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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Acumatica

Acumatica is great for tracking inventory. It has advanced capabilities in that area from what I've seen in other solutions. It is also great at tracking sales, but the caveat there is that It's probably not very well suited to ultra high retail volume. I think it would be well suited to a manufacturing company though.
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QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a very detailed software to keep track of your finances and tax obligations. I'm reviewing the online version here and honestly, if you are into QuickBooks, it might be worth looking into the stand-alone software version. Ideally, if you work remotely, in various places and on more than one computer (desktop or laptop) then QuickBooks online is a good idea. But the slow interface is troubling to me and I spend a lot of time going through and correcting entries QuickBooks imports from my bank account. In fact, I've gone back to my stand-alone version of Quicken.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Pay calculation
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Direct deposit files
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Reimbursement management
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Customization

Acumatica
6.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
API for custom integration
Acumatica
6.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Plug-ins
Acumatica
6.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Security

Acumatica
8.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Acumatica
8.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Acumatica
8.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Acumatica
7.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.9
Dashboards
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Standard reports
Acumatica
6.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.1
Custom reports
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Accounts payable
Acumatica
8.4
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Accounts receivable
Acumatica
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Global Financial Support
Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
Acumatica
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Localizations
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Acumatica
8.2
QuickBooks Self-Employed
1.4
Enterprise Accounting
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Configurable Accounting
Acumatica
8.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Standardized Processes
Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
3.3
Cash management
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Bank reconciliation
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.2
Expense management
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Time tracking
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Fixed asset management
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Multi-currency support
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Multi-division support
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Regulations compliance
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Electronic tax filing
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Self-service portal
Acumatica
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.9

Inventory Management

Acumatica
8.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Inventory tracking
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Automatic reordering
Acumatica
8.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Location management
Acumatica
9.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Manufacturing module
Acumatica
8.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Order Management

Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Pricing
Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order entry
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Credit card processing
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order Orchestration
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Acumatica
7.6
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Acumatica
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Automated Invoice Processing
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Shared Services Payments
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Billings Management
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customer Receipt Applications
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customer Collections
Acumatica
7.9
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Cash Management
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Asset Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Travel & Expense Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Acumatica
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Period Close
Acumatica
7.9
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Transactions Tax
Acumatica
7.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Subledger Reconciliations
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Project Financial Management

Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Budgeting and Forecasting
Acumatica
6.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Costing
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Cost Capture
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Capital Project Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customer Invoicing
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customer Contract Compliance
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Revenue Recognition
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Financials Dashboard
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Real-time Financial Reporting
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Embedded Business Intelligence
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Planning Collaboration
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Project Execution Management

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

Grants Management

Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Award Lifecycle Management
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Spending Control
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Indirect Cost Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Billing
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Procurement

Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Sourcing Analysis
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Invoice Automated Matching
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Supplier Assessment
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Supplier Management
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Supplier Portal
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Logistics

Acumatica
7.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Transportation Sourcing Management
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Trade Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customs Entry Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customs Document Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Customs Document Collaboration
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Fulfillment Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Inventory Visibility
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Manufacturing

Acumatica
7.1
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Production Process Design
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Supply Chain Business Flows
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Production Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Configuration Management
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Work Definition
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Work Execution
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Advanced Fulfillment
Acumatica
6.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Manufacturing Costs
Acumatica
6.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Supply Chain

Acumatica
7.7
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Forecasting
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Inventory Planning
Acumatica
7.5
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Product Lifecycle Management

Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Proposal Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Product Master Data Management
Acumatica
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Vendor Portal
Acumatica
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
Project Portfolio Management
Acumatica
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

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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QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Cross-platform compatibility (Browser, Android) makes it easy to see how my business is doing almost anywhere.
  • Smart enough to recognize and automatically categorize most of my transactions, so I don't have to fuss with spreadsheets at the end of the year.
  • Updates automatically and notifies me when it needs help, so I don't have to spend too much time babysitting it.
  • Integrated with TurboTax and automatically exports year-end tax info for easy filing.
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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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QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Automatic mileage tracking used to work a lot better than it currently does. I got a new phone, and now I have to manually input call tracking, because it just doesn't work anymore.
  • When creating invoices, there should be a way to import data into an invoices from Excel, which would make the invoicing a lot faster. Additionally, being able to press ENTER to save a line item on an invoice would be nice. Currently it doesn't work that way.
  • Editing invoices shouldn't require sending a reminder.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acumatica

Acumatica 9.0
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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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QuickBooks Self-Employed

We just trust QuickBooks more than CloudBooks because it's been on the market longer and it's not a net-based service.
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Return on Investment

Acumatica

  • Objectives have been met
  • Good product for the price
  • Have dropped some modules bc of lack of use, i.e. fixed assets
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QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • The positive ROI for me has been seamless tax preparation
  • Accurate tax payment estimates
  • Ability to track spending in an orderly manner
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Pricing Details

Acumatica

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

General

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

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