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Score 5.1 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS

Optimum Solutions works very well for all our payroll needs. We run payrolls weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and yearly. The end of year process is lined out very well and webinars are available to go over any new regulations required.We haven't utilized the HR part of the software as much on the iSeries but are planning on changing that once we get converted to the Windows version later this year. The main reason for this is the HR part of the software on the iSeries is separate from payroll.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Customization

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
API for custom integration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Plug-ins
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.7

Security

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on capability
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Standard reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Accounts receivable
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Cash management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Bank reconciliation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Expense management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Fixed asset management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Multi-division support
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.1
Regulations compliance
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Electronic tax filing
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Self-service portal
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Global Financial Support
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6
Localizations
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Standardized Processes
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Inventory Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Inventory tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.2
Automatic reordering
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Location management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8

Order Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Order Orchestration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0

Pros

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • The setup of Optimum HRIS was intense as the software comes as a basic shell and everything is personalized to our organization. All earnings codes, leave time, employee types, job codes, taxes, etc. are set up for each company. While this was almost overwhelming at the beginning, we have so much control over the set up and better grasp of the inner workings of the system.
  • Tax updates come quickly and are easily applied. This is especially welcome at year end.
  • The built-in reporting is robust and offers a lot of options, but the ability to dig in to the database using SQL and Excel allows for very powerful reports that are infinitely personalized.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • When exporting reports to Excel I found the formatting to be difficult to work with and having to reformat the reports can be a nightmare. My company's IT department created its own business tools to make the reporting format more user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
Shelly Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
Spencer Judd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimum Solutions HRIS

We evaluated some payroll services but found the ongoing cost greater than the initial cost of purchasing our own software and keeping the payroll process in house. Other payroll software was generally more expensive and we are satisfied with Optimum Solutions. I would say the main reason we stayed with Optimum Solutions, converting from their iSeries version to their Windows version, was because of their outstanding staff and support.
Janet Fawcett | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
  • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
Luke O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Optimum Solutions HRIS
10.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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