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Likelihood to Recommend

Aralco Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management is well suited for a retail operation with one or two locations that is expanding to 5+. At that point, there is small enough start-up costs and significant benefits available for this software to assist a company with the inventory and POS challenges associated with rapid growth. Aralco Inventory Management is also particularly helpful for retail companies that have complicated sales orders or a sales fulfillment time that is longer than a day or a week.
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QuickBooks Online

Quickbooks Online is super well suited for small business owners who are on the go and need access to their bookkeeping across multiple devices. You can leave the desktop and carry your books in your pocket for billing, invoicing, expensing, payroll any time, anywhere. I know there are time tracking plugins as well as other integrations that allow for your staff to submit reports directly to the software which is a brilliant addition.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Pay calculation
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Direct deposit files
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Reimbursement management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Customization

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
API for custom integration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Plug-ins
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.5

Security

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Dashboards
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Standard reports
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Custom reports
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Accounts payable
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts receivable
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Cash management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Bank reconciliation
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Expense management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Time tracking
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.0
Fixed asset management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Multi-currency support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Multi-division support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Regulations compliance
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Electronic tax filing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Self-service portal
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Global Financial Support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Intercompany Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Localizations
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Journals and Reconciliations
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Configurable Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Standardized Processes
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8

Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Inventory tracking
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Automatic reordering
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Location management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Manufacturing module
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
4.2

Order Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Pricing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Order entry
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Credit card processing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Cost of goods sold
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Order Orchestration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1

Pros

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Retail focus
  • Single source for all inventory control requirements
  • Power-to-cost ratio
  • Training package
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QuickBooks Online

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
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Cons

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Lengthy set-up process that requires strong management
  • High base hardware requirements (can't be used with just a phone, for instance)
  • Inventory forecasting is not linked to any external or macro forces
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QuickBooks Online

  • Collaboration. I would like multiple members of our team to be able to collaborate better. I have difficulty sometimes tracking what was done by whom at a user level.
  • Making user permissions easier to manage. Setting security options between users. The features may be there but it is not as intuitive to set certain access permissions and differentiate between users as I would like.
  • Integration into Outlook calendars would be a nice add-on for payment reminders. These are setup and scheduled for payment automatically through the app, but a reminder on my personal calendar would be a nice add on. It may even be available but I am not aware of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 8.0
Based on 20 answers
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

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 8.3
Based on 12 answers
It's Easy enough to learn the basic for a new user; though if you are required to go more in depth in recording assets or liability accounts it could get somewhat confusing for the every day user who doesn't know double-entry accounting. It's great for a business that just wants profit and loss information available at their fingertips.
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Reliability and Availability

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
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Performance

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 2 answers
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

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 4.2
Based on 5 answers
Not that overally impressed with the support when having issues with the app or desktop version. I lost my patience and at times just gave up and tried another process outside of QuickBooks. This is definitely something QuickBooks needs to work on improving as this could lose them customers in the long run. The benefits at the moment outweigh any of the frustrations I face.
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Implementation

Aralco Inventory Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
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Alternatives Considered

Aralco Inventory Management

No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online was much easier to use across a non-profit where we needed people in multiple locations working on different servers to access the financial data at once, it also allowed us to connect our bank accounts to the software which was a huge benefit of the program, these were main differentiators between the online product and the desktop version that we trialed. We have also used Wave in the past for accounting and still use it for it's invoicing features because of the nice invoices it creates for our organization at no cost. Microsoft Excel is what we used before Online version so QuickBooks is much more advanced than that.
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Return on Investment

Aralco Inventory Management

  • Short training time reduced costs and increased sales which increased ROI
  • Less downtime which reduced costs and increased ROI
  • Good customer support which boosts employee morale which leads to efficiencies and higher sales which increased ROI
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QuickBooks Online

  • QuickBooks Online ("QBO") has allowed us to increase our efficiency by at least 20% on clients where we handle their actual activity entry. The use of bank feeds has been the largest contributor to this because we can memorize transactions and what categorization needs to happen to them - virtually eliminating the need to key in information for those clients.
  • We are able to service more clients who are coming to us that want to use or already use a cloud based solution. Probably 2 of every 5 new clients already are using a cloud solution or want to use a cloud solution.
  • We are able to have access to the clients books immediately via the easy granting of a free "Accountant's Login." Clients love that they don't have to pay for this easy to use feature and that we can immediately start collaborating on new work without having to jump through hoops to gain access.
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Pricing Details

Aralco Inventory Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

QuickBooks Online

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Aralco Inventory Management
7.0
QuickBooks Online
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Usability

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
5.6

Performance

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9

Support

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
4.2

Implementation

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
5.2

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