Hiveage vs. QuickBooks Online Advanced

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hiveage
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Hiveage (formerly Curdbee) is billed as a simple solution for expense tracking and invoicing for small companies that do not need larger or relatively complex accounting software. Hiveage allows a user to send invoices and estimates and accept payments online, track time and expenses, set up autobilling and charge subscriptions, and manage multiple teams. Hiveage also lets users bill in multiple currencies, apply discount and shipping options, and manage taxes. Additional features include…
$16
per month
QuickBooks Online Advanced
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Online Advanced is a SaaS-based accounting software designed to scale with growing businesses. It includes the functionalities of QuickBooks Online, as well as more robust business analytics, customization, and resource management.N/A
Pricing
HiveageQuickBooks Online Advanced
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Basic
$16
per month
Pro
$25
per month
Plus
$42
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HiveageQuickBooks Online Advanced
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith the free trial, you can use Hiveage at no charge for 14 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans or the free plan. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem: your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored (and available for export) in case you decide to upgrade later on.
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Features
HiveageQuickBooks Online Advanced
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.5
90 Ratings
21% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.673 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings8.378 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.1
161 Ratings
3% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.1144 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.6
174 Ratings
14% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.9164 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.9173 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.2165 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0
176 Ratings
10% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.3170 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings8.9165 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.0146 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.3168 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.6155 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.144 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.374 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.977 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings9.197 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.693 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.773 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.075 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.5152 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings6.463 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.481 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings6.962 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings7.6116 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.1
70 Ratings
19% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.170 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Hiveage
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.8
118 Ratings
21% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.786 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.879 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.1103 Ratings
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User Ratings
HiveageQuickBooks Online Advanced
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(176 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HiveageQuickBooks Online Advanced
Likelihood to Recommend
Vesess
For a very small business or a freelancer this is an excellent billing/invoicing system. Easy to get set up and configured quickly so you can get paid online quickly. It works very well for what it is intended. But for a growing small business it doesn't have the more complex accounting/bookkeeping features you might need. There is some limitation to customization as well.
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Intuit
I gave this rating more from the standpoint that I enjoy using other bookkeeping platforms more than I enjoy QuickBooks Online Advanced. While QuickBooks Online Advanced is a solid platform that I have no issue working in, there are some areas that could be improved. The biggest of these areas is the overall design of the platform. I feel that when you first log in and are brought to the home screen, everything just looks cluttered.
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Pros
Vesess
  • Setting up to receive online payments from a number of payment processors was quick and easy, and the range of processors was excellent.
  • Invoicing and recurring invoicing were easy and straightforward to use, and clients liked it as well.
  • The entire system is user-friendly and very easy to use for anyone. It has all the basics you need for billing/invoicing for a small business and is especially ideal for freelancers.
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Intuit
  • It allows us to link to bank accounts in order to get up-to-date, real-time information, which is so important in today's lightning speed work world.
  • The "canned" reports are excellent and allow for extreme customization also. This makes them very helpful to both me and my clients.
  • The user interface for QuickBooks Online Advanced is easy to navigate and is intuitive for novices. The screens are well laid out and have cohesiveness on each screen to match tasks with others that match up well.
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Cons
Vesess
  • Mobile app still needed some work, but they were going in the right direction.
  • Would like to see them add more accounting/bookkeeping functions.
  • Preferred the old pricing structure vs the current one.
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Intuit
  • Proper advice in QuickBooks Online Pro for the usage if QuickBooks Online Advanced will be more efficient.
  • More features and space in the app for organization of the self-created workflows.
  • The stability of QuickBooks Online Advanced can still be better.
  • There are still file-size issues and limitations on transactions and attributes of transactions.
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Likelihood to Renew
Vesess
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QuickBooks Online Advanced is not like any other accounting software. With how great the software is now, I would definitely renew QuickBooks Online Advanced
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Usability
Vesess
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QuickBooks Online Advanced is great and effective. I use it for almost three months and it definitely does their job
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Online Training
Vesess
No answers on this topic
Intuit
The online training was easy to follow and understand. The online training gave us the specific instructions to follow
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Implementation Rating
Vesess
No answers on this topic
Intuit
Need to make an option for non-profit organizations
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Alternatives Considered
Vesess
Hiveage and FreshBooks are actually pretty comparable. I tested both before choosing Hiveage. At the time that I chose Hiveage, the reason for choosing it was that the pricing was cheaper with their old pricing structure (you could select what features you did and didn't need as "modules" and just pay for what you used). The pricing is now comparable and both offer the same features, and similar ease-of-use.
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Intuit
I have not evaluated any yet. I have used QuickBooks since 2008 and I used Sage in the corporate environment before using QuickBooks. Honestly, I can't remember it because it was early 2000's. I thought about evaluating and looking because of the issues I've had with QuickBooks, but I haven't really investigated.
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Return on Investment
Vesess
  • Hiveage was perfect for my small business when I was smaller, and it worked well to get invoices paid online from clients quickly and easily.
  • The invoices were professional-looking, and the ease of use to make payments made clients happy.
  • Keeping track of time for billing to specific projects was advantageous as well.
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Intuit
  • Positive - time and accuracy: Improved bank feeds with rules for automating categorization (expense account) of transactions.
  • Negative - time and efficiency: Very slow response in data entry such as estimates, purchase orders, invoices, sales receipts, bills & bill payment, and even check writing.
  • Negative - time and error correction: Payroll taxes and sales taxes remain in their own silos and are very difficult to correct OR wrong to correct with regular ledger and transaction entries.
  • Negative - time and reporting: Customer activity cannot be tracked using deposits or JE'd transactions. Reporting and research require the use of transaction forms such as invoices, sales receipts, payments, and credit memos. As an example, the transaction register for a customer can be sorted by various parameters. A default is "All" transactions but does not include all transactions -- you have to select "All plus deposits" and you will also not see checks. This is about the same for Vendor activity, where deposits (e.g. refunds) will not show in the vendor's activity register. A vendor credit memo is required, then the refund can be pushed against that credit balance. The credit memo will appear in the vendor register, but a deposit will not.
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