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 Online
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Online is a SaaS version of the QuickBooks product. It contains all of the features found in the local version. Higher-priced plans include greater automation, payment management, inventory and time tracking, and analytics features.
$15
per month
Pricing
AcumaticaQuickBooks Online
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Self-Employed
$15
per month
Simple Start
$25
per month
Plus
$75
per month
Advanced
$150
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AcumaticaQuickBooks Online
Free Trial
NoYes
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 Online
Considered Both Products
Acumatica
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica provides a more automated experience.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica is the most user-friendly vs other software I evaluated.
Chose Acumatica
Acumatica is more robust than Quickbooks as we outgrew their platforms. Quickbooks is built for small business
Chose Acumatica
We needed a system we could customize for our particular business needs outside of the box platform.
QuickBooks Online

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AcumaticaQuickBooks Online
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
57 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Online
3.1
78 Ratings
83% below category average
Pay calculation7.850 Ratings4.269 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.135 Ratings3.632 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.246 Ratings4.665 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings1.844 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings1.546 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
162 Ratings
16% above category average
QuickBooks Online
2.6
68 Ratings
92% below category average
API for custom integration8.6150 Ratings1.454 Ratings
Plug-ins8.3146 Ratings3.857 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.6
201 Ratings
5% above category average
QuickBooks Online
3.8
108 Ratings
70% below category average
Single sign-on capability8.8162 Ratings3.181 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.4198 Ratings4.5102 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.4
207 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Online
5.4
132 Ratings
34% below category average
Dashboards8.5195 Ratings4.8124 Ratings
Standard reports8.1204 Ratings5.4128 Ratings
Custom reports8.4199 Ratings6.0116 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
432 Ratings
16% above category average
QuickBooks Online
3.8
143 Ratings
64% below category average
Accounts payable8.7421 Ratings5.4122 Ratings
Accounts receivable8.6328 Ratings6.0131 Ratings
Global Financial Support8.1115 Ratings1.416 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.6165 Ratings3.535 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.7314 Ratings5.374 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.6190 Ratings2.138 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.6205 Ratings4.148 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.2120 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.3137 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings5.5123 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings2.056 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.453 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.523 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings1.642 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings1.938 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings5.266 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.766 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings5.029 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings4.121 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings1.925 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings2.924 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.5
260 Ratings
8% above category average
QuickBooks Online
1.3
47 Ratings
138% below category average
Inventory tracking8.4256 Ratings1.345 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.6109 Ratings1.222 Ratings
Location management8.6139 Ratings1.421 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings1.417 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.8
268 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Online
3.7
86 Ratings
66% below category average
Pricing8.2235 Ratings4.755 Ratings
Order entry8.7240 Ratings4.753 Ratings
Credit card processing8.5163 Ratings2.563 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.3225 Ratings4.068 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.0108 Ratings4.521 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings4.520 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings1.318 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Acumatica
8.9
300 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
-
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
9% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
-
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 Online
-
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
75 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
Ratings
Production Process Design7.963 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.170 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.364 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
88 Ratings
13% above category average
QuickBooks Online
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.577 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.882 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.872 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 Online
-
Ratings
Proposal Management8.741 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AcumaticaQuickBooks Online
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(478 ratings)
4.2
(161 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(24 ratings)
2.5
(24 ratings)
Usability
7.5
(17 ratings)
4.2
(76 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
2.1
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(13 ratings)
2.4
(68 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.5
(7 ratings)
3.1
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AcumaticaQuickBooks Online
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
It seems Intuit is more interested in generating revenue than taking care of their customers. After only 28 (working) days using it, I've had to call for Help 23 times, and, in my experience, only spoken to 2 people who had an understanding of basic accounting practices and the ramifications of some of their suggested fixes on the General Ledger.
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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 enables me to do a P&L for each specific program as requested by the county for the grant money that they give us.
  • It enables me to do [an] organizational budget as well as a budget for each specific program
  • It enables the accountant and the auditor access at any time for transparency
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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 budgets feature leaves a lot be desired - difficult and clunky to populate and maintain.
  • Reporting for Budget vs Actual is available but the ability to reforecast based on updated data is not.
  • The rules function to default common types of expenses isn't perfect and will get confused if like amounts or a number of similar items present.
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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
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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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
While QuickBooks Online is generally easy to navigate, there are some features and functions that often require a Google search in order to find out where they are actually hidden. Additionally, there are some simple customization features that are surprisingly not available for an otherwise advanced program (e.g. only having a pool of 4 fonts to choose from, only having 4 very limited templates for invoicing, not color selection, etc). While I would say that about 75% of users shouldn't have a problem finding their way around with basic functions, there is a learning curve if you want to be able to dive into some of the more useful features, almost to the point that you need to have a dedicated account manager in order to use QuickBooks Online most effectively.
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Reliability and Availability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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Performance
Acumatica
there have been some performance issues
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Intuit
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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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
Support is great, all incidents been resolved. Quickbooks Online forum is very well organized and helpful. I like the fact that they let the community contribute in resolving issues. Most or many of your answers can be found online. You can also get help on YouTube, but the easiest way to get assistance is through their chat system.
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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
The person in charge of QB needs to be very accurate with record keeping and is recommended to stay on top of tasks. The biggest issue we have is reconciliation, and those issues occur only when too much time has occurred between reconciliations
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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
I have used Wave Accounting for another business. I selected QuickBooks Online over Wave because of the features available from QuickBooks. Wave is great since it is free, but I feel that paying for QuickBooks Online is worth it for the features. In addition there is such a robust support network and training available for QuickBooks.
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Scalability
Acumatica
No answers on this topic
Intuit
As we have grown along our professional path, we have also expanded our use of QB. The scalability is easy and features seem to be waiting for you until you need them. We have increased profits by over 10x from our first year in business to the current and have yet to find a reason to look elsewhere
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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
  • It has created a lot of cost and in-efficiency whenever we need to talk to support.
  • I spent a lot of time setting up their automatic reminders for past due invoices and it worked for a couple of months and then it stopped. It's currently being worked on by their tech team but it has been months and it is still not working. It would have saved me a lot of time.
  • Their multi-currency saves time in sending invoices abroad but it's limiting when a customer wants an invoice in USD instead of a foreign currency so I have to set up different customer accounts for different currencies.
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ScreenShots

Acumatica Screenshots

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