Newforma Project Center vs. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Newforma Project Center
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Newforma Project Center is web-based construction project information management software for collaboration. Users can access a drag and drop interface, relate emails to documents, markup and review designs, track meeting minutes and action items, and search across projects. It has mobile accessibility.N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for small to mid-sized businesses. It is the top of the QuickBooks line. Pricing starts at $3,000 for five users, and goes up depending on the number of additional users. They also offer an Advanced Inventory module for $999 / year.
$1,261
per year
Pricing
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Editions & Modules
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Gold
1,261
per year
Platinum
1,522
per year
Gold with Remote Access
1,785.60
per year
Platinum with Remote Access
2,083.20
per year
Diamond
3,060.34
per year
Diamond with Remote Access
3,600.36
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Employment history6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
6.0
1 Ratings
24% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
7.5
1 Ratings
9% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
163 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards8.01 Ratings8.3140 Ratings
Custom reports7.01 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.5161 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
7.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Plan distribution & viewing9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing6.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Jobsite reports6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
-
Ratings
Job costing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bid creation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.4
102 Ratings
11% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.898 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.557 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.387 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.378 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.079 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.5
70 Ratings
6% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.854 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings7.365 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.5
148 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.5113 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.4146 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.1
167 Ratings
9% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.0161 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.0160 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.6145 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.9158 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings7.273 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings8.1109 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings7.154 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings8.088 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings8.061 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings8.181 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings7.362 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings6.331 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings8.271 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings8.341 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.7120 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings8.581 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.177 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings8.048 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.587 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
7.6
100 Ratings
8% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.296 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings7.252 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings7.963 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings7.048 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Newforma Project Center
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
8.3
121 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.693 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings8.499 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings8.184 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings8.3107 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings8.254 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings8.251 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings8.538 Ratings
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User Ratings
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.5
(178 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Newforma Project CenterQuickBooks Desktop Enterprise
Likelihood to Recommend
Newforma, Inc.
Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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Intuit
We are using QuickBooks Desktop for many clients. It is well suited for the small and medium entriprises where we can easily mange all the things related to accounting whether it is invoice posting, tax related activities, journal entry all the income and expese related activities, Payroll related activity. We can also manage the accounting if you have entities at different locations by using the feature of location. We can also download the report by using the filter option. We can also integrate the QuickBooks Desktop with third party application here we have connected with Bill.com, QuickBase and other application by using its API.
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Pros
Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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Intuit
  • Detailed organization of financial information
  • Several security measures and double check systems to ensure incorrect entries aren't made. This prevents accidental errors and protects the company from fraud.
  • Ease of overall use
  • Reporting can be as detailed or as general as you prefer. Each report allows you to look at the overall picture or access specific details of each aspect of the company financials.
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Cons
Newforma, Inc.
  • I have found it difficult to locate audits.
  • Some users have issues while uploading project data.
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Intuit
  • The software becomes "cranky" more often than I would like. A quick data scan on the server usually helps, but if I am out the staff get pretty stressed.
  • Record Retention is not working with QuickBooks. Should there be legal action requesting records for 20 years ago the records will be there - not advisable.
  • Upgrades are quite time consuming as I have to "touch" every computer using the software.
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Likelihood to Renew
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We've been using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions from when the business started, 11 years ago. I don't see us changing programs any time soon as it is working pretty well for us now. It would be extremely time consuming to start from scratch with a new accounting or inventory management program.
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Usability
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
I like the QuickBooks Enterprise edition so much I moved my company to it this year. I like the overall functionality of the program and I am very familiar with the user interface which makes my job easier. One of the things I dislike about the online version it is not modeled after the desktop edition and I have a hard time getting around in the program.
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Reliability and Availability
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
They have always been available to meet our needs when we need it. We have had zero complaints with getting the assistance we need.
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Performance
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
QB is a good and reliable system. We probably should have explore the other modules rather that jump in to the conclusion that we needed a new ERP.
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Support Rating
Newforma, Inc.
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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Intuit
Very rare do I call the Quickbooks Enterprise Solutions support staff and I get a customer service associate quickly. On average, my wait time is near an hour, and at times even longer. After spending the first three minutes discussing my problem, they then begin to poke and prod around, sometimes the questions continue. But 80% of the time, the problem is over their head and they have to escalate the issue. The only problem is this escalation arrives usually after spending forty-five minutes poking and proding around but learning nothing. In short, my experience is rarely all that well, let alone great
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In-Person Training
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It is a very easy system to learn, so with the help it was even easier. QB is a good solid system, but it lacks some of the complexity other systems have. with QB you need to get additional modules to get the same functionality that other systems offer standard
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Online Training
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
easy to learn system, specially with some kind of support. Just like with any other system, things get lot easier if you have guidance to lead you in your search for answers. having said that, QB is very easy to use and very easy to teach. you wont spend much time memorizing where to click.
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Implementation Rating
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
If you're loading QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions onto a computer that you're going to directly log into, you should be able to do it yourself. If you are going to connect to a server through a network or remote connection, you should probably have a professional IT person set it up for you.
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Alternatives Considered
Newforma, Inc.
A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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Intuit
1. Excellent, customizable features
2. Ability to manage all accounting, payroll, banking etc. in one place
3. Easy to setup and use
4. Backups are easier due to the vault etc.
5. Paperless
6. Easy to learn
7. Ability to visualize your entries and enter them
8. Integrates well with other products
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Scalability
Newforma, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It has worked for our small company in every way. We have very little issues with the software and when we have had problems, Intuit has stepped up and resolved in promptly.
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Return on Investment
Newforma, Inc.
  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
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Intuit
  • Good value for the price. The initial setup was quick and easy.
  • When properly set up and processes are followed it's decent at managing inventory which is something we had problems with. Have to have a dedicated employee to builds.
  • Rolling up costs in multi-level BOM's is a project each time we have to review costs, it's very time consuming to manually update all assemblies.
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