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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Acumatica ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Customization, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics
  • Acumatica and QuickBooks Desktop for Mac are tied in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

10.0

Acumatica

100%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Customization

9.9

Acumatica

99%
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
Acumatica ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

Security

9.8

Acumatica

98%
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
9.9
99%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.7
97%
10 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.3

Acumatica

93%
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

9.3
93%
6 Ratings
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

9.5
95%
7 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

9.5

Acumatica

95%
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
Acumatica ranks higher in 11/21 features

Accounts payable

9.4
94%
9 Ratings
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.3
93%
8 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
1.1
11%
7 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

9.9
99%
6 Ratings
5.5
55%
14 Ratings

Localizations

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.4
94%
8 Ratings
5.6
56%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

9.2
92%
8 Ratings
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

9.2
92%
7 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

9.6
96%
9 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.2
12%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
15 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.8

Acumatica

98%
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
Acumatica ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.9
99%
7 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

9.7
97%
6 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Location management

9.8
98%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.9
99%
5 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Order Management

9.6

Acumatica

96%
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

83%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pricing

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Order entry

9.3
93%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.4
94%
7 Ratings
9.9
99%
16 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

9.6

Acumatica

96%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 14/14 features

Automated Invoice Processing

9.6
96%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

9.4
94%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

9.8
98%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

9.7
97%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Collections

9.4
94%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

9.8
98%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

9.7
97%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

9.3
93%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

9.6
96%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

9.8
98%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

3rd Party Accounting Systems

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

9.9

Acumatica

99%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

9.6
96%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

8.0

Acumatica

80%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Talent Profiles

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

7.8

Acumatica

78%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Award Lifecycle Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spending Control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Indirect Cost Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

7.7

Acumatica

77%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 9/9 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

6.3
63%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Logistics

9.4

Acumatica

94%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 11/11 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

9.8

Acumatica

98%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

9.9
99%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

9.9
99%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.8
98%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

9.7
97%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

9.6
96%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

9.9

Acumatica

99%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

9.8
98%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Lifecycle Management

9.0

Acumatica

90%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Acumatica ranks higher in 6/6 features

Ideation Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requirements Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Proposal Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product Master Data Management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Portfolio Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Acumatica is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Acumatica

81%
11 Ratings
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Acumatica

90%
1 Rating
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Acumatica

80%
1 Rating
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
6 Ratings

Availability

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Acumatica

100%
1 Rating
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Acumatica

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica

Acumatica is great for mid to large size organizations that need a fully integrated solution and many modules. The software is very robust and they are always adding more features and functionality to the product. So as your business grows the product does too. It's not like other ERP solutions that I've worked with that rarely improve.
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Intuit

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
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Pros

Acumatica

  • Expense reporting - enabled by a smartphone, you can image receipts and create claims quickly
  • Chart of accounts - being able to drill down in an expense category to see the individual claims that make up the total is helpful
  • Reporting - I appreciate the ability to pull a standard report and export to Excel quickly and easily
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Intuit

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
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Cons

Acumatica

  • Email integration: Horribly clunky, requires users to share email password with Acumatica to allow use of outbound emails. Should be using a more secure method like access tokens.
  • Expense approval process: Once expense claims are approved, approvers (depending on role) can no longer see the approved/denied claims. Denial of claims requires a manual email/call to submitter instructing them to correct and resubmit the claim.
  • CRM: Allow for tracking of cases by the opportunity in addition to business accounts. This would allow for more accurate tracking of issues related to specific opportunities.
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Intuit

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
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Pricing Details

Acumatica

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Acumatica editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing is always consumption-based with no five-year lock-ins or termination penalties. We believe that everyone in your company needs up-to-date and accurate information to make the best decisions. That’s why we created an Acumatica ERP pricing structure that lets you add casual users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. Your cost is based on the features and resources that you choose to utilize, not on the number of users who access the system. Get pricing tailored to your usage: An Acumatica partner will work with you to understand your specific requirements, determine the proper resources and modules for your company, and present you with an accurate price for your license. We provide you with the ability to deploy where you need, switch when you need, and never incur a fee for doing so.

    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Acumatica

      It is very customisable and good value for money. It is also scalable for the future. The CRM and ecommerce integtration are the main downsides.
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      Intuit

      I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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      Usability

      Acumatica

      1- Its interface [is] easy to understand. 2- [The] help center is very supportive.
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      Intuit

      The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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      Reliability and Availability

      Acumatica

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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      Support Rating

      Acumatica

      They support their customers with more tools like 1- Help center in every screen 2- Acumatica University [has] PDF books and videos 3- Contact with Acumatica team support through live chat, call, or create case
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      Intuit

      Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Acumatica

      Acumatica trumps over QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions in many ways. First, Acumatica being in the cloud has given us agility in accessing the platform anywhere and anytime. Second, the dashboard creation feature of Acumatica has given us the ability to customize each dashboard of each of our employees. Lastly, the CRM solution of Acumatica enables us to track, manage, and monitor our sales team.
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      Intuit

      I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
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      Return on Investment

      Acumatica

      • Acumatica provides us with real-time reports on our entire business process by connecting our sales, delivery of services/product, and up to collection. Given this, we couldn't quantify the value of seeing a clearer picture of our business, thus we are able to make timely and accurate decisions.
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      Intuit

      • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
      • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
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