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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR

I would definitely recommend Octopus HR if companies need every employee, not just one HR team, to use it. I think it's too much and would suggest something like Taleo for one team to use.Key questions would be: Do you need a simple platform? Are you using this just for your HR team or will everyone need access? Is the way employees request PTO at your company disorganized?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Customization

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0
API for custom integration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0
Plug-ins
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0

Security

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Single sign-on capability
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.8
Role-based user permissions
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Dashboards
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Standard reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Accounts receivable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Cash management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Expense management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Time tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Fixed asset management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Regulations compliance
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
Electronic tax filing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Self-service portal
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Global Financial Support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.7
Intercompany Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Configurable Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Standardized Processes
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Inventory Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Inventory tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7
Automatic reordering
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Manufacturing module
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9

Order Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Pricing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Order entry
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Credit card processing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Order Orchestration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Order exception Resolution
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

Pros

Octopus HR

  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus HR

  • Adding employee photos. That's definitely something I think is hard to figure out on your own.
  • An easier way for users to retrieve their passwords. Sometimes I notice even when employees put in all the correct information, the system doesn't recognize it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR

Octopus HR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.4
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.4
Based on 7 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Octopus HR

Very different platforms. You get a lot of bang for your buck using Octopus HR. It's a much more modern and simple layout and that's something forward thinking companies definitely enjoy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Octopus HR

  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4

Usability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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