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Score 5.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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Optimum Solutions works very well for all our payroll needs. We run payrolls weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and yearly. The end of year process is lined out very well and webinars are available to go over any new regulations required.We haven't utilized the HR part of the software as much on the iSeries but are planning on changing that once we get converted to the Windows version later this year. The main reason for this is the HR part of the software on the iSeries is separate from payroll.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Priority AccountEdge

If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
Dan Workman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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7.5
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Pay calculation
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9.1
Priority AccountEdge
8.9
Benefit plan administration
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5.5
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Direct deposit files
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9.1
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
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6.4
Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Priority AccountEdge
8.1

Security

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Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Role-based user permissions
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Priority AccountEdge
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

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Priority AccountEdge
8.4
Dashboards
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Priority AccountEdge
7.3
Standard reports
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Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Custom reports
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Priority AccountEdge
8.9

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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Priority AccountEdge
7.7
Accounts payable
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Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Accounts receivable
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Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Cash management
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Priority AccountEdge
8.1
Bank reconciliation
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Priority AccountEdge
8.6
Expense management
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Priority AccountEdge
7.5
Time tracking
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Priority AccountEdge
8.8
Multi-currency support
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Priority AccountEdge
9.0
Multi-division support
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Priority AccountEdge
9.1
Regulations compliance
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Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Electronic tax filing
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Priority AccountEdge
5.0
Self-service portal
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Priority AccountEdge
2.7

Inventory Management

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Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Inventory tracking
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Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Automatic reordering
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Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Location management
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Priority AccountEdge
8.0
Manufacturing module
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Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Order Management

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Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Pricing
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Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Order entry
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Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Credit card processing
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Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Cost of goods sold
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Priority AccountEdge
6.9

Customization

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Priority AccountEdge
7.0
Plug-ins
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Priority AccountEdge
7.0

Pros

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  • The setup of Optimum HRIS was intense as the software comes as a basic shell and everything is personalized to our organization. All earnings codes, leave time, employee types, job codes, taxes, etc. are set up for each company. While this was almost overwhelming at the beginning, we have so much control over the set up and better grasp of the inner workings of the system.
  • Tax updates come quickly and are easily applied. This is especially welcome at year end.
  • The built-in reporting is robust and offers a lot of options, but the ability to dig in to the database using SQL and Excel allows for very powerful reports that are infinitely personalized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Priority AccountEdge

  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • When exporting reports to Excel I found the formatting to be difficult to work with and having to reformat the reports can be a nightmare. My company's IT department created its own business tools to make the reporting format more user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Priority AccountEdge

  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
Thomas Healy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
Sharon L. Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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No score
No answers yet
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Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
AccountEdge Pro & Basic is laid out in easy to use centers which compartmentalize a users needs based on departments. Along with that one can set up recurring transactions for things that repeat daily through annually and anything in between. You can set a preference for automatic posting or a user specific reminder to post the action
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
joAnn Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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No score
No answers yet
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Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Rarely do we get support due to it costing money. Sell us on a Monthly service, bump up your CRM and Marketing and AccountEdge could easily be getting $2k/ month from us.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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No score
No answers yet
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Priority AccountEdge

Priority AccountEdge 7.0
Based on 1 answer
unfortunately no.
Jeremy Doyle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)

We evaluated some payroll services but found the ongoing cost greater than the initial cost of purchasing our own software and keeping the payroll process in house. Other payroll software was generally more expensive and we are satisfied with Optimum Solutions. I would say the main reason we stayed with Optimum Solutions, converting from their iSeries version to their Windows version, was because of their outstanding staff and support.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Priority AccountEdge

For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
Brent Blackburn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Priority AccountEdge

  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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Pricing Details

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General

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

Priority AccountEdge

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
10.0
Priority AccountEdge
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

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Priority AccountEdge
8.8

Usability

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Priority AccountEdge
8.2

Reliability and Availability

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Priority AccountEdge
9.1

Support Rating

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Priority AccountEdge
5.5

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS, now from Kronos / UKG (discontinued)
Priority AccountEdge
7.0

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