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Esker On Demand is great for Sales Order Processing order creation. We use it with web services. It can make table read calls, test order creations (simulate order), and help with order creation. They are also working on change order management, but if you have multiple order entry methods or touch points, this feature may not be usable for your company.
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QuickBooks is a great way to manage your business finances and payroll. Even though there a things that are not perfect the software or product is the best I've experienced for small businesses. I highly recommend QuickBooks Online Advanced. It allows small businesses to manage inventory and utilizing the POS system works for many businesses. I don't have a need for the POS but I have heard good things about it.
Read full review Pros Esker makes automated invoice sending very easy Esker tracks the sending of documents & records whether or not the message was successful Esker offers various reports that can be very helpful Esker stores all of our customers' contact info on the cloud, and it can be accessed from anywhere Read full review QuickBooks Online Advanced has all that is already in Plus, with the popular ability to track by classes. It has a lot of exclusive features. First to mention reporting. QuickBooks Online Advanced performes batch invoice import. QuickBooks Online Advanced allows custom permissions for individuals. A dedicated account team, features for advanced business analytics, accounting employee expenses, other workflow automations and more. Steffen Jäschke
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Read full review Cons We can't enter credit memos in Esker. Need to enter in SAP and then link. PO invoices that were trained to go into the PO bucket, route into the non-PO buckets. Freight invoices that have had hundreds going into the non-PO bucket have a tendency to route to the PO-bucket because a PO number is referenced on page 7. Read full review Extremely slow data entry rates for all forms: invoices, sales receipts, POs, bills, bill payments, checks, and deposits. If you are heavy into data entry like this, QB desktop will run circles around QB online. Need to refresh browser tabs containing reports, transactions, and reconciliations because they do not automatically update after entering or changing a transaction. This requires you to monitor the app to be sure the information it is giving you is accurate or at least makes sense after you make entries or adjustments. Inadequate tablet/phone app -- very limited functions, especially for a business owner. A quasi-desktop/cloud interface app for QB Online that in the past caused blue screen errors for me, requiring uninstallation. Quality of support varies SIGNIFICANTLY depending on time of year, current onshore or offshore strategy of Intuit, and organization of support delivery. Extremely weak support and willingness to stand by their merchant services, in one case causing a month-long delay to receive payment on a check from a regular customer who banked at the same bank as me. And the CEO's office could not resolve either. Loyalty to customers and advisor networks has consistently decreased. Costs continue to rise, well before our recent inflationary period, roughly doubling in about 5 to 6 years. Will sell your employees' salaries to credit monitoring services without your actively taking steps to prevent. "Anonymizes" your business' performance data to share with other business owners, including your competitors. It is unclear how much is shared and to what depth. You cannot opt out. If you don't know what you are doing, or if your bookkeeper doesn't, you can create one helluva mess. Introductory offers for product set-up and advice (from Intuit directly) are weak. For implementing QBO you really need training from someone who can work directly with you on your books. This is increasingly true as you move up the ladder of product complexity/function. Software look, feel, and feature changes that happen with no real notice of what is coming and its impact on your work flow. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
QuickBooks Online Advanced is not like any other accounting software. With how great the software is now, I would definitely renew QuickBooks Online Advanced
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Esker does everything that it promises to do, but it is very hard to figure out. I am a very tech-savvy person, but I needed extensive training to be able to use the basic functions of Esker. Once you know what you're doing, it's not too hard, but I don't understand why they couldn't make it easier to use.
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QuickBooks Online Advanced is great and effective. I use it for almost three months and it definitely does their job
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They have been very helpful and the online support site is awesome. They keep the site up to date with the latest changes and present challenges to keep learning the new updates to keep things entertaining. They are overall a great crew to work with
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The online training was easy to follow and understand. The online training gave us the specific instructions to follow
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I dont have any
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I have listed a few that we considered but there were many more in the initial assessment, Esker was priced well and had the best user interface. Was really easy to use and the implementation process was well designed. It was a system that could handle a two tiered delegations of authority for project expenditure and operational expenditure.
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QuickBooks Desktop provides slightly more features and functionality, at the cost of disk space and the lack of cloud access. We chose the Online version of this software as the accounting and finance staff travel frequently and may access information remotely. QuickBooks provides significantly less features and functionality than Oracle NetSuite, but it comes at a fraction of the cost. As a smaller startup, NetSuite is not affordable for us at this time.
Read full review Return on Investment We now have reporting available down to the individual field level (changes, errors, etc) and can calculate cost to serve. It replaced on-premise hardware with cloud SaaS that is more cost effective and risk adverse. It is more intuitive; we can put new hires on order entry and experience less user errors. As a solution owner who fixes problems and answers questions, I don't find myself having to "think" about Esker and it has become a smaller part of my job now that end-users are more self-sufficient. Read full review I know where are bank accounts stand all in one place. I know who has paid me, who has yet to pay me, and the amount of invoices outstanding and how much I can expect to earn in a month. Quickbooks keeps me organized in every aspect of the business. Read full review ScreenShots