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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    88%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    45 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    36 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    27 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    29 Ratings

    Customization

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.3

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    13%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API for custom integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.3
    13%
    15 Ratings

    Plug-ins

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.3
    13%
    20 Ratings

    Security

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    70%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    42 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    40 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.7

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    57%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.5
    45%
    47 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    55 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7
    57%
    53 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    81%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 21/21 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    57 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    58 Ratings

    Cash management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    53 Ratings

    Bank reconciliation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    56 Ratings

    Expense management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    55 Ratings

    Time tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    27 Ratings

    Fixed asset management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    38 Ratings

    Multi-currency support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    18 Ratings

    Multi-division support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    32 Ratings

    Regulations compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    19 Ratings

    Electronic tax filing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    28 Ratings

    Self-service portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings

    Global Financial Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Primary and Secondary Ledgers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Intercompany Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings

    Localizations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    13 Ratings

    Enterprise Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Configurable Accounting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    6 Ratings

    Centralized Rules Framework

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    7 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    3.4

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    34%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.6
    36%
    35 Ratings

    Automatic reordering

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    15 Ratings

    Location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings

    Manufacturing module

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    17 Ratings

    Order Management

    Planning Maestro

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    74%
    QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pricing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    30 Ratings

    Order entry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    31 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    26 Ratings

    Cost of goods sold

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    34 Ratings

    Order Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings

    End-to-end order visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    4 Ratings

    Order exception Resolution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Planning Maestro is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Planning Maestro

    90%
    1 Rating
    5.8

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    58%
    62 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.3

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    13%
    12 Ratings

    Usability

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    78%
    13 Ratings

    Availability

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    91%
    10 Ratings

    Performance

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.7

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    57%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    51%
    18 Ratings

    Online Training

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    10%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    72%
    14 Ratings

    Configurability

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    90%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    70%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    62%
    4 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Planning Maestro

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Centage

    Personally, I was always very satisfied with the Budget Maestro product and platform. I used Hyperion Essbase in my prior company and felt Analytics Maestro had very similar capabilities and features which made learning the product very easy. The ongoing support has been tremendous and this is an area I find many competitors in the marketplace to have room for improvement.
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    Intuit

    QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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    Pros

    Centage

    • Analytics Maestro Platform adds tremendous value.
    • Newer version offering is cloud based which adds value on size constraints.
    • Customer support has always been extremely supportive and timely on responses.
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    Intuit

    • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
    • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
    • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
    • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
    • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
    • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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    Cons

    Centage

    • Took some time to roll out the cloud-based solution.
    • The older version (not cloud-based) we used took about an hour to refresh after data load.
    • The older version did take some time learning how to use the product to its fullest capabilities.
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    Intuit

    • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
    • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
    • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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    Pricing Details

    Planning Maestro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Planning Maestro editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      QuickBooks Desktop Premier

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      QuickBooks Desktop Premier editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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        Usability

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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        Performance

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        It takes forever to load.
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        Support Rating

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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        Implementation Rating

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Centage

        Our company evaluated 6 product offerings in the market place a year ago and felt Budget Maestro and Vena offered the largest return on our investment at their price points. We have always been very satisfied with the product and its customer service. Since we have grown over 600% over 4 years, many of the new layers of management used other products in prior careers and we are currently at a point where the entire organization may be transitioning to an ERP solution to manage all finance and accounting functions. I would always recommend Budget Maestro as a great budgeting and analytical tool for FP&A teams as we were able to accomplish a high amount of monthly reports with a small team over the years.
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        Intuit

        QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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        Scalability

        Centage

        No answers on this topic

        Intuit

        They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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        Return on Investment

        Centage

        • We were a very small company growing by acquisition so it worked well during these phases of our company growth.
        • The return for our cost was tremendous especially in comparison to peers in the market.
        • Analytics Maestro allowed us to grow without adding headcount by building efficient reports that can easily be mass-produced for all branches within our organization.
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        Intuit

        • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
        • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
        • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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