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Highlights

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Sage Intacct are both accounting platforms with ERP capabilities, such as order management and purchasing. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is an on-premise accounting solution, while Sage Intacct is a cloud-based platform. 

QuickBooks generally caters to the SMB market, and the Desktop Enterprise offering serves the largest companies within that segment, particularly those that require some light ERP capabilities like inventory management. In contrast, Sage Intacct is designed for when businesses need a more scalable and customizable accounting system. Its user base is more centered around larger midsize companies and small enterprises. 

Features

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Sage Intacct both provide strong features that differentiate their ideal customers. 

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise stands out among users for its native payroll system, which streamlines one of the more routine and otherwise time-intensive financial processes. It also has excellent out of the box reports. These simple reports make the platform accessible and easy to learn even for new or inexperienced users. 

In contrast, Sage Intacct excels in the customization and expanded capabilities that larger organizations require. In particular, Intacct allows users an exceptional level of customizability in how their deployment and reporting is structured. This allows uses to tailor their reporting and data slicing to the business’s specific needs. The high level of customization, as well as robust 3rd part integrations, all facilitate significant scalability on the platform. 

Limitations

While both products have standout features, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and Sage Intacct also have some limitations worth considering. 

QuickBooks’s ERP capabilities, such as inventory management, are less robust than some users need. This issue becomes more pronounced as businesses grow and scale up while using the software. The customizable reporting has also been glitchy or error-prone for some users. Limited user management and administration capabilities have also hampered some teams as they add members and administrators. 

Sage Intacct’s strength in customization also makes the platform more intimidating for newer users. There are fewer effective out of the box reporting options, and all the customization also entails a more substantial learning curve. Some significant functionalities, like budgeting, are also positioned as add-ons, and cost extra on top of the base subscription. 

Pricing

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise has 3 packages, each of which are sold either as a local license or through a cloud-based subscription. The Silver plan, at $1091.70/yr for local or $134/month for the hosted version, offers the core software, customer support, online backup storage, automatic upgrades, and reporting. The Platinum package, at $1746/yr for the local version or $189.80/month for the hosted version, adds on Inventory management, pricing, and bundled payroll. The Diamond package, at $3442.88/yr for the local version and $311.91/month for the hosted version, adds timesheets and a CRM connector. 

Sage Intacct’s pricing varies with each customer. Concrete pricing numbers are available by quote from the vendor.

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Intacct

I'm still learning the functionality and there are definitely some issues with regards to Balance Sheet postings. Yes, the details should be in the subsidiary ledgers as well as the Income Statement but the summary's should be able to be seen when viewing the BS accounts and if detail is needed, then there should be drill down.However, I am thrilled to be using Sage as it is leaps and bounds better then our legacy system. I'm sure my rating will go up after I have used the solution more.
Angela Biermann | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions would be great for a company that is buying products and just reselling them as-is. It is great at keeping track of quantities remaining from previous purchases and time periods, adding new inventory purchased, and subtracting inventory sold. It would also work well for a company that purchased materials to manufacture items for stock, and then sold those stock items. QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions does not work very well for manufacturing of one-off or custom products as each item has to be "built", whether it is 1 item or 100 items. It also does not have an easy way to account for scrap or materials damaged in the manufacturing process.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Sage Intacct
7.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Pay calculation
Sage Intacct
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Sage Intacct
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Direct deposit files
Sage Intacct
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Sage Intacct
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Reimbursement management
Sage Intacct
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2

Customization

Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.2
API for custom integration
Sage Intacct
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.1
Plug-ins
Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.3

Security

Sage Intacct
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Single sign-on capability
Sage Intacct
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Role-based user permissions
Sage Intacct
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Sage Intacct
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Dashboards
Sage Intacct
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Standard reports
Sage Intacct
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7
Custom reports
Sage Intacct
7.8
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Sage Intacct
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Accounts payable
Sage Intacct
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.2
Accounts receivable
Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.1
Cash management
Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Bank reconciliation
Sage Intacct
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Expense management
Sage Intacct
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
Time tracking
Sage Intacct
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.9
Fixed asset management
Sage Intacct
6.7
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Multi-currency support
Sage Intacct
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Multi-division support
Sage Intacct
8.1
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Regulations compliance
Sage Intacct
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
Electronic tax filing
Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Self-service portal
Sage Intacct
7.6
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.3
Global Financial Support
Sage Intacct
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
Sage Intacct
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9
Enterprise Accounting
Sage Intacct
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
Configurable Accounting
Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
Centralized Rules Framework
Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.7
Standardized Processes
Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Sage Intacct
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Localizations
Sage Intacct
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9

Inventory Management

Sage Intacct
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.1
Inventory tracking
Sage Intacct
6.7
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Automatic reordering
Sage Intacct
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.6
Location management
Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.4
Manufacturing module
Sage Intacct
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.7

Order Management

Sage Intacct
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.9
Pricing
Sage Intacct
7.8
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.8
Order entry
Sage Intacct
7.6
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
Credit card processing
Sage Intacct
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Sage Intacct
6.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
End-to-end order visibility
Sage Intacct
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
Order Orchestration
Sage Intacct
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.2
Order exception Resolution
Sage Intacct
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5

Pros

Sage Intacct

  • Financial Reporting - multiple reporting options that can be customized. Real-time financial data at your fingertips with a push of a button.
  • Multi-entity environment where you can toggle between entities with ease.
  • Dashboard capabilities to summarize financial data on a single screen.
Jennifer Harrington | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Quickbook's user interface is incredibly user-friendly. Non-Accountants are able to pick up the system relatively easy . They should be able to enter transactions without fully understanding the accounting.
  • There is a lot of material on the internet if you need help how to use Quickbooks. They have various forums in which you can find the answers since there is bound to be another person that had already experienced your problem.
  • Quickbooks has developed a lot of integration with other 3rd party software. For example, we use Avalara to assess sales tax for our invoices. There are APIs built so Quickbooks can send the relevant invoice information to Avalara to produce sales tax.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Intacct

  • Although the reporting is great, it is far more sophisticated than what I was used to. Grasping the reporting can take a lot of time, but once I got it I got it.
  • Implementation was stressful, but any conversion of a GL is. However, knowing what I do now, I would have set up some dimensions a little different than what I did.
  • Some of the training videos and help center information on newer products within Intacct do not have enough detailed information to be helpful. Understanding the basics is easy, but diving deeper into the product there are not always enough training materials.
Lea Briscoe | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • Not Cloud Based: In order to use QuickBooks Enterprise as a cloud based type product one needs to pay for hosting and have the product/data hosted which will run into extra expense. Additionally, this workaround is not a true cloud solution.
  • Operating System Compatibility: When upgrading operating systems on user workstations, more problems are prone to occur. There is sometimes a disconnect between Microsoft and Intuit in compatibility.
  • Expensive Upgrades: This is not the type of accounting product that you can easily use for years without upgrading. Thus, one needs to build this into their operating budget.
Laurence Sarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.3
Based on 61 answers
This system is always improving. They're never satisfied with the current product. Their customer service is also unmatched. Our account manager is always checking in to see how we're utilizing Sage Intacct and if our business needs are being met
Tyler Shockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.7
Based on 12 answers
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.5
Based on 23 answers
It takes some time to get adjusted with the system and know your way around. Overall, this is a great system that allows multiple systems to adequately integrate in order to automate a lot of information that comes from external sources.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.9
Based on 10 answers
There are times when the system is down when multiple people need to log in to track time to be able invoice clients. This at times can be painful, but we work around it when it happens.
Stephanie Beaulieu, EA | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I really did experience any event that required that much attention. for the most part the system is reliable and does not break down
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.2
Based on 11 answers
I've never had to wait for pages to load. Sometimes on very long journal entries (500+ lines), loading line items can be a little slow.
Dara Purcell | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.0
Based on 16 answers
As a user of the system, we should have access to quality support. A support system that actually reads your requests for help and responds accordingly. We have had multiple issues where we have provided the necessary information and screen shots in our initial request only to have support email us asking for the information that has already been provided. It seems that support is a. looking to stall because they are overwhelmed or b. support isn't reading the actual request for help. Neither of which are adequate responses. My biggest issue with Intacct is it's lack of adequate support to help resolve issues. It would be incredibly helpful if we could speak to a support person at the very beginning to explain the issue and start working together towards a resolution.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 6.8
Based on 10 answers
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 7.3
Based on 3 answers
The trainer did a fine job but was a bit long-winded
Dara Purcell | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 7.0
Based on 10 answers
It was great for generic training but we had the system modified by our third party implementer and a lot of that was not covered in various training's that we received or took online. Attended Advantage last year and that as super helpful in learning a lot of the intricacies of the system.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 5.1
Based on 2 answers
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.0
Based on 16 answers
I would not use a thrid party administrator to implement your system, especially if you are going to be modifying the system at all. Use Intacct implementors as they will be able to better support you on any issues that come up after you go live.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 8.7
Based on 10 answers
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
Joretta Fletcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage Intacct

I have used Great Plains, QuickBooks, MAS90, and several others and none of them had the functionality, ease of use, and intuitiveness that this product has. We are able to streamline tasks, minimize data entry, conduct intercompany transactions with ease, and automate the accounts payable approval process which has saved both time and money. I am so excited to have this software and to be able to focus on other tasks. We have taken our month end close down to less than 10 days which has resulted in more timely reporting and the ability to move between entities makes everything easier. It's just a fabulous product!
Tefta Mohr | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Also considered Sage MAS products, but QuickBooks is easier to install and maintain. It also has a more friendly and easier to use interface which keeps employees happier and spend less time training. The reporting is also more flexible and can drill down to the source transaction with a few clicks of the mouse.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct 8.5
Based on 7 answers
You can do a lot with this system and integrate it with a lot of your additional systems you use daily.
Brian Goldrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise 3.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not a fair rating because we did not invest in different modules to accommodate for business grow and complexity expansion.
Scott Romero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Intacct

  • We are able to perform allocations from our Central operations into our campuses on a monthly basis. This really helps us when it is time to analyze a campus to see if they are profitable from a direct expense versus allocation methodology.
Glen Hatheway | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

  • It has been very inefficient around budget time between August - March.
  • It is fairly efficient when it comes to entering revenue and expenses, except that certain invoices are entered in Excel spreadsheets first to obtain department allocations.
  • It has slowed down the month-end report generation due to having many of the reports created in Excel from reports / information exported from QuickBooks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Sage Intacct

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Intacct
8.4
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Intacct
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.7

Usability

Sage Intacct
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Sage Intacct
8.9
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.0

Performance

Sage Intacct
8.2
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
9.0

Support Rating

Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
6.8

In-Person Training

Sage Intacct
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.0

Online Training

Sage Intacct
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
5.1

Implementation Rating

Sage Intacct
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.7

Scalability

Sage Intacct
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
3.0

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