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Likelihood to Recommend

OSAS

I honestly think that it's extremely outdated and don't understand why anyone would still use it. Especially in a non-profit setting. In our field we have to be able to track revenue and expenses by funds, and with the way those funding streams tend to cross an agency or company's fiscal year, the fact that it is virtually impossible to pull the information in that manner restricts a finance department more than anything.
Jessica Leffler | 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

Security

OSAS
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Single sign-on capability
OSAS
5.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2
Role-based user permissions
OSAS
6.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

OSAS
2.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Standard reports
OSAS
3.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
OSAS
1.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Dashboards
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

OSAS
1.8
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Accounts payable
OSAS
2.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Accounts receivable
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Cash management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Bank reconciliation
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Expense management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Time tracking
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Fixed asset management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Multi-currency support
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
Regulations compliance
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2
Electronic tax filing
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Self-service portal
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Global Financial Support
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.0
Intercompany Accounting
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Enterprise Accounting
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Configurable Accounting
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.6
Centralized Rules Framework
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Standardized Processes
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8

Payroll Management

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Benefit plan administration
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.8
Direct deposit files
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.6
Reimbursement management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Customization

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
4.0
API for custom integration
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
4.0
Plug-ins
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
4.0

Inventory Management

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
Inventory tracking
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.0
Automatic reordering
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Manufacturing module
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.3

Order Management

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.5
Pricing
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Order entry
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Credit card processing
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.3
Cost of goods sold
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Order Orchestration
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
End-to-end order visibility
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.3
Order exception Resolution
OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

Pros

OSAS

  • No confusing reporting.
  • Easy to follow interface.
  • Simplified experience.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

  • Not user-friendly or intuitive in the least. Even with the instruction manual, it's like part of it is missing or you are expected to know certain items before even looking.
  • Reporting is very basic and impossible to customize on the user's end. You must have tech support build them for you. Also, no cross fiscal year reporting.
  • Can't cut only one check if you have other invoices already entered in the batch.
  • The chart of account codes are not independent. You must build your whole GL for each fund source or program, which leaves you with an unwieldy chart of accounts.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.6
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

OSAS

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

OSAS

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

OSAS

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

OSAS

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

OSAS

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

OSAS

If you've used CYMA, you'll be familiar with the way OSAS builds the GL, however CYMA is light years ahead of OSAS. If you've used anything like Abila MIP, you'll understand the comparison when I say "Abila is like using power tools to build your bookcase, CYMA is like using a hand saw and hammer, and OSAS is using a chisel to carve one out of wood." They all will get the job done and at the end of the day, you have a book case. But depending on which tools you use will either be ready for a library or a couple of small tomes. I didn't select OSAS, and never would it have been given consideration to be used as my accounting software
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

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

OSAS

  • We have to do so much tracking of expenses by hand, that using OSAS doesn't save us any money in that respect.
  • I believe my predecessor used OSAS for over 15 years so she obviously felt comfortable with it. I can make do with it and at least track my bottom line.
  • No real reporting other than basic balance sheets.
Jessica Leffler | 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

OSAS

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

OSAS
1.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.6

Usability

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

OSAS
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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