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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BenefitMall PayFocus

If you are new to payroll processing, start here. It is easy to use and you will be able to use it without a problem.
Melissa Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Pay calculation
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.8
Benefit plan administration
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Direct deposit files
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Salary revision and increment management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Reimbursement management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2

Customization

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
API for custom integration
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5
Plug-ins
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.9

Security

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Single sign-on capability
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Role-based user permissions
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Expense management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Time tracking
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Fixed asset management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Multi-currency support
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Multi-division support
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.3
Regulations compliance
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Self-service portal
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.2
Global Financial Support
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Localizations
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Journals and Reconciliations
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Centralized Rules Framework
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Inventory Management

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Inventory tracking
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Automatic reordering
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Location management
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Credit card processing
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cost of goods sold
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Order Orchestration
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
End-to-end order visibility
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Order exception Resolution
BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6

Pros

BenefitMall PayFocus

  • Easy to use
  • Making adjustments is a breeze
  • Allows custom adjustments
Felipe B. Fulgencio | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BenefitMall PayFocus

  • So far I see no disadvantages
  • I suppose they could offer health insurance group coverage as their competitors do but I did not find any cost advantage when we had it priced out with another system
  • The submit timeline is sometimes a problem because I need to submit at EST and that puts pressure on me to have done by 1 or 2 pm AZT.
Rosemary Didato | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BenefitMall PayFocus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BenefitMall PayFocus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BenefitMall PayFocus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BenefitMall PayFocus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BenefitMall PayFocus

There was no place for me to track and store employees information. No HR back up. I had to email all the names and hours to my rep and hope I didn't forget anyone.
Melissa Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BenefitMall PayFocus

  • Great ROI. Allows me to save significant time.
Felipe B. Fulgencio | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BenefitMall PayFocus

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BenefitMall PayFocus
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

BenefitMall PayFocus
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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