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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

QuickBooks is great for companies who aren't fully trained on accounting or who are having problems with running their company's finances. A user needs very little training to know exactly how the software works, and the software tutorials are easy to find and very helpful. If there is a technical issue with the software it can take quite a bit of time for it to be resolved since the customer support for QuickBooks is usually slow and sometimes unresponsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
Pay calculation
LessAccounting
9.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
Direct deposit files
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced

Customization

LessAccounting
8.3
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.1
API for custom integration
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.0
Plug-ins
LessAccounting
7.1
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3

Security

LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.4
Single sign-on capability
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.8
Role-based user permissions
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

LessAccounting
9.7
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.1
Dashboards
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Standard reports
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.4
Custom reports
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LessAccounting
9.4
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.6
Accounts payable
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.3
Accounts receivable
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.5
Cash management
LessAccounting
8.6
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Bank reconciliation
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0
Expense management
LessAccounting
9.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.4
Fixed asset management
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
Electronic tax filing
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Self-service portal
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.2
Intercompany Accounting
LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.2
Journals and Reconciliations
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.3
Configurable Accounting
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.4
Standardized Processes
LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.6
Time tracking
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.2
Multi-currency support
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.6
Multi-division support
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.7
Regulations compliance
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.4
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3
Enterprise Accounting
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.3

Order Management

LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.9
Pricing
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.7
Order entry
LessAccounting
8.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.1
Credit card processing
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
7.9

Inventory Management

LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.9
Inventory tracking
LessAccounting
QuickBooks Online Advanced
6.9

Pros

LessAccounting

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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

  • User access control: for reasons previously specified.
  • Automation: we're able to automate a few key workflows that help remind the staff to get things done on schedule.
  • On-demand training via the Priority Circle has proven invaluable. Staff can learn things on their own without straining IT (me) or reaching out for immediate assistance for issues.
Vin Campbell | 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 Online Advanced

  • The UI is a bit clunky.
  • Sometimes it is hard to find specific transactions.
  • There are not a lot of bulk actions you can do.
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 Online Advanced

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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

Quickbooks Online and Zoho Books are the two solutions evaluated and we have both in place with different customers. For this specific customer, Cafe Nomad LLC, there was no choice as the parent company is using Quickbooks Online and their accounting staff had the experience and knowledge of it. For a very small business, Zoho Books is a less expensive solution. Quickbooks Online, however, is a more robust platform that will be more appreciated by accounting staff.
Philippe Couillez | 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 Online Advanced

  • It has made my book keeping so much easier, faster and clearer.
  • I like being able to invoice clients and they can pay online.
Dan Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LessAccounting

General

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

QuickBooks Online Advanced

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LessAccounting
9.5
QuickBooks Online Advanced
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

LessAccounting
10.0
QuickBooks Online Advanced

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