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Score 8.3 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software

We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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.
Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Foundation Software
5.8
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Employee demographic data
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Employment history
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Job profiles and administration
Foundation Software
4.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Foundation Software
3.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Payroll Management

Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Pay calculation
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Direct deposit files
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Salary revision and increment management
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Reimbursement management
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Foundation Software
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Dashboards
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Standard reports
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Custom reports
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Data exportability
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Customization

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
API for custom integration
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Plug-ins
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Security

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Single sign-on capability
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Role-based user permissions
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Accounts payable
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Cash management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Bank reconciliation
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Expense management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Time tracking
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Fixed asset management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Multi-currency support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.3
Multi-division support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Regulations compliance
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Electronic tax filing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Self-service portal
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.0
Global Financial Support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.5
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Localizations
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Journals and Reconciliations
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Enterprise Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Configurable Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Standardized Processes
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9

Inventory Management

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Inventory tracking
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Automatic reordering
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Location management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Manufacturing module
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8

Order Management

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Pricing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Cost of goods sold
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
End-to-end order visibility
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Order exception Resolution
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.1

Pros

Foundation Software

  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • 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.
Matt Wipf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Software

  • Not truly cloud based
  • Remote access is tedious
  • "Customization" is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • 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.
Tony Lamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.4
Based on 30 answers
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.
Alexis Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 4 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 6.3
Based on 36 answers
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.
Scott Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Foundation Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 12 answers
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.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foundation Software

Personally,
I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
the issues and get them in correctly
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Software

  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • 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.
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foundation Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Foundation Software
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.3

In-Person Training

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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