Acumatica vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
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.
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Community Pulse
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica far exceeds Quickbooks. We only have about 5 users in QB and they had to export and or manually update other systems for our project teams to be able to see the health of their jobs.
Chose Acumatica
It beats it hands down if for nothing else but the cloud sass implantation.
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
57 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
65 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings9.835 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.246 Ratings9.853 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.949 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.350 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
163 Ratings
16% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
39 Ratings
11% above category average
API for custom integration8.6151 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Plug-ins8.4147 Ratings7.836 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
202 Ratings
6% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
93 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.8163 Ratings8.975 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4199 Ratings8.188 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 Pro
8.4
108 Ratings
10% above category average
Dashboards8.5196 Ratings9.693 Ratings
Standard reports8.1205 Ratings7.5108 Ratings
Custom reports8.4200 Ratings8.2106 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 Pro
8.0
112 Ratings
8% above category average
Accounts payable8.7420 Ratings9.7107 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6328 Ratings7.5109 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.6165 Ratings8.837 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7314 Ratings9.665 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.6190 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6205 Ratings9.748 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings2.497 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.7108 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.899 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.064 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings5.752 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings9.738 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.438 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.733 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.824 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 Pro
6.7
56 Ratings
5% below category average
Inventory tracking8.4257 Ratings6.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Location management8.6140 Ratings6.229 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.216 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 Pro
7.3
70 Ratings
2% below category average
Pricing8.2235 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Order entry8.7241 Ratings7.449 Ratings
Credit card processing8.4164 Ratings7.148 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.3225 Ratings9.058 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings9.018 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings3.216 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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
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 Pro
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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User Ratings
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(478 ratings)
5.6
(124 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(26 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(19 ratings)
8.2
(31 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(14 ratings)
2.4
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(8 ratings)
9.0
(6 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)
8.0
(1 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
AcumaticaQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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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 used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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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
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Intuit
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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Intuit
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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In-Person Training
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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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
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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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
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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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