AccuLynx vs. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccuLynx
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
We are the production management software that helps roofing and exterior contractors manage their sales pipeline, create roofing estimates, schedules, oversee production, order materials and better understand the performance of their business. The vendor says that their roofing CRM specifically supports working in the Insurance Restoration, Retail Roofing, Residential Roofing, and Commercial Roofing industries. AccuLynx provides integrations with the most trusted names in the industry.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for small to mid-sized businesses. It is the top of the QuickBooks line. Pricing starts at $3,000 for five users, and goes up depending on the number of additional users. They also offer an Advanced Inventory module for $999 / year.
$1,261
per year
Pricing
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Editions & Modules
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Gold
1,261
per year
Platinum
1,522
per year
Gold with Remote Access
1,785.60
per year
Platinum with Remote Access
2,083.20
per year
Diamond
3,060.34
per year
Diamond with Remote Access
3,600.36
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Top Pros
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Features
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.9
3 Ratings
27% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.4
3 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Takeoff tools8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost calculator10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
88 Ratings
8% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.786 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.277 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.370 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.8
59 Ratings
5% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.846 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.856 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
124 Ratings
3% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.594 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.2122 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
137 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.7120 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.0135 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.6132 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
141 Ratings
1% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.5136 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.4137 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings7.8123 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.2133 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings7.8123 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.262 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings7.192 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.150 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings6.876 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.154 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings6.853 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.128 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.552 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.459 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings7.335 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.198 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings7.768 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.238 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.171 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.0
87 Ratings
2% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.284 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.145 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.354 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings7.644 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
105 Ratings
1% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings7.980 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings7.785 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.174 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings7.692 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings7.843 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings7.941 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings7.233 Ratings
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AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
7.8
(152 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.3
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(17 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccuLynxQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
AccuLynx
If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
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Intuit
The Quickbooks Desktop Enterprise software has amazing tech support if you ever run into any issues. Great and integrated features. User-friendly software, very easy to use, and no need for training or prior language. Flexible for business daily activities and project management. Quickbooks has the features like Configuration of different Financial Statements, Personalized Invoice formats, and Data/Reports download into Excel. The customer billing and
collections process can be customized to meet the user's needs. While great for small to mid sized businesses, this is software is not suited for a multi faceted business such as ours. It just cant handle all of the depth of processes that we require to run our business now.
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Pros
AccuLynx
  • Tracking progress of project
  • Note/Message Keeping
  • Reports
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Intuit
  • Made for small to mid-sized product-based businesses.
  • Once you use the program, you will be amazed at how important the tool is and how it can be used to analyze and manipulate numbers.
  • Saves a lot of time and money than if you do all the things manually.
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Cons
AccuLynx
  • Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship.
  • It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well.
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Intuit
  • There is confusion on checking the BILLABLE box when entering bills into Job.
  • There is also confusion if use the cost of goods or Items on the items list is not properly set up, and it does not show items on the job profitability report.
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Likelihood to Renew
AccuLynx
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
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Intuit
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
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Usability
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
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Reliability and Availability
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
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Performance
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Support Rating
AccuLynx
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
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Intuit
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
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In-Person Training
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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Online Training
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Implementation Rating
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
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Alternatives Considered
AccuLynx
JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
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Intuit
Sage is offline, very cumbersome to work with and does not have the type of features that quickbooks has. Sage was pretty horrible to work with. Trying to find reports was awful and running payroll was difficult. Quickbooks is far superior to Sage and would never recommend Sage to anyone.
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Scalability
AccuLynx
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
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Return on Investment
AccuLynx
  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
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Intuit
  • Good value for the price. The initial setup was quick and easy.
  • When properly set up and processes are followed it's decent at managing inventory which is something we had problems with. Have to have a dedicated employee to builds.
  • Rolling up costs in multi-level BOM's is a project each time we have to review costs, it's very time consuming to manually update all assemblies.
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