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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LessAccounting

If you are an entrepreneur and you want to focus on building your business, start with Less Accounting. It's a full-blown accounting system that has a simple implementation and it can connect to your financial accounts to automate many parts of the business. Our 1st four years of business, we worked without a bookkeeper at all due to the level of automation.
It is not limited in any regard and is not simply for invoicing or tracking hours, it more or less does everything. Perhaps one area that it wouldn't be ideal is for firms that need to have more rigid accounting, with charts of accounts etc for industries that are audited or highly regulated.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
8.9
Pay calculation
LessAccounting
9.0
Patriot Software
9.7
Direct deposit files
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
LessAccounting
Patriot Software
10.0
Benefit plan administration
LessAccounting
Patriot Software
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
LessAccounting
Patriot Software
9.1
Reimbursement management
LessAccounting
Patriot Software
8.0

Customization

LessAccounting
8.3
Patriot Software
API for custom integration
LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
Plug-ins
LessAccounting
7.1
Patriot Software

Security

LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Single sign-on capability
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Role-based user permissions
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software

Reporting & Analytics

LessAccounting
9.7
Patriot Software
Dashboards
LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
Standard reports
LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
Custom reports
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LessAccounting
9.4
Patriot Software
Accounts payable
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Accounts receivable
LessAccounting
8.0
Patriot Software
Cash management
LessAccounting
8.6
Patriot Software
Bank reconciliation
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Expense management
LessAccounting
9.0
Patriot Software
Fixed asset management
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Electronic tax filing
LessAccounting
8.0
Patriot Software
Self-service portal
LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
Intercompany Accounting
LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
Journals and Reconciliations
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Configurable Accounting
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Centralized Rules Framework
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software
Standardized Processes
LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software

Order Management

LessAccounting
8.0
Patriot Software
Pricing
LessAccounting
8.0
Patriot Software
Order entry
LessAccounting
8.0
Patriot Software

Pros

LessAccounting

  • Categorize Expenses Automatically
  • Profit and loss Statements
  • Interfaces with Credit Union
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LessAccounting

  • With the flexibility comes room for folks not adhering to specific accounts. There is no numeric chart of accounts so at times you will see 2 line items for a single item. We tend to overcome this limitation with extensive tagging.
  • Invoices and sales orders don't have an obvious way to assign credit to specific salespeople or consultants. We reached out to LA and they have shown us a different way to do this which we'll try soon.
  • The visual interface can use some sprucing up. It's easy to navigate but I believe the navigation can be slightly improved. I do find myself hitting the back button to get into other parts of the app.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • Setting up a bank account to pay employees thru ACH is cumbersome.
  • Doesn't have the option to print multiple pay stubs for a specific employee at once. Have to re-print each pay stub individually.
Andy Leiterman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting

LessAccounting 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works, it keeps our historical data and is easy to use
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

LessAccounting

I had been with QuickBooks for a few years (unwillingly) at the behest of accountants. It took me a while to realize there were other options out there and I needed to begin a hunt to find them. I found LessAccounting. While it's not the most appealing software, it sure helped me see the breakdown of things and allowed me to reconcile my books without feeling like I needed a degree in Accounting.
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

QuickBooks Online Payroll is literally the devil. They make things unclear, very difficult to tell what has been filed and what has been missed, hard to adjust owner salary whenever you want. I hate it! Gusto is more robust than Patriot and so for bigger companies with more going on, I am referring people to Gusto, but it's also a lot more expensive. Intuit Payroll is just archaic.
Stephanie Majeran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LessAccounting

  • + Less time worrying about my accounting
  • + actually reconciling my books at the end of each month or quarter
  • + being able to access my P+L anytime!
Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Patriot Software

  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LessAccounting

General

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

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*

* We offer free payroll setup.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LessAccounting
9.5
Patriot Software
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting
10.0
Patriot Software

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