PeopleStrategy vs. Priority AccountEdge

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleStrategy
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
PeopleStrategy provides small and mid-sized companies access to a cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, hire-to-retire HR platform featuring integrated Payroll, Human Resources, Employee & Manager Self-Service, Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, Benefits Administration, Time & Attendance, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Learning Management, Employee Engagement, Compliance, Reporting and Analytics. PeopleStrategy features a single, centrally located database for all employee,…N/A
Priority AccountEdge
Score 6.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
AccountEdge is a small business accounting software for Mac and Windows users. AccountEdge allows business owners to organize, process, and report on their financial information. Its features include accounting, integrated payroll, sales and purchases, contact management, inventory, and time billing. It was acquired by Priority Software in January 2018 to expand that company's small business portfolio.N/A
Pricing
PeopleStrategyPriority AccountEdge
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleStrategyPriority AccountEdge
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPeopleStrategy's pricing model is comprised of two primary components: a Per Employee Per Month fee for system usage, maintenance, and support and a one-time Implementation fee. Both components depend on the modules selected, the complexity of the setup, the interfaces required, etc. There are optional capabilities offered through 3rd parties which are priced separately. For companies that select to use PeopleStrategy's brokerage services, a personalized quote will be provided.AccountEdge is available to new customers for $399. Optional product upgrades are released every year for $159 single-user upgrade or $249 multi-user upgrade.
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Features
PeopleStrategyPriority AccountEdge
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
6.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Pay calculation10.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.02 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.02 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Reimbursement management10.01 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Report builder10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
New hire portal10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Performance plans10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Candidate development10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Priority AccountEdge
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
13% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
9.0
7 Ratings
19% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
7.2
8 Ratings
0% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings2.71 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
6 Ratings
17% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
8.0
7 Ratings
12% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
PeopleStrategy
-
Ratings
Priority AccountEdge
5.0
3 Ratings
31% below category average
Plug-ins00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
PeopleStrategyPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleStrategyPriority AccountEdge
Likelihood to Recommend
PeopleStrategy
PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
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Priority Software
If you are handling a large client list, and are selling services, it is dead easy. If you are managing/selling a physical inventory, it seems like it has great options to do that quite well (disclaimer, I do not use those functions, but I have paid attention as that functionality was built into the software). If you want to link your bank account to a bookkeeping platform, this is not the software for you (at least so far).
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Pros
PeopleStrategy
  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
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Priority Software
  • AccountEdge has a robust report menu that allows a user to slice and dice data for analysis. Report on projects for the life of the project across fiscal years. Report on different departments with segregated income statements.
  • For users who want to run payroll in house that is easily done through the payroll module. Print physical checks or direct deposit to employee's account, process payroll taxes and file year end W2s.
  • My personal favorites are time billing and retainers. As a service based business I can at my fingertips review how much money a client has on deposit with me and how much of that will be billed out at the end of the month. The integration with AccountEdge Mobile rounds it all out with being able to log my time on-site.
  • Last but not least AccountEdge Mobile in general, as the companion app for the desktop software is invaluable. My heaviest use is the spend money feature. Excellent for logging travel receipts & cash expenses while they are fresh on the brain. Really cuts back the data entry at the end of a trip and trying to recall what something may have been for.
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Cons
PeopleStrategy
  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
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Priority Software
  • My biggest frustration, and one that I've mentioned to Acclivity for many years, is that it only permits opening nine windows at a time (plus the home window). I hit that limit almost daily, and then I have to decide what do I close so I can complete the transaction that needed the "9th" window.
  • The Accounts section includes two quick reports, "Analyze Profit and Loss" and "Analyze Balance Sheet. These can be filtered for the current month or any prior month in the current fiscal year. And that's fine most of the year, but at the beginning of the next year, when I haven't yet started the new fiscal year, these only go to December of the prior year. The regular reports for these can select "next year;" why can't these?
  • It would be helpful if the journal entry number would have one or two additional digits available. For example, when I am entering journal entries for a client, I would like to use a number such as CPA2014001, CPA2014002, etc. to distinguish what I enter from the "automatic" entries that AccountEdge does. But that's one more digit than AccountEdge allows, so if I had over 100 adjustments, I would run out of entry numbers.
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Likelihood to Renew
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
Without a doubt, when you need to do accounting use the program that will get the job done in the least amount of time with the least amount of errors. Once you are using a program that works you stay with it year after year and you will find yourself even excited about the updates
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Usability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
The intuitive interface does all the tasks we need our accounting software to do. Some tasks are slower to process than I would like but overall very usable. Customizable forms let us choose to either go with the easy ready-made out-of-the-box options or retool them to better fit our specific needs.
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Reliability and Availability
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
One of the finer advantages of desktop software, it's always available. AccountEdge doesn't suffer from outages or sluggish internet like web based applications do. It's always there when you power on your device!
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Support Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
On the few occasions we have needed tech support over the years, they were responsive and worked to get to the root of the issues. However, even though Checkout POS is a separate application, it was pitched to us as a natural extension of the functionality of our AE software that would integrate seamlessly. The company's support for Checkout has been minimal at best, and now totally abandoned. That colors our view of Priority's support unfortunately. And to be honest, that's why it's a 9 instead of a 10. So to be fair, AccountEdge's support itself has been very good over the years.
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Implementation Rating
PeopleStrategy
No answers on this topic
Priority Software
unfortunately no.
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Alternatives Considered
PeopleStrategy
ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
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Priority Software
For Mac enthusiasts, AccountEdge is the complete installed software solution for small to medium-sized businesses, as it has so many capabilities that QuickBooks for Mac lacks. However, it holds your hand less than QuickBooks for Mac does, so you ought to know what your are doing in keeping business books properly. If your needs are simple, QuickBooks for Mac may be a better solution. QuickBooks Online and Xero are excellent cloud accounting solutions that can be used on the Mac equally well as on Windows. QuickBooks Online offers a similar set of features as QuickBooks for Mac, with the addition of anywhere, anytime access. Xero is a great basic accounting solution in the cloud that can also be used equally well on Macs and WIndows, and offers endless customization and flexibility through its extensive third-party app integration for almost any need.
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Return on Investment
PeopleStrategy
  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
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Priority Software
  • Increased employee efficiency - Time is no longer spent switching between programs because all of the information can be found in one place.
  • Customer service has also improved because employees find the program much easier to use, even at the point of sale.
  • Better record keeping - AccountEdge has a very simple invoicing application that allows us to keep track of and balance our accounts.
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ScreenShots

PeopleStrategy Screenshots

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Priority AccountEdge Screenshots

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