Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acumatica
Score 8.7 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
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Score 8.2 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
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
When I started the evaluation process, we were QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise users, we used the construction edition and while it had finance features such as project accounting and estimates, it was not a true ERP system that brought the project management and finance …
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Acumatica by far is much friendlier and robust platform for conducting business effectively and efficiently. Acumatica was built on the cloud platform and know how it was meant to be. Acumatica allows extreme customization of processes and functionality that is scalable to …
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Acumatica is better and have more functionality.
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Acumatica scales where quickbooks does not
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Acumatica provides an all-in one solution
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Acumatica is by far the best value and most user-friendly of the systems referenced above.
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Best combination of features and price for a mid-sized merchant. Great value when you consider how customizable the solution can be if you have very specific use cases to solve for. The solution is more expensive than most software a small business might start on, but we see …
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For the smb space, nobody compares. Acumatica is much more cost effective and really seems to get this space.
Chose Acumatica
Faster time to value, more comprehensive, better license model, bigger eco system, easier to configure, better hosting options, no growth limitors, better customer focus.
Chose Acumatica
Pricing and support were better as well as the flexibility of the system
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica provided the most "yeses" to our wishlist. Acumatica also had the ability to customize to fit our needs whereas a lot of the other options could not. Acumatica was not priced on a "per user" model, which was very important to us, allowing us to have all the field …
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
57 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
108 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings8.7104 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings7.861 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.246 Ratings8.090 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.782 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.583 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
163 Ratings
16% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
73 Ratings
6% above category average
API for custom integration8.6151 Ratings7.856 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4147 Ratings7.168 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
202 Ratings
6% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
155 Ratings
3% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8163 Ratings8.3117 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4199 Ratings8.2153 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
208 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
172 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards8.5196 Ratings8.3147 Ratings
Standard reports8.1205 Ratings8.6170 Ratings
Custom reports8.4200 Ratings8.1165 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
431 Ratings
15% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
176 Ratings
8% above category average
Accounts payable8.7420 Ratings8.8169 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6328 Ratings8.9168 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.6165 Ratings8.060 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7314 Ratings8.9125 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.6190 Ratings8.382 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6205 Ratings8.793 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.4154 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.0167 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.3154 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.577 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings8.0114 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.992 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.164 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.086 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings6.566 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings8.174 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.585 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
261 Ratings
8% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
104 Ratings
8% above category average
Inventory tracking8.4257 Ratings8.1100 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings7.353 Ratings
Location management8.6140 Ratings8.366 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.850 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
269 Ratings
12% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
128 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing8.2235 Ratings8.695 Ratings
Order entry8.7241 Ratings8.6101 Ratings
Credit card processing8.4164 Ratings7.789 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.3225 Ratings8.3113 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings8.255 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
300 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.7170 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.6277 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.9123 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.9127 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.8181 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
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
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
8.2
89 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling8.482 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers8.480 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality8.168 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.2
32 Ratings
8% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.632 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
7.7
170 Ratings
10% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
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
29% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
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
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
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
76 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.556 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.266 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.3
89 Ratings
14% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
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
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(478 ratings)
8.5
(187 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
9.8
(17 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
9.1
(11 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
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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Intuit
When I first started using QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise for my non-profit 7 years ago, there were some struggles, but updates they have made to the product have been great and improved a lot of the functions that were a struggle. It is super helpful for handling specific non-profit needs where the normal QuickBooks, while great, is set up for for-profit businesses. The ability to enter donations and allocate them by classes that I set up is an invaluable tool.
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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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Intuit
  • Detailed organization of financial information
  • Several security measures and double check systems to ensure incorrect entries aren't made. This prevents accidental errors and protects the company from fraud.
  • Ease of overall use
  • Reporting can be as detailed or as general as you prefer. Each report allows you to look at the overall picture or access specific details of each aspect of the company financials.
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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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Intuit
  • The software becomes "cranky" more often than I would like. A quick data scan on the server usually helps, but if I am out the staff get pretty stressed.
  • Record Retention is not working with QuickBooks. Should there be legal action requesting records for 20 years ago the records will be there - not advisable.
  • Upgrades are quite time consuming as I have to "touch" every computer using the software.
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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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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
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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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
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
They have always been available to meet our needs when we need it. We have had zero complaints with getting the assistance we need.
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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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
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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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
Acumatica
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
Acumatica
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
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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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
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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Intuit
We have selected this product as it is affordoable in terms of pricing and features too. Our clients is geeting lots of benefits by using this product. By using QuickBooks desktop client also manage the information realted to financials and also get the clear picture for the future by using the accounting information from this product.
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It has worked for our small company in every way. We have very little issues with the software and when we have had problems, Intuit has stepped up and resolved in promptly.
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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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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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ScreenShots

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