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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

Good to manage foreign currencies. Not the best to manage multiple companies, mother and sub (interco agreement). The different components are not integrated.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Pay calculation
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Benefit plan administration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Direct deposit files
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.6
Reimbursement management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.5

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
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Dashboards
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Standard reports
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
9.0
Custom reports
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Accounts payable
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Accounts receivable
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Cash management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Bank reconciliation
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Expense management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Time tracking
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Fixed asset management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Multi-currency support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Multi-division support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Regulations compliance
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Electronic tax filing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Self-service portal
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Global Financial Support
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
9.2
Intercompany Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Localizations
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Journals and Reconciliations
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Configurable Accounting
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Standardized Processes
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3

Inventory Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Inventory tracking
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Automatic reordering
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Location management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Manufacturing module
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
9.0

Order Management

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Pricing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Order entry
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Credit card processing
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Order Orchestration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.5
End-to-end order visibility
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Order exception Resolution
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.3

Accounting Firm BPO Features

Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Branded client dashboards
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Client data roll-up capabilities
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Client data consolidation for benchmarking
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Configurable alerts
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Billing bypass
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Client template cloning
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Single sign-on
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.8
Configurable client onboarding questions
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Cross-client workflow management
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Industry-specific versioning
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Legacy system data migration
Aralco Inventory Management
QuickBooks Online
7.7

Pros

  • Retail focus
  • Single source for all inventory control requirements
  • Power-to-cost ratio
  • Training package
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  • 24/7 access in the cloud to our books from geographically diverse locations and timezones
  • Relatively simple interface for non finance people who need to deal with invoicing or entry of bills
  • Relatively low cost solution
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Cons

  • 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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  • Compared to the full desktop version, there is still a great deal of functionality missing. In particular sales orders and greater levels of report and invoice customization.
  • There is a desktop app that can be downloaded but it doesn't really do much to provide better access than directly through the browser. It could be developed to provide better offline access or at least storage of some regularly used data.
  • Unfortunately, there just isn't much out there that answers all the needs and QBO is more of a 'better the devil you know' solution than one that I would actively advocate.
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Likelihood to Renew

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QuickBooks Online8.0
Based on 18 answers
QuickBooks Online is a great product and there's no need for us to switch. It does everything we need and does it without hiccups.
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Usability

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No answers yet
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QuickBooks Online8.0
Based on 10 answers
It's easy to download, install and login for access. This is especially true for people who work in various places such as a home office, client's site and on a business trip. The data is stored online which sounds like a more safe environment as compared to a hardware which may break down, got lost or stolen.
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Reliability and Availability

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QuickBooks Online5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
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Performance

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QuickBooks Online7.9
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

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QuickBooks Online5.0
Based on 4 answers
My calls are answered quickly and my issues resolved usually immediately.
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Implementation

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QuickBooks Online5.2
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

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We liked the fresh approach and the clean aesthetics of Wave, Xero and ZipBooks. However they all lacked the ability to customize a invoice template, which is sad to say, but that was the #1 feature for us, since we had existing customers that we didn't want to disrupt; i.e., not get paid as fast due to red-tape bureaucracy. The other apps may have had some of the features we needed such as Cash Flow management and bill pay, but QuickBooks had integrations that solved that also.
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Rating for Public Practice CPAs

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QuickBooks Online7.4
Based on 18 answers
The ability to view transactions more frequently usually daily in case we have questions for the client. Communication with the client about a transaction is attached to the transaction with an audit trail. It is allowing us to move from a recorded version of transactions into more of a consultative role.
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Return on Investment

  • 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 is a great time saver with so many things being automated.
  • The reports provide valuable information for budgeting decision makers.
  • The automatic categorizing of expenses helps in making informed decisions.
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Pricing Details

Aralco Inventory Management

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

QuickBooks Online

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