Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 2.8 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 Pro
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
65 Ratings
22% above category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings9.961 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings9.835 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings9.853 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings9.949 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings7.350 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
39 Ratings
11% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings8.032 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings7.836 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 Pro
8.5
93 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings8.975 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings8.188 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
108 Ratings
10% above category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings9.593 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings7.5108 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings8.2106 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
19% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
112 Ratings
8% above category average
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings9.7107 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings7.5109 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings2.497 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings9.7108 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings8.899 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings8.747 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings6.064 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings5.752 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings9.738 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings8.837 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings7.438 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings9.665 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings9.733 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings9.748 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.7
56 Ratings
5% below category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings6.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings6.229 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
70 Ratings
2% below category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings6.650 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings7.449 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings7.148 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings9.058 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings9.021 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings3.216 Ratings
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
1.9
(2 ratings)
5.6
(124 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(31 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
2.4
(29 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fiserv
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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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
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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Reliability and Availability
Fiserv
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Intuit
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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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
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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In-Person Training
Fiserv
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Intuit
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
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Implementation Rating
Fiserv
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Intuit
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
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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
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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