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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

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

LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
LessAccounting
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Direct deposit files
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Benefit plan administration
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Salary revision and increment management
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Reimbursement management
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5

Customization

LessAccounting
8.3
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8
API for custom integration
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8
Plug-ins
LessAccounting
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.8

Security

LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.8
Single sign-on capability
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7
Role-based user permissions
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reporting & Analytics

LessAccounting
9.7
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Dashboards
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Standard reports
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LessAccounting
9.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Accounts receivable
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Cash management
LessAccounting
8.6
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Bank reconciliation
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Expense management
LessAccounting
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Fixed asset management
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Electronic tax filing
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Self-service portal
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Intercompany Accounting
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Journals and Reconciliations
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Configurable Accounting
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Centralized Rules Framework
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Standardized Processes
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Time tracking
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Multi-currency support
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Regulations compliance
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.7
Global Financial Support
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.6
Localizations
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Enterprise Accounting
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
10.0

Order Management

LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Pricing
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Order entry
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Credit card processing
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4
Order Orchestration
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Order exception Resolution
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

Inventory Management

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

Pros

LessAccounting

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

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

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

LessAccounting

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

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

LessAccounting

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

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

LessAccounting

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

LessAccounting

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

LessAccounting

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

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

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

LessAccounting

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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

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

Pricing Details

LessAccounting

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4

Usability

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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