Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 2.4 out of 10
N/A
Prologue Financials from Fiserv, a fully integrated accounting solution, features enhanced, built-in automation and controls and a newly designed user interface, enabling users to increase the efficiency of financial accounting processes.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail.N/A
Pricing
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
47 Ratings
21% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings7.046 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings9.529 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
20 Ratings
136% below category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings1.315 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings1.320 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
49 Ratings
6% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings4.943 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings10.040 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
57 Ratings
7% below category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings4.948 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings7.956 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings7.954 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
60 Ratings
1% below category average
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings7.058 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings7.059 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings6.156 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings5.028 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings5.139 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings1.819 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings4.37 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.9
36 Ratings
79% below category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings1.735 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
38 Ratings
1% below category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
1.7
(2 ratings)
3.0
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
1.1
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials will automate and help streamline your accounting processes and increases your data accuracy and create efficiencies that enables time and resources to be directed to strategic and profitable activities. Instant correction to errors and automatic journal entry reversal are very effective and excellent detailed audit trail allowing easy tracking and monitoring.
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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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Pros
Fiserv
  • In my opinion, nothing is done well. I hate this program with an extreme passion.
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Intuit
  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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Cons
Fiserv
  • Support is only available within business hours.
  • No free trials.
  • Takes time to implement during initial stages.
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Intuit
  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fiserv
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Intuit
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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Usability
Fiserv
Powerful tool that helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and helps to deliver reliable and accurate accessible information that is crucial to the performance of our organization. Its easy to customize and to create financial reports of any kind from the GL and its ability to manipulate data through the system is amazing.
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Intuit
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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Reliability and Availability
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Intuit
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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Performance
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It takes forever to load.
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Support Rating
Fiserv
It provides us with a fully integrated accounting management solution with effective account payables and investment portfolio accounting. It helps us to automate and to streamline our accounting processes and it allows us to create custom financial reports easily enabling faster reports with accurate financial accounting data.
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Intuit
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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Implementation Rating
Fiserv
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Intuit
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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Alternatives Considered
Fiserv
Fiserv Prologue Financials is easily available and deployed in Mac and Windows and allows our financial controllers to create simple custom reports that enable them to report faster with accurate financial data. Great product that provides us with excellent cash management and payment management processes.
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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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Scalability
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Intuit
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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Return on Investment
Fiserv
  • Instant correction to errors.
  • Real-time financial data.
  • Automatic journal entry reversals.
  • Detailed audit trails that allows effective tracking.
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Intuit
  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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