Bentley Navigator vs. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bentley Navigator
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Bentley Navigator is a BIM model review and collaboration software for managing the project lifecycle of construction/design projects. In addition to accessing drawings, documents, and 3D models, Navigator allows users to create visual reports, query model information, resolve issues and conduct coordination reviews. It connects to ProjectWise (also from Bentley systems) and other document repositories. A mobile app version of Navigator is also available.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for small to mid-sized businesses. It is the top of the QuickBooks line. Pricing starts at $3,000 for five users, and goes up depending on the number of additional users. They also offer an Advanced Inventory module for $999 / year.
$1,261
per year
Pricing
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Editions & Modules
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Gold
1,261
per year
Platinum
1,522
per year
Gold with Remote Access
1,785.60
per year
Platinum with Remote Access
2,083.20
per year
Diamond
3,060.34
per year
Diamond with Remote Access
3,600.36
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
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Features
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Construction Project & Field Management
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Bentley Navigator
8.2
1 Ratings
10% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
108 Ratings
10% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.7104 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.861 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.090 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.782 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.583 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
74 Ratings
9% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.957 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.268 Ratings
Security
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Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
156 Ratings
5% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.3118 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.2154 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
173 Ratings
12% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.4148 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.6171 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.1166 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
177 Ratings
12% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.8170 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.9169 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.5155 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.0168 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.3155 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.577 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings8.1115 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.857 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.265 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.187 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings6.667 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.161 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings8.175 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.9126 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.586 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.383 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings8.150 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.794 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
104 Ratings
14% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.1100 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.453 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.366 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings6.850 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Bentley Navigator
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
129 Ratings
17% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.695 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.7101 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.890 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.3114 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.355 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings8.739 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(188 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bentley NavigatorQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Bentley Systems
I think the complexity and cost of the program make it particularly useful, in situations where: the project is relatively large, with a wide variety of specialties that interact and depend on one another, and with specialists who are not physically together and whose communication and understanding is vital for the proper development of the project. If the project does not meet these characteristics, it is preferable to use less complex tools, cheaper, and that require less effort training the staff to use the software in question.
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Intuit
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is very flexible. When you have made a mistake, most mistakes are fixed easily. This is wonderful if you know what you are doing. If you don't know what you are doing QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise gives the user, the ability to do many things incorrectly. If you are not an accountant, you don't know you are doing it incorrectly. That can be a problem.
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Pros
Bentley Systems
  • It allows the different specialists or users, to make virtual and quick analyzes that have been translated into the rapid resolution of problems.
  • Bentley Navigator allowed me to incorporate and manage important amounts of information that were key in the design phase, and that being inputs for different areas could be a source of conflict. The conflicts that have been generated are much smaller than those seen in similar projects previously carried out without the help of this tool.
  • Allowing the visualization of the information in 3D models, added to its capacity to export 3D models as PD files, has allowed to increase the fluidity and communication of information with the client, which has translated into a reduction of the hours invested by the technical manager in that activity.
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Intuit
  • Detailed organization of financial information
  • Several security measures and double check systems to ensure incorrect entries aren't made. This prevents accidental errors and protects the company from fraud.
  • Ease of overall use
  • Reporting can be as detailed or as general as you prefer. Each report allows you to look at the overall picture or access specific details of each aspect of the company financials.
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Cons
Bentley Systems
  • It could give alert messages warning that the information that is of shared use, has the latest version, with all the updated modifications.
  • The information contained in the visual reports currently generated by the software could be expanded.
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Intuit
  • I would like to see more ways to customize reports and have that process be more user friendly.
  • I would like to see the process of creating year end giving statements be made more user friendly. Since I only do it once a year, I have to figure the process out every year.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
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Usability
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QuickBooks provides all staff immediate access to the data in whatever form each person wants it. The balancing on entries prevents incorrect data entry on payables/receivables. Reports are easy to customize and save for future use. The records are easy to audit.
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Reliability and Availability
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
They have always been available to meet our needs when we need it. We have had zero complaints with getting the assistance we need.
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Performance
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Support Rating
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
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In-Person Training
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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Online Training
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Implementation Rating
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
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Alternatives Considered
Bentley Systems
The tools and functionalities that have been used previously, are not commercial software, they have been software developed internally, of course much simpler and less functional than commercial software such as Bentley and its competition. This fact clearly obeyed a guideline of the organization that aimed to minimize the costs associated with the acquisition of software such as the Bentley.
As you learn from the experience and mistakes, once you lost a lot of time and money because you did not have the necessary tools to guarantee the timely flow of information, between personnel who were physically distant from each other but who needed of a very high technical interaction. As a result of this fact, the use of tools such as this was proposed as a test, in order to evaluate its real usefulness over time.
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Intuit
We have selected this product as it is affordoable in terms of pricing and features too. Our clients is geeting lots of benefits by using this product. By using QuickBooks desktop client also manage the information realted to financials and also get the clear picture for the future by using the accounting information from this product.
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Scalability
Bentley Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It has worked for our small company in every way. We have very little issues with the software and when we have had problems, Intuit has stepped up and resolved in promptly.
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Return on Investment
Bentley Systems
  • The frequency and quality of information flow between field and office staff has improved.
  • The costs for cellular use concepts associated with the sharing of information associated with the projects where the software has been used have been reduced compared to projects where more traditional control tools have been used.
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Intuit
  • Good value for the price. The initial setup was quick and easy.
  • When properly set up and processes are followed it's decent at managing inventory which is something we had problems with. Have to have a dedicated employee to builds.
  • Rolling up costs in multi-level BOM's is a project each time we have to review costs, it's very time consuming to manually update all assemblies.
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