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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 Online

Quickbooks Online is super well suited for small business owners who are on the go and need access to their bookkeeping across multiple devices. You can leave the desktop and carry your books in your pocket for billing, invoicing, expensing, payroll any time, anywhere. I know there are time tracking plugins as well as other integrations that allow for your staff to submit reports directly to the software which is a brilliant addition.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Accounts payable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts receivable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Cash management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
7.8
Expense management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Fixed asset management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Online
5.9
Time tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
5.1
Multi-currency support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
4.2
Multi-division support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Regulations compliance
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.1
Electronic tax filing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Self-service portal
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Global Financial Support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Intercompany Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Localizations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.3
Centralized Rules Framework
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Standardized Processes
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.1

Payroll Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.4
Pay calculation
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.6
Direct deposit files
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.4
Salary revision and increment management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Reimbursement management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.6

Customization

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.6
API for custom integration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Plug-ins
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Single sign-on capability
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Dashboards
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Standard reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Custom reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Inventory Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Inventory tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.0
Automatic reordering
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Location management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Manufacturing module
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
5.5

Order Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Pricing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Order entry
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Credit card processing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Cost of goods sold
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Order Orchestration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
5.7
End-to-end order visibility
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
6.7
Order exception Resolution
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
4.9

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 Online

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
Jennifer Walschap | 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 Online

  • Collaboration. I would like multiple members of our team to be able to collaborate better. I have difficulty sometimes tracking what was done by whom at a user level.
  • Making user permissions easier to manage. Setting security options between users. The features may be there but it is not as intuitive to set certain access permissions and differentiate between users as I would like.
  • Integration into Outlook calendars would be a nice add-on for payment reminders. These are setup and scheduled for payment automatically through the app, but a reminder on my personal calendar would be a nice add on. It may even be available but I am not aware of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 9.4
Based on 21 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
John H. Adair CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 4.6
Based on 14 answers
It's Easy enough to learn the basic for a new user; though if you are required to go more in depth in recording assets or liability accounts it could get somewhat confusing for the every day user who doesn't know double-entry accounting. It's great for a business that just wants profit and loss information available at their fingertips.
Lindsay Foucht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 6 answers
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 4 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
Colleen Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 2.0
Based on 12 answers
Not that overally impressed with the support when having issues with the app or desktop version. I lost my patience and at times just gave up and tried another process outside of QuickBooks. This is definitely something QuickBooks needs to work on improving as this could lose them customers in the long run. The benefits at the moment outweigh any of the frustrations I face.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 6 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
Robin M. Robboy, CPA | 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 Online

QuickBooks Online was much easier to use across a non-profit where we needed people in multiple locations working on different servers to access the financial data at once, it also allowed us to connect our bank accounts to the software which was a huge benefit of the program, these were main differentiators between the online product and the desktop version that we trialed. We have also used Wave in the past for accounting and still use it for it's invoicing features because of the nice invoices it creates for our organization at no cost. Microsoft Excel is what we used before Online version so QuickBooks is much more advanced than that.
Dylan DeClerck | 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 Online

  • QuickBooks Online ("QBO") has allowed us to increase our efficiency by at least 20% on clients where we handle their actual activity entry. The use of bank feeds has been the largest contributor to this because we can memorize transactions and what categorization needs to happen to them - virtually eliminating the need to key in information for those clients.
  • We are able to service more clients who are coming to us that want to use or already use a cloud based solution. Probably 2 of every 5 new clients already are using a cloud solution or want to use a cloud solution.
  • We are able to have access to the clients books immediately via the easy granting of a free "Accountant's Login." Clients love that they don't have to pay for this easy to use feature and that we can immediately start collaborating on new work without having to jump through hoops to gain access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clearbooks

General

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

Clearbooks Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Online

General

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

QuickBooks Online Editions & Modules

Edition
Simple Start$251
Plus$751
Advanced$1501
Self-Employed$151
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clearbooks
7.0
QuickBooks Online
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
9.4

Usability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
4.6

Reliability and Availability

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
5.6

Performance

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
7.9

Support Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
2.0

Implementation Rating

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Online
5.2

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