Netchex vs. QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Netchex
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
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 Pro
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Quickbooks Desktop Pro is accounting software from Intuit, Inc. It includes core accounting features, plus analytics and exportable reports. It is offered in on-premise and SaaS forms.N/A
Pricing
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Considered Both Products
Netchex
Chose Netchex
Netchex is much more user-friendly and much more of a robust payroll system. Netchex also takes care of everything regarding employees and their entire time with the company, but GP is much more limited.
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
8.4
12 Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0
65 Ratings
Pay calculation9.012 Ratings9.361 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.49 Ratings8.735 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.312 Ratings9.253 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.78 Ratings9.449 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.97 Ratings8.650 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
39 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.536 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
93 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.575 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
107 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings8.593 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.5105 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
111 Ratings
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.2107 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings9.2108 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.399 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.447 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings7.664 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.527 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.752 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.239 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings7.838 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.517 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.865 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.533 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
56 Ratings
Inventory tracking00 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings6.829 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Netchex
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
69 Ratings
Pricing00 Ratings9.749 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.648 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.448 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.958 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.718 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings8.721 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings4.516 Ratings
User Ratings
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(20 ratings)
8.6
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(2 ratings)
8.9
(30 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(3 ratings)
7.1
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetchexQuickBooks Desktop Pro
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
I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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
  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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Likelihood to Renew
Netchex
Easy to work with.
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Intuit
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
Netchex
Very user friendly and great interface.
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Intuit
It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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Reliability and Availability
Netchex
No answers on this topic
Intuit
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 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
The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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In-Person Training
Netchex
No answers on this topic
Intuit
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 Rating
Netchex
Implementation took some time but was pretty much error free.
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Intuit
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.
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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
Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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