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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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed is a very detailed software to keep track of your finances and tax obligations. I'm reviewing the online version here and honestly, if you are into QuickBooks, it might be worth looking into the stand-alone software version. Ideally, if you work remotely, in various places and on more than one computer (desktop or laptop) then QuickBooks online is a good idea. But the slow interface is troubling to me and I spend a lot of time going through and correcting entries QuickBooks imports from my bank account. In fact, I've gone back to my stand-alone version of Quicken.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Accounts payable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Accounts receivable
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Cash management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Expense management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.7
Fixed asset management
Clearbooks
5.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Time tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Multi-currency support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Multi-division support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Regulations compliance
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0
Electronic tax filing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Self-service portal
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.4
Global Financial Support
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Localizations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Configurable Accounting
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Standardized Processes
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.9

Payroll Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Pay calculation
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.4
Direct deposit files
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.6
Reimbursement management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5

Customization

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
API for custom integration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Plug-ins
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

Security

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Single sign-on capability
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Dashboards
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Standard reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Custom reports
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6

Inventory Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Inventory tracking
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Automatic reordering
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.4
Location management
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Manufacturing module
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0

Order Management

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.9
Pricing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Order entry
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5
Credit card processing
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Cost of goods sold
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.5
Order Orchestration
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0

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

  • Cross-platform compatibility (Browser, Android) makes it easy to see how my business is doing almost anywhere.
  • Smart enough to recognize and automatically categorize most of my transactions, so I don't have to fuss with spreadsheets at the end of the year.
  • Updates automatically and notifies me when it needs help, so I don't have to spend too much time babysitting it.
  • Integrated with TurboTax and automatically exports year-end tax info for easy filing.
Benjamin E. Jerew | 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

  • Automatic mileage tracking used to work a lot better than it currently does. I got a new phone, and now I have to manually input call tracking, because it just doesn't work anymore.
  • When creating invoices, there should be a way to import data into an invoices from Excel, which would make the invoicing a lot faster. Additionally, being able to press ENTER to save a line item on an invoice would be nice. Currently it doesn't work that way.
  • Editing invoices shouldn't require sending a reminder.
Aaron Metzger | 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

  • A positive impact on my business is, of course, keeping track of income and expenses, and approximate quarterly taxes. QuickBooks is a little better at this than Quicken, I think.
  • By using QuickBooks (and Quicken) it saves me having to spend money on an accountant. (At least up to this point.)
  • However, the time I spend on daily or weekly entries takes billable time away from other things.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Clearbooks

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

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 Self-Employed
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Clearbooks
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

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