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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica 5.0

Fairly easy and intuitive user interface with common features throughout the platform makes it easy to train users new to the system. However, it requires a lot of dev customization with limited features that a power user/administrator can manipulate. Doesn't provide a very customized experience to the individual user. Seems that the best scenario is for companies that will use implementation and customization services to maximize the features of Acumatica.
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QuickBooks for Mac

It is extremely well suited for smaller companies who are trying to manage things on their own without outsourcing too much. The program is easy to learn and doesn't require too much training time before it can be implemented. The online/cloud feature makes it even more accessible to our employees, so it's great. It would be hard for a large company to use it since it is geared towards smaller companies and the interface may become overwhelming with too many inputs/bills to manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
9.5
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
5.6
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
5.8
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
5.5
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8

Security

Acumatica 5.0
8.6
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
QuickBooks for Mac
9.5

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
7.4
QuickBooks for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
8.4
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
7.4
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
4.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Cash management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Expense management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Time tracking
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Multi-currency support
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Multi-division support
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Regulations compliance
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.0
Electronic tax filing
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.1
Self-service portal
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.4
QuickBooks for Mac
6.5
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.7
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.7
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.7

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
8.2
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.9
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Order Orchestration
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Billings Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.7
QuickBooks for Mac
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Asset Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
7.6
QuickBooks for Mac
Transactions Tax
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Project Financial Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Costing
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Cost Capture
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Capital Project Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica 5.0
7.5
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Project Execution Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Planning and Scheduling
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Resource Manager Dashboard
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Task Insight for Project Managers
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Team Member Task Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Talent Profiles
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Real-Time Project Reporting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Grants Management

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Spending Control
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Billing
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Procurement

Acumatica 5.0
7.9
QuickBooks for Mac
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Supplier Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Supplier Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Logistics

Acumatica 5.0
7.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Trade Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customs Document Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Manufacturing

Acumatica 5.0
7.2
QuickBooks for Mac
Production Process Design
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Production Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Configuration Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Supply Chain

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Forecasting
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Inventory Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Proposal Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Vendor Portal
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Branded client dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Client data roll-up capabilities
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.3
Configurable alerts
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.5
Billing bypass
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Client template cloning
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Single sign-on
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6
Cross-client workflow management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Industry-specific versioning
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.2
Legacy system data migration
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7

Pros

  • Expense reporting: Available both on the desktop and app versions, it has allowed our team members to reduce almost all paper in the expense reporting process, streamline approvals, and reduced time from submission to final payment.
  • CRM: Managing customer information in a single place, accessible to all. Connecting customer accounts to opportunities allow us to quickly see the overall value of an account from past, current and future opportunities.
  • Financial: Drill downs in reporting allows quick and easy access to address questions on individual transactions affecting financial performance. Drill downs are also protected by permissions and roles to ensure people only have access to information relevant to them.
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  • Online banking is easy and fun to learn, and saves data-entry for those little debits/ATM's on your bank statement.
  • Invoices can be designed to look nice and emailed with a "Pay link which speeds up cash flow; a #1 concern for new businesses.
  • Save money by using the online payroll that syncs in data so you don't have to enter complicated paychecks at all.
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Cons

  • Most of our salespeople rely on their Mobile Phones to access Acumatica, and we feel that the Mobile App of Acumatica needs improvement. The functionalities are limited, therefore we need to access a desktop or laptop to create some entries.
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  • 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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Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica 5.09.0
Based on 1 answer
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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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 9 answers
I would recommend renewing this software, especially to clients who are very familiar with using it. I would only suggest using the online version to those looking for other access points for their financial management.
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Usability

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks for Mac8.0
Based on 3 answers
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

No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks for Mac9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks for Mac5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
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Alternatives Considered

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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QuickBooks Mac really is incredible. As a mac user for 10 years, I found this software easy to use and understand. It has a beautiful layout without sacrificing any of the ample features that made me fall in love with QuickBooks Pro.
  • Scheduled Reports: The ability to automate sending reports via email at scheduled times.
  • Search Improvements: Locating the information that you need, quickly and efficiently, can be important if you have a large amount of information to work with in your QuickBooks file. A number of search and filter improvements have been implemented that may help you with this task.
  • Report Customization Improvements: You can now view and print information about what filters have been included in the report, as well as make multiple-record filter selections more easily.
  • Security Improvements: Intuit has changed what components are used by the program to improve security, as well as some other security-related issues.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Before Mac allowed my clients in service-based businesses to easily manage customer invoices, estimates and their expenditures.
  • QuickBooks for Mac has many detailed reports available, making it easy to download and email to a CPA or other professionals.
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Pricing Details

Acumatica 5.0

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks for Mac

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details