Acctivate vs. QuickBooks Commerce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acctivate
Score 1.6 out of 10
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Acctivate is an inventory management software offering from Alterity, Inc. meant to integrate with QuickBooks, Intacct, and other platforms. It includes features such as barcoding & mobile, kitting & assemblies.N/A
QuickBooks Commerce
Score 7.8 out of 10
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QuickBooks Commerce (formerly TradeGecko) is a cloud-based Order and Supply Chain Management platform. TradeGecko was acquired by Intuit QuickBooks in August 2020, and plans to sunset the resulting product were announced June 2021 (it will be discontinued as a standalone product in June, 2022).N/A
Pricing
AcctivateQuickBooks Commerce
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcctivateQuickBooks Commerce
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsMonthly and yearly subscriptions available to meet your business' needs. Cancel at anytime. Basic - $99/month Business - $249/month Business Premium - $449/month Enterprise - $999/month
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Community Pulse
AcctivateQuickBooks Commerce
Top Pros
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User Ratings
AcctivateQuickBooks Commerce
Likelihood to Recommend
1.6
(2 ratings)
7.8
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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1.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcctivateQuickBooks Commerce
Likelihood to Recommend
Alterity, Inc.
Acctivate is best suited for very basic inventory needs. It syncs up well with Standalone Quickbooks and tracks physical inventory really well. I wouldn't recommend it if you need a complex suite for a larger business. Needs a lot of improvement. If you need a vendor, purchasing, PO system - I would suggest looking elsewhere.
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Intuit
Using TradeGecko requires to the company to make compromises. Which compromises depends on the business, what they are using for other 3rd party applications and what they sell. You need to be very good with excel since you are able to upload and modify most files, which gives you major control over your data. They however need to modify the way in which new inventory items get loaded, as it is quite awkward if you use variants. 'Reports' as has been described prior has improved dramatically and most if not all can be downloaded in CSV/Excel format. This allows you to build your own reports with the data from the system. If your business is very complex in nature, TradeGecko probably isn't the system for you. If you are doing thousands of transactions a day, again this is not the system. However, if you are a small to smaller mid-sized business, the system, its cost and the 3rd party applications make it worth a first second and third look.
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Pros
Alterity, Inc.
  • User availability
  • search functions
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Intuit
  • Interface with WooCommerce.
  • Interface with Xero.
  • Maintain Perpetual Inventory (less than 0.001% difference in value of inventory in TG and Xero).
  • Works with ShipStation extremely well.
  • Works with major EDI vendors (with reservations).
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Cons
Alterity, Inc.
  • Sales rep honesty
  • Sell products that actually work
  • Needs better support
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Intuit
  • - Couldn't integrate with existing QBO account. Had to set up a new QBO account and transfer all data, create lots of journal entries - was very time-consuming and labor-intensive. Caused some financial discrepancies to resolve.
  • - Have to process returns on Amazon and Shopify orders manually
  • - Tax-inclusive is not allowed - European sales are tax inclusive - can't import order with VAT included. Looks like the software is suitable for US only. Have to create such orders manually in Commerce and then manual journal entries in QBO
  • - Supports accrual accounting method only. In cash - it's a mess
  • - Support - not knowledgeable enough - I could only call for support (now they have chat) and they always had to get with the back-end and every call was not less than 1 hour. At the end I would get a link for the training materials
  • - Inventory not synching timely sometimes - I have a screenshot proving that inventory on our Amazon account was 0 but Commerce still had quantities, I had to manually press synch
  • - Shipping line from Shopify orders is not coded to Shipping income account but goes together with Sales of product income account
  • - When partial of the PO is received, not able to create a bill for the partial. There're only 2 settings: either bill created at the time of PO creation (for the whole PO amount - which increases your AP right away) or at the time the whole PO received. It works only when PO is shipped as a whole.
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Likelihood to Renew
Alterity, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
TG works well for us.
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Usability
Alterity, Inc.
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Intuit
TG is good and easy to use, but could be improved
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Support Rating
Alterity, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Support team just sends links to blog posts that are often out of date.
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Alternatives Considered
Alterity, Inc.
Acctivate is at the bottom of the list. It is old and outdated.
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Intuit
Each of the applications has a specific place. We select and implement the best solutions for our clients based on their budget and requirements. This is often determined by integration requirements. We like to say that every application with do a different 95% of what you need it to. There will always be a different 5% to forgo between applications.
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Return on Investment
Alterity, Inc.
  • More Accountability
  • Inventory Accuracy
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Intuit
  • No real ROI - we're stilling pulling reports from multiple platforms.
  • Positive - segregation of wholesale and DTC orders in Shopify.
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