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Likelihood to Recommend

Clearbooks

Larger companies, multi-currency. Clearbooks is in a competitive environment with Xero, SageOne, FreeAgent, Intuit etc., etc.
Peter Cowley | 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

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Accounts receivable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Cash management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Bank reconciliation
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Expense management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.6
Fixed asset management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Time tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Multi-currency support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Multi-division support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.4
Regulations compliance
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Electronic tax filing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Self-service portal
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Global Financial Support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Intercompany Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Localizations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Journals and Reconciliations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Enterprise Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Configurable Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Centralized Rules Framework
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Standardized Processes
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Payroll Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Pay calculation
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Direct deposit files
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Salary revision and increment management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Reimbursement management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1

Customization

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
API for custom integration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Plug-ins
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7

Security

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Single sign-on capability
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Role-based user permissions
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Standard reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

Inventory Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Inventory tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Automatic reordering
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Location management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Order Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Credit card processing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Order Orchestration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.5
Order exception Resolution
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7

Pros

Clearbooks

  • SaaS, so accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world via a browser
  • Clear and straight forward navigation
  • Good choice of management reports
Peter Cowley | 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

Clearbooks

  • Like any SaaS product, Clearbooks is continuously evolving and being improved
  • Some of the reports still need some work
Peter Cowley | 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

Clearbooks

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

Clearbooks

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

Clearbooks

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

Clearbooks

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

Clearbooks

Clearbooks was chosen 5 years ago as our accountant recommended it. There is an element of inertia in moving accounts packages.
Peter Cowley | 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

Clearbooks

  • I am not sure that ROI is an appropriate measure for an accounts package. The cost is around £250/year, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of a bookkeeper/finance controller/finance director/CFO.
Peter Cowley | 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

Clearbooks

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

Clearbooks
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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