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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Harpoon

I think Harpoon works best for freelancers, consultants, self employed people and smaller companies with less client to bill. For larger enterprises with hundreds or thousands of clients, there are larger, more intricate platforms in the market that are better suited for those needs.
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

It's well suited for large offices with multiple accountants that are located in the same building. The desktop version is very secure in my opinion, more so than the online version. It was no longer suited for us once we started working remotely and it seems like we get paid faster with the online version versus desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Pay calculation
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Direct deposit files
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
Reimbursement management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Customization

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
API for custom integration
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Plug-ins
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7

Security

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Single sign-on capability
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Role-based user permissions
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Dashboards
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Standard reports
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Custom reports
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Accounts payable
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Accounts receivable
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Cash management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Bank reconciliation
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Expense management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Time tracking
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Fixed asset management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Multi-currency support
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.5
Multi-division support
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Regulations compliance
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Electronic tax filing
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Self-service portal
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
Global Financial Support
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Intercompany Accounting
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Localizations
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Configurable Accounting
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Standardized Processes
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Inventory tracking
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Automatic reordering
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Location management
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Manufacturing module
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.1

Order Management

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Pricing
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Credit card processing
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order Orchestration
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Order exception Resolution
Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.4

Pros

Harpoon

  • Makes Sending Invoices & Collecting Payment Easy, for Freelancers
  • Tracking Financial Goals (Monthly & Annual) & Projecting Future Results
  • Provides Insights On AR, Earned Income, Top Clients, and other helpful but highly relevant data points.
Jason Montoya | 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

Harpoon

  • Sometimes expense reporting bring up duplicate transactions, which may be more of a fault of the API that connects my account, which is Plaid
  • Would be nice if in the future, they can offer ACH as one of the payment options for invoices
  • There are some redundancies that pop up when setting time frames for client work and the projects attached to them. If they aren't aligned, it can cause inaccurate reporting. If it just sent it once and it took care of both functions, it would be easier
Scott Rosenblum | 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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.4
Based on 31 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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

Harpoon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The few times I've needed help or had questions about the platform, the founder got back to me. And fairly fast. The extra effort resonated well with me
Scott Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 6.2
Based on 37 answers
They are awful. Intuit doesn't spend real money on support. They appear to have typically said, first-level script readers who are sending messages to the senior people for anything even a little bit difficult. Many of them don't speak particularly good English. Considering that they recently doubled (or, if you are paying annually, tripled) their pricing, and touted as one of the benefits that it includes [..] support, it's a real ripoff. However, we have to use the product because it is ubiquitous. I look forward to the day a competitor comes up with something good enough, which has excellent support, that matches all the features QuickBooks Desktop Pro currently has [...] or at least gives us a way to have all the functionality we currently have without excessive sacrifice [...] so that we can switch. I was very satisfied with QuickBooks for many years. This latest [rise] in price, and their sheer gall at touting the benefit of the 100 to 200% increase as being [the] inclusion of support, is what turned me so far against them.
Dana Friedman | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Harpoon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Harpoon

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

Harpoon

I've used Less Accounting and & Quickbooks Online. After Less Accounting was acquired, its development was mostly stopped. While the tool was a simple way to manage invoices and expenses, its directional philosophy changed with the new owners. Quickbooks Online was a solid tool, but the company support was unhelpful and hard to work with at times. Harpoon provides a great tool, with a company that cares about its users.
Jason Montoya | 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

Harpoon

  • Clear and precise visibility of my financial status.
  • Projections of how I'm doing today, this month, and this year.
  • Clarity on what needs to happen with client development to reach my goals.
  • It shrinks the amount of time I spend on getting clients to pay my invoices.
Jason Montoya | 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

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Pricing Details

Harpoon

General

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

Harpoon Editions & Modules

Edition
Single User - Unlimited Everything$191
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Harpoon
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Harpoon
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2

In-Person Training

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Implementation Rating

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Harpoon
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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