Fiserv Prologue Financials vs. Zoho Books

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Prologue Financials
Score 1.8 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
Zoho Books
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Books is an accounting solution that is designed to help small businesses manage their finances. This solution includes dashboards and a wide variety of reports. Business users can automate tasks and set up custom workflows. The vendor offers a 14 day free trial.
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
For businesses with turnover <50K USD per annum
Standard
$15
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Professional
$40
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Premium
$60
Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Prologue FinancialsZoho Books
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$15 Per Organization/Month, Billed Annually
Additional DetailsZoho Books is available for both monthly and yearly plans. Users who sign up for the annual plan get a discount.
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Community Pulse
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Features
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsZoho Books
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Zoho Books
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Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Zoho Books
6.9
15 Ratings
0% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings6.915 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Zoho Books
9.9
24 Ratings
23% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings9.823 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
Zoho Books
8.9
23 Ratings
18% above category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings8.923 Ratings
Standard reports9.01 Ratings8.922 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings9.01 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
Zoho Books
8.9
24 Ratings
21% above category average
Accounts payable9.01 Ratings8.922 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.01 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Cash management9.01 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Bank reconciliation9.01 Ratings7.821 Ratings
Expense management9.01 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Time tracking9.01 Ratings7.914 Ratings
Fixed asset management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support9.01 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Multi-division support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance9.01 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Electronic tax filing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal9.01 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Localizations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.01 Ratings00 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
Zoho Books
7.9
13 Ratings
17% above category average
Inventory tracking9.01 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.01 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing module9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Fiserv Prologue Financials
9.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Zoho Books
9.4
21 Ratings
27% above category average
Pricing9.01 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Order entry9.01 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Credit card processing9.01 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.01 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Order exception Resolution9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(2 ratings)
8.5
(25 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.3
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fiserv Prologue FinancialsZoho Books
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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Zoho
If using other cloud applications and you wish to create Zoho Books transactions via APIs, Zoho Books is great. The overall UI and flow of the application are great. If you need a detailed job cost accounting solution and robust reporting there is some room for improvement here.
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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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Zoho
  • Zoho Books invoicing and receipting features are second to none. We find it easy to quickly invoice clients and add items to their bills and also for our own receipting internally.
  • The accounting features are great for our accounting team to be able to see where we are financially and how the business is doing.
  • The ability to add contacts and run a mini CRM channel with clients within Zoho is invaluable. Since we use this in conjunction with our other CRM channels, it helps to have a centralized place to follow up and see through a sales funnel.
  • Zoho Books allows us to take payments from clients around the globe a feature we didn't have when we used another accounting system.
  • The pricing for Zoho Books is fairly reasonable for an SME organization which is a great for us as it pays itself back many times over every month.
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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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Zoho
  • Zoho Books is only available in Texas and California. There is no integration allowed for paying employee expenses. The absolute worst aspect is the fact that if you make even the slightest error in data input there is no backing up. You cannot undo an error.
  • The system does not allow change once implemented, so you must get every one of your beginning balances perfect. The practice of Journal Entries is cumbersome. When reconciling, Zoho Books has adopted a number of required steps that significantly overcomplicate reconciliation using practices that are not consistent with general accounting principles in the US.
  • On the customer side, you must look in two places to see the beginning balance and the current receivables that might exist for current invoicing.
  • The way the system works, you must avoid having much trust with the balances depicted. So far, it appears that Zoho Books uses what we called in school "that new math."
  • It would be terrifying to rely on this bookkeeping system to support an IRS Audit. The system violates too many fundamental accounting principles.
  • The software is used by so few people that there is concern that we might never find a skilled bookkeeper.
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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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Zoho
Customization is the biggest struggle for us and most of the time we need to involve a tech person. The chat support is a great feature and very helpful. It would be great to be able to customize and create invoices and correspondence (templates) such are reminders in multiple languages within one organization. The currency (USD) would be the same. We have clients in different countries that don't speak English but pay in USD.
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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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Zoho
The support team feels very disjointed. We have filtered through a number of "lead" contacts and are frequently spammed by other Zoho members. Once getting an appropriate support contact on the phone - the team is very helpful, it just takes a lot of hoop jumping to get there. We actually unsubscribed from their support package as we were not getting the value we were looking for.
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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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Zoho
We had a lot of problems with Exact Online, support-wise and price-wise. So Zoho Books wins on every point there. While Exact offers way more options, it tends to be really slow... and complex. Again Zoho Books wins. If you want an easy-to-use tool and not pay a lot of money, or if you are a small administration office with a few clients, this tool will be perfect for you.
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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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Zoho
  • Integration: Zoho Books offers out of the box integrations to extend the functionality and connect with the applications you love like MailChimp, Microsoft Outlook, PandaDoc, and Quickbooks, etc.
  • Flexibility makes Zoho Books great!
  • Since I can use forecast reports, I can create customizable sales forecast data from the dashboard to accurately measure revenue forecasts and establish sales quotas.
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