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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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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7.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
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9.1
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Benefit plan administration
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5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Direct deposit files
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9.1
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
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6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Reimbursement management
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5

Customization

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8
API for custom integration
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8
Plug-ins
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8

Security

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.8
Single sign-on capability
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7
Role-based user permissions
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reporting & Analytics

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Dashboards
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Standard reports
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Accounts receivable
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Cash management
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Bank reconciliation
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Expense management
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Time tracking
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Fixed asset management
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Regulations compliance
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.7
Electronic tax filing
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Self-service portal
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Global Financial Support
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.6
Intercompany Accounting
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
10.0
Configurable Accounting
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Centralized Rules Framework
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Standardized Processes
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5

Inventory Management

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Inventory tracking
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.6
Automatic reordering
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Manufacturing module
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1

Order Management

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Pricing
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Order entry
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Credit card processing
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4
Order Orchestration
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Order exception Resolution
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.4
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.4
Based on 7 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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No score
No answers yet
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QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Pricing Details

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General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4

Usability

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

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QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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