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Score 6.8 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera

For small to medium engineering and architecture firms, Ajera appears to be the right size. Beyond the engineering software, Deltek Ajera has all the features a small to medium firm will need for smooth operation. AR, AP, Payroll, reporting, project management are all in one package. We chose to self-host because the licensing was more cost effective for us, but cloud hosting is also available.
Anonymous | 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

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Customization

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
API for custom integration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Plug-ins
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6

Security

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Standard reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Accounts receivable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Cash management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9
Bank reconciliation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Expense management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Time tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Fixed asset management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Multi-currency support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.1
Multi-division support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.3
Regulations compliance
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Electronic tax filing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Self-service portal
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Global Financial Support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Localizations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5
Standardized Processes
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Inventory Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Inventory tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Automatic reordering
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Location management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7

Order Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Order entry
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Order Orchestration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.1

Pros

Deltek Ajera

  • Widgets are the best feature of Ajera. Designers can make tiny reports for the entire company, or for one or two individuals. These little reports are the first things that the employee sees when they log in. Viewers of the reports are able to filter, sort, group, print or export the widget without impacting the other users. Deltek has been releasing new features that allow the editing of data in widgets. You can now create new projects or edit timesheets from the widgets.
  • Credit card importing and credit card reconciliation in Ajera has greatly decreased time spent by administration. You can import credit card transactions from your credit cards. It saves on data entry, and it is easy to see what receipts you are missing when you get the statement.
  • Mobile timesheets and expense reports help engineers or other users enter their time and expenses as they are on the go. They can take pictures or receipts or submit their timesheet from home.
  • The Project Command Center is a one stop fountain of information. Everything the project manager wants to know about a project can be found here. You can also add custom fields that allow you to tract addition information.
Anonymous | 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

Deltek Ajera

  • Would be nice if the reports would have more creativity with the ability to add more charts and graphics.
  • The user interface for time sheets could be more user-friendly.
  • The user interface for expense sheets could be more user-friendly.
Anonymous | 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

Deltek Ajera

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

Deltek Ajera

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

Deltek Ajera

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

Deltek Ajera

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

Deltek Ajera

The previous systems were essentially timesheet systems only with very basic accounting. It's mostly the accounting subsystem that made us select Ajera.
Anonymous | 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

Deltek Ajera

  • Made accounting and payroll's jobs harder.
  • Improved visibility on project cost management and profit.
Thiago Beda, SHRM-CP | 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

Deltek Ajera

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

Deltek Ajera
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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