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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
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

One of my clients is a manufacturing company utilizing QuickBooks with 15 employees to manage all aspects of their business. Frequent tasks being performed are generating purchase orders for raw materials, invoicing customers for finished products, and payroll. As the primary person supporting this installation I've found it easy to manage, control permissions for users, and upgrade each workstation. I also provide basic training on the operation of QuickBooks and even the employees with no previous experience find it easy to use and learn.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Pay calculation
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Benefit plan administration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.1
Direct deposit files
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Salary revision and increment management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.9
Reimbursement management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6

Customization

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
API for custom integration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Plug-ins
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2

Security

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Single sign-on capability
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Role-based user permissions
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Dashboards
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Standard reports
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Custom reports
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
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
7.8
Bank reconciliation
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Expense management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Time tracking
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Fixed asset management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Multi-currency support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Multi-division support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Regulations compliance
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Electronic tax filing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Self-service portal
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Global Financial Support
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Intercompany Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1
Localizations
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.8
Journals and Reconciliations
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2
Configurable Accounting
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Standardized Processes
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1

Inventory Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.2
Inventory tracking
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
Automatic reordering
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.6
Location management
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
4.5
Manufacturing module
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.1

Order Management

LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Pricing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Order entry
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Cost of goods sold
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Order Orchestration
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
End-to-end order visibility
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.7
Order exception Resolution
LexisNexis PCLaw
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
5.7

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.
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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.
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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).
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • The new updates coming in 2018 edition are covering some of my basic concerns and desires, for instance, the ability to stamp invoices PAST DUE within QuickBooks is going to be very useful for us.
  • I would like very much for the Bank Feeds center to work a bit less complicated perhaps direct linking to the bank as opposed to pulling the bank web address to access.
  • I work on three monitors, my current version will not allow me to utilize all three monitors. I understand the upgrade is going to fix that. I am very excited for this.
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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
We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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Usability

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.5
Based on 10 answers
QuickBooks is readily available and simple to learn to use. Many people can start using it with ease as it is very intuitive. The problem is that no accounting knowledge is required (or introduced) so if you have no idea what an expense is or what an asset is many items can be misposted in the wrong category causing your books to need a lot of work with an accountant.
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Reliability and Availability

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 2 answers
I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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Support

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
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.0
Based on 7 answers
The functionality of the program is such that I haven't had to use support overly often but they are available when I've needed them to reinstall the program in the event of a computer crash or answered questions that arise that Google hasn't been able to answer. Many times though I find the frequently asked questions section faster and easier than contacting support.
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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.
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Implementation

LexisNexis PCLaw

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
In hindsight I would've gone back further and input another year back of historical data for 2 year comparison purposes in the account balances. It makes all the difference in our firm to compare the balances from year to year and would've helped to at least be able to see the historical data for comparison from our prior tax returns
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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
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

I do not recommend QuickBooks Pro for any user.... QuickBooks PREMIER / ACCOUNTANT is my go-to solution.
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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.
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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

  • NEGATIVE --- had to replace it with more robust version (QB ACCOUNTANT)
  • POSITIVE -- Getting accounting into a real accounting package will save countless hours and help you sleep better at night
  • POSITIVE -- when you retain the services of a real finance professional, having your books in QuickBooks Pro will give you the best possible reporting and management tools.
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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

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