GoDaddy Bookkeeping vs. Zoho Books

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
GoDaddy Bookkeeping (formerly Outright) is a cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting automation platform targeted at small businesses. It contains basic bookkeeping and reporting features meant to simplify the process of accounting for small businesses and their accountants, ensuring taxes are filed easily. It also automates invoicing and manages receipt of payments. Its automated reporting features are meant to be simple, accessible, and update in real-time. It automatically uploads data from…
$4.99
per month
Zoho Books
Score 7.6 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
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho Books
Editions & Modules
Get Paid
$4.99
per month
Essentials
$9.99
per month
Premium
$14.99
per month
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
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho 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
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho Books
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho Books
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
3.0
1 Ratings
85% below category average
Zoho Books
-
Ratings
Pay calculation3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.5
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Zoho Books
9.2
24 Ratings
17% above category average
Single sign-on capability6.01 Ratings10.018 Ratings
Role-based user permissions5.01 Ratings8.523 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
6.3
3 Ratings
16% below category average
Zoho Books
7.8
23 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards6.03 Ratings7.223 Ratings
Standard reports7.03 Ratings7.222 Ratings
Custom reports6.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.7
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Zoho Books
8.2
24 Ratings
12% above category average
Accounts payable6.02 Ratings8.122 Ratings
Accounts receivable6.02 Ratings9.123 Ratings
Cash management7.02 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Bank reconciliation3.02 Ratings5.521 Ratings
Expense management8.02 Ratings7.222 Ratings
Time tracking5.02 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Fixed asset management5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Regulations compliance5.01 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Electronic tax filing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-service portal5.02 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
1 Ratings
33% below category average
Zoho Books
6.5
12 Ratings
7% below category average
Automatic reordering5.01 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
5.0
2 Ratings
39% below category average
Zoho Books
8.3
21 Ratings
11% above category average
Order entry3.01 Ratings9.017 Ratings
Credit card processing7.01 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Cost of goods sold5.02 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings7.018 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
GoDaddy Bookkeeping
-
Ratings
Zoho Books
6.0
14 Ratings
14% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
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User Ratings
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(3 ratings)
6.6
(25 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoDaddy BookkeepingZoho Books
Likelihood to Recommend
GoDaddy
Perfect for US market but not transferable to UK market, needs some upgrades for this. Even when set up with a UK address it won't allow changes in tax year end, presuming that tax year starts Jan - Dec. Also shows dollars instead of pounds even though figures were correct with solution.
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Zoho Corporation
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
GoDaddy
  • Invoicing and linking payments to them.
  • Creating estimates for my clients.
  • Making tax time easier with easy P and L statements and categorization of expenses.
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Zoho Corporation
  • 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
GoDaddy
  • More complex tax prep features
  • Better filters for tax purposes
  • More tools for tax returns
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Zoho Corporation
  • 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
GoDaddy
Loses marks on the tax year only being Jan - Dec and inability to change that to a UK format and choose your year end date.
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Zoho Corporation
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
GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Zoho Corporation
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
GoDaddy
I already use GoDaddy for a lot of my website clients so tried the bookkeeping out and really liked it! I tried a few others but nothing worth the price difference. I have tried a few other time trackers as I wish I could live track my time vs entering a little a time.
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Zoho Corporation
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
GoDaddy
  • Low monthly cost compared to other accounting software
  • Easy to use and learn with
  • Gives me the basic numbers I need for book keeping and taxes for a small business
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Zoho Corporation
  • 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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