Acumatica vs. Priority AccountEdge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.8 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
Priority AccountEdge
Score 6.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
AccountEdge is a small business accounting software for Mac and Windows users. AccountEdge allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information. Its features include accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing. It was acquired by Priority Software in January 2018 to expand that company's small business portfolio.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaPriority AccountEdge
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaPriority AccountEdge
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
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.AccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.
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Features
AcumaticaPriority AccountEdge
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
58 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
6.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.747 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
164 Ratings
15% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
3 Ratings
32% below category average
API for custom integration8.5152 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4148 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
203 Ratings
7% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
14% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8164 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4200 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
209 Ratings
17% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards8.5197 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Standard reports8.0206 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Custom reports8.4201 Ratings9.06 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
432 Ratings
15% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
7.2
8 Ratings
1% below category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6329 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.5166 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.6315 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.5191 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6206 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.71 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
262 Ratings
9% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
6 Ratings
18% above category average
Inventory tracking8.3258 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management8.6141 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
270 Ratings
13% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Pricing8.2236 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Order entry8.7242 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5165 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.2226 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
301 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.6171 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6278 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.7124 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.7128 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.7182 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
Priority AccountEdge
-
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
8.1
90 Ratings
18% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.183 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
10% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
11% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.1140 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management8.173 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
49 Ratings
30% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.637 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.740 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
69 Ratings
26% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.947 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.255 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.751 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
77 Ratings
19% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.967 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
17% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.7
50 Ratings
20% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(479 ratings)
6.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.9
(8 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
Acumatica
I'm so new to it. I mean it has a lot of capabilities. So I'm used to working with Infor products, so I'm used to large ERP systems and I haven't seen anything that makes me question Acumatica. It seems like I can customize anything and have the system to do what I need. So I mean that's one advantage point why we selected Acumatica is because it can be tailored to our business and to what we need and the way we want to do it
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Priority Software
If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
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Pros
Acumatica
  • Streamlines our processes and simplifies our systems. Previously, we had to manage two software systems to handle an order and get it out the door with proper shipping documentation. Now, we were able to deploy the shipping document creation inline with the sales order process and streamline our process. This allows us to save about $3K a year just on time savings alone (in creating shipping documentation). This was a nice win for us for this project.
  • Financial Reporting is simplified and flexible for our needs. We are estimating a time savings of around $14.5K per year in time spent creating reports through manual manipulation. The reporting capabilities are much more flexible and allow for greater visibility than our previous ERP.
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Priority Software
  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
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Cons
Acumatica
  • Manufacturing suite. You have all the time. So for the Manufacturing edition, you're able to have negative issues that are unlimited and are not balanced into a job that needs to be improved. The mobile app itself for warehouse picking and management sets the default item to one. This is not how most warehouses that I've ever worked at operate. Bomb hierarchy and respectful of child elements. These are nitty gritty elements, but these are kind of down-and-dirty items that need to improve. But overall it's pretty good.
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Priority Software
  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acumatica
We aren’t going to switch at this point! It’s a great system and we are looking forward to realizing the full potential of the system once we can find a VAR who has a bench that can support us.
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Priority Software
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
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Usability
Acumatica
Most "things" are intuitive which makes the software nice. A few other "things" make no sense and come from a programmers mind, not a users experience.
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Priority Software
The intuitive interface does all the tasks we need our accounting software to do. Some tasks are slower to process than I would like but overall very usable. Customizable forms let us choose to either go with the easy ready-made out-of-the-box options or retool them to better fit our specific needs.
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Priority Software
No answers on this topic
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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Priority Software
On the few occasions we have needed tech support over the years, they were responsive and worked to get to the root of the issues. However, even though Checkout POS is a separate application, it was pitched to us as a natural extension of the functionality of our AE software that would integrate seamlessly. The company's support for Checkout has been minimal at best, and now totally abandoned. That colors our view of Priority's support unfortunately. And to be honest, that's why it's a 9 instead of a 10. So to be fair, AccountEdge's support itself has been very good over the years.
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Implementation Rating
Acumatica
I'd say the partner selection is critically important. I think the software is very easy to implement. It's very customizable to your business. Finding a partner that will work with you to understand your business and your needs is the critical piece to make sure that the system goes along with it.
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Priority Software
unfortunately no.
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Alternatives Considered
Acumatica
Well, we decided to go with Acumatica and I believe it was a really good decision. The VAR was a big part of that as well because of their insights and knowledge, but I just felt Acumatica was the right fit for us in size and it had the capabilities we needed, but it also wasn't overkill.
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Priority Software
For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
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Return on Investment
Acumatica
  • Definitely positive because we're able to give data to the end users much quicker. Were they able to make more accurate and timely financial decisions and kind of know where they're at, and how much money do I have left to spend for the month? Things like that. And our CFO is able to utilize the data more quickly.
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Priority Software
  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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Priority AccountEdge Screenshots

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