Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Acumatica delivers a set of cloud-based business software applications with dashboards, reporting tools, integrated document management, centralized security, and customization tools.
$1,000
per year
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Patriot Software headquartered in Canton, Ohio offers Patriot PAY, their benefits administration and payroll software.
$17
per month
Pricing
AcumaticaPatriot Software
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic Payroll
$17/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Accounting Basic
$20/mo (unlimited use)
Accounting Premium
$30/mo (unlimited use)
Full Service Payroll
$37/mo + $4 per employee/contractor
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaPatriot Software
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. The Acumatica ERP pricing structure allows adding casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources utilized, not on the number of users who access the system. An Acumatica partner works with users to understand specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for the company, and presents a price for the license.Patriot Software has two payroll options to choose from: Basic Payroll, and Full Service payroll software. Both start with a simple three-step payroll process. With the Full Service Payroll, Patriot will collect, deposit, and file federal, state, and local payroll taxes on the customer's behalf; end-of-the-year payroll tax filing is included at no extra charge. Print W2s on 8 x 1/2 x 11 plain white office paper to hand to employees, or post to the free employee portal. Also, Patriot Software offers free direct deposit.
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Features
AcumaticaPatriot Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
10.0
3 Ratings
31% above category average
Patriot Software
8.3
15 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation10.02 Ratings9.515 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.02 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings6.46 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
2.2
11 Ratings
106% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
API for custom integration3.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins1.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
5.9
16 Ratings
31% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability4.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.615 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
1.3
14 Ratings
137% below category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Dashboards1.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports1.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports1.313 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
134 Ratings
11% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Accounts payable8.5128 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.8123 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.9124 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
102 Ratings
6% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking8.2102 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering6.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
111 Ratings
12% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Pricing7.7101 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.0101 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing8.861 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.593 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
111 Ratings
13% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.7109 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management2.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.9
4 Ratings
26% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling4.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.4
88 Ratings
6% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated7.885 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.1
5 Ratings
28% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
9.4
5 Ratings
21% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Production Process Design9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
6 Ratings
16% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Patriot Software
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(144 ratings)
9.6
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(6 ratings)
9.3
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(6 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.7
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaPatriot Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
Acumatica works well for medium to large businesses with strong accounting procedures in place, it is a program for those companies that have outgrown Sage50 or QuickBooks Desktop and need to take their Finance software to the next level. The added complexity and some of the restrictions that come with robust finance software would likely be a burden on smaller organizations. Being an Acumatica Construction user, the Construction version specifically is well suited to any construction company that wants to take the leap to digitizing their construction processes.
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Patriot Software
Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Ease of dragging documents into transactions has made our office paper free
  • Use of Excel to export any detail that we need, particularly to reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • The cloud environment is sooo wonderful! Coming out of the pandemic we value the cloud environment.
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Patriot Software
  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • We often run into strange one-off glitches that cause a Sales Order or invoice to miscalculate and provide inaccurate order totals.
  • The return process in terms of a PO return receipt can be quite confusing, as when linked to a drop ship PO it does not re-open the sales order by itself.
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Patriot Software
  • Connecting with outside software - we have an issue of Patriot not recognizing donors when connected to other websites when all the information is the same minus a middle initial
  • Giving an error page when something small is off. Instead of giving an easy to fix error notification, Patriot brings the user to an error page and they have to reenter everything.
  • Fixing dates easily. If a date is entered incorrectly, 8/13/21 instead of 2021, an error pop up appears but the user has to click enter/okay many times or refresh the page in order to fix this issue.
  • Enter vs Tab key - Patriot loves the tab key but if the user clicks enter instead, many times it brings them to the home page.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
Acumatica has lots of potential for our company. I can see where our company will be in the next coming year or two as we start utilizing all of the features that Acumatica has
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Patriot Software
It works well because it is cheap for us.
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Usability
Acumatica
We have users of all levels and it works well for any user, the user interface is very easy to get used to and the screen feedback and delivery is very well done. We have many users using this product all day every day and all levels have become very accustomed to its ease of use.
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Patriot Software
I think it is great once things are setup as for general user looking to look for simple things like a copy of a paystub or a current pay rate for an employee. However, to find specialized things like a state withholding number or payroll integration settings those do require a bit more digging to find or possibly a call to customer service for help.
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Support Rating
Acumatica
We used Acumatica Support directly for the first year or so. Overall it's pretty good, but sometimes the support staff wasn't educated on the customizations we had, nor was I as the Customer as I couldn't remember which things were customized and which things were out of the box, so when there was an error, there were some misunderstandings.
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Patriot Software
Generally speaking it is pretty good that when I need to call somebody up for a payroll question I can generally within five minutes get somebody on the phone and they can help me resolve the problem or specify where specifically I need to go or contact to find my answers. However, that being said, for my specific situation as a partner my assigned contact has not always been very responsive.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
our partner was an subject matter expert
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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Acumatica
our partner created great online training
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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Acumatica
lots of bumps in getting work processes mapped out. a bunch of customizations were needed.
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Patriot Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
We selected Acumatica based on the licensing model. We also selected Acumatica based on the flexibility. We also selected Acumatica based on recommendations from our VAR. We liked the overall TCO of Acumatica vs other ERP systems. We also liked the fact that it was able to do the inter company accounting necessary for our business.
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Patriot Software
I briefly used Intuit Online Payroll, and it was expensive, had no support, and was very frustrating to use. I also used 3 local tax companies for payroll - they were extremely expensive and messed up all of the time. Their employee turnover was very annoying (and it seemed to happen every other month) and each employee did things differently. When I let one of my employees go, the last company paid them after termination (2 weeks of salary), and had to get into a legal battle because the employee would not give the money back.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • We were able to successfully navigate the pandemic due to the fact that it is cloud based.
  • We were able to determine that customers who told us to not call again, often bought from us.
  • Employee morale was very high as everyone in the company had access to the data that tracked our first year of profitability in years.
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Patriot Software
  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

Screenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Device SupportScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Production Schedule BoardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP -Warehouse Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Purchasing Manager DashboardScreenshot of Acumatica Cloud ERP - Sales Manager Dashboard

Patriot Software Screenshots

Screenshot of Payroll is carried out with a simple 3-step processScreenshot of Payroll can be run on any device with internet or data connection. There is no need to download and maintain a separate payroll app.Screenshot of Comprehensive payroll reports to sort by work location, employee, and date range.