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Likelihood to Recommend

LexisNexis PCLaw

If you're a law firm who has a lot of clients/matters, PCLaw may not be available for you. My old firm grew to a point where they had to switch to Juris because they had too many matters in the system. If you're a smaller firm who needs an accounting software that is easy to use and can quickly get bills out to get you paid, this is a great product
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Pay calculation
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Benefit plan administration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Direct deposit files
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Reimbursement management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

Customization

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
API for custom integration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Plug-ins
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Security

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Single sign-on capability
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Role-based user permissions
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Dashboards
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Standard reports
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Bank reconciliation
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.2
Expense management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Time tracking
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Multi-currency support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Multi-division support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Regulations compliance
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Electronic tax filing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Self-service portal
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Global Financial Support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Intercompany Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Localizations
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Journals and Reconciliations
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Configurable Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Centralized Rules Framework
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Standardized Processes
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Inventory Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Inventory tracking
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Automatic reordering
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Location management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Manufacturing module
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Order Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Pricing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order entry
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Cost of goods sold
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Order Orchestration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
End-to-end order visibility
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Order exception Resolution
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Pros

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • The software can hold a decent amount of matters, which works great being an IP firm with multiple (sometimes hundreds) of matters for each client.
  • Entry of time/expenses/invoices is very easy once the software is initially set up.
  • The software allows you to fully customize your invoices.
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • Like I said in my pros, it can hold a lot of matters. But, if your firm is very large, PCLaw may not be the best option. My old firm grew to the point where they had to switch because they had too many matters for the system to hold.
  • The software is definitely dated, and I have some issues with crashing and other weird/buggy behavior. I have to set the default printer every time I log on in order to avoid multiple pop-ups when trying to print a document/report (which definitely doesn't take much time, but it can get annoying).
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LexisNexis PCLaw

LexisNexis PCLaw 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've always had positive phone calls with PCLaw support. I usually have my questions answered within a few minutes of my phone call, and rarely have to go into very much detail
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.3
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LexisNexis PCLaw

Juris seems to be a larger version of PCLaw. It's very similar as far as inputting time/expenses into the system. The software is more modern than PCLaw, but I've had peers mention that it is a lot more buggy for that reason. They have had issues with Juris, mentioning that they wish they could move back to PCLaw
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LexisNexis PCLaw

  • We are able to send out bills efficiently, which helps our cash flow and keeps receivables down (depending on the client).
  • We are able to pull detailed accounting reports, which helps us populate our end of the quarter/year spreadsheet for partner's net income.
  • Our attorneys are very comfortable with the pre-bill/billing process, so it saves them time, allowing them to bill more.
Sean Conroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LexisNexis PCLaw

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LexisNexis PCLaw
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reliability and Availability

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

LexisNexis PCLaw
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3

In-Person Training

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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