NexusPayables vs. QuickBooks Online

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NexusPayables
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
NexusPayables is accounts payable automation software from Nexus Systems. It includes on-site purchasing, POs, approval workflows, invoice data capture, budgets and actuals, vendor compliance, reporting, and it integrates with the user's GL accounting system.N/A
QuickBooks Online
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Online is a SaaS version of the QuickBooks product. It contains all of the features found in the local version. Higher-priced plans include greater automation, payment management, inventory and time tracking, and analytics features.
$15
per month
Pricing
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Editions & Modules
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Self-Employed
$15
per month
Simple Start
$25
per month
Plus
$75
per month
Advanced
$150
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Considered Both Products
NexusPayables

No answer on this topic

QuickBooks Online
Chose QuickBooks Online
Nexus' user experience is not difficult to learn, but it is not intuitive and does not have the breadth or depth that QuickBooks allows. It can be a useful secondary tool for the client-side to keep things organized, but when it comes to sending invoices it cannot compare with …
Top Pros

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Top Cons
Features
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.3
78 Ratings
74% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings4.569 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.332 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings5.265 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings1.444 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings1.146 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
2.5
68 Ratings
93% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.254 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings3.857 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.6
108 Ratings
74% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.781 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings4.6102 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
5.0
132 Ratings
39% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.4124 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings5.0128 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.7116 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.7
143 Ratings
65% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings5.5122 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings6.0131 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings6.6120 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.4137 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings5.8123 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings1.456 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.153 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings1.323 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings1.342 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings1.538 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings5.266 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.166 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings1.216 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings3.535 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings4.829 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings4.021 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings5.074 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings1.725 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings1.938 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings3.024 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings3.648 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
1.2
47 Ratings
139% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings1.245 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings1.122 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings1.221 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings1.217 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
NexusPayables
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Online
3.8
86 Ratings
61% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings5.055 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings5.053 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings2.063 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings3.768 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings4.921 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings4.920 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings1.218 Ratings
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User Ratings
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(1 ratings)
4.2
(161 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
2.5
(24 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.9
(76 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
1.9
(68 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(6 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NexusPayablesQuickBooks Online
Likelihood to Recommend
Nexus Systems
NexusPayables is well suited for your invoice tracking and payments, especially for medium to large businesses. I would not recommend for smaller companies because I don't see the value for them. Once trained, the system is useful. However, the user interface is confusing without proper training and is not user-friendly. I highly suggest businesses invest in a specific set of people to be trained so that they can teach others to use the program.
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Intuit
It seems Intuit is more interested in generating revenue than taking care of their customers. After only 28 (working) days using it, I've had to call for Help 23 times, and, in my experience, only spoken to 2 people who had an understanding of basic accounting practices and the ramifications of some of their suggested fixes on the General Ledger.
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Pros
Nexus Systems
  • Invoice Tracking
  • Invoice review
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Intuit
  • It enables me to do a P&L for each specific program as requested by the county for the grant money that they give us.
  • It enables me to do [an] organizational budget as well as a budget for each specific program
  • It enables the accountant and the auditor access at any time for transparency
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Cons
Nexus Systems
  • Not very user-friendly
  • Not intuitive
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Intuit
  • The budgets feature leaves a lot be desired - difficult and clunky to populate and maintain.
  • Reporting for Budget vs Actual is available but the ability to reforecast based on updated data is not.
  • The rules function to default common types of expenses isn't perfect and will get confused if like amounts or a number of similar items present.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nexus Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
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Usability
Nexus Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
While QuickBooks Online is generally easy to navigate, there are some features and functions that often require a Google search in order to find out where they are actually hidden. Additionally, there are some simple customization features that are surprisingly not available for an otherwise advanced program (e.g. only having a pool of 4 fonts to choose from, only having 4 very limited templates for invoicing, not color selection, etc). While I would say that about 75% of users shouldn't have a problem finding their way around with basic functions, there is a learning curve if you want to be able to dive into some of the more useful features, almost to the point that you need to have a dedicated account manager in order to use QuickBooks Online most effectively.
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Reliability and Availability
Nexus Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
We have rarely had outages in the last 10 years. I can only recall 2 times in the last 10 years where we were not able to access our client files.
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Performance
Nexus Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
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Support Rating
Nexus Systems
NexusPayables FAQ and Help sections are not extraordinarily helpful. They will answer some questions, but most often, I have to bother my accounting co-workers because of the way the system is set up NexusPayables themselves can't help me most of the time. They tell me to refer to the program administrator.
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Intuit
Support is great, all incidents been resolved. Quickbooks Online forum is very well organized and helpful. I like the fact that they let the community contribute in resolving issues. Most or many of your answers can be found online. You can also get help on YouTube, but the easiest way to get assistance is through their chat system.
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Implementation Rating
Nexus Systems
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Intuit
The person in charge of QB needs to be very accurate with record keeping and is recommended to stay on top of tasks. The biggest issue we have is reconciliation, and those issues occur only when too much time has occurred between reconciliations
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Alternatives Considered
Nexus Systems
Our company uses both at the moment, and I find that Concur Invoice is a much more user-friendly interface that is easy to use, easy to navigate, and extremely efficient. Unfortunately, we only use Concur Invoice for personal expenses and company credit card reconciliations at the moment, which is why we use NexusPayables for vendors.
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Intuit
I have used Wave Accounting for another business. I selected QuickBooks Online over Wave because of the features available from QuickBooks. Wave is great since it is free, but I feel that paying for QuickBooks Online is worth it for the features. In addition there is such a robust support network and training available for QuickBooks.
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Scalability
Nexus Systems
No answers on this topic
Intuit
As we have grown along our professional path, we have also expanded our use of QB. The scalability is easy and features seem to be waiting for you until you need them. We have increased profits by over 10x from our first year in business to the current and have yet to find a reason to look elsewhere
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Return on Investment
Nexus Systems
  • Tracking of income
  • Tracking of profit
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Intuit
  • It has created a lot of cost and in-efficiency whenever we need to talk to support.
  • I spent a lot of time setting up their automatic reminders for past due invoices and it worked for a couple of months and then it stopped. It's currently being worked on by their tech team but it has been months and it is still not working. It would have saved me a lot of time.
  • Their multi-currency saves time in sending invoices abroad but it's limiting when a customer wants an invoice in USD instead of a foreign currency so I have to set up different customer accounts for different currencies.
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