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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Customization

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
API for custom integration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Plug-ins
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

Security

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Dashboards
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Standard reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
Expense management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Time tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Multi-currency support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Electronic tax filing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Self-service portal
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Global Financial Support
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Intercompany Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Localizations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Configurable Accounting
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Standardized Processes
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Inventory tracking
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Automatic reordering
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Location management
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Manufacturing module
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Order Management

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Pricing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Order Orchestration
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

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 Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | 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 Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | 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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.2
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.6
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
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.
Erika Neilson | 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 Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | 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 Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.6

In-Person Training

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Octopus HR
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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