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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Netchex

I think for a small to midsize company Netchex does a great job keeping up with the big players in the industry and I would for sure recommend them as they have always done a great job for us. They are a great partner when it comes to processing payroll and staying current
John Riley, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Netchex
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8
Pay calculation
Netchex
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Netchex
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Netchex
8.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Benefit plan administration
Netchex
7.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8
Direct deposit files
Netchex
9.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8
Salary revision and increment management
Netchex
9.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8
Reimbursement management
Netchex
7.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8

Customization

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.2
API for custom integration
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Plug-ins
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.5

Security

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.3
Single sign-on capability
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.1
Role-based user permissions
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.5

Reporting & Analytics

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.3
Dashboards
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.2
Standard reports
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.3
Custom reports
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.3
Accounts payable
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Accounts receivable
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.2
Cash management
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Bank reconciliation
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Expense management
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.2
Time tracking
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Fixed asset management
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
Multi-currency support
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
2.5
Multi-division support
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Regulations compliance
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
Electronic tax filing
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
Self-service portal
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6
Global Financial Support
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
2.3
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
Intercompany Accounting
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.3
Localizations
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
1.3
Journals and Reconciliations
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.1
Enterprise Accounting
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5
Configurable Accounting
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5
Standardized Processes
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8

Inventory Management

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Inventory tracking
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.9
Automatic reordering
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7
Location management
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.8

Order Management

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Pricing
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.4
Order entry
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.7
Credit card processing
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.3
Cost of goods sold
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.3
Order Orchestration
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.7
End-to-end order visibility
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.7
Order exception Resolution
Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6

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.
Mindy Yeager, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Netchex

  • Benefits - program is not as user-friendly for admin or employee as other HRIS
  • Carrier connections - there are too many issues with the third party
  • Pricing - so many new features that aren't included with the current price, it can be difficult to have your company understand the need for a product due to the additional cost
Jennifer Stallings | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Netchex

Netchex 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Netchex

Netchex 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very user friendly and great interface.
John Riley, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.5
Based on 5 answers
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!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Netchex

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Netchex

Netchex 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Mindy Yeager, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 4.0
Based on 4 answers
terrible customer service
Jeff MANGER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Netchex

Netchex 9.1
Based on 1 answer
There were no issues
John Riley, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Netchex

The biggest difference I see between Netchex and our previous vendor is customer service. Our previous vendor would take days, if not weeks, to respond with an inquiry. Netchex generally does within 24 hours via email or immediately if you call. The second biggest difference is ease of use, both managers and associates have commented on how much easier it is to use.
Erica Payne PHR SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Erica Payne PHR SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Netchex

General

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

Starting Price

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Netchex
8.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Netchex
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Netchex
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.5

Reliability and Availability

Netchex
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Netchex
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
4.0

Implementation Rating

Netchex
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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