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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

ZipBooks

ZipBooks is really strong for small businesses (and non-profits like the ones I help manage). It may not yet be ready to handle medium or large businesses given the deep, niche functionality that is sometimes required in those cases.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks
Pay calculation
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks
Benefit plan administration
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks
Direct deposit files
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks
Salary revision and increment management
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks
Reimbursement management
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks

Reporting & Analytics

Foundation Software
7.3
ZipBooks
10.0
Dashboards
Foundation Software
7.0
ZipBooks
10.0
Standard reports
Foundation Software
7.0
ZipBooks
10.0
Custom reports
Foundation Software
7.0
ZipBooks
Data exportability
Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks

Customization

Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.1
API for custom integration
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.1
Plug-ins
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.1

Security

Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.5
Single sign-on capability
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.7
Role-based user permissions
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Foundation Software
ZipBooks
8.8
Accounts receivable
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
8.0
Expense management
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
10.0
Time tracking
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.0
Multi-currency support
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.1

Order Management

Foundation Software
ZipBooks
9.2
Credit card processing
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
10.0
Cost of goods sold
Foundation Software
ZipBooks
8.5

Pros

Foundation Software

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

ZipBooks

  • Invoicing is particularly easy-to-use, quick, clean and beautiful. GREAT for branding.
  • The time tracker was unexpected, but very useful and integrates well with the invoicing. Leads to quick invoicing every time.
  • Customer support is phenomenal -- the support staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Although they are a new company, they are definitely on the right track!
  • I recommend this software to clients, colleagues, and friends alike, mostly for it quick and beautiful invoicing.
  • They do what they can to live up to their name! It doesn't take very long to get set up, or very long to create a complete invoice and send it to the right person.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foundation Software

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

ZipBooks

  • There is some difficulty with a need to learn the use of the menus, they are not open and click, at the moment, the user needs to open the menu then using the pad keys scroll down and use enter to select from the drop-down menu. A mouse does not work.
Kenneth Shumaker | 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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ZipBooks

I've primarily compared ZipBooks vs. Quickbooks because I've used Quickbooks at larger companies before. ZipBooks was the right fit for a smaller organization because it still had all the core features of Quickbooks but at a dramatically lower price that fits the budget.
Dave Grow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foundation Software

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

ZipBooks

  • ZipBooks is entirely affordable, and with my current $15/mo payments, I get ROI pretty quickly.
  • Invoices are simple and easy to make, while staying beautiful and functional at the same time. This saves me TIME, which means that I don't need to spend 15-20 minutes fiddling with the software to make it do what I want it to do. It just works. And that means, I can spend more time doing client work, and managing projects and sales.
Diego Lucero | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foundation Software

General

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

Foundation Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ZipBooks

General

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

ZipBooks Editions & Modules

Edition
ZipBooks Starter$0
ZipBooks Smarter$15
ZipBooks Sophisticated$35
ZipBooks AccountantCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foundation Software
8.8
ZipBooks
9.0

Usability

Foundation Software
8.0
ZipBooks

Support Rating

Foundation Software
9.0
ZipBooks

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