Centage vs. QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centage
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Centage (Planning Maestro) offers a way to plan, budget, forecast and report financial performance by enabling finance teams to see into the future, and test the impact of different scenarios, in order to make faster decisions with confidence. The software streamlines the entire planning process, delivering sophisticated financial intelligence to empowers users to make faster, more informed decisions, so they can react quickly to market changes, take intelligent risks and capitalize on new…N/A
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.N/A
Pricing
CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
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CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
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Features
CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Centage
4.6
3 Ratings
53% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Customizable dashboards4.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Centage
7.0
9 Ratings
16% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Drill-down analysis7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Centage
7.4
5 Ratings
10% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Publish to Web5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning8.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Centage
8.1
4 Ratings
6% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Predictive Analytics8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Centage
9.0
10 Ratings
4% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
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Multi-User Support (named login)9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.210 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting
Comparison of Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting features of Product A and Product B
Centage
8.8
11 Ratings
6% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
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Long-term financial planning8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial budgeting9.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Scenario modeling8.49 Ratings00 Ratings
Management reporting8.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Consolidation and Close
Comparison of Consolidation and Close features of Product A and Product B
Centage
8.5
7 Ratings
6% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
Ratings
Financial data consolidation8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Local and consolidated reporting8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Financial Reporting and Compliance
Comparison of Financial Reporting and Compliance features of Product A and Product B
Centage
8.2
11 Ratings
0% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Financial Statement Reporting8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Reporting8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel-based Reporting8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated board and financial reporting7.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics and Reporting
Comparison of Analytics and Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Centage
7.7
4 Ratings
4% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
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Personalized dashboards7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost and profitability analysis7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Key Performance Indicator setting7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration
Comparison of Integration features of Product A and Product B
Centage
7.9
9 Ratings
5% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
-
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Flat file integration7.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Excel data integration8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources7.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
11 Ratings
33% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0
11 Ratings
13% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
20 Ratings
24% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
22 Ratings
29% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
24 Ratings
22% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.224 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.218 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.924 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.220 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings6.214 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings6.210 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings6.214 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.217 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.29 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.29 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
15 Ratings
14% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.214 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Centage
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
18 Ratings
15% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings5.76 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings6.77 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.66 Ratings
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User Ratings
CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(12 ratings)
8.9
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(3 ratings)
5.3
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(3 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentageQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
Centage
Centage is suited for all types of business. This is what makes this tool so great. It requires some expertise in setting it up and depending on how complex the business is, it may take longer than expected. It's a complex system and if you are not involved in the implementtion it might be hard to learn what is does.
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Intuit
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
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Pros
Centage
  • Planning personnel with all the related benefit expenses is very accurate and we are able to forecast increases as well.
  • Storing separate versions of the budget allows us to finalize for the year and have access to the data while we update the default plan with any changes.
  • I ilke the way you can add intelligence see the detail of calculations below th eline item.
  • I like writing Planning Maestro reports to see drill downs of any item and tie them to our ERP Budget
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Intuit
  • 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.
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Cons
Centage
  • Head count is a bit strange as each period is considered one Headcount for a total of 12 per year, so we have to adjust when running reports
  • would love to be able to attach related expenses in payroll to a kind of employee instead of doing each individually. It's time consuming.
  • Have the help more available instead of having to log into separate place
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Intuit
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Centage
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Intuit
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
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Usability
Centage
I've lived through the changes over the years, and I have found that most financially-minded professionals should have no problems using this system.
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Intuit
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!
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Reliability and Availability
Centage
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Intuit
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.
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Support Rating
Centage
The team makes sure that you get what you need out of the software. They will do whatever is in their power to make sure you're happy and are getting back your investment (time and money).
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Intuit
Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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Alternatives Considered
Centage
I used to use an older consolidating product call FRX or something like that, very manual where accounts were adding line the reporting lines one by one.... Centage is far superior, the ability to create custom Dimension hierarchies as improved our reporting 100 fold
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Intuit
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.
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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
  • 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.
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