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Likelihood to Recommend

Beanworks

Beanworks is a great tool used in conjunction with QuickBooks. It has helped eliminate paper invoices across the company, as the invoices can be accessed and uploaded digitally and be seen/approved by the appropriate users. It is easy to get information synced from Beanworks and into QuickBooks, and vice versa.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

ZipBooks is really strong for small businesses (and non-profits like the ones I help manage). It may not yet be ready to handle medium or large businesses given the deep, niche functionality that is sometimes required in those cases.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Beanworks
ZipBooks
10.0
Dashboards
Beanworks
ZipBooks
10.0
Standard reports
Beanworks
ZipBooks
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Beanworks
ZipBooks
8.8
Accounts receivable
Beanworks
ZipBooks
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Beanworks
ZipBooks
8.0
Expense management
Beanworks
ZipBooks
10.0
Time tracking
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.0
Multi-currency support
Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.1

Order Management

Beanworks
ZipBooks
9.2
Credit card processing
Beanworks
ZipBooks
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Beanworks
ZipBooks
8.5

Pros

Beanworks

  • It's easy to access.
  • It's simple to use.
  • It works well with QuickBooks.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

  • Invoicing is particularly easy-to-use, quick, clean and beautiful. GREAT for branding.
  • The time tracker was unexpected, but very useful and integrates well with the invoicing. Leads to quick invoicing every time.
  • Customer support is phenomenal -- the support staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Although they are a new company, they are definitely on the right track!
  • I recommend this software to clients, colleagues, and friends alike, mostly for it quick and beautiful invoicing.
  • They do what they can to live up to their name! It doesn't take very long to get set up, or very long to create a complete invoice and send it to the right person.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Beanworks

  • It could use more search functions.
  • The sync tool takes a while to load up.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

  • There is some difficulty with a need to learn the use of the menus, they are not open and click, at the moment, the user needs to open the menu then using the pad keys scroll down and use enter to select from the drop-down menu. A mouse does not work.
Kenneth Shumaker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Beanworks

Beanworks 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Beanworks takes some time to set up initially, but once it's ready on your computer, it is very easy to use in conjunction with QuickBooks. They have representatives that are readily available or can schedule an appointment to walk you through it if you are ever having issues. Uploading invoices is quick and easy. Approvers can easily make changes to coding before approving.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Beanworks

I have not used a system like Beanworks before -- this is my first -- but it is a great tool.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

I've primarily compared ZipBooks vs. Quickbooks because I've used Quickbooks at larger companies before. ZipBooks was the right fit for a smaller organization because it still had all the core features of Quickbooks but at a dramatically lower price that fits the budget.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Beanworks

  • Going green, as it eliminates paper.
  • It's easy to download reports for audits.
Elizabeth Engwall | TrustRadius Reviewer

ZipBooks

  • ZipBooks is entirely affordable, and with my current $15/mo payments, I get ROI pretty quickly.
  • Invoices are simple and easy to make, while staying beautiful and functional at the same time. This saves me TIME, which means that I don't need to spend 15-20 minutes fiddling with the software to make it do what I want it to do. It just works. And that means, I can spend more time doing client work, and managing projects and sales.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Beanworks

General

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

Beanworks Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ZipBooks

General

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

ZipBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
ZipBooks Starter$0
ZipBooks Smarter$15
ZipBooks Sophisticated$35
ZipBooks AccountantCustom
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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Beanworks
    10.0
    ZipBooks
    9.0

    Usability

    Beanworks
    9.0
    ZipBooks

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