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Acumatica 5.0

10 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

QuickBooks for Mac

57 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica 5.0

As I have only used it in one business I can't say too much how relevant it would be for other types of business, eg Retail or Manufacturing. It doesn't appear to be specifically set up for ecommerce.

We wholesale products and it works well for that kind of business model.
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QuickBooks for Mac

It's easy and fun to use QuickBooks for Mac when it is set up right. It works well for the most part and has only a few bugs. I would rate it a 9 if it was able to do job costing for wages, and if there were more programs/apps that integrate with it.But if you are choosing accounting technology QuickBooks for Mac might be a poor choice because an online accounting program, instead of premise-based software, will make it easier to collaborate with your bookkeeper, CPA, Advisor, etc.. The exception is running QuickBooks for Mac in a hosted environment which allows multiple users to access it. Of course if your internet connection is unreliable, you are not ready for online accounting software! In that case, QuickBooks for Mac is easy to use, just be sure it's set up right first.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
API for custom integration
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Plug-ins
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Security

Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica 5.0
6.7
QuickBooks for Mac
8.4
Dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
4.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Standard reports
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Custom reports
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.6

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica 5.0
8.3
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Accounts payable
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.2
Global Financial Support
Acumatica 5.0
5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Standardized Processes
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Cash management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.0
Expense management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.3
Fixed asset management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Multi-division support
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Regulations compliance
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Electronic tax filing
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.2
Self-service portal
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.8
Localizations
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.3

Inventory Management

Acumatica 5.0
8.5
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.0
Location management
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
Automatic reordering
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Manufacturing module
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.9

Order Management

Acumatica 5.0
9.3
QuickBooks for Mac
7.6
Pricing
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Order entry
Acumatica 5.0
9.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica 5.0
8.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.7
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica 5.0
10.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9
Credit card processing
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Order Orchestration
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.4
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
5.9

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica 5.0
6.8
QuickBooks for Mac
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Customer Collections
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Cash Management
Acumatica 5.0
7.0
QuickBooks for Mac
Period Close
Acumatica 5.0
6.0
QuickBooks for Mac

Payroll Management

Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.3
Pay calculation
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
6.4
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Direct deposit files
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Reimbursement management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.8
Branded client dashboards
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4
Client data roll-up capabilities
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Configurable alerts
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Billing bypass
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
9.9
Client template cloning
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
8.7
Configurable client onboarding questions
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
10.0
Cross-client workflow management
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Industry-specific versioning
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.9
Legacy system data migration
Acumatica 5.0
QuickBooks for Mac
7.4

Pros

  • Generic Inquiries are a very easy way to create custom reports.
  • The automation schedules are useful, we use these for confirming of shipments, creating invoices and emailing them. Reduces workload.
  • Open for integration with other software. We find the ease of connection to MS PowerBI very useful.
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  • Barcode swiping
  • Tracking our daily bank account activity.
  • Bookkeeping for tax purposes
  • Tracking of inventory
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Cons

  • The CRM module is very basic.
  • There is no supplier remittance function.
  • The API is basic, our ecommerce integration has had to be built nearly from scratch.
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  • Tutorials for onboarding might be useful. Maybe more videos.
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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 support clients who use QuickBooks for Mac and renew my own QuickBooks for Mac license yearly so that I can stay up to date.
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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

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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
No answers on this topic
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

NetSuite is much more expensive and is difficult to customise or integrate.
SAP is a more complex and powerful system, but several times more expensive to implement and run.
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Installing QB was easy and straight forward in comparison to other Mac apps. I'll be interested to see if updates are easy to accomplish. Adobe products are all cloud based as is QB & I am still uneasy about that as our business is located in a fairly remote & rural area and internet service although normally reliable is less so that in a major metro area.
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Return on Investment

  • Time to match customer payments has decreased by approximately 30%.
  • Time to enter sales orders has decreased by approx 10%.
  • It has enabled up to easily access our system remotely, meaning we are able to be more flexible in our work.
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  • Tracking Income
  • Tracking Expenses
  • Tracking Assets and liabilities
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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