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Score 7 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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 Pro

I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Accounts payable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Accounts receivable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Cash management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Bank reconciliation
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Expense management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Fixed asset management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Time tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Multi-currency support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.7
Multi-division support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Electronic tax filing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Self-service portal
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Global Financial Support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.1
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Localizations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Enterprise Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Standardized Processes
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

Payroll Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Pay calculation
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Direct deposit files
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Reimbursement management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8

Customization

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
API for custom integration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Plug-ins
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0

Security

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Single sign-on capability
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Role-based user permissions
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Dashboards
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Standard reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Custom reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9

Inventory Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Inventory tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Automatic reordering
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Location management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Manufacturing module
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2

Order Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Pricing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order entry
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Credit card processing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order Orchestration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Order exception Resolution
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6

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 Pro

  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
Matt Wipf | 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 Pro

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
Tony Lamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.1
Based on 27 answers
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
Alexis Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 5.6
Based on 33 answers
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
Scott Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 12 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | 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 Pro

Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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 Pro

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clearbooks

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

Reliability and Availability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.6

In-Person Training

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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