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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Customization

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.0

    Zoho Books

    60%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 1/1 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    14 Ratings

    Security

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Zoho Books

    90%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    18 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    23 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Zoho Books

    80%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    23 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    22 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Zoho Books

    82%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    22 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    23 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    22 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    21 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    22 Ratings

    Time tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    14 Ratings

    Multi-currency support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    13 Ratings

    Regulations compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    12 Ratings

    Self-service portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    15 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Zoho Books

    66%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    12 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    7 Ratings

    Order Management

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Zoho Books

    83%
    Zoho Books ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Pricing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    18 Ratings

    Order entry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    17 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    18 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    17 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Beanworks by Quadient is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Beanworks by Quadient

    90%
    2 Ratings
    7.6

    Zoho Books

    76%
    25 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Beanworks by Quadient

    90%
    1 Rating
    6.5

    Zoho Books

    65%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Beanworks by Quadient

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.4

    Zoho Books

    54%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Quadient

    The one part I would suggest approval in is when updating an invoice. If for example, one employee approved an invoice and then I, the administrator, make a change before the second employee approves an invoice the invoice is resubmitted to the original employee. It would be much easier if the invoice would only go to the secondary/final approver even once a change is made
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    Zoho Corporation

    If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
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    Pros

    Quadient

    • It's easy to access.
    • It's simple to use.
    • It works well with QuickBooks.
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    Zoho Corporation

    • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
    • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
    • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
    • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
    • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
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    Cons

    Quadient

    • Updating Approval Channels
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    Zoho Corporation

    • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
    • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
    • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
    • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
    • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
    • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
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    Pricing Details

    Beanworks by Quadient

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Beanworks by Quadient editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Zoho Books

      Starting Price

      $0 For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

      Editions & Modules

      Zoho Books editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Standard$151
      Professional$402
      Premium$603
      Free$04

      Footnotes

      1. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
      2. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
      3. Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
      4. For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional $15

      Additional Details

      Zoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.

      Usability

      Quadient

      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.
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      Zoho Corporation

      Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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      Support Rating

      Quadient

      No answers on this topic

      Zoho Corporation

      The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Quadient

      I have not used a system like Beanworks before -- this is my first -- but it is a great tool.
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      Zoho Corporation

      We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
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      Return on Investment

      Quadient

      • Organized data
      • Clearer financial statements
      • Bills paid more timely
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      Zoho Corporation

      • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
      • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
      • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
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