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QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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 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

Optimum Solutions HRIS
7.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Pay calculation
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Direct deposit files
Optimum Solutions HRIS
9.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Reimbursement management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Customization

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
API for custom integration
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Plug-ins
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

Security

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Dashboards
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Standard reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

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

Inventory Management

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Inventory tracking
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Automatic reordering
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Location management
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Manufacturing module
Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Order Management

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

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 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

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 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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

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

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 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

Optimum Solutions HRIS

  • More accurate payroll processing
  • More accurate tax payments and reporting
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

Screenshots

Optimum Solutions HRIS

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Pricing Details

Optimum Solutions HRIS

General

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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.6

In-Person Training

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Optimum Solutions HRIS
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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