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 Self-Employed
8.9
14 Ratings
Accounts payable8.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Cash management7.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Bank reconciliation8.01 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings7.913 Ratings
Time tracking7.01 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Multi-currency support7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Regulations compliance7.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting5.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.01 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.01 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.3
2 Ratings
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Manufacturing module7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
8.6
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.1
4 Ratings
Pricing8.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility8.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccountMate
9.0
1 Ratings
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
4 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
User Ratings
AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccountMateQuickBooks Self-Employed
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 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.
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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
  • 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.
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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
  • 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.
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Usability
AccountMate
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Intuit
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
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Support Rating
AccountMate
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Intuit
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.
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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
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.
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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
  • 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.
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