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Score 9.4 out of 100
110 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

8.3

PaycheckCity

83%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

8.3
83%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Customization

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
10 Ratings

Security

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.9

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

99%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

98%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.4
14%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
15 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
13 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
7 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
14 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Order Management

PaycheckCity

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

82%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
16 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PaycheckCity is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

PaycheckCity

93%
3 Ratings
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

PaycheckCity

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

PaycheckCity

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

53%
6 Ratings

Availability

PaycheckCity

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

PaycheckCity

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

PaycheckCity

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

PaycheckCity

This is a great tool that works extremely well for smaller businesses. I am not sure how it would perform against enterprise tools.
Anonymous | 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

Pros

PaycheckCity

  • Easily generates reports and year end tax data
  • Does not limit or add to cost when needing more resources
  • Saves us tons of time by streamlining the process
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

PaycheckCity

  • Could have more functionality but it is definitely great for the cost.
  • More responsive support team.
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

Pricing Details

PaycheckCity

General

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

Starting Price

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

PaycheckCity

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

PaycheckCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.3
Based on 6 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

PaycheckCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

PaycheckCity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
Jennifer Horvath | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

PaycheckCity

This is really the only tool I have personally used but it has saved a lot of time and worked well so we have not had the need to try another. There are not really any competitors or options we have tried besides traditional payment methods
Anonymous | 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

PaycheckCity

  • Helps us save time
  • Makes payments easier
  • Helps to automate a lot of the processes
  • Less errors
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

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