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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 Self-Employed is a very detailed software to keep track of your finances and tax obligations. I'm reviewing the online version here and honestly, if you are into QuickBooks, it might be worth looking into the stand-alone software version. Ideally, if you work remotely, in various places and on more than one computer (desktop or laptop) then QuickBooks online is a good idea. But the slow interface is troubling to me and I spend a lot of time going through and correcting entries QuickBooks imports from my bank account. In fact, I've gone back to my stand-alone version of Quicken.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

AccountMate
8.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Pay calculation
AccountMate
10.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Direct deposit files
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5
Reimbursement management
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5
Benefit plan administration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5

Security

AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Single sign-on capability
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1
Role-based user permissions
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
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
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

AccountMate
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Accounts payable
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Accounts receivable
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Cash management
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Bank reconciliation
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Expense management
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Time tracking
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
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
6.0
Electronic tax filing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Global Financial Support
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
AccountMate
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.3
Enterprise Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Configurable Accounting
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Standardized Processes
AccountMate
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.8
Fixed asset management
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Self-service portal
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Localizations
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
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
7.5
Automatic reordering
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5
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
7.9
Pricing
AccountMate
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Order entry
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5
Credit card processing
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Cost of goods sold
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
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
7.0
Plug-ins
AccountMate
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
API for custom integration
AccountMate
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

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

  • Cross-platform compatibility (Browser, Android) makes it easy to see how my business is doing almost anywhere.
  • Smart enough to recognize and automatically categorize most of my transactions, so I don't have to fuss with spreadsheets at the end of the year.
  • Updates automatically and notifies me when it needs help, so I don't have to spend too much time babysitting it.
  • Integrated with TurboTax and automatically exports year-end tax info for easy filing.
Benjamin E. Jerew | 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

  • Automatic mileage tracking used to work a lot better than it currently does. I got a new phone, and now I have to manually input call tracking, because it just doesn't work anymore.
  • When creating invoices, there should be a way to import data into an invoices from Excel, which would make the invoicing a lot faster. Additionally, being able to press ENTER to save a line item on an invoice would be nice. Currently it doesn't work that way.
  • Editing invoices shouldn't require sending a reminder.
Aaron Metzger | 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

  • A positive impact on my business is, of course, keeping track of income and expenses, and approximate quarterly taxes. QuickBooks is a little better at this than Quicken, I think.
  • By using QuickBooks (and Quicken) it saves me having to spend money on an accountant. (At least up to this point.)
  • However, the time I spend on daily or weekly entries takes billable time away from other things.
Tim Vahsholtz | 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

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