Netchex vs. QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Netchex
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Netchex is a HR, payroll, and tax administration software platform with solutions dedicated to recruitment, hiring, and onboarding as well as payroll, tax compliance, HR, time/attendance, benefits management, and analytics for these areas.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop for Mac is an accounting software designed for Mac users. It is designed to integrate with Apple iCloud. It provides core accounting features in line with the rest of the Quickbooks Desktop product line.N/A
Pricing
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
8.4
12 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
11 Ratings
Pay calculation9.012 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.49 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.312 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.78 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.97 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0
11 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
20 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
10.0
22 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.2
24 Ratings
Accounts payable00 Ratings6.924 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings6.923 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings5.618 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings7.324 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings5.720 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings5.612 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.614 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.110 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings5.611 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings5.610 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings6.915 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings5.614 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings5.717 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings5.65 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings5.69 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings5.69 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings5.613 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
15 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings5.614 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
18 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings5.76 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings6.77 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.66 Ratings
User Ratings
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(20 ratings)
7.3
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(2 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(2 ratings)
5.4
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(3 ratings)
5.5
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Likelihood to Recommend
Netchex
Netchex is great if you want to log in to one place to take care of all things employee-related. It is especially helpful if you have multiple locations or divisions as you can easily set these up and manage them as needed. The more employees you have, the more you will benefit from a program like Netchex that provides so much support for your business. Our company has multiple locations of stores and many employee position levels and Netchex has been great at keeping all of this simple when a lessor product could make it much more complicated. Netchex would not be as appropriate if you have a very small business or a simple payroll structure. It would definitely still work well for you, it would just be more sophisticated than you would require.
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Intuit
If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
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Pros
Netchex
  • My Netchex Service Team is very responsive and friendly. They are willing and able to spend the amount of time needed on one call to troubleshoot most problems or answer questions.
  • Their recent updates to the employee dashboard have been well-received by our seasonal team. Employees are able to quickly find what they are looking for which has minimized the amount of requests that my team receives regarding questions on pay or updating personal information.
  • Online W-2 forms have been a game-changer for us since moving to Netchex. Our staff tend to move around a lot and most do not get the mailed copy of their W-2. The electronic consent has saved me hours and hours of time.
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Intuit
  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
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Cons
Netchex
  • Support needs to be available more times than just normal business hours.
  • Tax support is basically non-existent. This seems that it should be TOP NOTCH.
  • Some of the functionality of the Netchex program could be tweaked. It is not a keyboard friendly program at all. Must mouse your way through. When the program times out, it takes 2 to 3 screens before it really logs you out.
  • When submitting from Netchex to Dealertrack, it would be nice to show the payroll # or payroll date that has been submitted. Currently once you hit submit, the screen reverts back to the last successful payroll submit. This process is just a bit confusing, especially for new users.
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Intuit
  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
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Likelihood to Renew
Netchex
Easy to work with.
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Intuit
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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Usability
Netchex
Very user friendly and great interface.
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Intuit
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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Reliability and Availability
Netchex
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Intuit
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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Support Rating
Netchex
The first line CE team is phenomenal. They are helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We have had less luck with the responsiveness of the tax department. However, their response time has improved drastically over the past year.
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Intuit
Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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Implementation Rating
Netchex
Implementation took some time but was pretty much error free.
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Intuit
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Alternatives Considered
Netchex
I like that they are not so big that they ignore the small customers. They are also reasonably priced. Their support is excellent, I had worked with ADP in a prior position, and we did not have the same kind of support
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Intuit
I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
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Return on Investment
Netchex
  • Associates can easily access their data and make changes to things like their address and direct deposit, saving manager time to focus on more critical tasks within the organization
  • NetRecruitier has one site that can be posted to multiple job boards with one applicant tracking system
  • Electronic Onboarding allows us to get information out to the new employee so we can start with expectations on their first day and they know what to expect.
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Intuit
  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
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