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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks is a great tool for new SoleTraders that need basic accounting software and require digital invoicing for their clients to send via email and access key features via a mobile app on the go. QuickBooks is a straightforward tool to use with a simple design and learning curve for business owners that are not very tech-savvy.For businesses that operate on a larger scale and need to provide access to other users on their team, QuickBooks is limited. This type of business may also require more insights into the business outside of accounting, and QuickBooks won't be able to supply insights outside of that.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pay calculation
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.2
Benefit plan administration
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Direct deposit files
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Reimbursement management
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Foundation Software
7.3
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Dashboards
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Standard reports
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Custom reports
Foundation Software
7.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.5
Data exportability
Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed

Customization

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
API for custom integration
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Plug-ins
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0

Security

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Accounts payable
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Accounts receivable
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Cash management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Bank reconciliation
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.5
Expense management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.3
Time tracking
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Fixed asset management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.8
Multi-currency support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Multi-division support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Regulations compliance
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.6
Electronic tax filing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5
Self-service portal
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.7
Global Financial Support
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Localizations
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.8
Enterprise Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Configurable Accounting
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9
Centralized Rules Framework
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0
Standardized Processes
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.9

Inventory Management

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.7
Inventory tracking
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Automatic reordering
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.3
Location management
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Manufacturing module
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
6.0

Order Management

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.6
Pricing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.3
Order entry
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.4
Credit card processing
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.8
Cost of goods sold
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.4
Order Orchestration
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
7.0
Order exception Resolution
Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
8.0

Pros

Foundation Software

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • QuickBooks Self-Employed does keep a running total of your income and estimated taxes. Of course, this requires that your entries are accurate.
  • The mileage feature is particularly helpful. One just needs to either use the phone app in conjunction with QuickBooks Self-Employed, or keep a log of all mileage.
  • When tax time comes around, it's easy to use TurboTax software and import your data from QuickBooks.
Tim Vahsholtz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Software

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Doesn't integrate with Mint, which I use for my home expenses. I think this would be a nice addition to the program, so I could keep track of my whole financial situation.
  • A Windows 10 app would be a nice addition to the program, so I could access it securely from my desktop.
Benjamin E. Jerew | 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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using this software for several years now and it has always put out my data in beautiful generated reports that I can use for verification purposes with my financial institute and the IRS. It has all the tools I need to run my business without loosing track of anything
Shannon Allen | 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 Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never faced any difficulties that required me to contact QuickBooks customer service. QuickBooks has plenty of online tutorials, blog posts, and helpful tips and advice for almost any issues you may face using the desktop or app version of the software. Even if you can not find the right answer on the QuickBooks webpages, there are loads of YouTube videos from experts.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | 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 Self-Employed

FreshBooks limited my ability to categorize transactions, specifically removing duplicates or excluding them. I selected QuickBooks Self-Employed because it allowed me to be in control of items. Sometimes accounting is just making sure things are organized the way YOU think, and FreshBooks wasn't doing that for me.
Jonathan Palance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Software

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

  • Overall, tagging expenses and mileage has saved me thousands in taxes, for a relatively low cost of around $8/mo.
  • QuickBooks allows me to get invoices to clients quickly and accept online payments, which helps with cashflow.
  • The app has stopped tracking mileage automatically on my device, so I worry that sometimes I am not tracking business miles effectively, which could end up costing me at the EOY.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foundation Software

General

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

QuickBooks Self-Employed

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software
8.8
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Foundation Software
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

Usability

Foundation Software
8.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
9.5

Support Rating

Foundation Software
9.0
QuickBooks Self-Employed
10.0

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