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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 1 feature set: General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

5.0

Clearbooks

50%
8.9

QuickBooks Self-Employed

89%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Accounts receivable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Cash management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Expense management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
13 Ratings

Fixed asset management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Payroll Management

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

QuickBooks Self-Employed

78%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 5/5 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Customization

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

QuickBooks Self-Employed

77%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Security

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

QuickBooks Self-Employed

85%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

QuickBooks Self-Employed

74%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
13 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3
53%
7 Ratings

Inventory Management

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

QuickBooks Self-Employed

73%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Order Management

Clearbooks

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

QuickBooks Self-Employed

81%
QuickBooks Self-Employed ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Clearbooks

70%
1 Rating
9.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

90%
14 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Clearbooks

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

QuickBooks Self-Employed

95%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Clearbooks

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Self-Employed

100%
2 Ratings

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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks is a great tool for new SoleTraders that need basic accounting software and require digital invoicing for their clients to send via email and access key features via a mobile app on the go. QuickBooks is a straightforward tool to use with a simple design and learning curve for business owners that are not very tech-savvy.For businesses that operate on a larger scale and need to provide access to other users on their team, QuickBooks is limited. This type of business may also require more insights into the business outside of accounting, and QuickBooks won't be able to supply insights outside of that.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Self-Employed

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
Tim Vahsholtz | 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 Self-Employed

  • Doesn't integrate with Mint, which I use for my home expenses. I think this would be a nice addition to the program, so I could keep track of my whole financial situation.
  • A Windows 10 app would be a nice addition to the program, so I could access it securely from my desktop.
Benjamin E. Jerew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clearbooks

General

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

Starting Price

QuickBooks Self-Employed

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using this software for several years now and it has always put out my data in beautiful generated reports that I can use for verification purposes with my financial institute and the IRS. It has all the tools I need to run my business without loosing track of anything
Shannon Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Clearbooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never faced any difficulties that required me to contact QuickBooks customer service. QuickBooks has plenty of online tutorials, blog posts, and helpful tips and advice for almost any issues you may face using the desktop or app version of the software. Even if you can not find the right answer on the QuickBooks webpages, there are loads of YouTube videos from experts.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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 Self-Employed

FreshBooks limited my ability to categorize transactions, specifically removing duplicates or excluding them. I selected QuickBooks Self-Employed because it allowed me to be in control of items. Sometimes accounting is just making sure things are organized the way YOU think, and FreshBooks wasn't doing that for me.
Jonathan Palance | 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 Self-Employed

  • Overall, tagging expenses and mileage has saved me thousands in taxes, for a relatively low cost of around $8/mo.
  • QuickBooks allows me to get invoices to clients quickly and accept online payments, which helps with cashflow.
  • The app has stopped tracking mileage automatically on my device, so I worry that sometimes I am not tracking business miles effectively, which could end up costing me at the EOY.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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